Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area TV Top 20

In support of our weekly highlights show that airs every Sunday at 4:30 p.m. on KRON TV, Channel 4, in San Francisco, here's the latest top 20 rankings for the 2002 football season. Our Bay Area Top 20 rankings includes teams from the CIF Central Coast and CIF North Coast sections only plus teams from Solano and Napa counties of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section. We're behind getting everything posted this week as we did not return from Hawaii until late Sunday night.

(After games of Sept. 21; last week's rank in parentheses)

1. (1) De La Salle (Concord) 2-0

Defeated St. Louis of Honolulu, 31-21.

2. (2) San Leandro 2-0

Defeated Castro Valley.

3. (3) Palma (Salinas) 2-0

Defeated Paso Robles, 29-28.

4. (4) Monte Vista (Danville) 2-0

Defeated Pinole Valley of Pinole, 42-0.

5. (5) Foothill (Pleasanton) 2-0

Defeated Washington of Fremont, 24-0.

6. (7) Skyline (Oakland) 3-0

Defeated Logan of Union City, 33-13.

7. (6) Salinas 2-0

Defeated Atascadero, 20-17.

8. (8) San Ramon Valley (Danville) 2-0

Defeated Freedom of Oakley, 42-21.

9. (9) Los Gatos 2-0

Defeated St. Francis of Mountain View, 21-0.

10. (10) Valley Christian (San Jose) 3-0

Defeated North Salinas of Salinas, 44-7.

11. (15) Miramonte (Orinda) 2-0

Defeated Las Lomas of Walnut Creek, 38-14.

12. (14) Mitty (San Jose) 2-1

Defeated Menlo-Atherton, 38-26.

13. (10) McClymonds (Oakland) 1-1

Lost to Dorsey of Los Angeles, 28-24.

14. (18) Piedmont Hills (San Jose) 2-0

Defeated San Mateo, 55-26.

15. (16) Vallejo 2-0

Defeated Sacramento, 47-13.

16. (nr) Rancho Cotate (Rohnert Park) 2-0

Defeated Ygnacio Valley of Concord, 25-6.

17. (nr) Bellarmine (San Jose) 1-1

Defeated Leigh of San Jose, 45-12.

18. (nr) Bishop O'Dowd (Oakland) 2-0

Defeated Arroyo of San Lorenzo, 28-6.

19. (11) Logan (Union City) 1-1

Lost to Skyline of Oakland, 33-13.

20. (nr) San Lorenzo Valley (Felton) 1-0

Defeated St. Ignatius of San Francisco, 28-6.

Notes & Highlights

This week's Monster Game on the next show will be No. 7 Salinas vs. No. 12 Mitty, but equally monstrous will be the matchup in Pleasanton between No. 5 Foothill and No. 6 Skyline. If you go by how good the Titans looked in last week's 33-13 win over Logan, they might be the favorites. We decided not to move them ahead of Foothill, however, since the two will determine the order this week on the field. Yonus Davis rushed for 169 yards and one touchdowns vs. Logan while Frank Summers added 136 yards and two scores. Foothill posted its second straight shutout to start the season with a 24-0 win over Washington of Fremont.

No. 3 Palma gutted out its 29-28 win over Paso Robles of the Southern Section as three linebackers, including Div. I college prospect Scott Sierra, were out for almost the entire game with injuries. Sierra scored the first touchdown of the game when he fell on his own blocked punt in the end zone. Only a few minutes later, he was clutching a broken ankle that could sideline him for the season. The Chieftains didn't pull ahead until 2:11 left when Ted Taylor surged across the line for a two-point conversion.

Oops, but it looks like reports that this was the year Las Lomas of Walnut Creek would be able to finally wrest a league title away from Miramonte of Orinda were a bit inaccurate. The Matadors took advantage of numerous second half turnovers in last week's game between the two and rolled to a 38-14 win. Miramonte also upped its current winning streak to 27 games.

Congratulations to the players at Hercules, who won their first-ever varsity game last week, 46-38, over Highlands of North Highlands (near Sacramento). Not only did the Titans win their first game, but they scored the first time they touched the ball as Tito Mays returned a kickoff 85 yards to the land of six.

More congratulations to Tennyson of Hayward. The Lancers snapped a 28-game winless streak, one of the longest such streaks in the state, with a 33-22 win last week over Mt. Eden of Hayward. Quarterback Julio Ramirez completed 12 of 14 passes for 199 yards and three touchdowns to lead Tennyson. Favorite receiver Dino Arancibia had six catches for 133 yards and all three scores.

Check back to the site tomorrow for the updated state rankings by division and region.

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