SBLive’s LA City Section Top 10 football rankings: Birmingham moves up, Franklin returns

The fall 2021 high school football season continued last week in the Los Angeles City Section. In a shocking upset, Garfield, last week’s No. 4 team, lost to Huntington Park 30-29. “Our guys battled,” Huntington Park head coach Saul Jimenez said after the game. “This is big for the community.” HP’s last win against Garfield came in 2006.

Check out SBLive’s LA City Section Top 10 football rankings below. The rankings are compiled by SBLive California reporter Connor Morrissette and are released weekly throughout the 2021 season.


Oct. 11, 2021

1. Banning (6-1)

Last week: 1

Banning beat Carson 56-24. Caleb Nuhi-Yandall ran for 300 yards and two touchdowns in the win. He also had an interception. Star Banning running back Jakob Galloway left the game in the first half with an injury.

2. Palisades (7-0)

Last week: 2

Palisades blanked University 55-0. Sophomore QB Sammy Silvia tossed four touchdowns in the victory.

3. San Pedro (4-1)

Last week: 3

San Pedro beat Lakewood 48-20. Pirates QB Aidan Jackson accounted for five TD’s in the win. Jackson became the fastest quarterback in San Pedro history to reach 1,000 yards in the air during the game.

4. Birmingham (2-5)

Last week: 5

Birmingham beat up Taft 63-0. The Patriots led 35-0 after one quarter.

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5. Dorsey (5-2)

Last week: 6

Dorsey beat View Park 56-0. Mychai Williams set the Dons school record for most interceptions in a season in Friday’s game. He’s picked off eight passes this year.

6. Granada Hills (3-3)

Last week: 7

Star junior running back Dijon Stanley is back for Granada Hills after missing several games with an injury. In the Highlanders 36-19 win over Chatsworth last week, Stanley had 14 carries for 154 yards and two touchdowns.

7. Lincoln (7-0)

Last week: 8

Lincoln won big over Wilson 57-7 to stay undefeated.

8. Venice (2-3)

Last week: 9

Venice improved to 2-3 with a 47-12 win over Fairfax. Paul Kessler tossed two TD passes in the victory.

9. Franklin (6-1)

Last week: NR

Franklin won their rivalry showdown against Eagle Rock 28-21 to move into this week’s rankings. Isaiah Diaz completed 29 of 39 passes for 231 yards and three touchdowns. Hector Ceballos caught all three touchdowns.

10. Reseda (4-2)

Last week: 10

Reseda beat Panorama 40-10.

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