This post has been updated after Saturday games and includes additional postponements. It was hard not to be distracted by the difficult events throughout the state heading into the weekend, but most CIF section playoff games were played with some having to be postponed due to smoke in the Bay Area from the Camp Fire raging near Chico and other games impacted by the chaos of the Woolsey Fire near Malibu. The closest result that could be called an upset was No. 22 Norco falling to Upland. The big boys all won resoundingly, including No. 2 Corona Centennial and No. 3 Mater Dei, who collide with each other in next week’s CIFSS D1 semifinals.
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(Rankings based on State Top 50 released last week)
(Through reported results of Saturday, Nov. 10)
*Indicates forfeit result not included.
1. St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 12-0
Defeated No. 24 San Clemente 56-6. Described by San Clemente head coach Jaime Ortiz as the best team he has faced in 26 years. CIF Southern Section D1 quarterfinals. Playing Oaks Christian (won on Saturday) semifinals next week.
2. Centennial (Corona) 12-0
Defeated No. 37 Rancho Cucamonga 58-20. CIF Southern Section D1 quarterfinals. Sets up monster semifinal next week vs. No. 3 Mater Dei.
3. Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 11-1*
Defeated No. 11 Mission Viejo 56-17. CIF Southern Section D1 quarterfinals. Diablos were ahead 10-7 but didn’t matter. Monarchs playing Centennial next week.
4. De La Salle (Concord) 11-0
Defeated No. 17 Pittsburg 38-0. CIF North Coast Section Open Division semifinals. Dorian Hale had 86-yard TD pass to Lu-Magia Hearns plus a 24-yard TD run in first half. In second half, Shamar Garrett had TD run and threw option pass TD to Grant Daley.
5. Folsom 10-1
Defeated Edison (Stockton) 64-28. Folsom led 50-0 after one quarter and the starters were pulled before the beginning of the second quarter. CIF Sac-Joaquin Section D1 quarterfinals.
6. Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 12-0
Defeated No. 7 JSerra 35-34 on Saturday in game that was postponed from Friday due to wildfires in Oaks Christian areas. CIFSS D1 quarterfinals. Garth White kicked 26-yard field goal with 18 seconds left for winning points.
7. JSerra (San Juan Capistrano) 9-3
LOST to No. 6 Oaks Christian 35-34 at home on Saturday. CIFSS D1 quarterfinals. Lions and fans should be saluted for free pre-game tailgate offered to Oaks Christian fans earlier.
8. Liberty (Brentwood) 10-0
Plays No. 25 Clayton Valley (Concord) Monday in NCS Open Division semifinals. Game originally scheduled for Saturday but postponed due to poor air quality from Camp Fire in Butte County. Winner faces De La Salle in two weeks.
9. Central (Fresno) 11-0
Defeated Edison (Fresno) 42-21. CIF Central Section D1 quarterfinals. Edison lost to Grizzlies 35-7 earlier, but were tied at 21-21 in this game before Quali Conley scored on 41-yard TD run and caught 43-yard TD pass from senior QB Trent Tompkins.
10. St. Francis (Mountain View) 9-1
Game vs. Aragon (San Mateo) now postponed to Monday (orginally Friday, then Saturday) due to poor, smokey air in area from NorCal wildfires. CIF Central Coast Section Open Division 2 playoffs.
11. Mission Viejo 10-2*
LOST to No. 3 Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 56-17. CIFSS D1 quarterfinals. No team probably outside of the top five would have probably done any better against the Monarchs.
12. Torrey Pines (San Diego) 10-0
Defeated San Marcos 35-28. Mac Bingham had 201-yards for Torrey Pines, which trailed at one point 28-14. CIF San Diego Section Open Division semifinals.
13. Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) 9-1*
Defeated No. 45 Carlsbad 35-0. CIF SD Sec Open Div. semifinals. Dons are facing Torrey Pines in two weeks for the title and likely spot in CIF SoCal D1-AA regional bowl game. Shawn Poma had TD runs of 61, 20 and 38 yards in the win.
14. Narbonne (Harbor City) 8-3
Defeated Venice 67-0. CIF L.A. City Section Division I playoffs. It was 43-0 at halftime as Gauchos rolled once again. They’ll now play Birmingham of Lake Balboa in semifinals.
15. Calabasas 10-2
Defeated San Juan Hills (SJ Capistrano) 41-20 in game played Saturday. Wildfires in Calabasas area caused Friday game at San Juan Hills to be postponed. CIFSS D2 quarterfinals.
16. Bishop Amat (La Puente) 8-3*
Season complete. Lancers lost last week to No. 11 Mission Viejo in CIFSS D1 playoffs.
17. Pittsburg 7-4
LOST to No. 4 De La Salle (Concord) 38-0. CIF NCS Open Division semifinals. Pirates trailed 17-0, but had long drive to start second half that could have made it interesting but they didn’t score.
18. Buchanan (Clovis) 10-2
Defeated Arroyo Grande 48-17. Central Sec D1 quarterfinals. Kendall Milton found the end zone three times for the Bears, including a longest TD run of 62 yards.
19. Villa Park 11-1*
Defeated Saugus 32-15. CIFSS D4 quarterfinals. Spartans will now play Grace Brethren of Simi Valley in a great matchup. Corona del Mar is still going as top seed on other side of bracket.
20. Rancho Verde (Moreno Valley) 12-0
Defeated No. 47 Alemany (Mission Hills) 42-14. CIFSS D2 quarterfinals. For the first nine games, the Mustangs didn’t have to do that much to go unbeaten. But wins against Heritage, Tesoro and now Alemany have been more impressive.
21. Lutheran (Orange) 5-6*
Season complete. Lancers lost last week to No. 2 Corona Centennial in CIFSS D1 playoffs.
22. Norco 9-3
LOST to No. 41 Upland 33-28. CIFSS D2 quarterfinals. Tough loss may motivate team with a lot of top underclassmen when they start to look at next season.
23. Central Catholic (Modesto) 10-1
Defeated Elk Grove 49-7. Sac-Joaquin Section D2 quarterfinals. It wasn’t that long ago when Elk Grove was near the top of the SJS in D1 and Central Catholic was primarily regarded as a small school powerhouse.
24. San Clemente 7-5
LOST to No. 1 St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 56-6. CIFSS D1 quarterfinals.
25. Clayton Valley (Concord) 9-1
Playing No. 8 Liberty (Brentwood) on Monday in NCS D1 semifinals. This game initially scheduled for Saturday and always was supposed to be Saturday. Delayed from poor air quality.
TEAMS ON THE BUBBLE
Alemany (Mission Hills) 7-5
LOST to No. 20 Rancho Verde (Moreno Valley) 42-14. Warriors turned the ball over five times during the contest. CIFSS D2 quarterfinals
Cajon (San Bernardino) 10-1
Defeated Paraclete (Lancaster) 76-40. Jayden Daniels becomes all-time passing leader in Southern Section. Had 396 passing yards and rushed for 156 yards. CIFSS D3 quarterfinals.
Cardinal Newman (Santa Rosa) 9-1
Game scheduled vs. Encinal (Alameda) postponed to Monday. NCS D3 playoffs.
Corona del Mar (Newport Beach) 10-1-1
Defeated Yorba Linda 49-12. CIFSS D3 quarterfinals.
Del Oro (Loomis) 10-1
Defeated Tracy 36-7. Sac-Joaquin Sec D2 playoffs.
Eastlake (Chula Vista) 10-1
Defeated Oceanside 27-7. San Diego Sec D1 playoffs.
Grace Brethren (Simi Valley) 10-2
Defeated Paramount 41-12. CIFSS D4 playoffs.
Heritage (Menifee) 7-4
Season complete. CIFSS D2 playoffs.
Inderkum (Sacramento) 11-0
Defeated Downey (Modesto) 69-29. Sac-Joaquin D2 quarterfinals.
La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad) 6-4
LOST to Mission Hills (San Marcos) 14-0. 13th straight time head coach Chris Hauser has led Mission Hills to CIFSD semifinal.
Defeated Antelope Valley (Lancaster) 38-0. CIFSS D5 playoffs.
Los Alamitos 8-2-1
LOST to Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) 49-32. CIFSS D2 playoffs.
Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 8-3
Season complete. CIFSS D1 playoffs.
Monterey Trail (Elk Grove) 11-0
Defeated Pitman (Turlock) 63-7. Sac-Joaquin Section D1 quarterfinals.
Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) 9-3
Defeated Los Alamitos 49-32. Head coach Kevin Rooney returned to sidelines after missing one week due to death of his wife. CIFSS D2 quarterfinals.
Rancho Cucamonga 7-5
LOST to No. 2 Corona Centennial 58-20. CIFSS D1 quarterfinals.
Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) 9-3
Defeated Moorpark 62-21. CIFSS D3 playoffs.
South Hills (West Covina) 12-0
Defeated Mira Costa (Manhattan Beach) 34-16. CIFSS D6 playoffs.
St. Mary’s (Stockton) 7-4
Defeated Sheldon (Sacramento) 30-29. CIF Sac-Joaquin Section D1 playoffs. Rams now have win over previous 10-1 Cougars to go with earlier quality win vs. Bishop O’Dowd.
Valley Christian (San Jose) 8-2
Game scheduled for Friday vs. Christopher (Gilroy) postponed to Monday (poor air quality). CCS Open 2 quarterfinals.
Defeated No. 22 Norco 33-28. CIFSS D2 quarterfinals.
Wilcox (Santa Clara) 10-0
Game against Piedmont Hills (San Jose) postponed to Monday (poor air quality). This was originally a Friday game delayed to Saturday and now Monday. CCS Open Division 1 playoffs.
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