Top 4 in SoCal Top 25 continue to roll

Top 25

#1 Corona Centennial, #2 St. John Bosco, #3 Mater Dei and #4 Bishop Amat scored impressive victories Friday night.

Related: Week 3 SoCal Top Scoreboard

The top-ranked Corona Centennial (4-0) scored on its first six possessions and rolled to a 52-0 win over Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks.  Quarterback Anthony Catalano threw for three touchdowns and Arizona-bound running back J.J. Taylor ran for two.  Taylor rushed for 124 yards on the night for the Huskies.

#2 St. John Bosco (4-0) won its fourth straight by blow-out, beating Crespi 55-7.  Senior quarterback Quentin Davis completed 14-of-19 passes for 250 yards and three touchdowns.  Next-up for the Braves, a tough road test against St. Peter’s Prep in New Jersey.

#3 Mater Dei (4-0) topped Upland 43-14 behind four touchdown passes by J.T. Daniels, who was 19-for-30 for 281 yards.  Wide receiver Osiris Brown caught three of the scoring passes.

Torreahno Sweet scored five touchdowns as #4 Bishop Amat improved to 3-1 with a 63-28 win over Chino Hills.  The five scores was one shy of the school record.

#5 Long Beach Poly found-out how good national ranked Bishop Gorman is.

Related: High School Football America National Top 25

The Gaels, #2 in the High School Football America National Top 25, downed 53-12.  5-star recruit Malik Henry saw his first action in a Jackrabbit uniform.  His first Poly pass was a 65-yard scoring strike to Jack Jones.  Henry, who came-off the bench behind starter Nolan McDonald, was 12-of-18 for 240 yards.  Jones finished the night with five catches for 151 yards and two touchdowns.

Two of the three match-ups between team in our SoCal Top 25 were barn-burners.

The heartstopper of the night was at Veterans Stadium where #25 La Habra beat #13 Los Alamitos 37-32 on a Hail Mary pass. Eric  Barriere threw a 44-yard touchdown on a Hail Mary pass on the final play of the game to wide receiver Eric Lancaster-Garcia to lift the Highlanders to 3-1 on the season.

It was a heartbreaking loss for Los Al, which battled back from a 24-7 halftime deficit to take a 32-31 lead with :47 seconds left when Randall Gonzalez scored on an 11-yards TD run.

#9 Serra needed overtime and a little luck at the end to beat #15 Narbonne 41-40.

The Gauchos (1-2) tried to win the game by going for a two-point conversion, but the snap on the conversion try was bobbled and Serra recovered

Serra quarterback Khalil Tate, who has given his verbal to Arizona, had a huge night with 295 yards rushing and six TDs, according to the LA Times.  He also threw for 195 yards.

#6 Mission Viejo improved to 5-0 with a 37-13 win over #10 Norco (2-1).   Brock Johnson threw three touchdown passes with starting running back Isaiah Miller sidelined with a broken collarbone.  The Diablos’ defense forced three turnovers in the first half that resulted in scores.

Related: Brock Johnson video profile

Aside from Los Al, Narbonne and Norco, the only Top 25 team to lose was #11 Santa Margarita (3-1), which dropped a 21-14 decision to Westlake, which began the season in the Top 25.  After taking a 7-o lead, Westlake scored 21 unanswered points.  Warrior wide receiver Theo Howard caught four passes for 88 yards and two scores.

#12 Oaks Christian moves to 4-0 with a 48-14 win over Antelope Valley

#16 Rancho Cucamonga came from behind to beat Murrieta Valley 34-28.  Aaron Manning‘s 1-yard run with :11 seconds remaining gave the Cougars the victory.

#17 JSerra (4-0) is now 4-0 after beating Hamilton 42-14 behind Avery Williams 94 yards rushing with two touchdowns.

#18 Loyola beat Salesian 52-22 on Thursday night.

#19 Tesoro (3-1) shutout West Covina 35-0.  Senior quarterback and Arizona verbal commit Devon Modster was 17-for-22 for 343 yards and three touchdowns.  On defense, Chris Evagues had four sacks.

#20 Chaminade (3-1) beat Birmingham 46-6 with quarterback Tommy Costello throwing for two TDs and rushing for one.

#21 St. Bonaventure (3-1) beat La Quinta 41-0. Seraphs’ running back Chris Santoyo had 116 yards rushing and two TDs.

#22 Redlands East Valley (2-1) beat Rancho Verde 38-34 in a high-scoring affair in which REV junior QB Armando Herrera threw for over 300 yards.

#23 San Juan Hills (4-0) remained unbeaten with a 51-6 win over MarinaNebraska-bound quarterback Patrick O’Brien threw three touchdown passes and run for two in about a quarter-and-a-half of work.

Finally, #24 Heritage rolled to a 56-6 win over West Valley.  The Patriots’ offensive starters only played four series while racking-up 218 yards in total offense, according to PE.com.

 

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