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Top 20

November 28, 1996|ERIC SHEPARD | Times Staff Writer

1. SANTA ANA MATER DEI, 11-0 (1*)

* Next: Friday vs. No. 8 Redlands at University of Redlands.

* Update: Rod Perry Jr. had three second-half touchdown receptions to break open a close game and lead the Monarchs to a 48-21 victory over Long Beach Jordan.

2. FONTANA, 10-0-1 (2*)

* Next: Friday vs. No. 18 Bishop Amat at Citrus College.

* Update: After averaging 35 points in league play, the Steelers struggled offensively in their playoff opener, a 13-8 victory over St. Paul. They have won 10 in a row.

3. LOYOLA, 10-1 (3*)

* Next: Friday vs. Capistrano Valley at Glendale High.

* Update: For the second week in a row, running back Jose Mendoza scored the winning touchdown for the Cubs. His 12-yard run with 1:55 remaining helped Loyola to a 27-24 victory over Eisenhower.

4. ANAHEIM SERVITE, 10-1 (6*)

* Next: Friday vs. El Toro at Trabuco Hills High.

* Update: In 2 1/2 quarters, Greg Cicero completed 17 of 19 passes for 285 yards and three touchdowns in the Friars' 50-7 victory over Western.

5. BELLFLOWER ST. JOHN BOSCO, 9-1-1 (7*)

* Next: Friday vs. No. 15 Long Beach Poly.

* Update: Joe Cordova threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Hill with 3:03 remaining to rally the Braves to a 13-12 victory over Trabuco Hills. It was Hill's only catch of the game.

6. COMPTON DOMINGUEZ, 10-1 (8*)

* Next: Friday vs. Palmdale.

* Update: Three runners each had more than 100 yards in the Dons' 47-20 victory over Burbank Burroughs. Jason Thomas had 113 yards and two touchdowns.

7. NEWHALL HART, 9-2 (10*)

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

* Update: Travis Carroll passed for 359 yards and two touchdowns and the Indians scored on their first four possessions in a 41-7 victory over Downey.

8. REDLANDS, 9-2 (12*)

* Next: Friday vs. No. 1 Mater Dei at University of Redlands.

* Update: Daryl Smith ran five yards for a touchdown with 5:21 remaining for the only score in the Terriers' 6-0 victory over Esperanza.

9. WOODLAND HILLS TAFT, 11-0 (9*)

* Next: Friday vs. Washington.

* Update: Nick DiPadova passed for 371 yards, a career high, and four touchdowns in a 39-6 victory over Carson. Damon Coleman had seven catches for 158 yards and two touchdowns.

10. CORONA CENTENNIAL, 10-1 (13*)

* Next: Friday vs. Moreno Valley at Corona High.

* Update: Damion Barton rushed for 175 yards and a touchdown in a 14-0 victory over Canyon Springs.

11. RANCHO CUCAMONGA, 10-1 (17*)

* Next: Friday at Chino.

* Update: During the Cougars' 46-7 victory over Jurupa Valley, Deonce Whitaker became the second player in state history to score 100 touchdowns in a career. Whitaker scored five touchdowns.

12. NORCO, 10-1 (14*)

* Next: Friday vs. Valley View.

* Update: The Cougars advanced past the first round of the playoffs for the ninth consecutive season with a 20-14 victory over Upland.

13. CAMARILLO, 10-1 (16*)

* Next: Friday at St. Francis.

* Update: Joe Borchard passed for four touchdowns in a 54-14 victory over Pasadena, the Scorpions' ninth consecutive win.

14. SAN PEDRO, 11-0 (15*)

* Next: Friday vs. Kennedy at Daniels Field.

* Update: The Pirates scored 23 first-quarter points on their way to a 37-7 victory over El Camino Real.

15. LONG BEACH POLY, 8-3 (NR)

* Next: Friday at No. 5 St. John Bosco.

* Update: Herman Ho-Ching rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Jackrabbits to a 22-16 upset of Los Alamitos, their sixth consecutive win.

16. LOS ALAMITOS, 9-2 (4*)

* Next: Season complete.

* Update: First the Griffins lost a coin flip to finish third in the Sunset League, then they were upset by Long Beach Poly, 22-16, in their playoff opener. Sean Stein finished the season with 2,547 passing yards.

17. PARAMOUNT, 9-2 (20*)

* Next: Friday vs. Highland at Quartz Hill High.

* Update: Junior Danny McCullen rushed for 50 yards and two touchdowns in 15 carries and returned an interception 25 yards for another score in the Pirates' 26-6 victory over Rowland.

18. LA PUENTE BISHOP AMAT, 8-3 (NR)

* Next: Friday vs. No. 2 Fontana at Citrus College.

* Update: Joey Getherall returned a punt 85 yards for a touchdown and a kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown to spark the Lancers to a 32-26 victory over Fountain Valley.

19. BEVERLY HILLS, 11-0 (19*)

* Next: Friday at Atascadero.

* Update: Jomo Kenyatta ran for two touchdowns and Kyle Duncan and Jason Portee each ran for one in the Normans' 38-6 victory over El Segundo, their first playoff victory in five years.

20. ANAHEIM ESPERANZA, 8-3 (11*)

* Next: Season complete.

* Update: David Parrish threw an interception--only his fifth in 223 passes--during a key fourth-quarter drive, and the Aztecs ended the season with a 6-0 loss to Redlands.

* DROPPED OUT: No. 5 Peninsula (10-1), lost to Saugus, 21-13; No. 18 Riverside Rubidoux (9-2), lost to Etiwanda, 17-15.

* OTHER TOP TEAMS: Sherman Oaks Notre Dame (10-1), Antelope Valley (8-2), Rancho Santa Margarita (10-1), Hacienda Heights Wilson (11-0), Capistrano Valley (8-3).

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

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