Star-News Super 23 Football Rankings: St. Francis moves to the top spot

Staff photo by Keith Birmingham

Staff photo by Keith Birmingham

STAR-NEWS SUPER 23 RANKINGS
1. St. Francis (5-0) –
The Knigths made it clear who the best team in the area is, routing previous No. 1 Monrovia, 48-14. St. Francis, after starting 5-0 with four blow-out wins and one solid victory over Damien, now looks like a player in the aways tough Mission League. Can they handle powers Serra and Chaminade, we’ll find out.
2. Monrovia (4-1) – There was doom and gloom by many for the Wildcats after last week’s blowout loss. But Monrovia is still the best in the Mid-Valley Divison and can match Temple City as the only two programs in the area to win four consecutive CIF-SS titles. They are still in solid position to reach a regional bowl.
3. Muir (4-1) –- The Mustangs opened Pacific League play with back-to-back blow-out wins, now comes the tests as they face Burroughs and Burbank, two traditional contenders. I like Muir, which should run the table en route to the league title.
4. Rio Hondo Prep (4-1) – The Prep League title is the Kares to lose. It will hard to pick against them after looking solid to this point, with the only loss being two points to Northeast No. 1 Mission Prep.
5. San Marino (4-1) –- If there’s a challenger to Monrovia in the Rio Hondo League, it’s the Titans, who have been an offense juggernaut. All signs point to a showdown vs. Monrovia on the final week .
6. La Salle (3-2) –- The Lancers are the favorite in the Del Rey League and likely will only be challenged by Bishop Montgomery.
7. Pasadena Poly (4-0) –- The Panthers feature one of the better running attacks in the area. They are No. 2 in the Northeast Division and could challenge Rio Hondo Prep in the Prep League.
8. Rosemead (4-1) –- The Panthers have won four consecutive games since opening the season with the loss. They are Arroyo’s chief challenger in the Mission Valley League.
9. Gabrielino (4-1) –- The Eagles enjoyed a solid nonleague slate fo the second consecutive season. Can they prevent another slide in league play? We find out on Friday when they travel to Mission Valley League favorite Arroyo on Friday.
10. Arcadia (3-2) – The Apaches are coming off one of their better games in a rout of Hoover. But their season and advancement to the playoffs will be determined by how they fare vs. Crescenta Valley and Burroughs.
The Rest: 11. Maranatha (4-2), 12. South Pasadena (3-2), 13. La Canada (3-2), 14. Duarte (2-3), 15. San Gabriel (1-4), 16. Temple City (1-4), 17. Flintridge Prep (0-5), 18. Pasadena (0-5), 19. Keppel (1-4), 20. Alhambra (0-5), 21. Marshall (1-4), 22. Bosco Tech (0-5), 23. Blair (0-5).
LEADERS
PASSING

1. Eli Snyder, Maranatha, 109 of 186, 1,672 yards, 11 TDs
2. Tyler Gangi, St. Francis, 67 of 119, 1,112 yards, 13 TDs
3. Joey Harmon, Arcadia, 70 of 117, 871 yards, 3 TDs
4. Elijah Peters, Gabrielino, 46 of 91, 718 yards, 5 TDs
5. Johnny Bollinger, Rio Hondo Prep, 35 of 62, 600 yards, 8 TDs
6. Deshawn Potts, Monrovia, 29 of 58, 458 yards, 4 TDs
7. Robbie Fueling, La Canda, 18 of 62, 401 yards, TD
8. Dejon Williams, Muir, 16 of 24 for 375 yards, 3 TDs
9. Michael Bowman, Pasadena Poly, 23 of 41, 302 yards, 5 TDs
10. Steven Nava, Rosemead, 21 of 35, 275 yards, 5 TDs
RUSHING
1. Kurt Scoby, Monrovia, 871 yards, 10 TDs
2. Baile McDavid, Maranatha, 676 yards, 7 TDs
3. Griffin Carter, Pasadena Poly, 600, 10 TDs
4. Stefan Smith, Flintridge Prep, 515 yards, 7 TDs
5. Nate Tayco, Rio Hondo Prep, 513 yards, 8 TDs
6. Joe Mudie, St. Francis, 508 yards, 5 TDs
7. Alec Zavala, Rosemead, 479 yards, 6 TDs
8. Michael Valenzuela, Alhambra, 314 yards, TD
9. Areg Nazarian, St. Francis, 313 yards, 3 TDs
10. Angel Lopez, Rosemead, 272 yards, TD
RECEIVING
1. Darron McWhorter, Maranatha, 35 rec., 567 yards, 6 TDs
2. Xavius Boone, Maranatha, 34 rec., 514 yards, 2 TDs
3, Dylan Crawford, St. Francis, 22 rec., 426 yards, 6 TDs
4. Joe Mudie, St. Francis, 18 rec., 329 yards, 4 TDs
5. Nick Cantos, Arcadia, 17 rec., 278 yards, TD
6. Aidan Yamada, Maranatha, 15 rec., 277 yards, TD
7. Mark Pachorek, Arcadia, 21 rec. 272 yards
8. Christopher Montoya, Gabrielino, 16 rec., 271 yards, 2 TDs
9. John Carroll, St. Francis, 18 rec., 238 yards, 2 TDs
10. Isaac Holguin, Rio Hondo Prep, 5 rec., 192 yards, 3 TDs

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  • 626

    After 5 weeks of football the WSGV has an overall record of 55-60. Smh.

    There are 5 teams with an 0-5 record (five!) and only one with a 5-0 record. SMH. I would love to see this reversed, just not sure if it ever will.

    • Is it all just demographics?

      Just curious who you’re lumping in here? I’m guessing all the RHL teams, three Pacific League teams, Maranatha, Marshall, Poly, La Salle, Rio Hondo, Duarte, Alhambra, the three El Monte schools… ? Everything between the 605 and the LA and Glendale borders and north of the 60?

      • 626

        All 23 teams ranked above by the Star-News.

        • Is it all just demographics?

          Haha. Oh yeah, duh.

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