Final Super 20 Football poll before playoffs: Charter Oak, St. Francis, La Habra Bishop Amat top four


TRIBUNE/STAR-NEWS/WHITTIER SUPER 20 FOOTBALL RANKINGS
School, Record, Division
1. Charter Oak (9-0), D-3
Should be top seed for Division 3 playoffs.
2. St. Francis (9-0), D-3
Hosting Cathedral Friday for Angelus League title.
3. La Habra (7-2), D-2
Travels to Fullerton next for Freeway League title.
4. Bishop Amat (5-4), D-1
On road at Chaminade for Mission League title.
5. South Hills (8-1), D-7
Could be Division 7 top seed with win over Bonita.
6. Arroyo (10-0), D-11
Two weeks off before Division 11 playoff opener.
7. Glendora (6-3), D-4
Finishes with tough one against Ayala.
8. Arcadia (6-3). D-11
Facing Crescenta Valley for second in the Pacific.
9. Los Altos (7-2), D-5
Facing Diamond Ranch for second in Hacienda.
10. Damien (5-4), D-4
Should still qualify for Division 4 playoffs.
11. Northview (6-3), D-8
Lost thriller to San Dimas to force three-way tie in Valle Vista.
12. Covina (7-2), D-11
Can earn piece of Valle Vista title.
13. Schurr (8-1), D-12
Beat Bell Gardens for Almont League title.
14. Diamond Ranch (6-3), D-7
Should be favored against Los Altos.
15. San Dimas (6-3), D-8
Won thriller over Northview.
16. South El Monte (8-1), D-10
Beat rival El Monte 28-0.
17. Santa Fe (5-4), D-10
Clinched Del Rio League title.
18. Nogales (8-1), D-12
Facing Azusa for Montview League title.
19. San Marino (7-2), D-6
Lost shootout and Rio Hondo League title to Monrovia.
20. Muir (5-4), D-9
Takes on Pasadena in Turkey Tussle Friday.

Local High School Football Schedule
All games start at 7 p.m., unless noted
Thursday’s games
Del Rio League

Whittier vs. El Rancho at California HS
Pacific League
Arcadia vs. Crescenta Valley at Glendale HS
Palomares League
Ayala vs. Glendora at Citrus College
Bonita vs. South Hills at Covina District Field
Nonleague
La Canada vs. Crean Lutheran at Irvine HS

Friday’s games
Almont League

Alhambra at Schurr
Montebello at Bell Gardens
San Gabriel at Keppel
Angelus League
Cathedral at St. Francis
La Salle at Harvard-Westlake
Salesian at St. Paul
Baseline League
Etiwanda at Damien
Del Rio League
La Serna at California
Santa Fe at Pioneer
Freeway League
La Habra at Fullerton
Sonora vs. Troy at La Habra HS
Hacienda League
Charter Oak at West Covina
Los Altos at Diamond Ranch
Walnut at Chino
Miramonte League
Ganesha at Pomona
Garey at Bassett
Mission League
Bishop Amat at Chaminade
Mission Valley League
Marshall vs. South El Monte at Pasadena HS
Mountain View at Gabrielino
Rosemead at El Monte
Montview League
Azusa vs. Nogales at Citrus College
Duarte vs. Workman at La Puente HS
Gladstone at Sierra Vista
Pacific League
Burbank at Burroughs
Hoover at Glendale
Pasadena vs. Muir at Rose Bowl
Palomares League
Claremont at Diamond Bar
Rio Hondo League
Monrovia at Temple City
San Marino at South Pasadena
South Catholic League
Bishop Montgomery at Cantwell-Sacred Heart
Valle Vista League
Baldwin Park at San Dimas
Covina at Rowland
Wilson vs. Northview at Covina District Field
Nonleague
Bosco Tech at St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy
La Puente at Sherman Indian
Whittier Christian at Ribet Academy

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Monrovia, Bishop Amat continue league turnaround; Muir comes up short


Saturday Morning Quarterback: The stage is set.
It took awhile for Bishop Amat to brush visiting Alemany, but it pulled away from a tie game at half to post a 42-22 victory to set up next week’s Mission League championship game at Chaminade, and now you have to believe the Lancers have a shot.
Especially after Chaminade had to sweat out a 40-35 victory over Notre Dame on Friday.

Bishop Amat football keeps rolling in Mission: Bishop Amat’s Blake Archuleta and Damian Moore led a balanced offensive attack while the defense figured out Alemany in the second half in a convincing 42-22 victory over Alemany at Kiefer Stadium on Friday night.
The Lancers (5-4, 5-0) travel to Chaminade next Friday, with the winner being the outright Mission League champion.
Amat overcame a sluggish start, pulling away with 35 consecutive points after trailing by seven in the second quarter.

Monrovia stuns once-beaten San Marino: It was a struggle, but for the 14th time in 15 years, the Wildcats did it again.In a game that saw numerous lead changes, the Monrovia High football team (3-6, 3-0) defeated host San Marino 42-37 on Friday to win the Rio Hondo League championship.
The Wildcats were led by Maury Rams IV. The junior carried the ball 22 times for 230 yards and scored three touchdowns. Also turning in an outstanding performance was quarterback Trevor McPherson. The senior completed 9 of 13 passes for 260 yards and two touchdowns.

Santa Fe stays undefeated in Del Rio: The Santa Fe High football team came into this season with a chip on its shoulder.After last season’s defensive coordinator and former Chiefs standout Romeo Pellum resigned, it was presumed that the team might suffer a setback in 2017. That notion quickly became an afterthought once Del Rio League play kicked off when the Chiefs knocked off reigning champion La Serna.

La Serna continues to roll: After a loss in the first game of the Del Rio League football season to current leader Santa Fe High School three weeks ago, La Serna has been on a major scoring frenzy, scoring 136 points while winning three consecutive games.
The latest was a 42-17 win over visiting El Rancho on Friday night at California High.
“That first game is in our rear view mirror and it’s definitely taught us a lot about ourselves,” said La Serna coach Andy George about the DRL opening loss.

Muir rally comes up short: The Muir High football team came into its game against Burbank with a chance to solidify its case to make the CIF-Southern Section Division 9 playoffs, assuming it could pull off the upset win against the Pacific League’s first place team. Muir was certainly up to the challenge and nearly had a chance to tie or win the game in regulation. However, the Mustangs fell seven yards short, losing 38-31 on Friday night.
With the loss, Muir (5-4, 3-3) will have to defeat archrival Pasadena in next week’s Turkey Tussle showdown to have any chance of reaching the postseason.

Friday’s results
FREEWAY LEAGUE
La Habra 50, Buena Park 14
Sunny Hills 34, Sonora 7
Fullerton 34, Troy 10
OLYMPIC LEAGUE
Valley Christian 67, Whittier Christian 14
ALMONT LEAGUE
Schurr 56, Bell Gardens 10
Alhambra 56, Keppel
Montebello 40, San Gabriel 6
ANGELUS LEAGUE
St. Paul 34, La Salle 9
Cathedral 46, Salesian 0
BASELINE LEAGUE
Los Osos 41, Chino Hills 34
Rancho Cucamonga 56, Damien 9
Upland 77, Etiwanda 21
DEL RIO LEAGUE
Santa Fe 34, California 13
La Serna 42, El Rancho 17
HACIENDA LEAGUE
Charter Oak 48, Chino 10
Diamond Ranch 59, Walnut 14
Los Altos 36, West Covina 22
MIRAMONTE LEAGUE
Ganesha 55, Bassett 14
La Puente 27, Garey 21
MISSION LEAGUE
Bishop Amat 42, Alemany 22
Chaminade 40, Notre Dame/Sherman Oaks 35
Serra 34, Crespi 0
MISSION VALLEY LEAGUE
Arroyo 45, Mountain View 14
South El Monte 28, El Monte 0
Gabrielino vs. Pasadena Marshall
MONTVIEW LEAGUE
Gladstone 14, Duarte 6
Nogales 56, Sierra Vista 6
Azusa 50, Workman 7
PACIFIC LEAGUE
Crescenta Valley 50, Glendale 7
Burbank 38, Muir 31
Arcadia 39, Pasadena 14
PALOMARES LEAGUE
Ayala 45, Claremont 7
South Hills 56, Diamond Bar 6
Glendora 55, Bonita 30
PREP LEAGUE
Pasadena Poly 2, Firebaugh 0 (For)
Rio Hondo Prep 40, Trinity Classical Academy 14
RIO HONDO LEAGUE
Monrovia 42, San Marino 37
Temple City 33, La Cañada 13
SOUTH CATHOLIC LEAGUE
Bishop Montgomery 27, Bosco Tech 6
Verbum Dei at Cantwell-Sacred Heart
SUBURBAN LEAGUE
Artesia 87, Cerritos 32
La Mirada 41, Glenn 25
Mayfair 51, Bellflower 7
VALLE VISTA LEAGUE
Covina 28, Wilson 9

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San Dimas ends Northview’s 20-game winning streak, 48-42; St. Francis rolls, sets up title game next week with Cathedral

Watch the exciting final minute of San Dimas’ 48-42 victory over Northview
Montebello at Bell Gardens (Will Hernandez email)

Thursday’s final scores
San Dimas 48, Northview 42
St. Francis 77, Harvard-Westlake 27
Whittier 11, Pioneer 10

San Dimas ends Northview’s streak: In one of the most exciting local high school games in recent years, it came down to the last five yards, and San Dimas, behind five rushing touchdowns from senior Dylan Ware, defeated Northview 48-42 in a Valle Vista League game Thursday night at Covina District Field.
With less than a minute remaining in the game, the Vikings drove the length of the field, highlighted by a 52-yard pass by senior quarterback Steven Comstock to to sophomore wide receiver Damion Thompson that put the ball at the Saints’ 25-yard line with 15 seconds remaining.
A couple of plays later, Comstock spiked the ball to stop the clock, but two running plays were stopped, and San Dimas ended an 18-game league winning streak by the Vikings (6-3, 3-1), who came into the game ranked No. 6 CIF-SS Division 8.

St. Francis flexes its muscles in win: All season long, the St. Francis High football team hasn’t been shy about lighting up the scoreboard. It only took seven plays Thursday night to confirm that.
In that stretch, Elijah Washington scored on the game’s second play and Darius Perrantes threw a touchdown pass then ran for another.
St. Francis kept its offense rolling, beating Harvard-Westlake 77-27 at home to set up a first-place Angelus League showdown with Cathedral next week.
The win also kept the Golden Knights (9-0, 4-0) in line for a second perfect regular season in four years, equaling what the 2014 team accomplished

Jose Estrada delivers for Whittier football in victoryWhittier High School’s Jose Estrada had never kicked a field goal coming into Thursday night’s Del Rio League game against Pioneer.
With Cardinals starting kicker Joshua Carranza not in uniform for the team’s home game against the Titans because of a recruiting trip, coach Visko Ancich had no other choice but to go with Estrada.Although the first-year football player had no prior experience going into the 20-yard attempt with 6:47 remaining in the game, Estrada got just enough on the kick to get the ball to split the uprights.

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High School Football Leaders and Schedule

High School Football Leaders
Offensive Leaders
Passing

1. Quinn Commans, Whittier Christian, 2,569 yards, 321 avg., 24 TDs
2. J.P. Andrade, Bonita, 2,411 yards, 301 avg., 21 TDs
3. Miguel Aguero, Schurr, 2,089 yards, 261 avg., 24 TDs
4. Ernesto Camacho, Arroyo, 2,066 yards, 229 avg., 19 TDs
5. Steven Comstock, Northview, 1,784 yards, 223 avg., 18 TDs
6. Jorge Ledesma, Azusa, 1,713 yards, 214 avg., 17 TDs
7. Kwon Peterson, Maranatha, 1,697 yards, 188 avg., 19 TDs
8. Ike Udengwu III, Workman, 1,623 yards, 202 avg., 10 TDs
9. Kody Olmos, Los Altos, 1,620 yards, 202 avg., 20 TDs
10. Jacob Rodriguez, El Rancho, 1,548 yards, 193 avg., 9 TDs

Rushing
1. Zaquand Irby, Ganesha, 1,917 yards, 239 avg., 24 TDs
2. Sal Tovar, South El Monte, 1,370 yards, 171 avg., 20 TDs
3. Erik Cuellar, Covina, 1,333 yards, 166 avg., 11 TDs
4. Abel Cueva, El Monte, 1,329 yards, 166 avg., 13 TDs
5. Angel Favela, La Mirada, 1,280 yards, 142 avg., 11 TDs
6. Armando Flores, Mountain View, 1,212 yards, 151 avg., 16 TDs
7. Maury Rams IV., Monrovia, 959 yards, 137 avg., 10 TDs
8. Alex Retana, Whittier, 902 yards, 112 avg., 5TDs
9. Matt Chavez, Charter Oak, 893 yards, 111 avg., 8 TDs
10. Beau Hobbie, San Marino, 880 yards, 125 avg., 15 TDs

Receiving
1. Lance Babb II, Schurr, 1,027 yards, 63 rec., 9 TDs
2. Noah Sanchez, Whittier Christian, 878 yards, 62 rec., 8 TDs
3. Ryan Romero, Whittier Christian, 777 yards, 49 rec., 6 TDs
4. Christopher Vargas, Baldwin park, 755 yards, 29 rec., 8 TDs
5. Daniel Centeno, Temple City, 656 yards, 31 rec., 4 TDs
6. Shane Wells, Diamond Bar, 655 yards, 39 rec., 3 TDs
7. Mikey McCauley, Damien, 636 yards, 46 rec., 4 TDs
8. Jermaine Braddock, Charter Oak, 615 yards, 44 rec., 8 TDs
9. Jason Garcia, Azusa, 605 yards, 21 rec., 8 TDs
10. Jimmy Amezquita, Northview, 583 yards, 25 rec., 9 TDs

Defensive Leaders
Tackles

1. Thali J. Cobb, Pomona, 109
2. Luis Saenz, Maranatha, 104
3. Justin Diebert, La Mirada, 97
4. Andrew Martinez, California, 90
5. Devin Escobedo, Damien, 88
6t. Roman Hernandez, Bosco Tech, 85
6t. Nathan Alba, Damien, 85
8. Chandler Auguste, Maranatha, 84
9. Jacob MOreno, Maranatha, 83
10. Manuel Santana, Arroyo, 82

Sacks
11
– Ray Dominguez (Baldwin Park)., 10.5 – Aaron Maldonado (Bishop Amat)., 10 – Mark Sosa (South El Monte)., 8 – Isaiah Isaac, (Temple City), Aleandre Dumais (St. Paul), Antonio Nava (Arroyo); 7.5 – AJ Carreon, (South El Monte), 7 – Thomas Ary, (San Marino), Michael Dominguez (Pioneer), Luis Valerio (El Monte).

Interceptions
6
– Isaiah Hamilton (Charter Oak), Michael Anyanwu (Charter Oak), Damion Thompson (Northview) ; 4 -Clark Phillips III (La Habra), Marcos Figueroa (El Monte), Luis Chavez (Ganesha), Daniel Mendoza (Arroyo).

WEEK 9 SGVN FOOTBALL SCHEDULE, OCT. 27-29
Local High School Football Schedule
All games start at 7 p.m., unless noted
Thursday’s games
Angelus League

Harvard-Westlake at St. Francis
Del Rio League
Pioneer vs. Whittier at California
Valle Vista League
San Dimas vs. Northview at Covina District Field

Friday’s games
Almont League

Bell Gardens at Schurr
Keppel vs. Alhambra at Moor Field
Montebello at San Gabriel
Angelus League
La Salle at St. Paul, 7:30 p.m.
Salesian vs. Cathedral at Los Angeles Southwest College
Baseline League
Rancho Cucamonga at Damien
Del Rio League
California vs. Santa Fe at Pioneer
El Rancho vs. La Serna at California
Freeway League
Buena Park at La Habra
Hacienda League
Chino at Charter Oak
Diamond Ranch at Walnut
West Covina at Los Altos
Miramonte League
Bassett at Ganesha
Garey at La Puente
Mission League
Alemany at Bishop Amat
Mission Valley League
Arroyo at Mountain View
El Monte at South El Monte
Marshall vs. Gabrielino
Montview League
Gladstone at Duarte
Sierra Vista at Nogales
Workman vs. Azusa at Citrus College
Olympic League
Maranatha vs. Heritage Christian at Granada Hills
Whittier Christian vs. Cerritos Valley Christian at Whittier College
Pacific League
Crescenta Valley at Glendale
Muir vs. Burbank at Burroughs
Pasadena at Arcadia
Palomares League
Ayala at Claremont
Diamond Bar vs. South Hills at Covina District Field
Glendora at Bonita
Prep League
Firebaugh vs. Pasadena Poly at South Pasadena HS
Trinity Classical Academy at Rio Hondo Prep
Rio Hondo League
Monrovia at San Marino
Temple City at La Canada
South Catholic League
Bosco Tech at Bishop Montgomery
Verbum Dei at Cantwell-Sacred Heart
Suburban League
Glenn vs. La Mirada at Excelsior Adult School
Valle Vista League
Covina at Wilson
Rowland at Baldwin Park

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Super 20 High School Football Rankings: Charter Oak, South Hills, La Habra and Bishop Amat lead way


TRIBUNE/STAR-NEWS/WHITTIER SUPER 20 FOOTBALL RANKINGS
School, Record, Division
1. Charter Oak (8-0), D-3
Is on cruise control until the playoffs.
2. St. Francis (8-0), D-3
Finishes Angelus League against two 7-1 teams.
3. La Habra (6-2), D-2
Will likely face Fullerton in Week 10 for league title.
4. Bishop Amat (4-4), D-1
From Mission impossible to Mission League possible.
5. South Hills (6-1), D-7
Clear path to Palomares League title.
6. Arroyo (9-0), D-11
Season finale on Friday against Mountain View
7. Damien (5-3), D-4
Playoff hopes took big hit in loss to Los Osos.
8. Glendora (5-3), D-4
Blew 17-point lead against South Hills.
9. Northview (6-2), D-8
Playing for Valle Vista title Thursday against San Dimas.
10. Los Altos (6-2), D-5
Only losses to Charter Oak, Glendora
11. San Marino (7-1), D-6
Facing Monrovia for league title on Friday.
12. Covina (6-2), D-11
Can share league title if San Dimas beats Northview.
13. Arcadia (5-3). D-11
Impressive 4-1 in the Pacific with Pasadena next.
14. Schurr (7-1), D-12
Should go undefeated in the Almont.
15. Diamond Ranch (5-3), D-7
Has won four of last five.
16. South El Monte (7-1), D-10
Facing El Monte for second in Mission Valley.
17. Santa Fe (4-4), D-10
Perfect 4-0 in the Del Rio.
18. Nogales (7-1), D-12
Still undefeated in the Montview.
29. Muir (5-3), D-9
Takes on Pacific league undefeated Burbank next.
20. San Dimas (5-3), D-8
Can still share league title with win over Northview.

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