State FB TOP 25 Weekend Scoreboard

St. John Bosco QB Pierce Clarkson tries to ward off tackle attempt from Mater Dei’s Leviticus Su’a during Saturday’s game at the Santa Ana Bowl. Photo: Mark Bausman / For @OCSportsZone.

No. 2 Mater Dei gets four TD passes from its freshman QB in 34-17 win over No. 1 St. John Bosco on Saturday night. The highest-ranked team to lose on the weekend was No. 5 Mission Viejo, which fell to South Coast League rival San Clemente (No. 12). Sierra Canyon, Cathedral Catholic and Folsom also posted easy wins.

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(Rankings based on last week’s State Top 50 released last Monday)
(Through reported results of Saturday, April 16)

1. St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 5-1
LOST to No. 2 Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 34-17 on Saturday. There’s no chance for the Braves to win in a rematch later on for this spring season. When score was 31-17 on first play of fourth quarter, it looked like Bosco was going to cut it to 31-24 on a TD run by Katin Houser, but he was hit and fumbled into the end zone where Mater Dei recovered.

2. Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 5-0
Defeated No. 1 St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 34-17 on Saturday. Monarchs took the lead at 21-14 in the second quarter on a 64-yard bomb from freshman Elijah Brown to Kyron Ware-Hudson. They led 24-14 at halftime and only allowed a field in the second half. Brown ended with four TD passes. Our official announcement for State Team of the Year for this spring season will be done on Tuesday.

3. De La Salle (Concord) 6-0
Defeated Clayton Valley of Concord 21-7 on Saturday. It’s only six games, but counts as an unbeaten season. For DLS, that’s No. 22 in its history since 1972 (a state record).

4. Servite (Anaheim) 4-2
Defeated Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 42-13. The Friars also figure to start out third or fourth for the next preseason state rankings.

One of the reasons that the Sierra Canyon defense was unscored on its last five games was the play of senior LB Cole Bullock. Photo:

5. Mission Viejo 4-1
LOST to No. 12 San Clemente 10-7. This result also will cause a different public school to be placed highest in this season’s final state rankings.

6. Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) 4-1
Defeated Paraclete (Lancaster) 51-2. Trailblazers were leading 42-0 at halftime as they are beginning to look like the Bosco-MD of the San Fernando Valley.

7. Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) 5-0
Defeated Madison (San Diego) 51-0. All levels of the Dons’ program also finished unbeaten this spring.

8. Folsom 6-0
Defeated Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills) 54-21. Remember that at the start of the spring it was down to the final seconds for the Bulldogs in a win over Oak Ridge. Lot’s of progress for this group.

9. Serra (San Mateo) 5-0
Defeated St. Ignatius (San Francisco) 34-3 on Saturday. This was team that edged Serra 14-13 in 2019 and was 3-0. Dominique Lampkin had 263 yards passing, 47 yards rushing and accounted for three TDs.

10. Pittsburg 4-0
Defeated Antioch 47-8 on Saturday. Head coach Vic Galli’s squad won easily in the 102nd edition of the Big Little Game.

11. Los Alamitos 6-0
Defeated Newport Harbor (Newport Beach) 41-3. Griffins wrapped up perfect showing in Sunset League.

12. San Clemente 5-0
Defeated No. 5 Mission Viejo 10-7. A 25-yard field goal by Sean Harry as the clock expired won it for the Tritons, who will have to move up at least two spots for the final rankings.

San Clemente running back James Bohls is shown after game from 2019 season with assistant coach Joe Wood. After the Tritons knocked off Mission Viejo on Friday, many were thinking of Wood, who died last February at age 71 from COVID-19 complications. Photo:

13. Monterey Trail (Elk Grove) 5-0
Defeated Antelope 55-19. Best win ended up being the one on March 27 vs. Clayton Valley.

14. Norco 5-0
Defeated Roosevelt (Eastvale) 62-20 on Thursday. This wrapped up the title in the Big XII League, ending Centennial’s streak at 14 consecutive seasons.

15. Centennial (Corona) 4-1
Defeated Corona 62-0 on Thursday. All games for the Huskies and Norco were routs other than playing each other.

16. Carlsbad 5-0
Defeated Granite Hills (El Cajon) 63-14. The Lancers rolled over a team that also was 5-0.

17. Chaminade (West Hills) 4-2
Defeated Cathedral (Los Angeles) 42-20. Combined with No. 19 Alemany topping Serra (Gardena), the Eagles finished in a three-way tie for the Mission League title with the Cavs and Warriors.

18. Rocklin 4-0
Defeated Whitney (Rocklin) 31-3. The Thunder didn’t get to play Folsom last week, but still had a memorable spring.

19. Alemany (Mission Hills) 4-1
Defeated Serra (Gardena) 25-24. Team still earned share of league title with loaded roster of talented juniors and sophs.

20. St. Mary’s (Stockton) 3-1
Did not play. Season complete. According to local reports, the Rams had a positive COVID test plus contact tracing issues that caused their expected showdown vs. 3-0 Lincoln of Stockton to be cancelled.

Bobby Piland was part of Rocklin’s very strong offensive line and still has a fall season to look forward to. Photo:

21. Buchanan (Clovis) 5-0
Defeated Clovis East (Clovis) 36-13. This clinched the Bears’ first outright Tri-River Athletic Conference title since 2009.

22. Central (Fresno) 4-1
Defeated Clovis North (Fresno) 69-0. Get ready for another three-team shootout for the Tri-River Athletic Conference title in the fall between the Grizzlies, Buchanan and Clovis.

23. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 4-0
Defeated Millikan (Long Beach) 48-0. Could be one of the strangest unbeaten seasons in Poly’s amazing history, but it will count in our records.

24. La Habra 6-0
Defeated Sunny Hills (Fullerton) 28-21. The Lancers (also 5-0 coming in) had their chances, but La Habra won 13th league title in 14 years.

25. Loyola (Los Angeles) 4-0
Defeated Crespi of Encino 54-6 on Saturday. The Cubs also clinched their first outright league title since 2000.


Cardinal Newman (Santa Rosa) 5-0
Defeated Windsor 38-14. It’s the eighth unbeaten season ever for Cardinals, but first since 1982.

Clayton Valley (Concord) 4-2
LOST to No. 3 De La Salle (Concord) 21-7 on Saturday. Ugly Eagles couldn’t score in second half, but thanks to defense neither did the Spartans.

Clovis 3-2
Defeated Clovis West (Fresno) 42-17. Both losses in close games to Buchanan & Central (Fresno).

Damien (La Verne) 5-1
Defeated Upland 41-31. Fifth straight win for Spartans after they lost first game to No. 4 Servite.

Edison (Huntington Beach) 5-1
Defeated Huntington Beach 49-8.

Liberty (Bakersfield) 4-0
Defeated Stockdale (Bakersfield) 44-14. This is one team that definitely still has a game left (playing Bakersfield next week).

Lincoln (San Diego) 4-1
Defeated St. Augustine (San Diego) 40-10. Bounce-back win after loss to Cathedral Catholic.

Lincoln (Stockton) 4-0
Defeated Edison (Stockton) 28-7. Avenged of one team’s two losses from 2019.

Lutheran (Orange) 1-3
Defeated JSerra (SJ Capistrano) 52-20. Losses to Bosco, MD, Servite with no game vs. Santa Margarita.

Marin Catholic (Kentfield) 5-0
Defeated Redwood (Larkspur) 30-3 on Saturday.

Mission Hills (San Marcos) 5-0
Defeated San Marcos 50-6. Games vs the rivals usually aren’t that lopsided.

Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 4-1
Did not play. Season complete. This was supposed to be the week when the Lions played Grace Brethren of Simi Valley, which decided not to play this spring. It got even worse when no other game could be set up and then last week’s 69-0 win over Calabasas is now going to be counted as a forfeit loss.

Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 2-3
LOST to No. 4 Servite (Anaheim) 42-13 on Thursday.

Serra (Gardena) 4-2
LOST to No. 19 Alemany (Mission Hills) 25-24.

Valencia 4-1
LOST to Saugus 21-7. Centurions (4-0) also snapped Valencia’s 11-year streak of winning league titles.

Valley Christian (San Jose) 3-1
Defeated St Francis (Mountain View) 16-13 in OT. Super soph Jurrion Dickey hauled in game-winning TD on a pass.

Vista Murrieta (Murrieta) 5-0
Defeated Murrieta Mesa (Murrieta) 31-14.

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  1. Gregory Pedemonte
    Posted April 18, 2021 at 7:13 am | Permalink

    Where is McClymonds High in your rankings?

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted April 19, 2021 at 11:51 am | Permalink

      Still would be behind Pacifica of Oxnard and we don’t have Pacifica currently in top 50.

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