State TOP 25 Weekend Scoreboard

As you can tell, Clovis North’s running back duo of Jackson Cinfel (21) and McKay Madsen (3) spend a lot of time in the weight room. They’re one of the reasons the Broncos capped a 10-0 regular season on Thursday with a win vs Central of Fresno. Photo: Mark Tennis.

The highest ranked team to lose to a lower ranked team on either Thursday or Friday was No. 12 Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday to Upland. The most head-turning score was Friday’s 49-0 victory by JSerra over Servite of Anaheim, especially after Servite had just defeated Santa Margarita. Congratulations to all the teams that wrapped up 10-0 regular seasons. There is still one week to go in the regular season, however, in a couple of CIF sections.

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(Rankings based on previous State Top 50)
(Through reported results of Saturday, Oct. 28)
(Thanks to Northern California correspondent Daniel Poulter for contributions)

1. St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 9-1
Defeated No. 9 Orange Lutheran, 44-22, on Friday at Orange Coast College. There was a point in the third quarter when the Lancers had cut the lead to 30-22, but a 45-yard TD pass from Caleb Sanchez to Owen Tomich quickly followed and OLu got no closer. Bosco clinched the Trinity League title and will be top seed for the CIF Southern Section D1 playoffs.

2. Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 9-1
Defeated No. 16 Santa Margarita, 35-19, Friday. This one was even closer for the Monarchs than Bosco’s game with OLu. The Eagles had the ball down by just 21-19 with 6:20 left, but the MD defense pushed them back, forced a punt and then Nathaniel Frazier broke loose for 48-yard TD. A pick six by Jeilani Davis followed not long after.

3. Centennial (Corona) 8-2
Defeated Norco, 55-0, on Thursday. Husan Longstreet passed for three TDs and Cornell Hatcher rushed for three TDs as the Huskies completed a dominant run through the Big West Conference Upper Division.

4. Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) 10-0
Defeated Chaminade (West Hills), 44-6, on Friday at home. Wyatt Becker tossed three TD passes and freshman Jaxsen Stokes had a 3-yard TD run and a 99-yard kickoff return in the win. SC had its best regular season in school history, especially since the program began looking toward climbing up the CIFSS D1 pecking order.

5. Serra (San Mateo) 9-0
Defeated Valley Christian (San Jose) 24-13. It was an uneasy Friday evening on the hilltop in San Jose for the Padres. Serra stayed undefeated on the year, but had a much closer game than was expected against the Warriors.

Kamar Gabourel was second team All-Trinity League as a sophomore RB last season. He had a good night on Friday in JSerra’s big win over Servite. Photo: @JSerraAthletics /

6. Lincoln (San Diego) 10-0
Does not play this week. The Hornets completed their regular season last week and took a bye this week. They will be playing next in the CIF San Diego Section Open Division playoffs (probably as the No. 1 seed) and have 22-game win streak (longest in the state).

7. Carlsbad 10-0
Defeated El Camino (Oceanside), 31-3, on Friday. After last week’s 41-34 win over La Costa Canyon, remember that El Camino had an earlier win over LCC. In other words, a more than solid win for the Lancers heading into the CIF SD Section Open Division.

8. Clovis North (Fresno) 10-0
Defeated Central (Fresno) 27-20 on Thursday. We made the trek to check out the Broncos on a Thursday night and yes they are indeed very physical up front and with their running game. Central was able to make it a one-score game in the second half (speed teams could give Clovis North some trouble later on) but a 4-yard TD run by Andrew Chavez with 1:19 left and a recovered onside kick after the Grizzlies scored with 27 seconds left iced the win.

9. Lutheran (Orange) 5-5
LOST to No. 1 St. John Bosco, 44-22, on Friday. The Lancers were only down 23-15 at halftime and got the ball first in the third quarter. Later, they used a 4-yard TD run by Steve Chavez to cut the score to 30-22. They couldn’t come any closer, but it was a much better showing against the Braves than against Mater Dei last week.

10. De La Salle (Concord) 7-2
Defeated Monte Vista (Danville) 31-7 on Friday. Track star Jaden Jefferson had a 62-yard burst for a touchdown in the first quarter to put De La Salle up 14-0. The Spartans never trailed.

11. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach) 9-1
Defeated Jordan (Long Beach), 56-14, on Thursday. Darius Curry tied a school record for the Jackrabbits by throwing for seven touchdowns.

12. Rancho Cucamonga 9-1
LOST on Thursday, 17-14, to an Upland team we had No. 37 in our top 50. The Cougars led 14-3 in the third quarter, but couldn’t get much going in the second half. This was a close game that they lost instead of won. RC fell into a three-way tie for the Baseline League title instead of winning it by itself.

13. Folsom 8-2
Defeated Granite Bay at home 28-21 on Friday. Granite Bay held a 21-14 lead halfway through the third quarter, but Folsom answered with two of Ryder Lyons’ four rushing touchdowns. The team should now be top seed for the SJS D1 playoffs.

Here’s some of the players from Folsom taking a team photo after their win on Friday over Granite Bay. They completed a perfect run through the Sierra Foothill League. Photo: @FolsomBulldogFB /

14. Granite Hills (El Cajon) 10-0
Defeated Grossmont (El Cajon) 44-22 on Thursday. This win clinched the Grossmont Hills League title and sewed up a top four spot in the CIF San Diego Section Open Division playoffs. Freshman QB Zach Benitez passed for three TDs.

15. Servite (Anaheim) 5-5
LOST to JSerra, 49-0, on Friday. Early turnovers doomed the Friars as those miscues led to a 28-0 deficit in the second quarter. Servite also fell to 1-4 in the final Trinity League standings, which is the same as Santa Margarita but the Friars won in the head-to-head matchup with SM.

16. Santa Margarita (Rancho SM) 5-5
LOST to No. 2 Mater Dei, 35-19, on Friday. It was gallant effort by the Eagles, who had the ball and were down by just 21-19 in the fourth quarter. They were led by TD receptions from Skylar Lendsey and Trent Mosely and two FGs by Ryan Gass.

17. JSerra (SJ Capistrano) 5-5
Defeated No. 15 Servite, 49-0, on Friday. No one was surprised that the Lions won against the Friars, but 49-0 was a head-scratcher. Two TD passes from Zander Singh to Logan Christensen really broke it open. JSerra ended 2-3 in the Trinity League, same as Orange Lutheran in a tie for third, but has a head-to-head win over OLu.

18. Helix (La Mesa) 9-1
Defeated Steele Canyon (Spring Valley), 51-14, on Friday. The Highlanders end the regular season with just the one-point loss in three overtimes from last week to No. 14 Granite Hills.

19. San Ramon Valley (Danville) 8-1
Defeated Foothill (Pleasanton) 45-14 on Friday. San Ramon Valley jumped on Foothill early, as the Wolves scored 21 points in the opening frame and cruised to another rout. The Falcons played the game after cancelling on De La Salle last week.

20. Serra (Gardena) 7-3
Defeated Alemany of Mission Hills, 48-7, on Friday. Freshman Duvay Williams had the play of the night with a 96-yard interception return TD. Alemany will drop to the Angelus League next season with Loyola (Los Angeles) coming up.

Cincere Rhaney resembles a battering ram when he carries the ball for Serra of Gardena. Photo:

21. Pittsburg 9-0
Defeated Liberty (Brentwood) on the road 34-13 on Friday night in Bay Valley Athletic League play. The Pirates continued their commanding control of the BVAL. They have their Big Game with Antioch next week.

22. St. Mary’s (Stockton) 9-1
Defeated Lincoln (Stockton) 54-28 on Friday. The Rams wrapped up their 16th straight league title and look good for a top two seed in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section D2 playoffs.

23. San Clemente 9-1
Defeated Tesoro of Las Flores 38-24 on Friday evening at home. Tesoro held a 7-0 advantage over the Tritons after one quarter, but San Clemente stepped up with 28 points in the second quarter. Tesoro only scored once after the halftime break.

24. Mission Viejo 7-3
Defeated Capistrano Valley of Mission Viejo 52-6 on Friday at home. It was a no stress this week for the Diablos, as they outpaced Capistrano Valley (Mission Viejo) 45-3 after the first quarter on Friday night.

25. Los Alamitos 8-2
Defeated Edison (Huntington Beach) 21-10, on Friday. The Griffins were a little banged up with injuries in their close losses to Servite and Mission Viejo, but have been fine in recent weeks. In beating Edison, Los Al clinched the Sunset League championship.


Central Catholic (Modesto) 8-2
Defeated Sierra (Manteca) 63-7 on Friday evening. There was little doubt that Roger Canepa would get 282nd career win to tie the Sac-Joaquin Section record. Clemson Baseball commit Tyler Wentworth was 8-for-11 for 264 yards and three touchdowns. The main target was UC Berkeley bound Brooklyn Cheek, as the two-way three-star prospect had six catches for 194 yards.

Chaparral (Temecula) 7-3
Defeated Roosevelt (Eastvale), 59-57, on Thursday. This wild-and-wacky Big West Conference Upper Division contest came down to a 35-yard free kick by Ezra Johnson after team made a fair catch. Kudos to head coach Andrew Ramer for using the rules correctly.

Damien (La Verne) 8-2
LOST to Etiwanda, 51-36, on Thursday. This was a big upset since the Spartans were coming off of an OT loss to Rancho Cucamonga and Etiwanda had been in the middle of the pack in the Baseline League.

Edison (Huntington Beach) 6-4
LOST to No. 25 Los Alamitos on Friday for the Sunset League title. The Chargers’ other losses are to Peninsula and San Clemente.

Frontier (Bakersfield) 10-0
Defeated Centennial (Bakersfield) 23-16 on Thursday. The Titans clinched an outright title in the Southwest Yosemite League (same as Liberty of Bakersfield) but needed a touchdown reception from super sophomore Kobe Watson in the last minute to get past the Golden Hawks.

Liberty (Bakersfield) 8-2
Defeated Bakersfield High, 41-10, on Thursday. The Patriots bounced back from their loss to Frontier from the previous week. They remain a threat to win a third straight CIF Central Section D1 title.

Marin Catholic (Kentfield) 9-0
The Wildcats had another Saturday game this week vs San Rafael and won 38-0. They play 9-0 San Marin next Saturday. We are going to try to attend.

Monterey Trail (Elk Grove) 7-3
Defeated River City (West Sacramento), 56-35, on Friday. The Mustangs followed up their big win over Grant from last week with a league-title clinching triumph over the Raiders.

Garrett Blank is the 6-foot-7, 315-pound offensive tackle for Rocklin. Photo: Mark Tennis.

Oak Hills (Hesperia) 9-1
Defeated winless Burroughs of Ridgecrest, 56-0, on Thursday. The Bulldogs appear on the bubble to be either D2 or D3 for the CIFSS playoffs. It’s such a difference to be No. 1 in one bracket compared to 16 in another.

Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills) 8-2
LOST to Rocklin 21-17 on Friday night. Oak Ridge took the lead 17-14 late in the fourth quarter, but could not stop a game winning drive by Rocklin that followed. The Trojans head to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 1 playoffs.

Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) 7-3
Defeated St. Bonaventure 13-10 on Friday. For the first time since 2018, the Lions are the Marmonte League champions after holding off St. Bonaventure. The Seraphs missed a field goal that would have forced the defensive stalemate into overtime. The question now will be if the Lions are sent to the Southern Section Division 1 or 2 playoffs.

Palos Verdes (PV Estates) 10-0
Defeated Peninsula (Rolling Hills Estates), 48-7, on Friday. The Sea Kings may be headed to the CIFSS D2 playoffs and will find out officially on Sunday.

Pacifica (Oxnard) 10-0
Defeated Oxnard 42-14 on Friday evening. The Tritons could not be denied a perfect regular season, as Pacifica scored 14 points in the opening quarter and breezed to a 42-14 victory over the Yellowjackets. Josh Joyner had three rushing touchdowns.

Rocklin 9-1
Defeated Oak Ridge 21-17 on Friday. Nate Martin used a reverse to secure a game winning fourth quarter touchdown for the Thunder. Rocklin picked up a second place finish in the Sierra Foothill League and should be a top level seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 2 playoffs. Gavin Correia iced the game with an interception.

St. Bonaventure (Ventura) 7-3
LOST to Oaks Christian 13-10 on Friday. It was a true defensive battle for the Marmonte League title and with the final seconds ticking down St. Bonaventure had a chance to send the game into overtime. The 29-yard kick was missed wide and the Seraphs fell to the Lions.

St. Francis (Mountain View) 6-3
Defeated Riordan (San Francisco), 27-20, on Friday. This was a battle for second-place in the West Catholic Athletic League. It also will likely end up giving St. Francis the No. 2 seed in the CCS Open/D1 playoffs but there’s still one week to go in the regular season in the CCS.

Upland 8-2
Defeated No. 12 Rancho Cucamonga, 17-14, on Thursday. Trent Dailey scored the go-ahead touchdown with 6:29 left and the Highlanders’ defense made it stand. The win also lifted head coach Darryl Thomas’ team into a tie for the Baseline League title.

Valencia 9-1
Ended its regular season on Friday at Canyon of Canyon Country with a 38-0 victory. Nick Seymour had one of the biggest plays with a 73-yard interception return TD.

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