It's Official -- State Teams of the Year Named

There doesn't need to be a horde of computers spitting out information to declare which of California's more than 1,000 football playing high schools should be named CalHiSports.com State Team of the Year. For the eighth straight season it's De La Salle of Concord. Also taking top honors in their divisional designations are Helix of La Mesa, Los Gatos, St. Bonaventure of Ventura and Santa Fe Christian of Solana Beach.

The Spartans not only won their 10th straight CIF North Coast Section Class 4A title two weeks ago with a 48-14 win over previously unbeaten San Leandro, they continued to try to strengthen their schedule and did so on Oct. 5 when they ventured to Southern California and defeated CIF Southern Section powerhouse Long Beach Poly, 29-15.

That victory gained in significance last Saturday when Long Beach Poly won its third straight CIFSS Div. I crown with a 42-28 win over Edison of Huntington Beach. In fact, De La Salle is one of only two teams in the last five years that has managed to beat the Jackrabbits. The other was Mater Dei of Santa Ana in 1998, which also lost to De La Salle.

For those keeping track, coach Bob Ladouceur's program has upped its national record win streak to 125 games and has won 159 of its last 160. The team has scored at least four touchdowns in 124 of the 125 games of the streak and has scored at least three times in every game of the streak.

Choosing the State Team of the Year for schools with the Division IV designation was almost as easy as picking De La Salle. St. Bonaventure of Ventura won its final game last weekend, 49-14, over Lutheran of Orange, and wrapped up its third straight 14-0 season. The Seraphs won their biggest game on August 31 in their opener when they downed CIF Central Section power Dos Palos, 28-14. That turned out to be the only loss of the year for Dos Palos, which won a section title last week by blasting Fresno San Joaquin Memorial, 69-7. St. Bonaventure also is the last team to defeat Paraclete of Lancaster, which finished 12-0 this year. With major college recruits like running back Lorenzo Booker, lineman James Bonelli and junior wide receiver Whitney Lewis, it's no stretch at all to declare that St. Bonaventure of 2001 is the best small school team in state history.

In a state in which no state playoffs are held, knowing your team is going to be named CalHiSports.com State Team of the Year comes close to duplicating what the feeling would be like. As the final seconds were tiicking away in last week's CIF San Diego Section Div. IV championship game, players and fans at Santa Fe Christian of Solana Beach were heard shouting, "No. 1 in the state, baby," over and over again.

Santa Fe Christian faced a stern challenge from Christian of El Cajon in its final game, but prevailed, 42-36, and has now been named Div. V State Team of the Year. Had the Eagles lost, the No. 1 team in the division for the year would have been unbeaten Middletown.

Another CIF San Diego Section school, Helix of La Mesa, won a showdown over Oceanside for that section's Div. II title and has been selected Div. II State Team of the Year. The Highlanders turned back a late charge from Oceanside and defeated the Pirates, 41-30. Helix did lose a game earlier this season to Monte Vista of Spring Valley, but avenged that loss in a big way by winning 61-28 in the playoffs.

Los Gatos is one of five undefeated teams from the final Div. III state rankings, but the Wildcats have been given the nod as State Team of the Year. Los Gatos won its final game, 42-0, over previously unbeaten San Lorenzo Valley of Felton and has won 26 consecutive games with All-American Trent Edwards as starting quarterback.

Every State Team of the Year will now be included in the next printing of the Cal-Hi Sports Record Book & Almanac and will be on all-time lists that date back more than 100 years.

STATE TEAMS OF THE YEAR

(Selected by Cal-Hi Sports)

2001 — Concord De La Salle (12-0)

2000 — Concord De La Salle (13-0)

1999 — Concord De La Salle (12-0)

1998 — Concord De La Salle (12-0)

1997 — Concord De La Salle (12-0)

1996 — Concord De La Salle (12-0)

1995 — Concord De La Salle (13-0)

1994 — Concord De La Salle (13-0)

1993 — Rialto Eisenhower (14-0)

1992 — Concord De La Salle (13-0)

1991 — Santa Ana Mater Dei (13-1)

1990 — Merced (14-0)

1989 — Fontana (14-0)

1988 — Carson (12-1)

1987 — Fontana (14-0)

1986 — El Toro (14-0)

1985 — Vista (13-0)

1984 — Riverside Poly (13-1)

1983 — Mountain View St. Francis (13-0)

1982 — Anaheim Servite (11-1)

1981 — San Jose Bellarmine (12-0)

1980 — Wilmington Banning (12-0)

1979 — Huntington Beach Edison (12-2)

1978 — Visalia Mt. Whitney (13-0)

1977 — Rancho Cordova (12-0)

1976 — Wilmington Banning (12-1)

1975 — Rancho Cordova (11-0)

1974 — Vista (13-0)

1973 — Hacienda Heights Los Altos (12-1)

1972 — Santa Fe Springs St. Paul (13-0)

1971 — Carson (12-0)

1970 — La Puente Bishop Amat (12-1)

1969 — Pasadena Blair (13-0)

1968 — Alameda (9-0)

1967 — Anaheim (12-1)

1966 — Pico Rivera El Rancho (13-0)

1965 — San Jose Bellarmine (9-0)

1964 — Stockton Stagg (10-0)

1963 — L.A. Loyola (12-0)

1962 — L.A. Loyola (12-0)

1961 — Monterey (8-0)

1960 — Redwood City Sequoia (9-0)

1959 — Long Beach Poly (11-0)

1958 — Long Beach Poly (11-0-1)

1957 — Berkeley (8-0)

1956 — Downey (12-0-1)

1955 — San Diego (11-0-1)

1954 — Vallejo (9-0)

1953 — Santa Monica (10-0-1)

1952 — Santa Monica (11-0-1)

1951 — Pomona (12-0)

1950 — Compton (11-1)

1949 — Compton (10-1)

1948 — Long Beach St. Anthony (11-1-1)

1947 — L.A. Washington (8-0)

1946 — Alhambra (12-0)

1945 — Santa Ana (11-1)

1944 — Alhambra Keppel (8-0)

1943 — Redondo Beach Redondo (6-0)

1942 — La Verne Bonita (11-0)

1941 — Piedmont (9-0)

1940 — Piedmont (8-0)

1939 — Alhambra (10-0)

1938 — Stockton (9-0)

1937 — L.A. Manual Arts (8-0)

1936 — L.A. Manual Arts (8-0-1)

1935 — Long Beach Poly (9-0)

1934 — Piedmont (8-0)

1933 — S.F. Galileo (8-2-1)

1932 — Inglewood (10-2)

1931 — Santa Ana (13-0)

1930 — Berkeley (11-0-1)

1929 — Berkeley (11-0-1)

1928 — Lodi (9-0)

1927 — Bakersfield (12-0)

1926 — San Mateo (9-1-1)

1925 — Los Angeles (10-0)

1924 — Berkeley (11-0)

1923 — Bakersfield (10-0-1)

1922 — Bakersfield (10-0-1)

1921 — Bakersfield (9-0-1)

1920 — Bakersfield (9-1)

1919 — Long Beach Poly (12-0)

1918 — L.A. Manual Arts (9-0)

1917 — L.A. Manual Arts (11-1)

1916 — San Diego (12-0)

1915 — Pasadena (7-1)

1914 — Pomona Rugby (12-0)

1913 — Pomona Rugby (11-0)

1912 — Berkeley Rugby (7-2-1)

1911 — Los Angeles Rugby (9-0)

1910 — Alameda (5-0)

1909 — L.A. Poly Rugby (8-0-2)

1908 — Belmont Academy (8-0-1)

1907 — Los Angeles (5-1)

1906 — Belmont Academy (5-0)

1905 — Berkeley (5-1-3)

1904 — Belmont Academy (1-0-1)

1903 — Belmont Academy (5-1)

1902 — Belmont Academy (4-0-2)

1901 — Belmont Academy (3-2)

1900 — S.F. Lowell (5-1-2)

1899 — Belmont Academy (6-0-4)

1898 — Los Angeles (8-0-2)

1897 — Belmont Academy (2-2)

1896 — Belmont Academy(4-0)

1895 — Oakland (3-0)

1894 — Oakland (6-1)

1893 — Oakland (3-0)

1892 — Oakland (4-1)*

1891 — Oakland (4-0)*

1890 — Oakland Hopkins Academy (4-0)*

*Spring season of the following year.

ADDITIONAL STATE

TEAMS OF THE YEAR

DIVISION I

(when not state team of year)

1986 — Encino Crespi (13-1); 1978 —Fountain Valley (12-1); 1975 — L.A. Loyola (13-0); 1942 — Redondo Beach Redondo (11-0-1).

DIVISION II

2001 — La Mesa Helix (12-1); 2000 — Granite Bay (12-1); 1999 — Westlake Village Westlake (13-1); 1998 — Irvine Woodbridge (13-0-1); 1997 — Rancho S.M. Santa Margarita (14-0); 1996 — Chula Vista Castle Park (13-0);1995 — Riverside J.W. North (14-0); 1994 — Moreno Valley Canyon Springs (13-1); 1993 — Norco (14-0); 1992 — Irvine (13-1); 1991 — Oceanside El Camino (13-1); 1990 — Lompoc (13-1); 1989 — Gardena Serra (14-0); 1988 — Rancho Buena Vista (13-0); 1987 — El Toro (11-3); 1986 — El Toro (14-0); 1985 — Concord De La Salle (12-0); 1984 — National City Sweetwater (13-0); 1983 — Riverside Poly (14-0); 1982 — Hacienda Heights Los Altos (14-0); 1981 — Danville Monte Vista (11-1); 1980 — Morgan Hill Live Oak (12-1); 1979 — La Canada (12-0-2); 1978 — Visalia Mt. Whitney (13-0); 1977 — San Diego Lincoln (12-0-1); 1976 — Sanger (12-1); 1975 — Rancho Cordova (11-0); 1974 — Rancho Cordova (11-0); 1973 — Visalia Redwood (12-0); 1972 — San Jose Leland (13-0); 1971 — Rancho Cordova (8-0-1); 1970 — Woodland (10-0); 1969 — South Pasadena (13-0); 1968 — Anaheim Loara (13-0); 1967 — Campbell (9-0); 1966 — South San Francisco (9-0); 1965 — West Covina (13-0); 1964 — La Canada St. Francis (13-0); 1963 — Yuba City (9-1); 1962 — South Pasadena (11-1); 1961 — Santa Ana Valley (12-0); 1960 — San Jose Willow Glen (9-0); 1959 — San Leandro (9-0); 1958 — Walnut Creek Las Lomas (8-0); 1957 — San Bruno Capuchino (8-1); 1956 — Pittsburg (8-0); 1955 — Oroville (8-0); 1954 — Oroville (8-0); 1953 — Oroville (10-0); 1952 — Concord Mt. Diablo (8-0-1); 1951 — Pittsburg (8-0); 1950 — Santa Clara (9-0); 1949 — Visalia (9-0); 1948 — Monterey (7-1); 1947 — Tulare (7-1); 1946 — San Jose Bellarmine (8-0); 1945 — Antioch (10-0); 1944 — Ventura (7-0); 1943 — Oroville (6-0); 1942 — Antioch (7-0); 1941 — L.A. Franklin (6-0); 1940 — L.A. Garfield (7-0); 1939 — Huntington Park (8-0); 1938 — L.A. Riis (6-0); 1937 — San Fernando (6-1); 1936 — Red Bluff (7-0-1); 1935 — Santa Rosa (6-1-1); 1934 — S.F. St. Ignatius (6-0-2); 1933 — Bell (8-0-1); 1932 — Salinas (11-0); 1931 — Colton (11-1-1); 1930 — L.A. Loyola (7-0-2); 1929 — Orange (8-2); 1928 — Oxnard (9-1-1); 1927 — Lomita Narbonne (8-0); 1926 — San Fernando (7-0); 1925 — Covina (12-1); 1924 — Orange (9-1-2); 1923 — Lodi (10-1); 1921 — Santa Clara Prep (7-0); 1920 — Salinas (5-0).

DIVISION III

2001 — Los Gatos (13-0); 2000 — Felton San Lorenzo Valley (12-1); 1999 — La Verne Bonita (14-0); 1998 — Kentfield Marin Catholic (12-0); 1997 — Laguna Hills (13-1); 1996 —Alhambra Martinez (13-0); 1995 — Atascadero (14-0); 1994 — Bloomington (14-0); 1993 — Loomis Del Oro (13-0); 1992 — Salinas Palma (13-0); 1991 — Martinez Alhambra (13-0); 1990 — Martinez Alhambra (13-0); 1989 — Mission Viejo Trabuco Hills (13-1); 1988 — Redding Shasta (12-0); 1987 — Bakersfield Garces (11-0-1); 1986 — San Diego Lincoln (12-1); 1985 — Covina Charter Oak (13-0); 1984 — Diamond Bar (14-0); 1983 — Orinda Miramonte (11-1); 1982 — Atascadero (14-0); 1981 — Mission Viejo (13-0-1); 1980 — Auburn Placer (11-0); 1979 — Shingle Springs Ponderosa (12-0); 1978 — Alameda (10-0-1); 1977 — Auburn Placer (11-0); 1976 — Lancaster Antelope Valley (13-0-1); 1975 — Dos Palos (12-0); 1974 — Fresno San Joaquin Memorial (12-0); 1973 — Santa Rosa Cardinal Newman (9-0); 1972 — Temple City (13-0); 1971 — Temple City (13-0); 1970 — Temple City (13-0); 1969 — Barstow (12-0); 1968 — Tracy (10-0); 1967 — Pleasanton Amador Valley (9-0); 1966 — Dos Palos (12-0); 1965 — Palos Verdes (11-0-1); 1964 — Selma (9-0); 1963 — Brea Brea-Olinda (10-1-1); 1962 — Folsom (9-0); 1961 — Orland (9-0); 1960 — Santa Ana Mater Dei (11-1); 1959 — South Pasadena (11-1); 1958 — Sebastopol Analy (8-0); 1957 — Albany (8-0); 1956 — Santa Ana Mater Dei (12-0); 1955 — San Marino (13-0); 1954 — Hawthorne (10-0-1); 1953 — Paso Robles (10-0); 1952 — Wasco (9-0); 1951 — Paso Robles (9-1-1); 1950 — Auburn Placer (8-1); 1949 — Manteca (8-1); 1948 — Manteca (8-1); 1947 — Marysville (9-0); 1946 — Dos Palos (9-0); 1945 — Santa Maria (7-0); 1944 — La Verne Bonita (8-0); 1943 — Tustin (6-0); 1942 — La Verne Bonita (11-0); 1941 — Colton (10-1-1); 1940 — Manteca (9-1); 1939 — Manteca (9-0); 1938 — Los Banos (7-1); 1937 — S.D. Point Loma (8-0); 1936 — San Luis Obispo (8-1); 1935 — Eureka (8-0-1); 1934 — La Mesa Grossmont (9-0); 1933 — El Monte (11-1); 1932 — Norwalk Excelsior (9-0-1); 1931 — Menlo Park Menlo (6-0-1); 1930 — S.F. Damon (7-0); 1929 — Coronado (8-1); 1928 — Chico (10-1); 1927 — La Mesa Grossmont (8-0-3); 1926 — Gilroy (7-0-1); 1925 — Strathmore (6-1); 1924 — Eureka (9-0); 1923 — Ferndale (7-0); 1922 — Willows (9-0-1); 1921 — San Rafael Hitchcock Military Academy (7-0); 1920 — Selma (9-1).

DIVISION IV

2001 — Ventura St. Bonaventure (14-0); 2000 — Ventura St. Bonaventure (14-0); 1999 — Dos Palos (13-0); 1998 — Dos Palos (13-0); 1997 — Hughson (13-0); 1996 — Escalon (13-0); 1995 — Travis AFB Vanden (13-0); 1994 — Lake of the Pines Bear River (13-0); 1993 — Escalon (13-0); 1992 — Van Nuys Montclair Prep (13-0); 1991 — Lake of the Pines Bear River (11-2); 1990 — La Habra Whittier Christian (13-0); 1989 — Carpinteria (13-1); 1988 — Corning (12-0); 1987 — Vallejo St. Patrick (11-0); 1986 — Cerritos Valley Christian (12-1); 1985 — Dos Palos (11-2); 1984 — La Habra Whittier Christian (14-0); 1983 — Napa Justin-Siena (11-1); 1982 — Dos Palos (12-0); 1981 — Modesto Central Catholic (11-1); 1980 — Modesto Central Catholic (11-1); 1979 — Tahoe City North Tahoe (10-1); 1978 — Winters (12-0); 1977 — Clarksburg Delta (11-0); 1976 — Gridley (10-1); 1975 — Carpinteria (11-1); 1974 — Paso Robles (13-0); 1973 — Corning (9-0-1); 1972 — Colusa (10-0); 1971 — Corning (9-0); 1970 — Clarksburg Delta (9-0); 1969 — Dinuba (9-1-1); 1968 — San Andreas Calaveras (8-1); 1967 — San Andreas Calaveras (9-0); 1966 — Weaverville Trinity (9-0); 1965 — Wheatland (8-0); 1964 — Caruthers (10-0); 1963 — Weed (9-0); 1962 — Weed (9-0); 1961 — St. Helena (9-0); 1960 — St. Helena (9-0); 1959 — Orland (9-1); 1958 — Corning (8-0); 1957 — Livingston (8-0); 1956 — Tehachapi (10-0); 1955 — Fort Bragg (9-0); 1954 — Rio Vista (8-0); 1953 — Benicia (8-0); 1952 — Galt (9-0); 1951 — Willows (10-0); 1950 — Carpinteria (10-0-1); 1949 — Los Banos (8-0); 1948 — Willows (11-0); 1947 — Willows (10-0); 1946 — Carpinteria (7-0); 1945 — Fort Bragg (7-0); 1944 — Orland (7-0); 1943 — Galt (11-1); 1942 — Willows (5-1); 1941 — Beaumont (9-0); 1940 — Gridley (6-0); 1939 — Fort Bragg (5-1); 1938 — Livingston (8-0); 1937 — Fort Bragg (6-0-1); 1936 — Willows (7-1); 1935 — Los Banos (10-1); 1934 — Sutter Creek (9-0); 1933 — Fort Bragg (5-0-1); 1932 — Courtland (6-2); 1931 — Fort Bragg (6—0); 1930 — El Centro Central (10-1-1); 1929 — Ukiah (6-2); 1928 — Oakdale (6-0); 1927 — Roseville (7-3); 1926 — Sonora (5-0); 1925 — Sonora (4-1); 1924 — El Centro Central (8-1); 1923 — Citrus Heights San Juan (4-0-1); 1922 — Paso Robles (6-0); 1921 — El Centro Central (7-0); 1920 — San Rafael Mt. Tamalpais Military Academy (5-1); 1919 — Calexico (3-0-1).

DIVISION V

2001 — Solana Beach Santa Fe Christian (12-0); 2000 — San Diego Horizon (12-1); 1999 — Weaverville Trinity (11-1); 1998 — Modesto Central Catholic (11-1); 1997 — La Jolla Bishop's (13-0); 1996 — Redlands Arrowhead Christian (14-0); 1995 — Morro Bay (14-0); 1994 — Winters (12-0); 1993 — Boron (13-0); 1992 — Clarksburg Delta (11-0); 1991 — Middletown (11-2); 1990 — Caruthers (12-0); 1989 — Biggs (11-0); 1988 — Biggs (10-0); 1987 — Hayfo rk (12-0); 1986 — Etna (10-0); 1985 — Firebaugh (9-1); 1984 — Hayfork (11-0); 1983 — Ripon (11-1); 1982 — Ripon (10-2); 1981 — Fowler (11-1); 1980 — Biggs (10-1); 1979 — Winters (9-2); 1978 — Calistoga (9-0); 1977 — Esparto (10-0-1); 1976 — St. Bernard (Eureka) (10-0-1); 1975 — L.A. Lutheran (11-2); 1974 — Bieber Big Valley (9-0); 1973 — Modesto Central Catholic (11-0); 1972 — Modesto Central Catholic (10-1); 1971 — Calistoga (8-1); 1970 — McArthur Fall River (10-0); 1969 — Tomales (8-1); 1968 — Holtville (12-0); 1967 — Herlong (8-0-1); 1966 — Woodlake (10-0); 1965 — Greenville (8-0); 1964 — San Rafael Military Academy (8-1); 1963 — Sutter (8-0); 1962 — Greenville (6-1); 1961 — Wheatland (9-0); 1960 — Wheatland (9-0); 1959 — Ramona (12-0); 1958 — Ramona (11-0); 1957 — Bishop (11-0); 1956 — Claremont Webb (8-0); 1955 — Weaverville Trinity (8-0); 1954 — Yreka (9-0); 1953 — Alturas Modoc (7-0-1); 1952 — Tehachapi (9-1); 1951 — Yreka (10-1); 1950 — Weed (8-1); 1949 — Dunsmuir (9-1); 1948 — Ripon (7-1); 1947 — San Rafael Military Academy (8-0); 1946 — Ripon (8-0); 1945 — Patterson (9-1); 1944 — St. Helena (6-0); 1943 — Gustine (4-0, incomplete record); 1942 — Hemet (6-0); 1941 — McCloud (6-0); 1940 — Gustine (8-0); 1939 — Hemet (8-1); 1938 — Gustine (8-1); 1937 — Weed (7-0); 1936 — Alturas Modoc (6-0); 1935 — Elsinore (9-1); 1934 — Ceres (7-3); 1933 — Hughson (6-1); 1932 — Patterson (5-0-2); 1931 — Atascadero (7-1); 1930 — Colusa (6-0-1); 1929 — College City Pierce (5-0-1); 1928 — College City Pierce (5-1); 1927 — Williams (4-1); 1926 — College City Pierce (4-1); 1925 — Sutter Creek (7-0-1); 1924 — Colusa (7-0-1); 1923 — Colusa (5-1); 1922 — Ione (2-0); 1921 — Bishop (5-0-3).

Note: All divisions based on league strength, not enrollment.

EIGHT-MAN

2001 — Canoga Park Faith Baptist (11-1); 2000 — Wildomar California Lutheran (11-0); 1999 — Simi Valley Grace Brethren (12-0); 1998 — Arcadia Rio Hondo (11-1); 1997 — Santa Maria Valley Christian (11-1); 1996 — Arcadia Rio Hondo (12-0); 1995 — L.A. Brentwood (12-0); 1994 — Canoga Park Faith Baptist (10-1); 1993 — L.A. Brentwood (11-0); 1992 — L.A. Brentwood (12-0); 1991 — Canoga Park Faith Baptist (10-0); 1990 — La Jolla Country Day (11-0); 1989 — La Canada Flintridge (9-2); 1988 — Redondo Beach Coast Christian (12-0); 1987 — Redondo Beach Coast Christian (12-0); 1986 — Palos Verdes Chadwick (10-0); 1985 — Templeton (9-1); 1984 — Canoga Park Faith Baptist (11-0); 1983 — Paso Robles El Paso de Robles (11-0); 1982 — Arcadia Rio Hondo (13-0); 1981 — Templeton (12-1); 1980 — Modesto Christian (11-1); 1979 — Arcadia Rio Hondo (11-0); 1978 — Cambria Coast Union (12-0); 1977 — Arcadia Rio Hondo (10-1); 1976 — Van Nuys Montclair Prep (11-0); 1975 — Downey Ambassador Christian (9-1); 1974 — Downey Ambassador Christian (10-0); 1973 — Maxwell (8-0); 1970 — Coleville (7-0).


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