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October 11, 2013 | By Steve Galluzzo
Serra League play opens tonight and the marquee matchup is in Sherman Oaks, where Notre Dame hosts Bishop Amat in a showdown of evenly-matched teams. Three Serra League teams are in The Times' Top 25 poll, including #15 Notre Dame (4-2) and #16 Bishop Amat (5-1), who will be vying for spots in the Pac-5 Division playoffs. Notre Dame is coming off a wild 46-43 loss to Chaminade and is led by all-purpose back Koa Farmer, who has 533 combined rushing and receiving yards with 12 touchdowns.
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April 21, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
Like a mystery novel with lots of plots, twists and turns, the Catholic Athletic Assn. is scheduled to meet on Tuesday and try to hammer out new leagues for football, and one of the newest proposals from Crespi has a seven-team Serra League made up of the Celts, Cathedral, Harvard-Westlake, La Salle, Salesian, St. Francis and St. Paul. Crespi has been a Pac-5 team and made the Pac-5 playoffs last season, but the program is down to 65 players, and schools officials have joined St. Francis in promoting their proposal.
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October 14, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 If you weren't intrigued by last week's openers in the Trinity and Serra leagues, there's more to look forward to this weekend. Can any team slow down unbeaten St. John Bosco (6-0)? Orange Lutheran (6-0) gets the next shot on Friday night at St. John Bosco. "We have to do our thing," Orange Lutheran Coach Chuck Petersen said. "It's really not who we are playing. It's about us trying to do the best we can. I like our kids. They're going to put forth a great effort. " But what about St. John Bosco, a team that has scored 75 and 56 points the last two weeks against Crenshaw and Santa Margarita?
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January 29, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
One of the best defensive lineman in the Serra League was Deion Dayao, a 6-foot-1, 265-pound senior at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame. He was the co-defensive player of the year. He recently picked up scholarship interest in track as a shot putter from UC Santa Barbara, but he wants to keep playing football. He had 52 tackles, 11 sacks, seven tipped passes and one interception. And he's got a great name. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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October 24, 2004 | Peter Yoon
The Serra League will get the showdown many fans have been looking for. Santa Ana Mater Dei used a stifling defense to get past Bellflower St. John Bosco, 34-7, Saturday night at Santa Ana Stadium and set up a battle next week against Los Angeles Loyola that should help determine the champion of one of the toughest leagues in the state. Mater Dei (6-1, 2-0) held St.
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October 14, 2004 | Eric Sondheimer; Bob Rohwer, From Times Staff Reports
In the first step of what could be a heated process involving the formation of new leagues in the Southern Section, administrators from Santa Ana Mater Dei, Anaheim Servite, Santa Margarita and Bellflower St. John Bosco have asked to form a new private schools league in Orange County that could include Orange Lutheran. If the plan were adopted, Los Angeles Loyola and La Puente Bishop Amat, two Division I football schools that compete with Mater Dei, Servite, Santa Margarita and St.
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September 3, 1999
1998 RECORD: 7-6 overall, 4-1 in league COACH: Larry Toner (69-48-1 at school) RETURNING STARTERS: 4 on offense, 4 on defense TOP RETURNERS Steve Ayers, RB/DB, 5-11, 190, Sr.; Curtis Bibolet, WR/DB, 6-3, 200, Sr.; Tom Blashaw, DB, 6-1, 175, Sr.; Chad Bystedt, RB/WR, 6-1, 185, Sr.; Mike Carolyn, DB, 6-0, 170, Jr.; Justin Dunleavy, DL, 6-3, 210, Sr.; Jonathan Ekno, OL, 6-7, 285, Sr.; Brendon Hopkins, WR, 6-2, 180, Sr.; Frank Magdaleno, RB/DB, 5-9, 170, Sr.; Lamar Mason, WR, 5-7, 160, Jr.
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October 21, 2002 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
It took the opening week of Serra League play for the six schools to show why the new and enhanced league is considered the toughest in California. League favorites Los Angeles Loyola and Santa Margarita lost their openers, demonstrating the depth and balance of a league that is only four years old but already establishing traditions unlike any other. Bellflower St.
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October 27, 2003 | Martin Henderson, Times Staff Writer
It didn't take long for the parity in the Southland's toughest league to surface. After only two weeks of league play, there's a six-way tie among the Serra League's six teams at 1-1. Over the weekend, the three teams from Los Angeles County -- Bellflower St. John Bosco (6-1 overall), La Puente Bishop Amat (5-2) and L.A. Loyola (4-3) -- defeated the three from Orange County -- Santa Margarita (6-1), Anaheim Servite (6-1) and Santa Ana Mater Dei (3-4).
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January 23, 2001 | BEN BOLCH
The Serra League football race could become the toughest in the Southern Section starting in 2002, when traditional powers Los Angeles Loyola and La Puente Bishop Amat join the four-team league to create what Mater Dei Coach Bruce Rollinson has labeled a six-team "super league." "It's going to be harder to win a league title," said Rollinson, whose Monarchs won the Serra League in its inaugural season in 1999.
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January 27, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Nico Evans of Loyola, considered the top running back in the Serra League this past season, has committed to Wyoming. Evans is also a top sprinter in track. He had 238 yards rushing and three touchowns against co-Serra League champion Alemany. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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December 2, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
  Two of the best athletes, defensive back-receiver Koa Farmer of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame and junior receiver-defensive back Desean Holmes of Alemany, have been named the co-MVPs of the Serra League. The MVP offensive players are junior running back TJ Brumfield of Crespi and running back Nico Evans of Loyola. The MVP defensive players are defensive back Brandon Boyd of Alemany and lineman Deio Dayao of Notre Dame. The MVP lineman is Chris Brown of Loyola. First-team all-league offense: Victor Alvarez, Crespi, Sr.; Chris Colarossi, Notre Dame, Sr.; Dominic Davis, Alemany, Jr.; Alif Grayes, Alemany, Sr.; Koa Haynes, Bishop Amat, Sr.; Daniel Khan, Notre Dame, Sr.; Grant Kraemer, Notre Dame, Sr.; Isaias Najera, Notre Dame, Sr.; Adrian Ortega, Bishop Amat, Sr.; Brandon Pierce, Alemany, Jr.; Sione Taufahema, Alemany, Jr.; John Turner, Loyola, Sr.; Nathan Washington, Crespi, Sr. First-team all-league defense: D.J. Beavers, Crespi, Jr.; Mike Little, Notre Dame, Jr.; Vaimoe Sekona, Crespi, Jr.; Cameron Page, Notre Dame, Sr.; Ruben Peters, Loyola, Sr.; Chris Prieto, Bishop Amat, Sr.; Mike Ramos, Notre Dame, Jr.; Christian Rector, Loyola, Jr.; Colin Samuel, Alemany, Jr.; Quintin Sims, Alemany, Jr.; Marvell Tell, Crespi, Jr.; Tyree Thompson, Alemany, Jr. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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November 9, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Alemany was one loss away from being on the bubble for the Pac-5 playoffs. But a 34-7 victory over Crespi on Friday night not only gave the Warriors (8-2) a share of the Serra League championshp but also could propel them into a No. 4 seed. "All I know is I don't have to sweat it out," Coach Dean Herrington said. Alemany is 14-2 in league with four league titles the last four seasons. Herrington has won or shared 27 league titles in his 30 years of coaching. Alemany will enter the playoffs No. 1 from the league by virtue of a win over co-champion Sherman Oaks Notre Dame.
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November 9, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 First-year Crespi Coach Troy Thomas was confident his team deserved a Pac-5 Division at-large playoff berth despite a 4-6 record. He cited the fact the Celts' only losses were to teams that won league championships, and that Crespi finished third in the Serra League. And sure enough, the selection committee announced Saturday that Crespi and Orange Lutheran (7-3) had been given the two at-large berths. JSerra (7-3), the fifth-place finisher in the Trinity League, was left out. Crespi players were at school on Saturday night watching video and preparing for next week's playoffs when Thomas informed them their season would continue at least another week.
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November 3, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 It's the final week of the regular season, and Pac-5 Divison playoff berths still need to be decided, along with two at-large spots. Here's how things look: In the Marmonte League, Westlake, Oaks Christian, St. Bonaventure and Agoura are in. Westlake will play Oaks Christian and St. Bonaventure will play Agoura to decide first, second, third and fourth. In the South Coast, Mission Viejo and Tesoro are in. In the Moore, Long Beach Poly and Long Beach Cabrillo are in. The Millikan-Lakewood winner should finish third.
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November 3, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 It has been an up and down season for Encino Crespi and first-year Coach Troy Thomas, but with one week to go in the regular season, the Celts still control their own destiny. "This is when we play the best football _ when it matters at the end of the year," Thomas said. If Crespi (4-5, 2-1) can defeat Alemany (7-2, 2-1) on Friday at Alemany, the Celts will finish in a tie for first place in the Serra League with Sherman Oaks Notre Dame and earn a Pac-5 Division playoff berth.
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December 29, 1999 | DAVE McKIBBEN
If it seems that Santa Margarita, Servite and Mater Dei are playing soccer as if there's no tomorrow, it's probably because they are. Santa Margarita has played 15 games, Servite 17 and Mater Dei a whopping 20 in 26 days. No, Santa Margarita Coach Curt Bauer, Mater Dei Coach Martin Stringer and Servite Coach Mike Lussier are not so terrified of Y2K that they're trying to finish their seasons before 2000.
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November 12, 2010 | Staff reports
Mission Hills Alemany secured the Serra League's top spot in the Pac-5 Division playoffs with a 38-30 victory Friday over defending champion La Puente Bishop Amat, thanks to a quick-strike offense that featured senior quarterback Vernon Adams, who completed 15 of 18 passes for 243 yards and three touchdowns. He also had 19 carries for 70 yards and one touchdown. The game wasn't decided until Warriors junior defensive back Deron Smith intercepted Rio Ruiz's pass on Bishop Amat's 42-yard line with 2:08 remaining.
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October 28, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 If the Trinity League is the best football league in the state, then why shouldn't the league receive the two at-large berths for the Pac-5 Division playoffs? Three Trinity League teams are guaranteed berths. A fourth is almost certain to receive one of the at-large berths. But everything comes down to meeting criteria. Here's the criteria that is followed in choosing at-large berths: Head-to-head competition (four points); overall strength of the league (one point); overall win-loss record (one point)
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October 26, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
   More than a week ago, Alemany was on the verge of perhaps not making the Pac-5 playoffs after being upset in its Serra League opener by Loyola and losing two key defensive players to injuries. Now the Warriors are suddenly close to winning another Serra League championship after consecutive wins over Sherman Oaks Notre Dame and Bishop Amat. Leading the way has been junior receiver Desean Holmes. He had seven receptions for 126 yards and one touchdown in a 35-27 win over Notre Dame.
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