Defending champion: Sunny Hills defeated Rancho Alamitos, 14-13.
Top teams: Baldwin Park Sierra Vista (10-0), Kennedy (9-1), Lompoc (7-3), Los Amigos (9-1).
Dark horse: Rancho Alamitos (6-3-1) won five of its last six games after starting 1-2-1. Since Moukda Choulamany was inserted into the starting tailback spot after the fifth game, the Vaqueros have been a different team. Van Nuys Montclair Prep (9-0) could be scary. "That's where (former Mater Dei running back) Derek Sparks came from," Los Amigos Coach Steve Bolton said. "If they've got other players like Derek Sparks, we're in trouble."
Top players: Kevin Allen (Rancho Alamitos), receiver; Robert Allen (Rancho Alamitos), receiver; Dustin Barnes (San Luis Obispo), quarterback; Sonje Berg (La Habra), quarterback; Patrick Campbell (San Luis Obispo), receiver; Egmont Cervantes (Sierra Vista), fullback/linebacker; Moukda Choulamany (Rancho Alamitos), running back; Chris Clark (Kennedy), quarterback; Luke Davis (Arroyo Grande), running back; John Frank (Rancho Alamitos), quarterback; Zack Garrett (Lompoc), fullback; Javier Gastellum (Sierra Vista), receiver; Cubby Kelly (Sonora), running back; Junior Leofa (Los Amigos), fullback/linebacker; Brian Logan, quarterback (Troy), Oscar Interiano (Sierra Vista), tailback; Noel Ishikawa (Sonora), defensive back; Amos Jarrette (Lompoc), receiver; Brian Jones (Arroyo Grande), receiver; Charlie Marino (Kennedy), running back; John Rios (Sierra Vista), quarterback/safety; Jeremiah Ross (Rancho Alamitos), offensive and defensive tackle; Carlos Sianez (Los Amigos), tight end/defensive end; Nick Terrones (Lompoc), quarterback; Ape Tuato (Los Amigos), quarterback/safety; Nick Ruzzi (Troy), safety/receiver; Larry Vasquez (Troy), linebacker; Joe Weller (Arroyo Grande), running back; Ed Wynn (Lompoc), running back; Johnny Yoo (La Habra), running back.