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San Juan Hills' Brady Bjorkman, left, tries to escape from Great Oak's Chad Kanow (9) during a nonleague game Friday. San Juan rallied to win the game, 24-21, in overtime.

O.C. football top 25 (10-3-16)

STAFF WRITER

O.C. FOOTBALL TOP 25

(The Register’s poll is voted on by 10 members of the media.)

1. Mater Dei 5-0 (250 poll points)

Fourteen players have scored at least one touchdown for the Monarchs, who are averaging 56 points a game.

2. Mission Viejo 6-0 (240)

When they get serious, look out … Diablos beat El Toro, 55-14, after trailing early, 7-0.

3. Santa Margarita 4-1 (222)

Since season-opening loss to Mission Viejo, Eagles have won four in a row against teams that are a combined 6-17.

4. JSerra 4-1 (219)

Lions’ only nonleague loss was to a team ranked in the state top 25, Bishop Amat.

5. Orange Lutheran 3-2 (208)

Lancers’ nonleague losses were to good teams, La Mirada and state No. 1 Centennial of Corona.

6. Servite 3-2 (207)

Like the rest of the Trinity League, Friars did not play last week; they take on St. John Bosco this week.

7. Edison 4-1 (191)

Chargers’ nonleague loss was to Mater Dei, and they had wins over top-25 teams San Juan Hills and Tesoro.

8. San Clemente 4-2 (171)

Games such as Tritons’ 64-0 win at Rancho Buena Vista of Vista make a long bus ride seem much shorter.

9. Los Alamitos 3-2 (162)

Los Alamitos’ nonleague losses were to JSerra and Long Beach Poly by seven points each.

10. Villa Park 4-1 (160)

Senior John Stamos rushed for 143 yards, three touchdowns in fantastic first half of Spartans’ 38-24 win over El Dorado.

11. Tesoro 4-2 (145)

Division 1 Titans drop out of top 10 after 20-13 loss to Division 9 Notre Dame of Riverside.

12. Corona del Mar 4-1 (143)

Chase Garbers has thrown 16 touchdown passes with no interceptions.

13. San Juan Hills 5-1 (136)

Stallions came through with clutch rally in fourth quarter and beat Great Oak of Temecula in overtime, 24-21.

14T. Buena Park 4-1 (116)

Coyotes took their first loss, 28-19, to St. Francis of La Canada.

14T. La Habra 2-3 (116)

Highlanders, like many teams, had bye week last week, and with their tough nonleague schedule might have needed it more than many teams.

16. Capistrano Valley 5-1 (103)

Winning the turnovers battle usually means winning the game, and that happened for Cougars in 30-7 win over Cypress.

17. Foothill 4-1 (88)

Since season-opening loss at Atascadero, Knights have won four in a row, including a 38-19 win over Esperanza last week.

18. Tustin 4-1 (70)

Tillers’ Kenneth Carr is the county’s rushing leader with 1,185 yards, 237 yards a game.

19. El Modena 4-1 (69)

Vanguards look like North Hills League favorite after 42-21 win over Yorba Linda.

20. Yorba Linda 4-1 (44)

Mustangs will try to get back into win column this week against Brea Olinda.

21. El Toro 1-5 (36)

Treacherous nonleague schedule produced only one win, but maybe it got Chargers ready to win Sea View League title.

22. Newport Harbor 2-3 (35)

Sailors don’t get shut out often, but that happened last week in 42-0 loss to Mira Costa of Manhatten Beach.

23. Cypress 4-1 (30)

Centurions simply beaten by superior team in 30-7 loss to Capistrano Valley.

24. Troy 4-1 (20)

Warriors did not play last week, preparing to play Freeway League champion La Habra this week.

25. University 5-0 (17)

Trojans make top-25 debut after beating Adelanto, 32-0, for second shutout win.

Also receiving votes: Huntington Beach (16); Garden Grove 3-2 (12); St. Margaret’s 5-1 (11); Canyon 2-3 (9); Brea Olinda 3-2 (3); Santa Ana 5-0 (2); Crean Lutheran 5-1 (1); Orange 5-0 (1).

Contact the writer: sfryer@scng.com


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