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Top 20

November 21, 1996|ERIC SHEPARD | Times Staff Writer

1. SANTA ANA MATER DEI, 10-0 (1*)

* Next: Friday vs. Long Beach Jordan at Santa Ana Stadium.

* Update: Rod Perry Jr., who said he will attend USC next fall, had six receptions for 136 yards and a touchdown in a 20-15 victory over Capistrano Valley.

2. FONTANA, 9-0-1 (2)

* Next: Friday vs. St. Paul.

* Update: The Steelers recorded their fourth shutout, their third in the last four weeks, with a 48-0 victory over A.B. Miller. Art Gipson rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns.

3. LOYOLA, 9-1 (3)

* Next: Friday vs. Eisenhower at Pierce College.

* Update: With the Cubs clinging to a 9-7 lead in the third quarter, 5-foot-6 running back Jose Mendoza broke loose for a 64-yard touchdown run to help his team to an 18-7 victory over St. John Bosco.

4. LOS ALAMITOS, 9-1 (7)

* Next: Friday vs. Long Beach Poly at Veterans Stadium.

* Update: The Griffins gave up three first downs, recovered three fumbles and had an interception and two safeties in a 49-6 victory over Huntington Beach.

5. PALOS VERDES PENINSULA, 10-0 (6)

* Next: Friday vs. Saugus at South Torrance High.

* Update: The Panthers won their third consecutive Bay League title with a 58-10 victory over Santa Monica.

6. ANAHEIM SERVITE, 9-1 (9)

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

* Update: The Friars won their fifth game in a row, 63-14 over Westminster. Greg Cicero passed for 272 yards and three touchdowns in the first half.

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

* Next: Friday vs. Trabuco Hills.

* Update: Joe Cordova passed for only 125 yards, and had two passes intercepted in the second half, as the Braves lost to Loyola for the 10th consecutive time, 18-7.

8. COMPTON DOMINGUEZ, 9-1 (8)

* Next: Friday vs. Burbank Burroughs.

* Update: Vincent Starks had two touchdown receptions and rushed for another in a 47-3 victory over Lynwood. The Dons led, 40-0, at halftime.

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

* Next: Friday vs. Carson.

* Update: Nick DiPadova passed for 205 yards and three touchdowns as the Toreadors remained unbeaten with a 31-18 victory over Chatsworth.

10. NEWHALL HART, 8-2 (11)

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

* Update: Scott Collins had seven receptions for 131 yards and two touchdowns as the Indians defeated Saugus for the fifth time in a row, 35-7.

11. ANAHEIM ESPERANZA, 8-2 (4)

* Next: Friday vs. No. 12 Redlands at University of Redlands.

* Update: The Aztecs gave up the final 15 points in a 29-22 upset loss to Fountain Valley. Steve Medley scored the winning touchdown on an 18-yard pass reception in the third quarter.

12. REDLANDS, 8-2 (12)

* Next: Friday vs. No. 11 Esperanza at University of Redlands.

* Update: The Terriers clinched a playoff berth with a 43-0 victory over Rialto. In their last four games, they have outscored opponents, 126-9.

13. CORONA CENTENNIAL, 9-1 (13)

* Next: Friday vs. Canyon Springs.

* Update: The Huskies overcame a 14-0 deficit to defeat Jurupa Valley, 35-14. Damion Barton rushed for 159 yards and three touchdowns and had one touchdown reception.

14. NORCO, 9-1 (14)

* Next: Friday vs. Upland.

* Update: The Cougars rebounded from a loss to Corona Centennial with a 49-28 victory over Corona. Joel Eckenrod rushed for 181 yards and two touchdowns and also returned a punt for a touchdown.

15. SAN PEDRO, 10-0 (15)

* Next: Friday vs. El Camino Real at Daniels Field.

* Update: The Pirates became the school's first team in 46 years to finish the regular season without a loss or tie after a 41-8 victory over Gardena. San Pedro's defense forced six turnovers.

16. CAMARILLO, 8-2 (17)

* Next: Friday vs. Pasadena.

* Update: The Scorpions clinched their first league title since 1984 by defeating Channel Islands, 49-15, in their eighth consecutive victory.

17. RANCHO CUCAMONGA, 9-1 (18)

* Next: Friday vs. Jurupa Valley at Chaffey College.

* Update: A week after upsetting Alta Loma, the Cougars clinched the Mt. Baldy League title with a 31-0 victory over Etiwanda for their fifth win in a row.

18. RIVERSIDE RUBIDOUX, 9-1 (19)

* Next: Friday vs. Etiwanda.

* Update: Curtis Edwards rushed for 187 yards and three touchdowns and had an interception to lead the Falcons, who scored 20 points in the fourth quarter and defeated Canyon Springs, 27-6.

19. BEVERLY HILLS, 10-0 (20)

* Next: Friday vs. La Canada at El Segundo High.

* Update: The Normans capped their first undefeated regular season since 1975 with a 40-20 victory over Culver City. Jomo Kenyatta rushed for five touchdowns.

20. PARAMOUNT, 8-2 (NR)

* Next: Friday vs. Rowland.

* Update: The Pirates clinched the San Gabriel Valley League title by scoring 28 points in the second quarter of a 41-18 victory at Gahr.

* DROPPED OUT: No. 16 Laguna Hills (9-1), lost to Aliso Niguel, 28-21.

* OTHER TOP TEAMS: Sherman Oaks Notre Dame (9-1), Long Beach Poly (7-3), Antelope Valley (7-2), Rancho Santa Margarita (9-1), Hacienda Heights Wilson (10-0).

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

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