Here’s some more all-time state record updates that have been done prior to the start of the 2022 season. For this post, we have new entries for team scoring for a single season, best records since 2010 and then back each decade to the 1900s, plus we have updates within the one section of the state records in which De La Salle of Concord still rules.
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With highly explosive offenses designed by legendary head coach Matt Logan and playing many opponents in a league in which the scores can get out of hand quickly, the football teams at Centennial of Corona often end up as the top scoring team for points in the state.
Despite falling 21-16 to national champion Mater Dei of Santa Ana in last year’s CIF Southern Section Division 1 semifinals, the Huskies pumped out 662 points in 12 games for a 55.2 per game scoring average. They were first in the state again for average, but surprisingly were not first for total points.
That spot for the 2022 season, thanks to a huge surge in the playoffs, went to CIF D3-AA state champion Vanden of Fairfield. The Vikings only won in their state final, 14-13, but still scored 664 points in their 15 games to nip Centennial’s total by two points. Earlier playoff wins for the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section squad under head coach Sean Murphy were against Dixon 61-0, Vista del Lago of Folsom 67-27, Merced 49-21 and Windsor 56-28.
Both Centennial and Vanden went over the threshold of 631 points scored in a season to gain entry onto the all-time state list. The only other team to do that was CIF D3-A state champion McClymonds of Oakland as head coach Michael Peters’ club had 640 points scored in 13 games (12-1 final record).
For the 2021 regular season, Centennial had one of its best totals ever with a 58.4 per game scoring average. The only other Husky regular season that has been better was 59.0 ppg for 2017. That team only played nine regular season games. The two teams now rank eighth and 11th on the all-time state list.
Another school that gained entry into the state records for regular season scoring average for last season is Kimball of Tracy. The Jaguars had prolific passer Nicholas Coronado and piled up 504 points in their 10 regular season games for a 50.4 average.
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BEST RECORDS SINCE 2010, 2000, 1990, ETC.
Due to the pandemic and all of the hectic times it created, one task for our state football record keeping that we had put aside and now have finally gotten around to doing was to take a closer look at schools with the best records in the state going back for each decade from 1900 to 2010.
Bakersfield remains the state leader for best record since 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930. Long Beach Poly is catching up, though, and now isn’t far behind for the totals since 1930. The Drillers have won a reported 672 games since then (with 252 losses) while the Jackrabbits have won 667 (with 261 losses).
We also still have Bellarmine of San Jose as the state leader since 1940, but since 1950 and 1960 it’s now the Mater Dei Monarchs who have taken over for previous leader Bishop Amat of La Puente. These records are only counted for schools that have been playing since a particular season and for the Monarchs that’s 1950 (their first season). They probably passed Amat in the two categories three or four years ago, and of course the way they are going now (No. 1 in the nation in 2021) their winning percentage from an all-time standpoint is only going to go higher.
Mater Dei has not been able to pass Cardinal Newman of Santa Rosa, however, for best record since 1970. The Cardinals won a CIF state title in 2019 and were 5-0 in the 2021 spring season before going 8-4 last year. The school went on a 47-game winning streak in the 1970s.
Since 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2010, De La Salle of Concord easily reigns atop those best record categories. The Spartans may have had a sub-par for them 10-3 record last season, but their CIF state title runs early in the 2010s and continuing to rank No. 1 overall in Northern California until last year still has them with superior records than the two more recent CIF Southern Section powerhouses from Mater Dei and St. John Bosco. This current era of those two schools mostly dominating began in 2016 (with Bosco having a State Team of the Year in 2013). We still need to wait a couple of more seasons before looking into adding schools in the category of best record since 2020.
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FOR SECTION & LEAGUE CATEGORIES
Another CIF North Coast Section title this season for De La Salle of Concord would be its 30th in a row. The Spartans have crushed the state record for most consecutive section titles and did that nearly 20 years ago since the second-highest on the all-time state list is only 11.
One more CIF section title, however, also would lift De La Salle into a tie for first on the all-time state list for most total overall CIF section titles. Bakersfield, the state’s winningest school ever with more than 800 all-time wins, also has been first for section titles. But the Drillers haven’t won a CIF Central Section crown since 2016, which was their 37th since 1916. De La Salle would get to 37 this season to tie Bakersfield’s record.
Another state record firmly in De La Salle’s grasp is the most for most consecutive league championships. The Spartans were credited with No. 24 in a row from last season with the East Bay Athletic League Mountain Division title. There are many years in which De La Salle was not in a league, but it’s been since 1989 when the team was in a league and didn’t win it.
Other schools with current consecutive league title streaks that are in the state record book are St. Margaret’s of San Juan Capistrano (16 years), St. Mary’s of Stockton (14 years) and McClymonds of Oakland (12 years). St. Margaret’s didn’t get credit for a league title during the pandemic spring season (2021) and played a free-lance schedule last season (not in a league). Still, it’s been since 2003 when St. Margaret’s did not win its league title.
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