Tribune/Star-News/Whittier Super 20 Football Rankings: Charter Oak, St. Francis, Damien head list

School, Record, Division

1. Charter Oak (3-0), D-3
On road at Damien should be biggest test
2. St. Francis (2-0), D-3
Will get stiff test from La Serna.
3. Damien (3-0), D-4
Defense gets big test against Charter Oak
4. Los Altos (3-0), D-5
Biggest surprise so far
5. La Serna (2-1), D-3
Impressive win over Mira Costa
6. Bishop Amat (0-3), D-1
Benched QB Blake Archuleta and paid for it in loss to JSerra
7. South Hills (3-0), D-7
Opened eyes with rout over West Covina
8. La Habra (1-2), D-2
Competitive in loss to power Mission Viejo
9. Muir (2-0), D-9
Finally gets test at home against La Salle
10. Glendora (1-2), D-4
Tough losses to Charter Oak and Damien
12. Arroyo (3-0), D-11
Great defensive effort in win over Schurr
11. Northview (2-1), D-8
Has been great since loss to Charter Oak
13. Arcadia (1-2). D-11
Lopsided losses to Cathedral and Hart.
14. La Salle (1-2), D-8
Better than its record
15. San Marino (2-1), D-6
Dominant past two weeks
16. La Mirada (0-3), D-2
Has scored just seven points in three games
17. Diamond Ranch (1-2), D-7
All three of its games have been close
18. Schurr (2-1), D-12
Wasn’t up to challenge against Arroyo
19. South El Monte (3-0), D-13
Three wins, three blowouts
20. St. Paul (1-2), D-6
Back-to-back losses to Montebello, Los Altos

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Arroyo, South Hills, Charter Oak, Los Altos all win; Bishop Amat rocked at JSerra

Saturday Morning Quarterback: Aram’s column talks about how far West Covina has fallen, and looks ahead two weeks to what might be the biggest non-league game, Charter Oak and South Hills.

Big game for Los Altos’ Kody Olmos: With head coach Dale Ziola stepping down after last season and record-setting running back Tyler Nevens graduating, it’s easy to understand how the Los Altos football team began the season with tempered expectations.
However, first-year coach Hector Spathias has the Conquerors’ offense firing on all cylinders behind senior quarterback Kody Olmos, who has evolved from steady game manager to dynamic big-play threat.
Olmos passed for 266 yards and five touchdowns on Friday night to lead Los Altos to a 35-22 victory over St. Paul (1-2) and a 3-0 record.

Arroyo gets defensive in win over Schurr: Schurr managed to keep Friday night’s nonleague football game at Arroyo relatively close for the first half.
The Spartans had a feeling going up against the reigning CIF-SS Division 12 champion would not translate to an easy win.

Diamond Ranch fall to Ayala late: There were plenty of big defensive hits but not many big offensive plays Friday night when Ayala and Diamond Ranch faced off in a non-league game.
In the end, the game rested on the shoulders of the smallest player on the field, who delivered in a big way.
Ayala kicker Noah Carlton drilled a 26-yard field goal with 4:26 remaining to give the host Bulldogs a 10-7 victory.

South Hills routs West Covina: South Hills continues to show that its means business in 2017, smacking rival West Covina 47-0 on Friday in the Kings of Cameron rivalry game that it hadn’t won since 2013.
South Hills quarterback RJ Sterns had a big night, throwing two touchdowns and rushing for two more as the Huskies ended their three game losing streak to West Covina.

Bishop Amat rally falls short: JSerra showed strength on both sides of the ball at the start and finish of its 59-35 nonleague victory over Bishop Amat, Friday night at JSerra Catholic High.
However, the Lions had to weather quarterback Blake Archuleta and the Lancers in the middle frames, as the Lancers cut an early 31-point deficit to 10 points early in the fourth quarter.
Archuleta did not start at quarterback for the Lancers, but wound up tossing for 305 yards and four touchdowns.

Maranatha stays undefeated after win over Azusa: Maranatha and quarterback Kwon Peterson rolled passed the Azusa Aztecs, 42-7, in its third non league game of the season at home Friday night.
Peterson completed 17 of 27 passes for 292 yards and five touchdowns as the Minutemen improved to 3-0.

San Marino rolls over South El Monte: San Marino quarterback Blake Cabot rushed for 189 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Titans to a 47-0 win over El Monte on Friday.Cabot scored on runs of 68, 55 and 13 yards and comleted six-of-eight passes for 89 yards and 2 touchdowns.

South Pasadena cruises past Duarte: The South Pasadena High football team scored early, easily and efficiently as it coasted to a dominating 44-0 win over Duarte in nonleague action on Friday night.The Tigers opened their scoring barrage early in the first quarter with a safety thanks to a blocked punt by Joshua Saucedo. Duarte recovered the ball in the end zone to prevent a Tiger touchdown but did give up two points.

La Serna gets big win over Mira Costa: The La Serna High School Lancers improved to 2-1 in nonleague action with a 21-6 victory over visiting Mira Costa Friday night at Thorstensen Stadium at Cal high.
The Lancers built up a 21-0 lead by halftime and the Mustangs scored their only touchdown in the third quarter for the 21-6 final.

Friday’s results
Mater Dei 42, La Mirada 0
JSerra 59, Bishop Amat 35
Mission Viejo 42, La Habra 27
Chino Hills 42, Newport Harbor 21
Saddleback Valley Christian 34, Baldwin Park 28
Whittier Christian 21, Arrowhead Christian 14
La Serna 21, Mira Costa 6
Charter Oak 28, Glendora 6
Damien 41, Claremont 13
Bonita 34, Riverside Poly 12
Rowland 42, Bassett 6
Alhambra 32, Temple City 29
Hart 22, Arcadia 6
Maranatha 42, Azusa 7
Cantwell-Sacred Heart 34, Salesian 32
Covina 35, Diamond Bar 0
Garey 42, Workman 6
Ayala 10, Diamond Ranch 7
San Marino 47, El Monte 0
Ganesha 40, Jurupa Valley 7
Don Lugo 56, Monrovia 27
Nogales 29, Wilson 0
Pasadena Poly 14, Brentwood 14
South Pasadena 44, Duarte 0
Gabrielino 16, Sierra Vista 13
South Hills 47, West Covina 0
South Pasadena 44, Duarte 0
Ontario 36, San Dimas 22
St. Francis 42, Pasadena 0
Northview 28, Santa Fe 21
Schurr 31, Arroyo 10
Mountain View 33, Gladstone 13
Pomona 41, El Rancho 35
Los Altos 35, St. Paul 22
Birmingham 34, La Salle 21
South El Monte 34, Walnut 17
San Gabriel 41, Marshall 14

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Thursday Final: Montebello rallies to beat Whittier; Rosemead falls to Artesia

Rosemead comes up short: Rosemead High football head coach Matt Castaneda said his team is very close to being good despite a rough start to this new season. The Panthers showed that potential by rallying in the second half before falling short against Artesia 40-27 in nonleague action on Thursday night.
Rosemead (0-3) found itself down 32-13 at halftime before trimming the Pioneers’ lead to 32-27 to start the fourth quarter. However, a fumble and a few other mistakes allowed Artesia to score one more touchdown that sealed the game.

Montebello overcomes big deficit to win: Even though Montebello High’s football team faced a three-score deficit going into halftime, the team did not once think about hitting the panic button.
Things were not looking good for the Oilers (2-1) early in the game, with senior quarterback Gabriel Tapia only having 49 passing yards and 40 on the ground.However, the visiting Oilers overcame the three-touchdown margin by scoring four touchdowns in the third quarter, en route to a 48-40 victory over Whittier on Thursday in a nonleague game at California High.

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