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THE TIMES' ALL-STAR FOOTBALL TEAMS

Final rankings

January 07, 2007

The Southland football rankings and comments:

Rank; School (Rec., Div.); Comment

1. ORANGE LUTHERAN

(14-1, Pac-5); Aaron Corp led a stellar cast against the state's second-toughest schedule.

2. OAKS CHRISTIAN

(15-0, Northwest); Bowl victory extended winning streak to 46 games, matching Southern Section record.

3. C.C. CANYON

(12-2, Northern); Northern Division champion upset Concord De La Salle to close season.

4. LONG BEACH POLY

(11-2, Pac-5); Only twice did Southland's toughest defense give up as many as two touchdowns.

5. EDISON

(11-3, Pac-5); Hunter White, Dominique Vinson were two-way stars for Pac-5 runner-up.

6. SANTA MARGARITA

(10-3, Pac-5); Eagles beat, in the same season, Long Beach Poly, Mater Dei and Mission

Viejo.

7. S.O. NOTRE DAME

(11-1, Pac-5); Pursuit of perfect record fell victim to the remarkably difficult Pac-5 playoffs.

8. MISSION VIEJO

(9-3, Pac-5); Brian Lockridge, Keegan Gogerty were outstanding in a potent offense.

9. MATER DEI

(8-3, Pac-5); Gave up 17 or more points only three times, with season high of 24 to Orange Lutheran.

10. RIVERSIDE NORTH

(14-0, Eastern); Mike Clausen was nearly perfect with 19 touchdown passes, one interception.

11. NORCO

(12-2, Inland); One of state's biggest offensive lines, averaging 284 pounds; also one of the best.

12. SERVITE

(8-4, Pac-5); Linebacker Chris Galippo had starring role; Friars were the only team to beat Orange Lutheran.

13. DOMINGUEZ

(13-1, Western); Brandon Johnson paced Dons to second straight title, 26 wins in 28 games.

14. MOORPARK

(11-3, Northern); Junior tailback Darrell Scott scored 46 touchdowns and rushed for 3,194 yards.

15. CORONA CENTENNIAL

(11-1, Inland); Junior tailback Ryan Bass averaged three touchdowns, 213.7 yards rushing a game.

16. EL DORADO

(13-1, Southwest) ; Golden Hawks were perfect after losing their opener to Esperanza.

17. BIRMINGHAM

(11-3, City) ; Junior tailback Milton Knox led the Patriots to third City title in five years.

18. REDLANDS

(12-1, Inland) ; Terriers' perfect season was ended by Inland champion Norco in overtime.

19. ST. BONAVENTURE

(10-2, Northern); Unfortunately for Seraphs, defining moment of this season was a 59-13 loss to Oaks Christian.

20. SAN CLEMENTE

(8-3, Pac-5); With RB Josh Ferrell, Tritons' only losses were to teams ranked eighth or higher.

21. CHAPARRAL

(11-3, Inland) ; Talmadge Jackson was one of Southland's most dangerous running, receiving threats.

22T. WEST TORRANCE

(12-1-1, Western); Brian Baucham, Anthony Spadafino helped West reach first title game since 1982.

22T. HART

(8-5, Northern); Bad season by Hart standards still yielded a stunning upset of St. Bonaventure.

24. CRESPI

(6-5, Pac-5); Celts, and outstanding receiver/defensive end D.J. Holt, had state's toughest schedule.

25T. ESPERANZA

(9-2, Pac-5); Aztecs had a disappointing finish but had a terrific runner in senior Charles Neal.

25T. WESTLAKE

(12-1, Northern); Lineman Tyrone Duncan and linebacker Chase Calderon led tough Warriors defense.

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Also receiving votes: Compton (13), Vista Murrieta (9), Colony (8), Verbum Dei (7), Troy (4), San Pedro (3), St. John Bosco (3), Los Alamitos (3), Schurr (2)

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