Friday, August 31, 2012

Southern California High School Football Scores - Week 1

Southern California High School Football Scores
Friday, August 31, 2012











High School Football America - SoCal
Top 20 Big School Scores

#1 Santa Margarita 35 Long Beach Jordan 6
#2 Vista Murrieta 37 Thunder Ridge (CO) 26
#4 Alemany 49 Muir 12
#6 St. Bonaventure 40 #7 Corona Centennial 35
#7 Mission Viejo 35 Mission Hills 21
#11 Tesoro 10 Hart 7
#12 Serra 20 #14 Long Beach Poly 12
#13 Westlake 13 Del Oro 10 (OT)
#16 Lompoc 14 Bakersfield Frontier 0
#17 Chaminade 49 Pulaski Academy (AR) 39
#18 Redland East Valley 36 Dominguez 0
#19 Bishop Amat 48 Chino Hills 48 (tie)


High School Football America - SoCal
Top 5 Small School Scores

#1 Sierra Canyon 34 El Camino Real 20
Mission Prep 47 #2 Rio Hondo Prep 14
#3 Paraclete 35 Burroughs 10
#4 Ontario Christian 45 El Monte 24
#5 Boron 61 Firebaugh 0


Other Scores

Aliso Niguel 48 Mililkan 8
Alto Loma 31 Montclair 20
Aquinas 46 Mary Star 0
Arroyo 21 Temple City 0
Arroyo Grande 50 Nipomo 7
Atascadero 42 Morro Bay 25
Ayala 16 Monrovia 15
Banning 62 Cathedral City 32
Barstow 39 Littlerock 6
Beaumont 37 Citrus Valley 14
Bellflower 27 Pacifica 22
Bell Gardens 36  Torrance 33
Brawley 33 Indio 7
Brea Olinda 26 Sonora 14
Brethren Christian 43 Arrowhead Christian 7
California 40 Montebello 26
Calipatria 26 Desert Mirage 10
Calvary Chapel 55 Bright Star 8
Camarillo 28 Buena 7
Canyon Springs 28 La Sierra 15
Capistrano Valley 41 Santa Fe Christian 39
Capistrano Valley Christian 35 Rock Academy 21
Carter 54 Chaffey 0
Century 38 La Quinta 12
Chaparral 48 Valley View 0
Charter Oak 35 Roosevelt 0
Chino 42 Pomona 0
Citrus Hill 33 Arroyo Valley 7
Compton Centennial 20 Compton 14
Corona 27 Colony 13
Crescenta Valley 26 Santa Paula 21
Cuyama Valley 56 Rolling Hills Prep 6
Diamond Ranch 56 El Rancho 34
Eastside 37  Leuzinger 0
Eisenhower 48 Rialto 23
El Modena 11 Cypress 9
El Segundo 41 Lynwood 16
Esperanza 42 Santa Fe 0
Estancia 17 Loara 0
Etiwanda 27 AB Miller 17
Fillmore 35 Valley Christian 17
Fullerton 42 Anaheim 7
Gabrielino 27 Bosco Tech 21
Gahr 31 Northwood 20
Garden Grove 28 Westminster 7
Gladstone 19 Northview 10
Glendora 14 Claremont 6
Great Oak 50 St. Albert (Canada) 6
Harvard-Westlake  57 North Hollywood 13
Heritage 35 Rancho Verde 13
Heritage Christian 34 Grace Brethren 20
Hesperia 50 Granite Hills 0
Huntington Beach 62 Magnolia 0
JSerra 34 Long Beach Wilson 21
Jurupa Hills 41 Shadow Hills 18
Kaiser 20 Apple Valley 11
King 29 Norte Vista 13
La Costa Canyon 42 Baldwin Park 0
La Salle 45 Glendale 16
Laguna Beach 62 Bolsa Grande 14
Laguna Hills 21 Corona del Mar 12
Lawndale 13 Hawthorne 12
La Serna 28 Downey 27 (OT)
Los Alamitos 29 Paramount 26
Los Altos 48 Salesian 34
Los Amigos 21 Godinez 18
Loyola 38 West Covina 14
Marina 23 Kennedy 14
Marshall 31 Blair 14
Mater Dei (Chula Vista) 42 Viewpoint 21
Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 35 St. Paul 10
Mira Costa 35 Inglewood 13
Morningside 58 Cerritos 0
Mountain View 28 Bassett 21
Murrieta Mesa 35 Hemet 12
Murrieta Valley 42 Mayfair 0
Nordhoff 45 Pacifica 7
North Riverside 41 Colton 0
North Torrance 42 Peninsula 3
Norwalk 52 Diamond Bar 38
Notre Dame (Riverside) 44 Grand Terrace 27
Notre Dame (SO) 27 Hamilton (AZ) 15 *Game played in Ireland
Oak Hills 30 Knight 0
Oak Park 18 Channel Islands 7
Ontario 34 Bloomington 0
Orange Lutheran 31 Damien 14
Otay Ranch 26 Elsinore 21
Oxnard 12 Quartz Hill 7
Palmdale 35 Valencia 21
Palm Springs 41 Pacific 6
Pasadena Poly 28 Saddleback Valley Christian 12
Patriot 26 Perris 6
Rancho Alamitos 47 Savanna 14
Righetti 55 Lompoc Cabrillo 15
Rim of the World 30 Victory Valley 7
Riverside Poly 38 Ramona 7
Rowan 15 Wilson 13
Royal 24 Golden Valley 20
San Clemente 37 Cabrillo 6
San Dimas 50 Azusa 7
San Gorgonio 28 Cajon 27
San Juan Hills 21 Canyon 17
Santa Clara 40 Hueneme 27
Santa Monica 42 Redondo 21
Segerstrom 25 University 8
Serrano 28 Silverado 3
Simi Valley 19 Saugus 12
South El Monte 19 Nogales 6
South Hills 14 Bonita 0
South Pasadena 49 San Gabriel 40
South Torrance 28 Carpinteria 20
St. Francis 49 Arcadia 10
St. John Bosco 54 Lakewood 7
St. Joseph 41 San Joaquin Memorial 3
Sunny Hills 49 Santa Ana 7
Tehachapi 22 Burroughs 15
Temescal Canyon 29 Temecula Valley 24
Templeton 17 Pioneer Valley 13
Thousand Oaks 20 Newberry Park 17 (OT)
Troy 34 Walnut 0
Tustin 35 Foothill 28
Valley Christian 42 Duarte 36
Ventura 38 Agoura 6
Vista del Lago 22 San Bernandino 14
West Torrance 30 Culver City 25
West Valley 70 Coachella Valley 0
Western 6 Katella 2
Whittier 55 Artesia 14
Whittier Christian 49 Cantwell-Sacred Heart 6
Woodbridge 56 Lancaster 0
Yorba Linda 15 El Dorado 14
Yucaipa 45 Highland 13
Yucca Valley 19 Rosamond 14

8-Man

Coast Union 60 Orcutt Academy 28
Cuyama Valley 56 Rolling Hills Prep 6
Desert Chapel 70 Public Safety Academy 16
Desert Christian 62 California Lutheran 18
Excelsior 41 Faith Baptist 22
Joshua Springs 72 Lucerne Valley 12
Lancaster Baptist 34 Bloomington Christian 20
Marywood-Palm Valley 47 West Shores 0
Pacific Lutheran 44 Victor Valley Christian 0
Thatcher 38 Liberty Christian 6
St. Michael's Prep 32 Discovery 6

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thursday Night High School Football Scoreboard - Week 1

by Jeff Fisher
High School Football America

La Habra High School
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We made our first trip to La Habra tonight to watch the Highlanders host La Mirada.

It felt good to be on a field with real grass for the first game since we moved to Los Angeles for the start of High School Football America - SoCal on KLAC AM 570 Fox Sports Radio.  Nothing wrong with turf, but it's hard to beat a natural grass field, in my opinion.

La Mirada improved to 2-0 on the season with an offensive explosion at the start of the game that saw the Matadores score four touchdowns in the first 12-minutes.  After opening a 28-13 first quarter lead, the Matadores, ranked #1 in the CIF-SS Southeast Division, rolled to a 45-27 victory.

La Mirada put over 500 yards in total offense against La Habra's defense.  The victory snaps La Habra's three-game win streak over its nearby rival.

The Matadores were led on offense by senior quarterback Gerry Myres, who tossed three touchdown passes with no interceptions.  6-5 wide receiver Dallis Shipp caught six balls for, two for scores.  Running back Johnny Hills had a big night with two touchdown runs and nearly 200 yards rushing.

La Mirada head coach Mike Moschetti was a guest on our inaugural High School Football America - SoCal radio show on AM 570 Fox Sports LA.  You can listen to that interview by clicking here.

Here are the rest of the scores as reported to High School Football America with assists from the Daily Breeze, Daily News, LA Times, The Press-EnterpriseOCVarsity, Ventura County Star and an assist at the end by Ed Gonzalez of the Los Angeles Sports Journal.

Southern California (City and Southern Section) High School Football Scores
Thursday, August 30, 2012

Arleta 56 Marshall 7
Arlington 24 La Quinta 14
Bell 17 Grant 13
Bernstein 36 Sherman Oaks CES 0
Birmingham 48 Granada Hills Kennedy 27
Bishop Montgomery 24 Contreras Learning Center 16
Buena Park 35 Schurr 0
Canoga Park 42 Hollywood 0
Cathedral 61 Banning 12
Costa Mesa 45 Garden Grove Santiago 14
Covina 41 La Puente 16
Crenshaw 41 Norco 25
Dorsey 24 Fairfax 14
Edison 24 Garfield 0
Franklin 51 Belmont 6
Fulton 46 Lighthouse Christian 0 (8-Man)
Gardena 27 Taft 26
Gladstone 18 Northview 10
Granada Hills 55 Sun Valley 0
Hamilton 19 Washington 7
Irvine Rosemead 0
La Mirada 45 La Habra 27
Lincoln 20 Huntington Park 13
Locke 36 Los Angeles University 18
Narbonne 41 Palos Verdes 0
Orange 41 Saddleback 7
Palisades 45 Sun Valley Poly 6
Panorama 35 South Region 0
Pioneer 35 Glenn 28
Redlands 21 Summit 12
Reseda 42 Jefferson 26
Roosevelt 48 Los Angeles Wilson 20
Roybal 31 Chavez 8
San Fernando 33 Chatsworth 7
San Marino 30 Eagle Rock 14
San Pedro 53 West Adams Prep 0
Santa Ana Valley 27 Beckman 24
South Gate 42 Santee 7
Torres 47 Monroe 14
Trabuco Hills 27 Newport Harbor 21
Van Nuys 25 Verdugo Hills 14
Venice 34 Sylmar 6
View Park 12 Freemont 7
Villa Park 24 Valencia 7
West Chester 19 Cleveland 16
West Ranch 28 Burbank 7



Tuesday, August 28, 2012

New CIF-SS High School Football Rankings are Released

by Jeff Fisher
High School Football America

There are two new #1's in the latest CIF-Southern Section 11-man football rankings.

Let's start in the Central Division where Elsinore stormed back from a 42-24 fourth quarter deficit to beat preseason #1 Rancho Verde 46-42 in the season opener for both teams.
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According to The Press-Enterprise's David Lassen's story, Elsinore completed the comeback win over the defending CIF-SS Central champs when Noah Paculba returned a blocked 49-yards with 1:36 to go in the game.  Rancho Verde, which brought a 14-game win streak into the contest, falls #7 in this week's rankings, while Elsinore climbs three spots to #6.

Summit, #2 in the preseason poll, climbs one spot to become the new #1 in the Central Division.

In the East Valley Division, Citrus Valley lost to Riverside Poly 40-15, thus tumbling from it's #1 perch to #4.  Citrus Valley entered 2012 ranked #5 in High School Football America - SoCal's preseason poll.

Ontario Christian climbs one spot to become the new #1 in the East Valley Division.

Below are the rankings in all 11 CIF-SS divisions:

Central

1. Summit 1-0
2. J.W. North 0-0
3. Heritage 1-0
4. Kaiser 0-0
5. Palm Springs 1-0
6. Elsinore 1-0
7. Rancho Verde 0-1
8. Colony 0-1
9. Paloma Valley 1-0
10. Chino 0-1


Eastern

1. Citrus Hill 1-0
2. Carter 0-0
3. Serrano 1-0
4. Oak Hills 0-0
5. La Sierra 0-0
6. San Gorgonio
7. Silverado 1-0
8. Ralto 0-0
9. Apple Valley 0-1
10. Arroyo Valley 1-0

East Valley

1. Ontario Christian 1-0
2. Rubidoux 1-0
3. Twentynine Palms 0-0
4. Citrus Valley 0-1
5. Grace Brethren 1-0
6. Rim of the World 0-0
7. St. Margaret's 1-0
8. Big Bear 1-0
9. Yucca Valley 1-0
10. Aquinas 0-1



Inland

1. Vista Murrieta 0-0
2. Centennial/Corona 0-0
3. Rancho Cucamonga 1-0
4. Upland 1-0
5. Redlands East Valley 0-0
6. Charter Oak 0-0
7. Chino Hills 1-0
8. Murrieta Valley 1-0
9. Chaparral 1-0
10. Redlands 0-1

Mid-Valley

1. Sierra Canyon 1-0
2. Monrovia 0-0
3. San Dimas 1-0
4. Paraclete 0-1
5. Covina 0-1
6. San Gabriel 1-0
7. South El Monte 0-0
8. San Marino 0-0
9. Arroyo 0-1
10. Mountain View 1-0

Northeast

1. Rio Hondo Prep 1-0
2. Boron 1-0
3. Mission Prep 1-0
4. Salesian 1-0
5. Desert Christian/L. 1-0
6. Bishop Union 0-1
7. Saddleback Valley Christian 0-1
8. Chadwick 1-0
9. California City 0-1
10. Desert 1-0

Northern

1. Hart 0-0
2. Canyon/ C.C. 1-0
3. Palos Verdes 0-0
4. Valencia/Valencia 0-0
5. San Luis Obispo 0-1
6. Arroyo Grande 0-1
7. Highland 0-0
8. Quartz Hill 0-0
9. Righetti 0-1
10. Antelope Valley 1-0

Northwest

1. Torrance 1-0
2. Bishop Diego 1-0
3. Cantwell/Sacred Heart 0-0
4. Nordoff 1-0
5. Maranatha 0-1
6. Centennial Compton 0-1
7. South Torrance 0-0
8. El Segundo 0-0
9. Whittier Christian 1-0
10. Bishop Montgomery 1-0

PAC-5

1. Santa Margarita 1-0
2. Oaks Chrisitan 1-0
3. Westlake 1-0
4. Tesoro 1-0
5. Alemany 1-0
6. San Clemente 1-0
7. Mission Viejo 1-0
8. Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) 0-1
9. Mater Dei 0-0
10. St. Bonaventure 1-0

Southeast

1. La Mirada 1-0
2. West Covina 1-0
3. La Serna 1-0
4. Santa Fe 1-0
5. Bonita 0-1
6. Diamond Ranch 1-0
7. Arcadia 0-1
8. Muir 0-1
9. Downey 1-0
10. Mayfair 0-1

Southern

1. Corona del Mar 0-0
2. Beckman 0-0
3. Segerstrom 1-0
4. Estancia 0-0
5. Laguna Beach 0-0
6. Woodbridge 0-0
7. Los Amigos 0-0
8. Rancho Alamitos 0-0
9. Irvine 0-0
10. Santa Ana Valley 1-0

Southwest

1. Tustin 1-0
2. Edison 0-0
3. Los Alamitos 0-0
4. Villa Park 1-0
5. La Habra 1-0
6. Foothill 1-0
7. Cypress 1-0
8. Huntington Beach 0-1
9. Newport Harbor 0-0
10. Valencia/Placentia 1-0

Western

1. Serra 1-0
2. Lompoc 1-0
3. Chaminade 0-0
4. Culver City 0-0
5. St. Francis 0-0
6. Cabrillo/Lompoc 1-0
7. Templeton 1-0
8. Santa Monica 0-0
9. Harvard-Westlake 0-1
10. Cathedral 1-0

Monday, August 27, 2012

Plenty of High School Football Games on TV and the Internet this Weekend

by Jeff Fisher 
High School Football America

There's plenty of Southern California high school football games that you can watch on TV and online this coming weekend.

Each Monday, we'll try to give you the most comprehensive list of games in Southern California.

Friday night's Fox Sports West/CIF-SS Game of the Week should be a good one with Corona Centennial opening its season against St. Bonaventure.  The game will be shown on a tape delayed basis starting at 10:30pm on Fox Sports West.

Centennial's Matt Logan will be a guest on this week's High School Football America - SoCal show on KLAC AM 570 Fox Sports LA that will begin at 10:30 pm on Saturday night.

If you're looking for a live broadcast, check-out Fox Sports West's PrepZone, which will feature four games streaming live starting at 7 o'clock.

Here are this week's PrepZone games:

ThunderRidge (Colorado) at Vista Murrieta
Mission Hills (San Diego) at Mission Viejo
Heritage at Rancho Verde
Loyola at West Covina

You can watch last week's PrepZone games by clicking here.

IBN Sports will have its usual large schedule of games starting with all four Battle for Veterans games at Westlake High School on Friday and Saturday.

Battle for Veterans Football Invitational

Friday
5 PM - Oceanside vs. Oakdale
7:30 PM - Del Oro at Westlake

Saturday
5pm - Upland vs. Windor
7:30 pm - Oaks Christian vs. Granite Bay

The California vs. Arkansas battle between Chaminade and Pulaski Academy from the Razorback State will be shown live outside of California and Video on Demand in-state.  Pulaski is Arkansas' defending 4A champs with a team that NEVER punts and ALWAYS does an onside kick after scoring.

Here are all of the live games on IBNSports.com on Friday:

7 P.M. - Santa Margarita at Long Beach Jordan
7 P.M. - Helix at Eastlake

Cox 3 in Orange County begins its Game of the Week broadcasts this Friday with Hart taking-on TesoroHigh School Football America - SoCal correspondent Garth "Worm" Wyckoff will be handling sideline reporting duties in this one that starts at 7 P.M.

If you didn't know, Time Warner Cable has signed a five-year deal with the City Section to broadcast games on Channel 101 and 411 on a tape delayed basis.  This weekend they'll have two offerings: Norco at Crenshaw on Thursday night/Friday morning and St. Paul at Mater Dei on Saturday.

Click here to see the airtimes for both games.

And, finally, don't forget to tune into this week's High School Football America - SoCal show on AM 570 Fox Sports LA starting at 10:30 P.M., right after the Dodgers and Diamondbacks game.

If you missed any of our previous three shows, you can listen on-demand by going to the on-demand section on our AM 570 Fox Sports LA blog that can be found by clicking here.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

A Passer's Delight in Week 0


by Jeff Fisher

It was quite a Week 0 for the forward pass in California.

Thursday night I watched El Toro quarterback Conner Manning chuck the ball 66 times for six touchdowns in the Chargers 47-24 win over Huntington Beach.  Manning, who's given his verbal commitment to Utah, was 44-of-66 for 454 yards.  Last year, Manning broke USC's Matt Barkley's single-season yardage record in Orange County.

Manning connected with six different receivers with Alec Shoffeit catching 12 passes for 119 yards.

Below are highlights from the game.
Then on Friday in northern California Folsom's Jake Browning tossed a national-record tying 10 touchdowns in a 68-28 win over Woodcreek.

Browning, a sophomore making his varsity debut, was 34-of-51 for 689 yards  with only one interception.

The ten touchdowns ties Browning with six other QBs for the national mark.  The 689 yards puts him second on the all-time single game record.  Pacific Palisades' David Koral owns the national mark with 764 yards in 1999.

Folsom has becoming a breeding ground for quarterbacks.  The last two Bulldog quarterbacks have been good at re-writing the California record book.

Browning replaces Tanner Trosin, who shattered the California single-season record for passing yardage last year with 5,185 yards.  Trosin is now at Cal Poly.  Before Trosin, it was Dano Graves, who assaulted the state record book, accounting for 85 touchdowns during the 2010 season.  Graves, who is now at Air Force, passed for 62, the second most all-time in a season, and ran for 23 scores.

Below I'm listing some of the Top 5 single-season California passing records, according to Cal-Hi Sports:

Most Passing Yards in a Season

1. Tanner Trosin, Folsom (2011) - 5,185
2. David Koral, Pacific Palisades (1999) - 4,907
3. Kyle Boller, Newhall Hart (1998) - 4,838
4. Ricky Lloyd, Concord (2010) - 4,451
5. Casey Nielsen, Cerritos Gahr (2009) - 4,406

Most Touchdown Passes in a Season

1. Robert De La Cruz, Los Angeles Cathedral (1999) - 63
2. Dano Graves, Folsom (2010) - 62
3. Robert De La Cruz, Los Angeles Cathedral (1998) - 61
4. Kyle Boller, Newhall Hart (1998) - 59
5. Jimmy Clausen, Oaks Christian (2004) - 57



Saturday, August 25, 2012

How the Top 25 Fared on Friday

Jeff Fisher
High School Football America

We all know that high school football polls are designed to create discussion, and at the end of the day, they're just for fun.

Championships aren't won on paper, they're run on the field, in most most states.  Of course, until the California Interscholastic Federation moves to a true statewide playoff system, there will be debate on who's the top team by division in the state.

Yesterday, the team at High School Football America - SoCal unveiled its first preseason poll and already we've been shown that we're not as smart as we think we are.

Servite, our #4 team in the Big Schools Top 20, was shocked 40-23 in its season opener by unranked Bishop Amat.  LA Times preps reporter Eric Sondheimer and his team report in the Varsity Times Insider that the Servite loss ends a 25-game regular season win streak against California teams.

The best game of the night may have been in Sherman Oaks where #14 Serra beat #20 Notre Dame 26-23 in a game that had seven second half lead changes.  Read the game story from Sondheimer, by clicking here.

Tonight on ESPN2, we'll find-out if Santa Margarita can live-up to its national rankings and our #1 ranking.  The Eagles will face Arizona-power Brophy Prep starting at 7pm Pacific on national television.

There will be some changes this week in the Small School Top 5 after two teams, #2 Paraclete and Maranatha, lost their openers.

For now, here's how our Top 25 fared last night.

Big Schools Rankings

#1 - Santa Margarita vs. Brophy Prep (AZ) tonight 7pm on ESPN 2
#2 - Vista Murrieta - off
#3 - Alemany beat Pasadena 45-8
#4 - Servite lost to Bishop Amat 40-23
#5 - Oaks Christian beat Del Oro 40-0
#6 - Corona Centennial - off
#7 - Mission Viejo beat Bakersfield Centennial 35-0
#8 - St. Bonaventure beat Garfield 48-0
#9 - Narbonne - off
#10 - Rancho Cucamonga beat Redlands 40-17
#11 - Tesoro beat Compton 55-14
#12 - Westlake vs. Granite Bay tonight in Battle for Veterans
#13 - Upland beat Muir 36-6
#14 - Serra beat #20 Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) 26-23
#15 - Long Beach Poly beat Carson 42-26
#16 - Mater Dei - off
#17 - Lompoc beat Arroyo Grande 31-0
#18 - Chaminade beat Venice 37-20
#19 - Redlands East Valley - off
#20 - Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) lost to #14 Serra 26-23

Small Schools Rankings

#1 - Serra Canyon beat Bishop 36-0
#2 - Paraclete lost to Serrano 42-20
#3 - Rio Hondo Prep beat Aracadia 29-7
#4 - Maranatha lost to Antelope Valley 29-15
#5 - Citrus Valley beat Riverside Poly 40-15

Friday, August 24, 2012

California High School Football Scores - Week 0

by Jeff Fisher
High School Football America

All-female Chain Gang at Tesoro High School
When you've seen over 800 high school football games in-person over the course of 43 years, there's not much that makes you do a double-take.

Well, that happened at tonight's game between Compton and Tesoro in Las Flores.

To set the scene, I walked to the Compton side of the field so I could shoot highlights of the game with the home stands as the background.  After the first series I looked at the "chain crew" and realized that all four members of the crew were female...that's right it was an all-female crew!

If you still don't believe me, the picture is the proof.

During a break in the action, I walked-up to them and told them that in all my days of watching and covering high school football or football at any level, I'd never witnessed this.  They smiled and were excited to hear that I said I'd be back with High School Football America - SoCal reporter and executive producer Trish Hoffman to do a feature video story about them.

On the field itself, I was impressed with Tesoro, which enters the 2012 season ranked #11 in our preseason Big Schools Top 20.   The Titans got out to a quick 14-0 first quarter lead behind quarterback Matt Adam and running back Nate Tago.

Compton closed to within 14-8 in the second quarter, but the Titans scored two touchdowns within 35 seconds and opened a 42-8 halftime lead.  Tesoro finished things off with a 55-14 win.

With 17 starters back from last year's 8-5 team, the Titans are expected to make some noise in the solid top-to-bottom South Coast League.

I'll post highlights from this game tomorrow.

Meanwhile, below we'll post the final scores from throughout the area courtesy of our friends at the local media outlets, plus the wonderful World of Twitter.

Special thanks to the local media outlets in alphabetical order:

Daily Breeze
Daily News
LA Times
OC Varsity
The Press-Enterprise
Ventura County Star

Southern California (City & SS) High School Football Scores
Friday, August 24, 2012

Agoura 27 Oak Park 20 (OT)
Alemany 45 Pasadena 8
Aliso Niguel 28 Bellflower 0
Antelope Valley 29 Maranatha 15
Arroyo Valley 33 Fontana 0
Ayala 46 Diamond Bar 17
Bakersfield 48 Ventura 14
Banning 46 Hemet 0
Beaumont 30 Valley View 23
Bell 28 Manual Arts 6
Bell-Jeff 65 Monroe 35
Bernstein 32 Chavez 0
Birmingham 32 Banning 14
Bishop Amat 40 Servite 23
Bishop Diego 54 Santa Maria 3
Biship Montgomery 37 Desert Mirage 6
Bloomington Christian 46 Lucerne Valley 36
Boron 54 Kern Valley 0
Calvary Chapel (Santa Ana) 42 Sage Hill 20
Canoga Park 34 Jefferson 14
Canyon Springs 27 Jurupa Valley 21
Capistrano Valley 35 University 13
Chaminade 37 Venice 20
Chaparral 42 San Bernandino Cajon 20
Chino Hills 41 Arlington 20
Citus Hill 40 40 Riverside Poly 15
Contreras 27 Los Angeles Wilson 13
Crean Lutheran 20 Silver Valley 14
Crenshaw 43 Santiago 31
Crespi 41 Taft 7
Desert 26 Vasquez 20
Desert Hot Springs 26 Aquinas 13
Diamond Ranch 22 Chino 14
Dos Pueblos 12 Santa Ynez 0
Downey 30 Mayfair 20
Duarte 46 Pasadena Marshall 0
Eastside 42 Granite Hills 0
Eisenhower 54 Alta Loma 0
El Camino Real 14 North Hollywood 12
El Monte 44 Baldwin Park 41
El Rancho 28 Marina 23
Elsinore 46 Rancho Verde 42
Esperanza 42 Kennedy 15
Foothill 28 Fountain Valley 14
Franklin 38 Thousand Oaks 28
Franklin 35 Santee 25
Grace Brethran 29 Kilpatrick 0
Granada Hills 17 Reseda 0
Great Oak 38 Claremont 14
Heritage 32 San Jacinto 6
Hoover 46 Blair 0
Knight 21 Apple Valley 7
La Habra 34 El Dorado 10
Lakewood 38 Gahr 13
La Mirada 55 St. Paul 28
Lancaster Desert Christian 25 California City 18
La Salle 27 Temple City 0
La Serna 43 Rancho Christian 6
Lincoln 34 Van Nuys 28 (3 OTs)
Lompoc 31 Arroyo Grande 0
Lompac Cabrillo 27 San Marcos 14
Long Beach Poly 42 Carson 26
Los Altos 33 Arroyo 6
Los Angeles Marshall 40 Belmont 0
Los Osos 46 La Quinta 23
Mission Prep 40 Filmore 7
Mission Viejo 35 Bakersfield Centennial 0
Montclair 40 Ganesha 6
Moorpark 31 West Ranch 0
Mountain View 10 Alhambra 6
Murrieta Mesa 55 Jurupa Hills 19
Murrieta Valley 35 Temescal Canyon 15
Newbury Park 31 Buena 0
Nordhoff 28 San Joaquin Memorial 3
Northview 33 Ontario 0
Norwalk 58 Long Beach Cabrillo 26
Notre Dame (Riverside) 47 Workman 7
Oaks Christian 40 Del Oro 0
Orange Lutheran 30 Long Beach Wilson 22
Palm Springs 21 Palm Desert 0
Palmdale 40 Ridgecrest Burroughs 0
Paloma Valley 47 San Bernandino 6
Pioneer Valley 37 Nipomo 10
Rancho Cucamonga 40 Redlands 17
Redondo 42 North Torrance 35
Rio Hondo Prep 29 Arcadia 7
Rowland 15 Nogales 6
Rubidoux 35 Ramona 14
Salesian 22 Sierra Vista 0
San Clemente 56 West Adams Prep 0
San Gorgonio 27 Citrus Valley 9
Santa Ana Valley 34 Glenn 19
Santa Barbara 25 Santa Maria St. Joseph 22
Santa Clara 19 Verbum Dei 13
Santa Paula 60 Hueneme 47
Segerstrom 50 Savanna 0
Serra 26 Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) 23
Serrano 42 Paraclete 20
Sierra Canyon 36 Bishop 0
Silverado 20 Hesperia 14
South East 47 Lawndale 12
South Ills 33 Colony 28
St. Bonaventure 48 Garfield 0
St. John Bosco 57 Dominguez 7
St. Margaret's 23 View Park Prep 7
Summit 38 Etiwanda 6
Tahquitz 41 Vista del Lago 7
Templeton 49 Carpinteria 42
Tesoro 55 Compton 14
Torrance 47 Hawthorne 6
Tustin 48 Roosevelt 13
Trabuco Hills 17 Dana Hills 14
Upland 36 Muir 6
Valencia 21 Brea Olinda 16
Villa Park 28 Righetti 21
Walnut 40 Don Lugo 21
West Covina 34 Covina 0
Western 10 Costa Mesa 0
West Valley 61 Indio 0
Whittier Christian 55 Mammoth  7
Yorba Linda 28 El Modena 16
Yucaipa 21 Chaffey 7
Yucca Valley 49 Xavier Prep 20

High School Football America's Southern California Preseason High School Football Top 20


By Sean Ceglinsky

Nebraska recruit Johnny Stanton during preseason camp
for Santa Margarita Eagles
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The time has come. No more practices. No more scrimmages. No more studying in the film room. No more lifting in the weight room. The prep football season is set to kick off for those in Southern California. The players, and coaches alike for that matter, finally have the all-important opportunity to see if the diligent work put forth during the off-season is going to pay off. Or not for some, unfortunately.

The region is loaded with some of the country's more high-profile recruits, all of whom compete in the CIF Southern Section and Los Angeles City Section. This neck of the woods is hotbed for talented prospects, there's no doubt about it, and the collection of individuals rivals what one might find in destinations such as Texas and Florida.

That said, we here at High School Football America - SoCal figured it was necessary to take a look at how some of the premier programs from Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire and Ventura County stack up against each other. All points in between too. So without further adieu, let's get down to business and break things down with our big schools and small schools polls.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL AMERICA TOP 20

1. SANTA MARGARITA (RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA)
Newsworthy: Behind senior quarterback and Nebraska commit Johnny Stanton, the Eagles are not only the unquestioned top team in this poll, but also one of the nation's best around.
Rewind: Since taking over as coach a few short years ago, Harry Welch has developed this group into a program that no one wants to face when the “Friday Night Lights” are bright.
Fast forward: Season starts Saturday against Brophy College Prep (Phoenix, AZ).

2. VISTA MURRIETA (MURRIETA)
Noteworthy: Defensive back Su'a Cravens will play on the offensive side of the ball for the Broncos. The senior and USC commit is far too talented to simply sit on the sidelines.
Rewind: Vista Murrieta emerged as a legitimate threat in the Golden State a season ago and it will be interesting to see if the Broncos live up to the all-important hype moving forward.
Fast forward: Season starts Aug. 31 against ThunderRidge (Highlands Ranch, CO).

3. ALEMANY (MISSION HILLS)
Noteworthy: Receiver Steven Mitchell, a speedy senior who committed to USC, is a threat to take the ball to the house and score a touchdown every time he touches the ball.
Rewind: Known as one of the top teams in the San Fernando Valley for quite some time, the Warriors have been the measuring stick for many schools in the not so distant past.
Fast forward: Season starts Friday against Pasadena.

4. SERVITE (ANAHEIM)
Noteworthy: Competing in the traditionally tough Trinity League, there will be no easy games. Life will also be particularly difficult once the Pac-5 Division playoffs roll around.
Rewind: In terms of the best teams in Orange County, the Friars are typically considered as the cream of the crop. They go about their business in a workmanlike manner, nevertheless.
Fast forward: Season starts Friday against Bishop Amat.

5. OAKS CHRISTIAN (WESTLAKE VILLAGE)
Noteworthy: Brandon Dawkins is entrenched as the starter at quarterback after winning the job last season. This time around, the Lions are his team. There's no question about it.
Rewind: Bill Redell spent 12 years building the program into a power. He's moved on, however. Jeff Woodruff has the unenviable task of taking over for the venerable head honcho.
Fast forward: Season starts Saturday against Del Oro (Loomis).

6. CENTENNIAL (CORONA)
Noteworthy: It doesn't happen often, but for once, the Huskies are not considered the favorite in the Inland Division. Now, let's see how this group reacts to some adversity.
Rewind: Coach Matt Logan had some options on the offensive side of the ball last season. Problem was, the players he expected to deliver did not fulfill their promise.
Fast forward: Season starts Aug. 31 against St. Bonaventure (Ventura).

7. MISSION VIEJO
Noteworthy: Skill position players usually warrant the most recognition. Max Redfield is the exception to the rule. The senior defensive back and USC commit demands attention.
Rewind: The Diablos made an exit sooner than expected in last season's Pac-5 Division playoffs. The road to redemption started immediately thereafter and has not subsided since.
Fast forward: Season starts Friday against Centennial (Bakersfield).

8. ST. BONAVENTURE (VENTURA)
Noteworthy: Zachary Green figures to be the workhouse out of the backfield and failing to reach the 1,500-yard plateau would be somewhat of disappointment for the senior ball carrier.
Rewind: Well-known in Ventura County circles for a number of years, the Seraphs worked diligently to have their named mentioned among the elite. Mission accomplished.
Fast forward: Season starts Aug. 31 against Centennial (Corona).

9. NARBONNE (HARBOR CITY)
Noteworthy: It begins, and ends, with Washington-bound Troy Williams. With the senior quarterback at the helm, the Gauchos are a formidable opponent. As tough as they come.
Rewind: Narbonne emerged as the premier program in the City Section last season and took home the title. Winning back-to-back championships, in fact, is entirely possible.
Fast forward: Season starts Aug. 30 against Palos Verdes (Palos Verdes Estates).

10. RANCHO CUCAMONGA
Noteworthy: Seniors Chris Hawkins and Tahaan Goodman patrol the secondary and given the fact both will be playing in college soon, throwing the ball figures to be difficult.
Rewind: The Cougars have been ranked among the Inland Empire's top 10 programs in recent years. They have struggled, however, to break into the list of the top 5 schools.
Fast forward: Season starts Friday against Redlands.

11. TESORO (RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA)
Noteworthy: It's time give some credit where credit is due: Coach Brian Barnes has gotten the players to buy into his system. If anyone is a master-motivator, it just might be him.
Rewind: The Titans opened plenty of eyes late last season by making an unexpected run in the Pac-5 Division playoffs. Playing the role of spoiler appeared to come naturally.
Fast forward: Season starts Friday against Compton.

12. WESTLAKE (WESTLAKE VILLAGE)
Noteworthy: Senior quarterback Justin Moore decided football was no longer a desire and transferred. His decision left plenty of questions marks. The cupboard is far from bare though.
Rewind: The Warriors won the Northern Division title last season. A CIF Bowl game followed and they, unfortunately, lost a rather lopsided affair to De Le Salle (Concord).
Fast forward: Season starts Saturday against Granite Bay.

13. UPLAND
Noteworthy: Joe Mathis is a seemingly unstoppable force. As a result, the senior defensive lineman is being recruited by a number of NCAA Division I powerhouse programs.
Rewind: Upland has made a steady climb in the Inland Division rankings in recent years. Getting over the hump and making a prolonged postseason run has been a different story.
Fast forward: Season starts Friday against Muir (Pasadena).

14. SERRA (GARDENA)
Noteworthy: Adoree' Jackson has shown glimpses of his immense potential. With all eyes on him, the junior defensive back appears more than poised to deliver a breakout effort
Rewind: The Cavaliers have sent a number of high-profile players to the next level, including Robert Woods, Marqise Lee and George Farmer. Each individual attends USC.
Fast forward: Season starts Friday against Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks).

15. LONG BEACH POLY (LONG BEACH)
Noteworthy: Coach Raul Lara doesn't rebuild, he reloads. Signs point to him having another bumper crop of prospects, so it would not be wise to count out the Jackrabbits.
Rewind: Expectations were sky high a season ago. That is, of course, until Long Beach Poly failed to realize its limitless potential and stumbled in the Pac-5 Division playoffs
Fast forward: Season starts Friday against Carson.

16. MATER DEI (SANTA ANA)
Noteworthy: Kyle Penniston is an interesting prospect. The sophomore tight end has received plenty of recruiting interest and has a scholarship offer on the table from Florida State.
Rewind: Last season, for the first time in a long time, the Monarchs finished with a sub .500 record. Memories of that 4-6 overall finish certainly can not be erased overnight.
Fast forward: Season starts Aug. 31 against St. Paul (Santa Fe Springs).

17. LOMPOC
Noteworthy: Lavon Coleman rushed for more than 2,000 yards and 28 scores last year. The senior and Washington commit could finish with similar stats this time around.
Rewind: The Braves finished with an unblemished record (14-0) a season ago. Amid controversy, they were not invited to a CIF Bowl game. The snub serves as motivation.
Fast forward: Season starts Friday against Arroyo Grande.

18. CHAMINADE (WEST HILLS)
Noteworthy: Terrell Newby will have the ball in his hands early, and often. The senior running back, mind you, is capable of shoulder the burden on the offensive side of the ball.
Rewind: The Eagles had a largely inexperienced group of players in key positions last season. Those same individuals, however, honed their respective skills this past summer.
Fast forward: Starts season Friday against Venice.

19. REDLANDS EAST VALLEY (REDLANDS)
Noteworthy: Craig Lee will be a marked man. The senior running back and UCLA is comfortable in the spotlight and figures to take care of business despite the added attention.
Rewind: The Wildcats did not have as much postseason success as they would have liked last season in one of the most competitive environments around, the Inland Division.
Fast forward: Season starts Aug. 31 against Dominguez (Compton).

20. NOTRE DAME (SHERMAN OAKS)
Noteworthy: Khalfani Muhammad has breakaway speed. He possesses great vision too. Combine both and you begin to understand why the senior running back is so dangerous.
Rewind: The Knights missed out on postseason play last year by losing a coin toss. Go figure. The bad-luck moment still lingers in the minds of most everyone associated with the program.
Fast forward: Season starts Friday against Serra (Gardena).

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL AMERICA SMALL SCHOOLS TOP 5

1. SIERRA CANYON (CHATSWORTH)
Noteworthy: John Ellinghouse has done an outstanding job at every stop in his coaching career. His track record speaks for itself and the Trailblazers were lucky to land him.
Rewind: Sierra Canyon did the unthinkable a season ago and completed a remarkable postseason run with a 34-13 victory over Le Grand in the CIF Division IV Bowl game.
Fast forward: Season starts Friday against Bishop.

2. PARACLETE (LANCASTER)
Noteworthy: Good luck finding this program on the football map. Unbeknownst to many, the Spirits call the Antelope Valley home. It's a tough to place to play, for the record.
Rewind: The Mid-Valley Division has been Paraclete's proverbial stomping grounds, particularly in the postseason. One problem: Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) always stands in the way.
Fast forward: Season starts Friday against Serrano (Phelan).

3. RIO HONDO PREP (ARCADIA)
Noteworthy: In terms of nonleague play, the Kares don't have the most daunting task in front of them. One has to wonder if the soft schedule will hurt them in the long run.
Rewind: The Northeast Division has offered competition in the past. Rio Hondo Prep, however, always seems to peak at the right time and make name for itself come playoff time.
Fast forward: Season starts Friday against Arcadia.

4. MARANATHA (PASADENA)
Noteworthy: Andrew Elffers plays at small school, yes. Nevertheless, the senior quarterback is always a big man on campus with a handful of scholarship offers to boot.
Rewind: The Minutemen compete in the Northwest Division and face larger schools on a weekly basis. The pressure to be at your best has not hindered them in the past.
Fast forward: Season starts Friday against Antelope Valley.

5. CITRUS VALLEY (REDLANDS)
Noteworthy: Coach Pete Smolin doesn't worry about the area's top talent going to bigger local schools. He works with he has and does an above average job for the Blackhawks.
Rewind: If Citrus Valley doesn't win the East Valley Division championship this time around, there is something seriously wrong. The title is well within reach for this group.
Fast forward: Season starts Friday against San Gorgonio (San Bernardino).
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