The spring 2021 high school football season is in the books.
While it wrapped up for the majority of teams in California three weeks ago, several teams were still playing this past weekend in the Central Section and LA City Section.
SBLive’s statewide high school football rankings are compiled by SBLive California reporter Connor Morrissette and will be released every Monday throughout the shortened season.
SBLIVE CALIFORNIA TOP 25 FOOTBALL RANKINGS
May 3, 2021
1. Mater Dei (5-0)
Last week: 1
Elijah Brown threw four touchdown passes to lead Mater Dei to a 34-17 win over rival St. John Bosco in their season finale, which pushed the Monarchs to No. 1.
2. St. John Bosco (5-1)
Last week: 2
St. John Bosco fell short against Mater Dei, which dropped the Braves to No. 2.
3. De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) (6-0)
Last week: 3
De La Salle beat Clayton Valley Charter 21-7 to finish the year undefeated. The Spartans unbeaten streak against Northern California opponents is up to 316 games.
4. Servite (4-2)
Last week: 4
Servite took down Santa Margarita 42-13 to clinch third place in the Trinity League. The Friars rushed for six scores in the win.
5. Sierra Canyon (5-1)
Last week: 5
After falling to No. 2 St. John Bosco 42-21 in their opener, Sierra Canyon allowed only two points in their five final games.
6. Serra (San Mateo, Calif.) (5-0)
Last week: 6
Serra beat St. Ignatius 34-3 in their season finale. The Padres intercepted six passes in the win.
7. Cathedral Catholic (San Diego, Calif.) (3-0)
Last week: 7
Cathedral beat up Madison 51-0 to end the year as San Diego’s top team.
8. Folsom (5-0)
Last week: 8
Folsom beat Oak Ridge 54-21 in their season finale. Tyler Tremain threw five TDs in the win.
9. Pittsburg (4-0)
Last week: 9
Pittsburg beat Antioch 47-8 to end their season.
10. Buchanan (Clovis, Calif.) (5-0)
Last week: 10
Buchanan beat Clovis East 36-13, which earned the Bears an outright Tri-River League championship.
11. San Clemente (5-0)
Last week: 11
San Clemente beat Mission Viejo on a last second field goal in their season finale, which propelled the Tritons to No. 11.
12. Long Beach Poly (4-0)
Last week: 12
Poly won a hard fought overtime showdown against Gardena Serra to open the season thanks to a balanced rushing attack and good defense. The Jackrabbits finish the season as undefeated Moore League champions.
13. Valley Christian (San Jose, Calif.) (3-1)
Last week: 13
Valley Christian beat St. Francis 16-13 in overtime to end their season. Jakson Berman threw two touchdowns in the win.
14. Los Alamitos (6-0)
Last week: 14
Los Alamitos beat Newport Harbor 41-3 in their season finale. Watch out for the Griffins next season. They return star 2023 QB Malachi Nelson and WR/DB Makai Lemon.
15. Monterey Trail (Elk Grove, Calif.) (5-0)
Last week: 15
Monterey Trail beat Antelope 55-19 to end their season. The Mustangs rushed for five TDs in the win.
16. St. Mary’s (Stockton, Calif.) (3-1)
Last week: 16
St. Mary’s beat Central Catholic 42-34 to end their season. Their lone loss on the year came against No. 3 De La Salle.
17. Central (Fresno, Calif.) (3-1)
Last week: 17
Central beat Clovis North 69-0 to end their season. DJ Stevenson threw three touchdowns and rushed for two more in the win.
18. Mission Viejo (4-1)
Last week: 18
Mission Viejo’s 10-7 defeat to San Clemente pushed the Diablos back to No. 18.
19. Rocklin (4-0)
Last week: 19
Rocklin beat Whitney 31-3 in their season finale.
20. Norco (5-0)
Last week: 20
Norco finished the season as Big VIII League champions, ending a dominant run from Corona Centennial.
21. Corona Centennial (4-1)
Last week: 21
Corona Centennial blew out Corona 62-0 to end the year 4-1.
22. Liberty (Bakersfield, Calif.) (3-0)
Last week: 22
Liberty beat Bakersfield 35-0 in their season finale. Prentice Boone rushed for 103 yards.
23. Carlsbad (5-0)
Last week: 23
Carlsbad rolled through the spring season to finish 5-0. They’re the No. 2 team in San Diego thanks to wins over Torrey Pines, Oceanside and Granite Hills.
24. Chaminade (4-2)
Last week: 24
Led by Jaylen Henderson, Chaminade stormed back from an 0-2 start to clinch a share of the Mission League championship.
25. Mission Hills (San Marcos, Calif.) (5-0)
Last week: 25
Mission Hills beat Oceanside and Torrey Pines this spring.