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Times' high school football top 25

September 08, 2008

THE TIMES' HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RANKING, INCLUDING RECORDS, SECTIONS AND COMMENTS BY BEN BOLCH:

(RANK; SCHOOL; COMMENT)

1

L.B. POLY

(1-0, SS-Pac-5)

Will Jackrabbits need Rust-Oleum after 19-day layoff? (1)

2

COR. CENTENNIAL

(0-0, SS-Inland)

Huskies seek vintage victory during trip to Temecula to play Chaparral. (2)

3

ORA. LUTHERAN

(1-0, SS-Pac-5)

Exavier Edwards helps Lancers get reacquainted with end zone during romp over Fresno Bullard. (3)

4

MATER DEI

(1-0, SS-Pac-5)

Quarterback Matt Barkley shows his Crafty side with four interceptions on national TV -- in a victory. (4)

5

CRESPI

(1-0, SS-Pac-5)

If Celts wanted an early-season showdown, they should have scheduled Garfield. (5)

6

MISSION VIEJO

(1-0, SS-Pac-5)

Expect another day at beach for Diablos against Redondo. (6)

7

S.O. NOTRE DAME

(0-0, SS-Pac-5)

Quarterback Ryan Kasdorf will call shotgun plenty in opener against Moorpark. (7)

8

SERVITE

(1-0, SS-Pac-5)

Fresno Clovis West will know it's all over as soon as it hears the bagpipes. (8)

9

ST. BONAVENTURE

(1-0, SS-Northern)

Will there be enough carries to go around to keep Seraphs running backs happy? (9)

10

OAKS CHRISTIAN

(1-0, SS-Northwest)

QB Nick Montana (son of Joe) outduels counterpart Derek Carr (brother of David) in battle of the almost famous. (10)

11

REDLANDS E. VALLEY

(0-0, SS-Inland)

Matchup with Riverside North another sign of how many heavyweights now reside in the I.E. (11)

12

EDISON

(2-0, SS-Pac-5)

Off week gives Coach Dave White a chance to catch son Hunter's college game in Boise, Idaho. (12)

13

CHAPARRAL

(0-0, SS-Inland)

Pumas hope to channel some magic from their 2006 playoff upset of then-top-seeded Corona Centennial. (14)

14

LOS OSOS

(1-0, SS-Inland)

Quarterback Richard Brehaut could give new meaning to Cajon pass with big game against Cowboys. (16)

15

UPLAND

(1-0, SS-Inland)

Quarterback Josh Nunes committed to Tennessee before setting foot on campus. Did he also not bother to watch Vols play? (17)

16

ESPERANZA

(1-0, SS-Pac-5)

Judging from 12-9 victory over Corona Santiago, Aztecs returned the right two starters on defense. (23)

17

LOYOLA

(1-0, SS-Pac-5)

First, Cubs take Manhattan Beach Mira Costa, 23-7. Next up is Palos Verdes. (18)

18

HART (0-0,

SS-Northern)

At this rate, Indians could crack top 10 in several weeks without playing. (19)

19

LOS ALAMITOS

(0-0, SS-Pac-5)

Colorado-bound quarterback Clark Evans wants to get playoff-deprived Griffins rolling again before heading to Boulder.

20

LAKEWOOD

(1-0, SS-Pac-5)

With running back Alex Fletcher gone, Lancers average only 2.9 yards per carry in opener. (21)

21

RANCHO VERDE

(1-0, SS-Central)

Mustangs' 35-0 victory over Fremont only felt like an off week. (22)

22

COR. SANTIAGO

(0-1, SS-Inland)

Sharks should break double digits in scoring against La Quinta. (13)

23

RIVERSIDE NORTH

(0-0, SS-Eastern)

Fresh off consecutive CIF titles, Huskies turn to a new coach . . . who had losing record at Yucaipa? (24)

24

TESORO

(1-0, SS-Pac-5)

Quarterback Robbie Picazo won't need to unveil a masterpiece for Titans to knock off Fountain Valley. (25)

25

CARSON

(0-1, City)

Colts won't get rankings benefit of doubt with another loss Friday against Gardena Serra. (NR)

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