With most of the attention focused on No. 1 Mater Dei topping No. 2 St. John Bosco in the first of what again could be two matchups this season between the two superpowers, Friday the 13th also saw some strange happenings. Previously unbeaten and No. 9 Calabasas was upset by Sierra Canyon while previously unbeaten and No. 23 Madison of San Diego got stunned by St. Augustine. Smoke and poor air from deadly and horrific Napa/Sonoma wildfires were another huge factor on Friday night in the Bay Area.
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(Rankings based on last week’s State Top 50 released last Monday)
(Through reported results of Saturday, Oct. 14)
1. Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 7-0
Defeated No. 2 St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 31-21. The stars came out for the Monarchs as senior WR Amon-Ra St. Brown (8 catches, 206 yds, 2 TDs) and junior QB JT Daniels (more than 100 yds rushing to go with usual passing) paced the MD offense. Mater Dei plays another unbeaten team next week: JSerra.
2. St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 5-2
LOST to No. 1 Mater Dei 31-21. Two long TD passes by sophomore D.J. Uigialeilei kept the Braves close in the first half. They also drove down to the MD 5-yard line late in the game, but had to try a field goal with 1:11 left that was blocked. The Monarchs then ran out the clock.
3. Centennial (Corona) 5-1
Defeated Santiago (Corona) 61-14. The Huskies led 42-7 at halftime and 61-7 after three quarters against team that was 5-1 and has a win over Murrieta Valley. It’s still not an automatic move for them to be No. 2 next week and Bosco falling to No. 3. Maybe it’s just going to be the Braves’ turn to be the visiting team this time in anticipated CIFSS D1 semifinal.
4. Mission Viejo 8-0
Defeated San Juan Hills 35-7. It was another solid win in all phases for the Diablos, who play Trabuco Hills next week, then have a bye and then face No. 15 San Clemente.
5. De La Salle (Concord) 7-1
Defeated Foothill (Pleasanton) 42-0. There were questions late in the week whether the Spartans were going to play this game due to the bad air in the Bay Area. Generally, most of the teams in the southern part of the East Bay played while those in the more northern part did not.
6. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 6-1
Defeated Compton 57-10. The Jackrabbits continue to be headed toward the No. 5 or No. 6 seed for the CIFSS D1 playoffs and that’s going to depend on possible upsets in other leagues and not so much on what they do.
7. Folsom 7-0
Defeated Nevada Union (Grass Valley) 42-0. A pick six and another TD pass to Joe Ngata helped the Bulldogs pull away.
8. Chaminade (West Hills) 6-1
Defeated Loyola (Los Angeles) 37-14. The battle for the fourth seed for the CIFSS D1 playoffs between the Eagles and Mission Viejo will be interesting if the Eagles keep winning in the Mission League.
9. Calabasas 6-1
LOST to Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) 26-14. This might be the upset of the year so far because the Coyotes lost to a Sierra Canyon team that had a 25-7 loss to Westlake (Westlake Village) and Westlake was a team that they beat last week 52-14. Turnovers were huge factor and so was an inspired effort by the Sierra Canyon defense. Kind of sounds a lot like how Cal upset Washington State by such a large margin.
10. JSerra (San Juan Capistrano) 7-0
Defeated No. 11 Lutheran (Orange) 52-21. QB Matt Robinson led the Lions with three TD passes and one TD run in a result that much more lopsided than many thought. They are playing No. 1 Mater Dei next, which is another reason they’ll get a rankings bump on Monday.
11. Lutheran (Orange) 5-2
LOST to No. 10 JSerra 52-21. Four turnovers helped cause the Lancers to fall by such a margin. They’re now 0-2 in the Trinity League.
12. Upland 7-0
Defeated Damien of La Verne 49-8. There was no letdown in focus for the Highlanders, who were coming into this contest one week after their big win over Rancho Cucamonga. Chino Hills will be up next for Upland.
13. Rancho Cucamonga 6-1
Defeated Los Osos of Rancho Cucamonga 48-0. The Cougars took out some frustrations on the Grizzlies after their tough loss to Upland from previous game. They play Etiwanda in their next game.
Defeated No. 19 Servite (Anaheim) 51-28. The Eagles have St. John Bosco still to play but have already faced Mater Dei in the Trinity League.
15. San Clemente 7-0
Defeated Tesoro (Las Flores) 30-14. The Tritons, who have now won 13 games in a row, were led by Austin Whitsett with 148 yards rushing and one TD.
16. Mission Hills (San Marcos) 7-0
Defeated La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad) 24-13. We had moved up LCC to No. 43 last week at 6-0 and they were up 13-3 at one point in this game. For the Grizzlies to win the way they did is a good sign for San Diego Section Open Division title hopes.
17. San Ramon Valley (Danville) 7-0
Defeated Livermore 49-7. The Wolves have Dublin and Monte Vista (Danville) in next two weeks and then should be 9-0 going into matchup with De La Salle.
18. Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills) 7-0
Defeated No. 39 Granite Bay 14-7 in overtime. Marco Baldacchino threw a TD pass that tied the score and in OT scored on a 10-yard run. The defense also held up after giving up first-half TD.
19. Servite (Anaheim) 5-2
LOST to No. 14 Santa Margarita 51-28. You have to like the way the Friars can score, but as of now they are looking at being the team most likely to go 0-5 in the Trinity League. That doesn’t mean they still won’t be in the CIFSS D1 playoffs, however, and won’t win a game in those playoffs.
20. Narbonne (Harbor City) 4-3
Defeated Banning (Wilmington) 51-0. Jermar Jefferson scored five TDs to lead the Gauchos, who seem destined to roll to another CIF L.A. City Section title (this time in new Open Division).
21. Valencia 6-1
Defeated Golden Valley (Santa Clarita) 48-7. The bad news for the Vikings, however, is that Calabasas lost to Sierra Canyon so they are going to have to drop in the next rankings due to losing to the Coyotes two weeks ago.
22. Central (Fresno) 6-1
Defeated Clovis 33-0 on Saturday. Trent Tompkins passed for 242 yards and two TDs as Grizzlies won rare CIF Central Section Saturday afternoon matchup.
23. Madison (San Diego) 6-1
LOST to St. Augustine (San Diego) 19-10. This is another big upset since the Saints came into the night at 3-3 while the Warhawks were No. 2 in the SD Section.
24. Pittsburg 4-1
Did not play. Smoky conditions in the northern part of the East Bay area near San Francisco caused numerous cancellations and postponements, including the Pirates’ game scheduled for Friday against Deer Valley of Antioch. Not playing didn’t prevent players and coaches from getting up at 7 a.m. on Saturday and filling a trailer with donated items for Redwood Empire fire victims.
25. Serra (Gardena) 4-3
Defeated Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) 44-22. Sophomore QB Doug Brumfield was reported with more then 300 yards passing in one twitter update.
TEAMS ON THE BUBBLE
Bishop Amat (La Puente) 3-4
Defeated Crespi (Encino) 56-24.
Central Catholic (Modesto) 6-0
Defeated Weston Ranch (Stockton) 70-12.
Clovis West (Fresno) 6-1
Defeated Buchanan (Clovis) 36-17.
Citrus Hill (Perris) 6-1
Defeated West Valley (Hemet) 54-6.
Edison (Huntington Beach) 5-2
Defeated Newport Harbor (Newport Beach) 48-0.
Granite Bay 5-2
LOST to No. 18 Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills) 14-7 in OT.
Helix (La Mesa) 6-1
Defeated El Capitan (Lakeside) 58-7.
Heritage (Menifee) 6-1
Defeated Elsinore (Lake Elsinore) 41-14.
Inderkum (Sacramento) 8-0
Defeated Woodland 62-7.
La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad) 6-1
LOST to No. 16 Mission Hills (San Marcos) 24-13.
La Habra 5-2
Defeated Troy (Fullerton) 47-0.
Defeated Culver City 33-14.
Bye. Did not play.
Did not play. CIF Central Coast Section teams will make up games missed due to fire-related smoke on weekend of Nov. 10-11.
Murrieta Valley (Murrieta) 5-2
Defeated Chaparral (Temecula) 42-17.
Defeated M.L. King (Riverside) 49-0.
Defeated Sierra (Manteca) 48-6.
Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 5-2
Did not play. Had bye.
Paraclete (Lancaster) 6-1*
Defeated Viewpoint (Calabasas) by forfeit.
Defeated Valley (Sacramento) 70-0.
Serra (San Mateo) 4-2
Did not play. Scheduled game at St. Francis (Mountain View) moved to weekend of Nov. 10-11.
Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) 6-1
Defeated No. 9 Calabasas 26-14.
St. Francis (Mountain View) 4-2
Did not play. Scheduled game vs. Serra (San Mateo) moved to weekend of Nov. 10-11.
St. Mary’s (Stockton) 5-2
Defeated West (Tracy) 50-6.
Valley Christian (San Jose) 5-1
Did not play. Scheduled game vs. Riordan (SF) moved to weekend of Nov. 10-11.
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