Five area high school football programs are among the CIF Southern
Section’s preseason top 10 polls.
In the Western Division (formerly Div. III), defending division
champion St. Paul is No. 3 behind Palmdale and Dominguez.
In the Southeast Division (Div. VII), Schurr is No. 4, Santa Fe is
No. 5 and California is No. 6. Leaders in the division are South Hills
No. 1, Charter Oak No. 2 and Diamond Ranch No. 3.
In the Southwest Division (Div. VI), 2007 Southeast Division champion
La Habra, moving up a division in 2008, is No. 2 behind two-time
defending champion El Dorado.
Local teams listed among others receiving votes are La Mirada in the
Southern Division (Div. IX) and Whittier Christian in the Mid-Valley
Division (Div. XI).
Locals who are conspicuous by their absence are La Serna and Pioneer in the Southeast Division, and Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary in the
Northwest Division (Div. X).