Biggest changes for next week’s rankings won’t come from Trinity League openers, but more due to previous No. 19 Upland beating No. 8 Rancho Cucamonga in a Baseline League matchup. Two other big winners were Pittsburg and Oakdale. No. 1 Mater Dei and No. 2 St. John Bosco also set up their first of two possible matchups this season by both surging offensively in wins against Santa Margarita and Orange Lutheran, respectively.
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(Rankings based on last week’s State Top 50 released last Monday)
(Through reported results of Saturday, Oct. 7)
1. Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 6-0
Defeated No. 13 Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 70-35. The Monarchs came off of their bye week as potent as ever on offense as QB JT Daniels passed for six TDs. Senior standout Amon-Ra St. Brown caught two TD passes and had a spectacular punt return that set up another score.
2. St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 5-1
Defeated No. 11 Lutheran (Orange) 42-21. The Braves alternated QBs Re-al Mitchell (senior) and D.J. Uigaleilei (sophomore) and had some success. They also did their part to set up mammoth matchup next Friday at El Camino College against No. 1 Mater Dei.
3. Centennial (Corona) 4-1
Defeated Roosevelt (Eastvale) 72-33. The Huskies had 56 points at halftime and won their 41st straight league game. They are playing 5-1 Corona Santiago next.
4. Mission Viejo 7-0
Defeated Tesoro (Las Flores) 42-6. Akili Arnold rushed for more than 170 yards for the Diablos, who also continued to get big plays in the passing game from Joey Yellen to Austin Osborne.
5. De La Salle (Concord) 6-1
Defeated California (San Ramon) 42-0. The Spartans, who have lost only to Bishop Gorman of Las Vegas, were up 35-0 and in control at halftime. Next week, they meet Foothill of Pleasanton.
6. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 4-1
Defeated Cabrillo (Long Beach) 49-0. Mike Mauai led the ground game with 167 yards rushing on 18 carries and scored three times.
7. Folsom 7-0
Defeated Del Oro (Loomis) 54-10. This was surprisingly one-sided as the Bulldogs continue to develop their third Ngata brother. Daniyel was the one against the Golden Eagles as he rushed for two TDs and returned a fumble for another score.
8. Rancho Cucamonga 6-1
LOST to No. 19 Upland 30-23. Sean Dollars ran for a TD to tie the score 23-23 but the Cougar defense gave up the lead and then the offense was stopped on fourth down with two minutes.
9. Chaminade (West Hills) 5-1
Did not play. The Eagles were on a bye. They’ll be back next Friday at Loyola (Los Angeles).
10. Calabasas 6-0
Defeated Westlake (Westlake Village) 52-14. Considering Westlake was up at No. 41 and was unbeaten two weeks ago, this was an impressive win for the Coyotes. Head coach Casey Clausen also had to love seeing offense with 269 rushing yards.
11. Lutheran (Orange) 5-1
LOST to No. 2 St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 42-21. The Lancers had some success throwing the ball to junior WR Kyle Ford, but the Braves’ overall depth of talent (as usual) was too hard to overcome.
12. JSerra (San Juan Capistrano) 6-0
Defeated No. 14 Servite (Anaheim) 52-36. Al Fisher already had 300 yards rushing BEFORE Eli Jefferson scored on a 79-yard run. JSerra and Orange Lutheran play next week so look for those two to continue to be next to each other in next week’s state rankings.
13. Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 4-2
LOST to No. 1 Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 70-35. At one point in the second half, the Eagles were able to trim the lead to 42-28.
14. Servite (Anaheim) 5-1
LOST to No. 12 JSerra (SJ Capistrano) 52-36. The Friars didn’t want to be the team to lose between those two in the Trinity League who weren’t playing Mater Dei or St. John Bosco.
15. San Clemente 6-0
Did not play. Tritons were on a bye. They’ll play next Friday at home against Tesoro.
16. Mission Hills (San Marcos) 6-0
Defeated Rancho Bernardo (San Diego) 42-0. The closest game for the Grizzlies so far is 35-7. That could change next week against 6-0 La Costa Canyon.
17. San Ramon Valley (Danville) 6-0
Defeated Amador Valley of Pleasanton 45-14. Guess it’s not too early to start comparing scores. Amador Valley was team De La Salle beat 42-7.
18. Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills) 6-0
Defeated Rocklin 27-10. The Trojans were in a battle with the Thunder at halftime, but used some big runs by QB Marco Baldacchino to pull away. Big matchup at Granite Bay is next week.
19. Upland 6-0
Defeated No. 8 Rancho Cucamonga 30-23. A great game was won by the Scots in the fourth quarter. Two TD catches by Leshaun Potts from David Baldwin led the offense. Sophomore LB Justin Flowe continued to shine on defense. Upland might not be in the top 10 next week but should be close.
20. Narbonne (Harbor City) 3-3
Defeated Carson 48-13. The Gauchos opened Marine League competition by cruising past the Colts. They’re still heavy favorites in L.A. City Section, but race for No. 2 is not clear-cut.
21. Valencia 5-1
Defeated Hart (Newhall) 42-14. The Vikings began Foothill League competition by winning their 28th straight league game. Only loss to No. 10 Calabasas by two points.
22. Central (Fresno) 5-1
Defeated Buchanan (Clovis) 28-26 on Thursday. The Grizzlies were down 21-14 but won it with 13 seconds left on a TD pass by Trent Tompkins. Buchanan entered the game at 5-0. Central’s only loss to De La Salle.
23. Madison (San Diego) 6-0
Defeated Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) 35-14. The Warhawks, last year’s CIF D2-AA state champions, beat last year’s CIF D1-AA state champion. They get St. Augustine of San Diego next week.
24. Serra (Gardena) 3-3
Defeated Loyola (Los Angeles) 13-10. The Cavaliers evened their record by topping the Cubs, who were 4-1 coming in. Their losses are to Narbonne, Chaminade and Punahou of Hawaii.
25. Pittsburg 4-1
Defeated No. 33 Freedom of Oakley 47-33. Only loss to No. 3 Corona Centennial. Pitt outscored Freedom 30-7 after being down 17-13. The Pirates were ahead just 13-10 at halftime.
TEAMS ON THE BUBBLE
Bishop Amat (La Puente) 2-4
Defeated Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) 31-17.
Central Catholic (Modesto) 5-0
Defeated East Union (Manteca) 55-7.
Citrus Hill (Perris) 5-1
Defeated Tahquitz (Hemet) 56-13.
Edison (Huntington Beach) 4-2
Defeated Huntington Beach 63-0.
Helix (La Mesa) 5-1
Defeated Steele Canyon (Spring Valley) 41-7.
Heritage (Menifee) 5-1
Defeated Lakeside (Lake Elsinore) 60-7.
Inderkum (Sacramento) 7-0
Defeated River City (West Sacramento) 57-0.
La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad) 6-0
Defeated El Camino (Oceanside) 38-21.
La Habra 4-2
Defeated Sunny Hills (Fullerton) 42-3.
Defeated Pioneer Valley (Santa Maria) 49-10.
Defeated Wilcox (Santa Clara) 42-17.
Murrieta Valley (Murrieta) 4-2
Defeated Vista Murrieta (Murrieta) 38-17.
Defeated Corona 42-0.
Defeated Manteca 36-15.
Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 5-2
Defeated Newbury Park 48-0.
Paraclete (Lancaster) 6-1
Defeated Vasquez (Acton) 61-6.
St. Francis (Mountain View) 4-2
Defeated St. Ignatius (San Francisco) 28-7 on Saturday.
St. Mary’s (Stockton) 4-2
Defeated Tokay (Lodi) 62-0.
Valley Christian (San Jose) 5-1
Defeated Sacred Heart Cathedral (SF) 35-0.
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