Here’s a look at the top storylines in the eighth week of the 2021 Southern Section high school football season. The weekend of Oct. 7-9 was California’s Week Seven, as the week of the season is known as “Week Zero”.
All rankings referenced pertain to SBLive’s Southern Section rankings unless noted otherwise.
NO. 3 SERVITE CRUISES TO WIN AGAINST NO. 8 SANTA MARGARITA
Servite won the second half 27-7 to win 48-21 against Santa Margarita. Friars RB Houston Thomas ran for three touchdowns and a career-high 192 yards on his birthday.
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NO. 9 LOS ALAMITOS SURVIVES NO. 14 EDISON FOR SUNSET LEAGUE TITLE
Los Al unofficially clinched a Sunset League title with a 35-28 victory over the Chargers. Edison nearly came back from a 28-7 deficit in little more than a quarter, but the Griffins showed the importance of taking caring of business early in the game.
HOW THE REST OF THE TOP 25 FARED, AND OTHER NOTABLE RESULTS
- No. 1 Mater Dei beat No. 13 Orange Lutheran 55-16.
- No. 2 St. John Bosco routed No. 19 JSerra 44-7.
- No. 4 Corona Centennial blew out Santiago (Corona) 69-14.
- No. 5 Mission Viejo defeated Helix of the San Diego Section 38-21.
- No. 6 Sierra Canyon blew out Westlake 35-0.
- No. 7 Norco walloped Corona 55-13.
- No. 10 Inglewood crushed Hawthorne 59-0.
- No. 11 Warren smoked Lynwood 61-6.
- No. 12 Vista Murrieta crushed Temecula Valley 51-0.
- No. 15 Chaminade fell 16-12 against Serra (Gardena).
- No. 17 Bishop Amat trounced Cathedral 47-0.
- No. 18 Alemany defeated Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) 47-21.
- No. 20 Simi Valley cruised past Royal 42-6.
- No. 21 Etiwanda defeated Los Osos 41-14.
- No. 24 Corona del Mar beat Huntington Beach 35-8.
- No. 25 Cajon routed Yucaipa 42-6.
- Upland outdueled Damien 27-22.
- Chino Hills defeated Rancho Cucamonga 20-6.