After a crazy night in Southern California on Friday in which a majority of games were impacted by lightning storms, Saturday was a return to normalcy. The national No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup between Mater Dei of Santa Ana and St. John Bosco of Bellflower did go off with no problem on Saturday night. The Bosco team did cause numerous problems for Mater Dei, however, in an impressive 41-18 win. JSerra also notched a big win on Saturday.
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(Rankings based on State Top 50 released last week)
(Through reported results of Saturday, Oct. 12)
(Contributing: Daniel Poulter)
*Indicates forfeit result not included.
1. Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 7-1*
LOST to No. 2 St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 41-18 on Saturday night in game that was postponed from Friday. Game writeup coming soon on CalHiSports.com.
2. St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 8-0
Defeated No. 1 Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 41-18. Those who thought the Braves might have been holding back in some ways prior to this matchup were proven correct. Game writeup coming soon on CalHiSports.com.
3. Centennial (Corona) 8-0
Defeated No. 24 Norco 28-0. This was the halftime score of game on Friday and is going to be counted as the final score win by the Huskies. The game was stopped by lightning and wound up never getting resumed. In these instances, each league handles cancellations, postponements and games that are resumed in its own way.
4. De La Salle (Concord) 8-0
Defeated Foothill (Pleasanton) 55-10. The Spartans were up 48-3 and never looked back in their second league contest.
5. Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 8-0
Defeated St. Bonaventure (Ventura) 44-0. It was almost surreal to see an actual score come in from one of the top teams in SoCal when so many were impacted by the lightning. Up next for the Lions is No. 18 Calabasas.
6. Folsom 7-1
Defeated Granite Bay 63-7. The thunder and lightning for the Bulldogs came on the field in another dazzling offensive display by QB Kaiden Bennett and his running mates.
7. JSerra (San Juan Capistrano) 7-1
Defeated No. 12 Lutheran (Orange) 56-21 on Saturday morning contest that had to be moved from Friday due to the lighting storm. Caden Bell led the way with 246 yards passing, three TDs. Lions host Mater Dei next and will say a lot about both squads.
8. Mission Viejo 8-0*
Did not play. Bye. The Diablos, who now have four forfeit losses, return next week to play San Clemente.
9. Bishop Amat (La Puente) 6-2*
Defeated No. 43 Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) 28-14 on Saturday. This was a resumption of a contest that had begun on Friday. QB Blake Archuleta had another strong outing for the Lancers.
10. Central (Fresno) 8-0
Defeated Clovis North (Fresno) 48-14 on Thursday night. The Grizzlies, led by QB Trent Tompkins’ 451 yards through the air, amassed more than 700 yards of total offense.
11. Liberty (Brentwood) 8-0
Did not play. Bye. The Lions and the entire Bay Valley Athletic League were off this week. The extra time no doubt was spend on next week’s opponent: state-ranked Pittsburg.
12. Lutheran (Orange) 4-4
LOST to No. 7 JSerra (San Juan Capistrano) 56-21 on Saturday morning in game that was postponed from Friday because of lightning.
13. St. Francis (Mountain View) 6-1
Defeated Archbishop Riordan (San Francisco 38-0. The St. Francis defense is looking pretty insane, not just with this shutout but also with the three points allowed in previous game to Valley Christian (San Jose).
14. Torrey Pines (San Diego) 7-0
The Falcons’ game with league rival San Marcos was stopped at halftime with San Marcos leading 10-7 and on Saturday it was decided (still not sure by whom) that it would be ruled a “no contest and will not be made up.” Could have been a big upset, but now we’ll never know.
15. Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) 6-1
Defeated Christian (El Cajon) 21-0 in game that was called at halftime on Friday. On Saturday, it was determined that the game wouldn’t resume and that the Dons would get a 21-0 win.
16. (16) Narbonne (Harbor City) 5-3
Did not play. Bye. If the Gauchos scrimmaged each other this week, th
17. Pittsburg 6-2
Did not play. Bye. As mentioned earlier, head coach Vic Galli’s team has a showdown next week against No. 11 Liberty. We’ll be there.
18. Calabasas 7-1
Defeated Newbury Park 56-5. After last week’s huge win against Sierra Canyon, the Coyotes kept rolling and will be playing Oaks Christian next.
19. Del Oro (Loomis) 8-0
Defeated Grant (Sacramento) 22-21. Grant scored with 30 seconds remaining, but the extra point bounced off the right upright. The Golden Eagles hold off the upset bid from young Pacers.
20. Villa Park 6-1*
Defeated Yorba Linda 35-14 on Saturday in game that was previously scheduled for Friday but postponed because of lightning.
21. Upland 7-1
Defeated Etiwanda 17-0 in weather shortened contest.
22. Buchanan (Clovis) 6-2
Defeated Clovis 28-7. Kendall Milton ran for two early TDs to get the Bears going.
23. Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 2-5*
LOST to No. 29 Servite (Anaheim) 30-23 on Thursday. Blaze McKibbin had 199 passing yards and two touchdowns to lead Servite.
24. Norco 6-2
LOST to No. 3 Centennial (Corona) 28-0. Game was called at halftime because of lightning but teams agreed it would be a Centennial win.
25. Vista Murrieta (Murrieta) 5-2
Game with Temecula Valley (Temecula) postponed in first quarter on Friday with Vista Murrieta up 14-7. It’s now being listed as a 14-7 win for the Broncos.
TEAMS ON THE BUBBLE
Alemany (Mission Hills) 6-2
LOST to No. 47 Serra (Gardena) 26-15.
Cajon (San Bernardino) 7-1
Defeated Citrus Valley (Fontana) 45-7.
Capistrano Valley (Mission Viejo) 6-2
LOST to San Clemente 35-26 on Saturday in game that was postponed Friday because of lightning.
Central Catholic (Modesto) 7-1
Did not play. Bye.
Corona del Mar (Newport Beach) 6-1-1
Game against No. 26 Los Alamitos called because of lightning in first quarter on Friday with the score tied 7-7. It was thought the game would continue on Saturday or perhaps Monday, but schools couldn’t agree on details so it will go into the books as a 7-7 tie.
Clayton Valley (Concord) 7-1
Defeated Miramonte (Orinda) 49-14.
Eastlake (Chula Vista) 6-1
Game postponed at halftime against Bonita Vista (Chula Vista) with Titans ahead 35-0. They did restart on Saturday morning and final score was 49-7.
Grace Brethren (Simi Valley) 7-2
Defeated Thousand Oaks 44-0.
Helix (La Mesa) 5-3
Game against Grossmont (La Mesa) postponed because of lightning on Friday. Helix led 27-0 at halftime and on Saturday it was determined that would be the final score.
Heritage (Menifee) 6-2
Defeated Paloma Valley (Menifee) 42-14. Game was called early in the fourth quarter after a lightning strike.
Defeated Santa Monica 13-6. Game was called at halftime because of lightning strikes. Game is official.
Los Alamitos 6-1-1
Game against No. 33 Corona del Mar (Newport Beach) postponed because of lightning in first quarter. The contest was tied at 7-7. No resumption could be agreed upon so it’s going to be an official 7-7 tie.
Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 7-2
Defeated Jordan (Long Beach) 20-0. Contest was called just over just two minutes into the second quarter because of lightning.
Monterey Trail (Elk Grove) 8-0
Defeated Burbank (Sacramento) 41-6.
Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) 5-3
LOST to No. 9 Bishop Amat (La Puente) 28-14 on Saturday in game that had started but had to be stopped because of lightning in first quarter.
Rancho Verde (Moreno Valley) 7-0
Led 19-7 in second quarter against Valley View (Moreno Valley), but lightning will postpone the contest. It’s now being listed as a contest to be resumed on Monday.
San Clemente 5-4
Defeated Capistrano Valley (Mission Viejo) 35-26.
Serra (Gardena) 4-4
Defeated No. 46 Alemany (Mission Hills) 26-15 in a contest that managed all four quarters.
Serra (San Mateo) 4-3
LOST 37-6 to Valley Christian (San Jose).
Servite (Anaheim) 4-3
Defeated No. 23 Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 30-23 on Thursday night.
Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) 5-3
Did not play. Bye.
South Hills (West Covina) 8-0
Defeated Diamond Ranch (Pomona) 24-21 on Thursday night.
Valley Christian (San Jose) 6-2
Defeated Serra (San Mateo) 37-6.
Westlake (Westlake Village) 5-2
Did not play. Bye.
Wilcox (Santa Clara) 8-0.
Defeated Homestead (Cupertino) 42-7.
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I’m curious why you didn’t include the South Coast league (includes 2 former state bowl champs now in D1SS) in your poll of next best leagues after Trinity? Remember this is a public school league and has some pretty impressive teams that play in big games:
Mission Viejo: 8-0 on field
San Clemente: 5-4 (losses to Torry Pines, La Costa Canyon, Murrieta Valley, CDM with wins over Oceanside & CV)
Capo Valley: 6-2
El Toro: 4-5
Mission Viejo is up there will Folsom, Centennial as best public teams in state and San Clemente has played super hard schedule very close. The state will probably see Capo make a run at a state bowl, Tesoro is a form Pac5 (SSD1) multi-year finalist, and El Toro might be the best last place public school in the state…
I only had room for four and San Clemente lost those two close games to LCC and TP. Also wanted two from north and two from south. Sure, South Coast is up there with the others.