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Top 20

November 14, 1996|ERIC SHEPARD | Times Staff Writer

1. SANTA ANA MATER DEI, 9-0 (1*)

* Next: Friday at Capistrano Valley.

* Update: The Monarchs avenged last year's loss to San Clemente with a 38-7 victory. Mike McNair had 119 yards and a touchdown.

2. FONTANA, 8-0-1 (3)

* Next: Friday vs. A.B. Miller.

* Update: The Steelers clinched the Citrus Belt League title with a 13-3 victory over rival Eisenhower.

3. LOYOLA, 8-1 (4)

* Next: Saturday vs. No. 5 Bellflower St. John Bosco at Glendale High.

* Update: The Cubs scored on their first six possessions en route to a 36-7 victory over Alemany. Wesley Willard rushed for 85 yards and two touchdowns.

4. ANAHEIM ESPERANZA, 8-1 (5)

* Next: Friday vs. Fountain Valley at Huntington Beach High.

* Update: David Parrish passed for 355 yards and a school-record five touchdowns in a 62-7 victory over Marina. Jamaal Footman rushed for 175 yards and two touchdowns.

5. BELLFLOWER ST. JOHN BOSCO, 8-0-1 (8)

* Next: Saturday vs. No. 3 Loyola at Glendale High.

* Update: The Braves ended Bishop Amat's string of 11 consecutive Del Rey League titles with a 42-37 victory, their first victory over the Lancers since 1974.

6. PALOS VERDES PENINSULA, 9-0 (6)

* Next: Friday vs. Santa Monica.

* Update: The Panthers, who haven't been seriously challenged in a Bay League game, defeated North Torrance, 49-16. They led, 42-0, at halftime.

7. LOS ALAMITOS, 8-1 (7)

* Next: Tonight vs. Huntington Beach at Veterans Stadium.

* Update: The Griffins overcame a 20-0 second-half deficit and defeated Edison, 21-20. Blair Havens scored the winning touchdown on a 30-yard pass play from Sean Stein with 2:36 remaining.

8. COMPTON DOMINGUEZ, 8-1 (2)

* Next: Friday vs. Lynwood.

* Update: The Dons, playing without quarterback Jason Thomas, who was suspended for one week after being ejected from the previous week's game, committed six turnovers in a 23-20 loss to Paramount.

9. ANAHEIM SERVITE, 8-1 (9)

* Next: Friday vs. Westminster at Cal State Fullerton.

* Update: Greg Cicero completed 16 of 21 passes for 306 yards and six touchdowns in a 76-0 victory over winless Santa Ana.

10. WOODLAND HILLS TAFT, 9-0 (12)

* Next: Friday at Chatsworth.

* Update: The Toreador offense racked up 456 yards in a 41-6 victory over Birmingham. Damon Coleman had six receptions for 131 yards and two touchdowns.

11. NEWHALL HART, 7-2 (15)

* Next: Friday vs. Saugus at College of the Canyons.

* Update: The Indians claimed a share of their sixth consecutive Foothill League title with a 42-14 victory over Burbank Burroughs. Travis Carroll passed for 230 yards and three touchdowns.

12. REDLANDS, 7-2 (16)

* Next: Friday vs. Rialto at Eisenhower High.

* Update: The Terriers took over sole possession of second place in the Citrus Belt League and clinched a playoff berth with a 45-6 victory over Colton.

13. CORONA CENTENNIAL, 8-1 (18)

* Next: Tonight vs. Jurupa Valley at Rubidoux High.

* Update: The Huskies defeated Mountain View League rival Norco, 20-14, for the first time in their seven-year history. Damion Barton rushed for 159 yards.

14. NORCO, 8-1 (11)

* Next: Friday vs. Corona.

* Update: The Cougars, who gave up only 48 points in their first eight games, surrendered nearly half as many in a 20-14 loss to Corona Centennial.

15. SAN PEDRO, 9-0 (17)

* Next: Friday at Gardena.

* Update: The Pirates ended a three-game losing streak to Banning with a 35-0 victory. San Pedro rushed for 284 yards, 92 from Rod Williams.

16. LAGUNA HILLS, 9-0 (NR)

* Next: Tonight vs. Aliso Niguel at Mission Viejo High.

* Update: Michael Jones, who leads Orange Country in rushing, had 178 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-12 victory over Costa Mesa.

17. CAMARILLO, 7-2 (NR)

* Next: Friday vs. Channel Islands.

* Update: The Scorpions clinched their first Marmonte League title since 1984 with a 28-20 victory over Thousand Oaks. John Howe rushed for 122 yards and two touchdowns.

18. RANCHO CUCAMONGA, 8-1 (NR)

* Next: Friday vs. Etiwanda at Chaffey College.

* Update: Deonce Whittaker rushed for 261 yards and five touchdowns in a 36-13 victory over previously undefeated Alta Loma. Whittaker has 97 touchdowns in his career.

19. RIVERSIDE RUBIDOUX, 8-1 (20)

* Next: Friday vs. Canyon Springs at Valley View High.

* Update: The Falcons remained undefeated in the Ivy League with a 63-20 victory over Ramona. Their game against Canyon Springs will decide the league title.

20. BEVERLY HILLS, 9-0 (NR)

* Next: Friday at Culver City.

* Update: The Normans broke open a close game with 17 third-quarter points to earn a share of the Ocean League title with a 38-15 victory over Redondo.

* DROPPED OUT: No. 10 Alta Loma (8-1), lost to Rancho Cucamonga, 36-13; No. 13 Thousand Oaks (7-2), lost to Camarillo, 28-20; No. 14 La Puente Bishop Amat (6-3), lost to St. John Bosco, 42-37; No. 19 Goleta Dos Pueblos, lost to Oxnard, 35-27.

* OTHER TOP TEAMS: Sherman Oaks Notre Dame (8-1), Long Beach Poly (6-3), Antelope Valley (6-2), Hacienda Heights Wilson (9-0).

*--Last week's rating; NR--Not rated

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