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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Times Top 25: Crenshaw remains at the top

Bishop Amat moved into rankings after upset of St. Bonaventure.

October 05, 2009

The Times' high school football rankings by Ben Bolch:

Rk.

Team (Rec., Sec.-Div.);

Comment (Last week's ranking)

1

CRENSHAW

(5-0, City-Division I)

Cougars to the Southern Section: "Is that all you've got?" (1)

2

OAKS CHRISTIAN

(4-0, SS-Northwest)

Will Smith said Tommy Lee Jones could play Coach Bill Redell in a movie; Leslie Nielsen may be better fit. (2)

3

EDISON

(5-0, SS-Pac 5)

Lineman Luke Gane ruled ineligible for inaugural Rudy Award because he actually makes an impact. (3)

4

LAKEWOOD

(4-1, SS-Pac-5)

If Lancers can't end Long Beach Poly's 80-game Moore League winning streak now, it may go to infinity. (5)

5

SERVITE

(4-1, SS-Pac-5)

Quarterback Cody Fajardo asks reality TV producers for another shot at stardom after big game against Chaparral. (6)

6

RANCHO CUCAMONGA

(4-0, SS-Central)

Savvy Arte Moreno tries to obtain two-for-one deal by signing Quakes and Cougars as Angels' affiliates. (7)

7

GARDENA SERRA

(4-0, SS-Northwest)

Cavaliers can't afford to have an off week against Taft following week off. (8)

8

MOORPARK

(4-0, SS-Northern)

Fans of Musketeers and Newbury Park do an 8-0 clap when they examine teams' combined records. (9)

9

LOS ALAMITOS

(4-0, SS-Pac 5)

Griffins' victory over La Habra is first against an opponent that doesn't register on Laugh-O-Meter. (10)

10

MISSION VIEJO

(5-0, SS-Pac 5)

Coach Bob Johnson seeks tips on how to avoid late-season meltdown during long walks with buddy Gary McKnight. (11)

11

REDLANDS E. VALLEY

(4-0, SS-Inland)

Wildcats go from tame to feral with 48-point, second-half explosion against Eisenhower. (12)

12

BISHOP AMAT

(4-0, SS-Pac 5)

Some people never learn: Rankings committee overlooked Lancers for second consecutive year. (NR)

13

ST. BONAVENTURE

(4-1, SS-Northern)

Coach Todd Therrien wonders why he couldn't have gotten officiating crew that worked Temple City-Arcadia game. (4)

14

S.O. NOTRE DAME

(4-1, SS-Pac 5)

Asked if he has the record, quarterback Ryan Kasdorf pulls out vinyl copy of "Dark Side of the Moon." (13)

15

MATER DEI

(3-2, SS-Pac 5)

Monarchs use week off to work on figuring out whether they're really good or really bad. (14)

16

CORONA CENTENNIAL

(3-1, SS-Inland)

Corona Roosevelt decides program needs new four-year plan after committing six turnovers against Huskies. (15)

17

CRESPI

(2-2, SS-Pac 5)

Loss to Saugus would put Celts on scary side of .500 before Halloween. (17)

18

VALENCIA

(4-0, SS-Northern)

President of Vikings Touchdown Club gets four-year extension after team drops 63 points on Santa Monica. (19)

19

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

(5-0, SS-Pac-5)

Barons ask CIF if they can play winless Marina twice instead of taking week off to prepare for Vikings. (20)

20

NORCO

(3-1, SS-Inland)

Team's offensive and defensive coordinators not on speaking terms given disparity in respective unit's performance. (21)

21

CARSON

(3-2, City-Division I)

After loss at Disney World in Florida, home seems like happiest place on Earth. (NR)

22

CHAPARRAL

(2-2, SS-Inland)

Pumas' new motto: Close only counts in horseshoes and losses to Corona Centennial and Servite. (16)

23

CHARTER OAK

(4-1, SS-Southeast)

Tailback Adam Muema must believe in Big Bang theory considering his penchant for explosive plays. (22)

24

VISTA MURRIETA

(4-0, SS-Inland)

Trick plays might have come in handy for Palos Verdes Peninsula before Panthers fell into 43-0 hole. (25)

25

WESTLAKE

(4-0, SS-Northern)

Warriors agree when pundits say road to a CIF state bowl championship game goes through Westlake Village. (NR)

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