For the next few weeks, we’ll treat Friday and Saturday nights like we do for the fall with the compilation of a weekend scoreboard involving the state’s top-ranked teams. Saturday was the bigger day and night of this weekend with a big upset in Riverside County and a win by No. 2 Mater Dei over No. 4 Servite. It was by far the quietest Friday of the spring season with no big upsets and with a good portion of the state’s top teams not playing on Good Friday in favor of games played on Saturday and Thursday. No. 5 Mission Viejo and No. 9 Folsom were highest ranked teams to win on Friday.
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(Rankings based on last week’s State Top 50 released last Monday)
(Through reported results of Saturday, April 3)
1. St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 4-0
Defeated JSerra (San Juan Capistrano) 66-14 on Saturday. It was 59-7 at halftime. Braves playing Mater Dei in two weeks.
2. Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 3-0
Defeated No. 4 Servite (Anaheim) 24-17 on Saturday night. Cam Sidney’s pick six for the first score of the night held up as the biggest play of the night for the Monarchs. The defense also held on in the fourth quarter as Servite was looking for a game-tying score.
3. De La Salle (Concord) 3-0
Defeated Jesuit (Carmichael) 49-7 on Thursday night. QB Dorian Hale scored the first TD on a run and scored on his last carry as a senior on his home field for a 28-7 lead.
4. Servite (Anaheim) 2-2
LOST to No. 2 Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 24-17. Noah Fifita ran for a score to cut the lead to 21-17 in the third quarter, but the Friars were kept out of the end zone for the rest of night. They’ll have another shot at the big two in the fall with Fifita and others returning.
5. Mission Viejo 3-0
Defeated Tesoro (Las Flores) 44-13. A blocked punt set up first TD, then sophomore Mikey Matthews ran back a punt 61 yards for second score.
6. Centennial (Corona) 2-1
LOST to Norco 38-36 on Saturday. This snapped the Huskies’ 57-game league win streak (which was among the 10 longest in state history) and also will likely prevent them from winning 14th straight league title. Norco came into the game at 2-0, but was only No. 10 in Inland Empire area rankings.
7. Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) 3-0
Did not play. It wasn’t because of Good Friday, but a cancellation by Point Loma (San Diego). Dons get Lincoln (SD) next.
8. Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) 3-1
Defeated Garces (Bakersfield) 42-0 on Saturday. The Trailblazers outscored the Rams 21-0 in both the first half and second half.
9. Folsom 4-0
Defeated Whitney (Rocklin) 40-7. Junior QB Tyler Tremain had five more TD passes. Bulldogs playing unbeaten Rocklin next.
10. Serra (San Mateo) 3-0
Defeated St. Francis (Mountain View) 49-7 on Saturday. Since the Lancers usually play the Padres closer, this margin of victory was surprising.
11. Alemany (Mission Hills) 2-0
Defeated Cathedral (Los Angeles) 21-7 on Saturday. First two TDs were on passes from Dylan Gebbia to Kevin Green Jr.
12. Pittsburg 3-0
Defeated Liberty (Brentwood) 55-7. This type of game is not what the Pirates experienced the last few seasons vs. the Lions.
13. Monterey Trail (Elk Grove) 3-0
Defeated Cosumnes Oaks (Elk Grove) 57-21. This was first game for CO in matchup of top four teams within Sac Bee coverage area. Makes one wonder how good Mustangs would have been last fall with Profit Brown (USC) doing what he does.
14. San Clemente 3-0
Defeated San Juan Hills (SJ Capistrano) 35-7. San Juan Hills had won its first two games scoring 48 and 52 points so this was a strong win for Tritons.
15. Los Alamitos 4-0
Defeated Huntington Beach 63-14. It was 63-0 at halftime, which prompted Connor Morrissette of Scorebook Live to ask us about first half state records. No, Los Al didn’t get close to state record of 75 for a first half (set in 1920 by San Diego High and tied in 2010 by Folsom).
16. Lincoln (San Diego) 3-0
Defeated Madison (San Diego) 52-0. The game was apparently called in the third quarter.
17. Rocklin 3-0
Defeated Granite Bay 17-14. Thunder scored with 2:24 left to take lead and stopped Grizzlies on the 13-yard line to seal win. GB had only lost to Folsom 35-25 earlier. Rocklin plays Folsom next week.
18. Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 2-1
Did not play. Eagles were supposed to face No. 35 Lutheran (Orange) on Saturday this week, but Orange Lutheran reported positive COVID case. No game for SM.
19. St. Mary’s (Stockton) 3-1
Defeated Central Catholic (Modesto) 42-34 on Thursday. Only loss for Rams still the one by 35-27 to No. 3 De La Salle.
20. Buchanan (Clovis) 3-0
Defeated Clovis 45-38 on Thursday. Bears won another thriller after they got past No. 21 Central (Fresno) 31-28 in previous game.
21. Central (Fresno) 2-1
Defeated Clovis East (Clovis) 35-7 on Thursday. It was an impressive bounce-back win over a 2-0 team after the loss to Buchanan.
22. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 3-0
Defeated Compton 45-0 on Thursday. It was the team’s second straight shutout vs a Moore League opponent.
23. La Habra 4-0
Defeated Buena Park 69-0. This romp comes after an OT win that the Highlanders had in previous game vs. Fullerton.
24. Loyola (Los Angeles) 1-0
Defeated St. Francis (La Canada) 41-14 on Saturday. Junior RB Tahj Owens rushed for three TDs.
25. Mater Dei Catholic (Chula Vista) 2-1
LOST to Otay Ranch of Chula Vista 42-38 on Thursday. Carl Addy had huge game for Eagles.
TEAMS ON THE BUBBLE
Bishop Amat (La Puente) 1-2
LOST to Chaminade (West Hills) 39-18 on Saturday.
Cardinal Newman (Santa Rosa) 3-0
Defeated Rancho Cotate (Rohnert Park) 24-6 in game played last Tuesday.
Defeated Oceanside 30-12.
Chaminade (West Hills) 2-2
Defeated Bishop Amat (La Puente) 39-18.
Clayton Valley (Concord) 3-1
Defeated Monte Vista (Danville) 21-14 on Saturday.
LOST to No. 20 Buchanan (Clovis) 45-38 on Thursday.
Cosumnes Oaks (Elk Grove) 0-1
LOST to Monterey Trail (Elk Grove) 57-21.
Edison (Huntington Beach) 3-1
Defeated Fountain Valley 40-7. 16th straight Bell Game victory for Chargers over Barons.
Liberty (Bakersfield) 2-0
Defeated Centennial (Bakersfield) 38-14 on Thursday.
Lutheran (Orange) 1-1
Game cancelled vs Santa Margarita (Rancho SM).
Mission Hills (San Marcos) 2-0
Defeated Torrey Pines (San Diego) 28-7.
Murrieta Valley (Murrieta) 3-0
Defeated Murrieta Mesa (Murrieta) 63-35. D.J. Watts rushed for four TDs.
Defeated No. 6 Centennial (Corona) 38-36 on Saturday.
Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 3-1
Defeated Upland on Saturday, 27-13.
Otay Ranch (Chula Vista) 2-0
Defeated No. 25 Mater Dei Catholic (Chula Vista) 42-38.
Serra (Gardena) 3-1
Defeated Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) 29-14 on Thursday.
St. Augustine (San Diego) 2-1
Did not play. No game on schedule for this week.
Defeated Hart (Newhall) 25-7 on Thursday.
Valley Christian (San Jose) 1-1
No game listed on schedule for this week.
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I am curious if there are any plans next year for Folsom and DLS to meet (as was scheduled for this year)? What is the current class level for each team? It seems like Folsom is starting to develop their team quite nicely and it seems it is a team made up of a lot of sophs and jrs, is that correct? What about DLS?
Don’t know about those schedules, but makes sense. Folsom does have a lot of talented sophs and juniors. DLS is obviously developing a stronger pipeline of talent coming into the program in the Bay Area similar to what Bosco and MD have been doing down south (but without the transfers). Pitt and Serra also have great groups of younger players. DLS will have to worry about Pitt even more than Folsom, but we also hope the top teams in NorCal continue to seek each other out.
Mark i agree with you as i was a score keeper for Max Prep and did the Pittsburg vs Deer Valley as Pittsburg 6ad the game won big with even their 2nd and 3rd string players the 2nd half they had to use a no stopping of the clock except for injuries or a time out by the coaches Pittsburg didn’t use a time out but Deer Valley used all 3 of their time out final score was Pittsburg 67 Dear Valley 8.