SBLive’s LA City Section Top 10 Football Rankings: Chavez debuts, Granada Hills moves into top 5

Here are SBLive’s Top 10 LA City Section high school football rankings for the week of April 26. The rankings were compiled by SBLive California reporter Connor Morrissette.

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April 26, 2021

1. Birmingham (3-2)

Birmingham beat Taft 66-0 to stay on top.

2. San Pedro (1-0)

San Pedro dominated Banning 64-19. Robert Sarmiento scored a rushing TD, receiving TD and punt return TD.

3. Venice (3-0)

Venice beat Westchester 23-14. JJ Thurman had an interception in the win.

4. Reseda (3-0)

Reseda beat Sylmar 26-7.

5. Granada Hills (1-2)

2023 running back Dijon Stanley, a Grace Brethren transfer, is one of the top running backs in the City Section. He finished Friday’s 46-11 win over El Camino Real with 12 carries for 307 yards and four TDs.

6. Palisades (2-1)

Palisades has bounced back from their season opening 36-0 defeat to No. 3 Venice with wins over Fairfax and Garfield. Isaias Alegria, Daniel Anoh and Brandon Forrest each ran for touchdowns in Pali’s 23-0 win over Garfield.

7. Banning (2-1)

Without star 2022 running back Jakob Galloway, Banning lost big to San Pedro.

8. Carson (1-1)

Carson beat Crenshaw 34-12.

9. Westchester (2-1)

Westchester hung tough with Venice last week, so they make this week’s top 10. Teyon Boatner rushed for a touchdown in the Comets’ 23-14 loss.

10. Chavez (3-0)

Chavez is undefeated and can win the East Valley League this week with a win over Poly. In last week’s 30-22 win over Grant, Adrian Velasquez ran for 82 yards and two touchdowns and Michael Landeros ran for 101 yards and a score.

In the mix: Kennedy, Garfield, Crenshaw, Lincoln, Canoga Park, Arleta, Manual Arts and Mendez

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