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Vikings hold firm at No. 2

Top teams in Northern Division all enjoyed comfortable wins last week

Posted: October 19, 2009 10:35 p.m.
Updated: October 20, 2009 4:55 a.m.
Now the Foothill League has a pair of 4-2 football teams in Hart and West Ranch to go along with 6-0 Valencia.

Yet Valencia still remains the only Foothill League team in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division top 10.

The Vikings rest at No. 2 as the top four teams all got a respite last week from playing top-tier squads.

In the Division I 8-Man poll, Santa Clarita Christian, despite a 48-16 loss to Thacher last Saturday, remains at No. 4.

Here’s how the Northern Division’s new top 10 fared last week.

No. 1 Moorpark

Moorpark shut out winless Simi Valley 28-0 last Friday. Musketeers running back Austin Edmonson ran the ball nine times for 166 yards, scoring four touchdowns. Moorpark played much of the second half with second-string players. The Musketeers (6-0) play 3-3 Royal this Friday.

No. 2 Valencia

Valencia defeated Canyon 49-7 last Friday. The Vikings (6-0) host 0-6 Golden Valley this Friday.

No. 3 St. Bonaventure

St. Bonaventure pounded 1-5 San Marcos 42-0 last Friday. Logan Meyer was 23-of-30 for 272 yards and three touchdowns for the Seraphs. St. Bonaventure (5-1) hasn’t lost a league game since 1996. The Seraphs get a test Friday against 5-1 Buena.

No. 4 Westlake

Westlake had little trouble with 1-5 Calabasas, defeating the Coyotes 51-6 last Friday. The Warriors took a 37-0 lead into halftime. Quarterback Nick Isham was 15-of-18 for 180 yards and three touchdowns. The schedule turns for Westlake (6-0) as it gets 5-1 Newbury Park this Friday.

No. 5 Newbury Park

The Panthers defeated Royal 35-17 last Friday. Newbury Park actually trailed 17-14 at halftime before scoring the game’s final 21 points. Cameron Roberson rushed for 92 yards on 25 carries and scored four touchdowns in the game. Wide receiver Phillip Muscarella added six catches for 109 yards and 30 rushing yards on four carries. Newbury Park gets Westlake this Friday.

No. 6 Arroyo Grande

Arroyo Grande moved to 5-1 after defeating San Luis Obispo 35-7 last Friday. Arroyo Grande led 35-0 at halftime. Running back Christian Chrichton ran the ball 20 times for 112 yards. Russell Perkins added 67 yards on the ground and three touchdowns. The Eagles face 0-6 Lompoc this Friday.

No. 7 Buena

Buena eased past Dos Pueblos 36-3 last Friday. The Bulldogs (5-1) got 175 yards passing from Robert Munoz and 112 rushing yards from Kendrick Mathis. Buena’s defense accounted for five sacks as well. Buena plays St. Bonaventure this Friday.

No. 8 Oxnard

Oxnard took care of previous No. 6 Channel Islands 44-7 last Friday. Yellowjackets running back Alex Gavin ran the ball 20 times for 204 yards and Henry Fernandez scored four times — three rushing touchdowns and one punt return. Oxnard (5-1) plays Camarillo this Friday.

No. 9 Atascadero

Atascadero lost a defensive struggle to Righetti 13-3 last Friday and moved to 4-2 on the season. Greyhound running back Sterling Bullard carried the ball 21 times for 123 yards, but he fumbled on his first carry of the game. Atascadero faces 3-3 San Luis Obispo on Friday.

No. 10 Camarillo

Camarillo cracks the top 10 for the first time this season after a 27-23 win over Pacifica last Friday. Running back Ossie Toc ran for 183 yards on 27 carries with two touchdowns and quarterback Jeff Matthews was 13-of-16 for 220 yards. Camarillo (5-1) plays Oxnard this Friday.

Some information from this story was gathered from the Ventura County Star, and the San Luis Obispo Tribune.


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