State TOP 25 Weekend Scoreboard

Friday night light envelops team at Del Oro (Loomis) as it was getting ready to play Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills) in matchup between two of the top teams in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section. Photo: Mark Tennis / Cal-Hi Sports.

Saturday updates added. All of the results are in before pairings were announced Saturday in one section with others coming on Sunday. The regular season still has one week to go in the S.F. Bay Area sections. The biggest winners of the night — with no upsets in the top 10 — were Lincoln of San Diego, JSerra of San Juan Capistrano and Serra of Gardena.

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(After games of Saturday, Oct. 29)
(Thanks to correspondent Daniel Poulter for contributing writeups and scores)

1. Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 10-0
Defeated longtime rival Servite (Anaheim), 48-17, Friday at Cerritos College (Norwalk). Elijah Brown threw four TD passes, two to Marcus Harris. The Orange County Register reported that head coach Bruce Rollinson won his 338th game to set Orange County record. That includes forfeits, however, which the state records do not. We have Rollinson with 337. The Register also said Mission Viejo’s Bob Johnson retired in 2017 with 338 wins. Mission Viejo itself has 345. We have had 342 and will need to check out his year-by-year totals. After further work on Saturday, the issue is how many seasons that Johnson was the head coach at Los Amigos for the early years of his career. We have 1970 to 1972. Mission Viejo has it 1968 to 1973. That answer won’t be easy to find.

2. St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 9-1
The Braves won their regular season finale Friday at Panish Family Stadium vs Santa Margarita, 56-14. They were actually behind 14-7 after the first quarter. The running game then took over, led by Cameron Jones with three TDs.

Not counting forfeits, retired Mission Viejo head coach Bob Johnson is still the winningest coach in Orange County history. Photo: Mark Tennis.

3. Centennial (Corona) 9-1
Defeated Norco 42-0 on Thursday night. A dominant run through the first-ever lineup in the new Big West Conference Upper Division was completed easily. The Huskies led 42-0 at halftime. It was just two seasons ago in the spring when Norco was able to get a win in this series.

4. Serra (San Mateo) 9-0
The Padres stay undefeated with a closer than expected 21-7 victory over St. Ignatius (San Francisco) on a cold San Francisco evening. The Padres turned the ball over on downs three times. Serra takes on Sacred Heart Cathedral (San Francisco) next Saturday in San Mateo.

5. Folsom 9-1
League rival Rocklin knows how to slow down the Bulldogs, which it did again in a Thursday game that ended with a 14-7 win for Folsom but may have revealed some weaknesses for others to exploit later in the Sac-Joaquin Section D1 playoffs or in a regional bowl game. It shouldn’t matter at getting the top seed in the bracket (announced Sunday). Rocklin posted a 20-3 win over Folsom last season in a league game, a win that was later avenged in the playoffs.

6. Los Alamitos 8-2
Defeated Fountain Valley on Thursday 68-0. The Griffins should be No. 4 in the CIFSS D1 playoffs, but may not be when everything is released on Sunday.

7. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 10-0
Defeated longtime rival Jordan (Long Beach), 63-0. Darius Curry passed for six touchdowns for the third straight game. The team also got a pep talk when the game ended from alum JuJu Smith-Schuster of the Kansas City Chiefs (on a bye this week).

8. Mission Viejo 9-1
Capistrano Valley (Mission Viejo) had no answer for the Diablos on Friday, as they dropped 28 points on the Cougars after one quarter of play and cruised to a 63-7 victory. Travis Anderson had a 60-yard pick-six late in the first quarter. Mikey Matthews also flashed with a 70-yard kick return for a touchdown.

9. Inglewood 10-0
Defeated Morningside (Inglewood) 45-0. It was a toned down shutout by the Sentinels, who beat their rivals last year as everyone remembers, 106-0. If the CIFSS does have 12 teams for Division 1, there’s a chance that Inglewood will be lifted up into that bracket.

10. Edison (Huntington Beach) 9-1
Defeated No. 40 Corona del Mar (Newport Beach) on Friday at Davidson Field in Newport, 40-13. With the win, the Chargers clinched second-place in the Sunset Surf League behind Los Alamitos. They also may have lifted themselves into the super-tough CIFSS D1 playoffs.

11. St. Mary’s (Stockton) 10-0
St. Mary’s completed the regular season undefeated after holding off Lincoln of Stockton 42-14 on Friday. The Rams only had a 14-7 advantage heading into the halftime break. Three rushing touchdowns were scored by St. Mary’s star running back Asante Carter.

12. De La Salle (Concord) 6-3
The Spartans started slow during their visit to Pleasanton on Friday, as Amador Valley (Pleasanton) had a 7-0 lead after the first quarter. The Spartans answered with 27 unanswered points, and finished strong in the 27-7 victory. They will have to play better next week against Clayton Valley.

13. Lutheran (Orange) 6-4
LOST to No. 16 JSerra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano), 20-7. The Lancers were on the road and didn’t have starting QB T.J. Lateef. They fell into a three-way tie for third-place in the Trinity League with JSerra and Santa Margarita.

14. Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 5-4*
LOST to No. 2 St. John Bosco, 56-14, on Friday. Sophomore QB Bekkem Kritza played for No. 1 QB Jaxon Potter. He had a TD run and TD pass in early success against Bosco’s monstrous defense.

San Diego Lincoln LB David Peevy has just committed to USC. He then went out on Friday and made big plays in showdown win over Madison. Photo:

15. Pittsburg 8-1
The team clinched a share of the Bay Valley Athletic League title after a 43-7 victory over Heritage (Brentwood) on Friday. The Pirates clash with Antioch next week in the Little Big Game.

16. JSerra (SJ Capistrano) 5-5
Defeated No. 13 Orange Lutheran Friday, 20-7. The Lions also won an envelope draw involving Orange Lutheran and Santa Margarita to gain the No. 3 automatic entry out of the Trinity League into the CIFSS D1 playoffs. They probably deserve it regardless considering how much better they did when they played Mater Dei compared to the other two.

17. Lincoln (San Diego) 9-1
Defeated No. 18 Madison (San Diego), 24-12, on Friday. Earlier this week, LB David Peevy of the Hornets committed to USC. He had two sacks in the showdown with the Warhawks that was a No. 1 vs. No. 2 for the San Diego Section. Roderick Robinson was limited with an injury but still scored twice.

18. Madison (San Diego) 9-1
LOST to No. 17 Lincoln of San Diego, 24-12, on Friday. Most voters in the section media poll had the Warhawks higher. Both teams now are probably firmly qualified for the SD Section Open Division.

19. Carlsbad 9-1
Defeated Vista 57-28 on Thursday. The offense got going for the Lancers in what was a non-league game to end their regular season. They are expected to be one of the four teams in the CIF San Diego Section Open Division playoffs.

20. Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 7-3
LOST to St. Bonaventure (Ventura) 40-28 on Thursday. This was for the Marmonte League title. Early turnovers helped put the Lions in an early 21-0 hole and they never recovered.

21. Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) 6-4
On the field Friday night, Sierra Canyon pushed past Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) 42-21, but the Trailblazers cinched the outright Mission League title after Chaminade fell to Gardena Serra 32-23. Sierra Canyon takes the Mission League title in its first year in the league. Dane Dunn had 19 carries for 193 yards rushing and four touchdowns.

22. Serra (Gardena) 7-3*
Playing on the road in the Mission League once again on Friday, the Cavaliers took on Chaminade of West Hills and came away with a 32-23 win. Sophomore QB Jimmy Butler had a go-ahead TD pass of 60 yards in the fourth quarter to Camron Harris-Willcot. Tanu Sosa then clinched it with an interception with 26 seconds left.

23. Chaminade (West Hills) 8-2
LOST at home Friday, 32-23, to No. 22 Serra (Gardena). It marked the second straight loss for the Eagles after an 8-0 start got them up to No. 9 in the State TOP 50.

24. Warren (Downey) 9-1
As expected, Warren had little trouble in a blowout 51-0 victory over Dominguez of Compton. It was running clock early in this contest and the score could have been much higher.

25. West Ranch (Valencia) 10-0
Does not play. The Wildcats actually capped their regular season last week with a 63-6 win over Castaic. They had a bye on their schedule this week. They still look like they’ll be D3 for the CIFSS playoffs.


Apple Valley 8-2
The Sun Devils bounced back after falling to Oaks Hills (Hesperia) last week, as they blasted 1-9 Burroughs of Ridgecrest 56-2 on Thursday evening. Quarterback Noah Celie had four touchdowns in the blowout victory.

Bishop Amat (La Puente) 7-3
Defeated Alemany of Mission Hills, 42-21. Watch out for the Lancers in the CIFSS D2 playoffs, especially if it is a 12-team bracket instead of eight.

USC commit Grant Buckey had a memorable moment with a fumble return TD in Liberty’s win vs Bakersfield. Photo: Mark Tennis / Cal-Hi Sports.

Cajon (San Bernardino) 9-1
Defeated Redlands East Valley 49-16 on Thursday.

Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) 5-5
Defeated Scripps Ranch, 45-7, on Friday. There’s a big debate about the fourth spot in the San Diego Section Open Division between Poway (9-0*) and Mission Hills of San Marcos (7-3). We still have the Dons higher ranked than both.

Central (Fresno) 6-4
Any hopes for a piece of the Tri-River Athletic Conference title were dashed on Friday evening, as Clovis North (Fresno) upended Central 35-28 on Friday. The Grizzlies fell behind early and went into the break down 14-0. Clovis North had the game winning touchdown in the final minute as McKay Madsen punched in for a touchdown. The Broncos have taken down Buchanan (Clovis) and Central in back-to-back weeks.

Central Catholic (Modesto) 6-4
Head coach Roger Canepa’s crew scored 28 points in each of the first two quarters on Friday evening, as the Raiders blew past Sierra (Manteca) 69-7.

Clovis West (Fresno) 9-1
Clinched the Tri-River Athletic Conference title (outright) with 29-0 win over Clovis. On Saturday, the Golden Eagles were awarded the No. 1 seed for the CIF Central Section D1 playoffs with Buchanan (Clovis) at No. 2.

Del Oro (Loomis) 8-2
LOST to Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills), 35-21, on Friday. The Golden Eagles had lost only to Folsom coming in, but now there will be a three-way tie for second in the Sierra Foothill League. Caden Pinnick threw two long scoring passes and Kainoa Acia had a 68-yard TD for Del Oro. Oak Ridge may or not come up in the next rankings. The Trojans lost to Rocklin in their previous game and Rocklin only lost 14-7 to Folsom on Thursday. Maddox Varella hit on a pair of TD passes to Sebastian Sutton. His first TD pass to Kai Reisinger came on the next play after the Oak Ridge defense recorded an interception off of a deflected pass on the first play of the game.

Liberty (Bakersfield) 8-2
There was no drama for Liberty when it secured the outright Southwest Yosemite River League title with a 55-3 drubbing of crosstown foe Bakersfield Friday evening. Grant Buckey put the exclamation point on the first half, as he scooped up a fumble and returned it 36 yards for a Liberty score. Jalen Hankins also had three rushing touchdowns. Liberty is seeded third for the CIF Central Section D1 playoffs according to Saturday announcement.

Manteca 8-1
Oakdale couldn’t stop the Buffalos as Manteca rolled to a 55-0 victory over the Mustangs. Bryson Davis had 11 rushes for 215 yards and three touchdowns. Florida State bound Blake Nichelson had eight carries for 107.

McClymonds (Oakland) 6-1*
After dealing with a forfeit victory last week, the Warriors raced past Fremont (Oakland) 60-8 on Friday. Castlemont (Oakland) is up next week for McClymonds.

Monterey Trail (Elk Grove) 7-2
The Metro Conference continues to be the domain of Monterey Trail, as the Mustangs completed another undefeated league slate with a 52-7 victory over River City (West Sacramento). Since joining the league in 2018 the Mustangs are undefeated in Metro Conference clashes. Denzell Butler took the opening kickoff back to begin the rout for Monterey Trail.

Oak Hills (Hesperia) 10-0
Defeating Apple Valley last week 41-27 gave Oak Hills the reins in the Mojave River League, but the Bulldogs needed to finish the job this week against Sultana of Hesperia. In a wild one, the Bulldogs hung on for a 49-34 victory.

Rancho Cucamonga 8-2
A second quarter Jason Harris 79-yard punt return for a touchdown was the key for Rancho Cucamonga, as the Cougars edged out Upland 31-14. Rancho Cucamonga secured the outright Baseline League championship with the victory.

Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton) 8-1
Defeated Menlo-Atherton 35-14 on Saturday. The Gators clinched the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division title. Only loss by one point in first game to Sacred Heart Cathedral (SF) and later beat Los Gatos (team that last week ousted Wilcox of Santa Clara from State TOP 50).

San Clemente 7-3
Defeated Tesoro (Las Flores) 31-14, on Friday.

San Joaquin Memorial (Fresno) 8-2
It’s four CMAC titles in the last five years for San Joaquin Memorial, as the Panthers bulled over hosting Sanger 56-21 on Friday. Jay Enriguez clinched the victory early into the fourth quarter with a pick-six, an interception that is his sixth on the season. Brandon Ramirez also picked up four touchdowns.

St. Bonaventure (Ventura) 7-3
Defeated No. 20 Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 40-28 in a Thursday game that decided the Marmonte League title. The score was not as close it seems as the Seraphs had leads of 21-0 and 34-14. Delon Thompson showcased himself again and had 230 yards rushing, three TDs.

St. Francis (Mountain View) 6-3
New quarterback, no issue for St. Francis, as sophomore Aaron Knapp made his first varsity start and helped power the Lancers to a 31-10 victory over Bellarmine (San Jose) on Friday. This is the seventh straight Holy War victory for St. Francis.

Yorba Linda 10-0
Defeated Brea Olinda (Brea), 56-27, on Friday.

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