With ten of the teams in the High School Football America/SoCal Top 25 on their bye weeks, we there were a limited number of games Friday night.
Corona Centennial, the top-ranked team in High School Football America’s SoCal and California Top 25’s, was coming off its bye week. The Huskies (5-0) are now halfway to a perfect regular season after 59-7 win over Valencia, which gives the team its best start since 2010.
According to PE.com’s HS Gametime, in just a quarter-and-a-half of work, quarterback Anthony Catalano was 6-of-7 for 213 yards and four touchdowns. Arizona-bound running back J.J. Taylor had 162 yards of total offense with 91 yards rushing and 71 receiving.
There were two games featuring match-ups between SoCal Top 25 teams.
#16 Loyola snapped its 10-game Mission League losing streak with a 31-13 win over #15 Chaminade. The Cubs improved to 5-1 overall and 1-1 in league play behind their defense that forced three turnovers.
#13 Tesoro also improved to 5-1 with a 31-22 win over #25 San Clemente (4-2), but may have lost star quarterback Devon Modster in the process. The Arizona-bound Modster left the game early in the third quarter with an injured throwing shoulder. Until the injury, he had blitzed the Tritons for 300 yards and two touchdowns. Shane Coleman finished with nine catches for 205 yards and two touchdowns.
After the game Tesoro head coach Matt Poston said he really wasn’t sure if Modster’s shoulder was bruised or if it was something more severe.
#4 Bishop Amat (5-1, 2-0 Mission League) rolled to a 49-7 win over Crespi in Mission League play. Running back Torreahno Sweet rushed for 185 yards and five touchdowns for the Lancers.
Next week the Lancers will face #7 Serra (Gardena), which also moved to 5-1 overall and 2-0 in league play Friday night with a 35-20 win over Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks.
#8 Long Beach Poly (4-1, 2-0 Moore League) blew-out Long Beach Cabrillo 73-7 with both Jackrabbit quarterbacks having big games. Nolan McDonald was 10-for-15 for 215 yards and four touchdowns, while 5-star Florida State recruit Malik Henry had 117 yards passing, according to the Long Beach Press-Telegram.
#14 Vista Murrieta beat St. Augustine 36-34.
#17 St. Bonaventure improved to 5-1 by doubling-up Garces Memorial 40-20.
#24 Redlands East Valley (4-1, 2-0 Citrus Belt) retained the “Smudge Pot” in its rivalry game against Redlands. The Wildcats rolled to a 52-14 Citrus Belt League win behind quarterback Armando Herrera, who passed for 320 yards and four touchdowns.