High-SchoolCalifornia: Tiapepe Vitale

Cal-Hi Sports Top 25 Weekend Scoreboard

September, 1, 2012
California high school footballWillie Eashman/ESPNHSTiapepe Vitale breaks through for 79-yard touchdown on second play of the season for top-ranked Spartans.
No. 4 Oaks Christian rolls against another team from the Sac-Joaquin Section. Servite of Anaheim knocks off No. 10 Rancho Cucamonga.

Here is a look at scores through Saturday night, Sept. 1. Check back on Tuesday for our updated top 25 state rankings. If you check back and no longer see Cal-Hi Sports content on an ESPN page, please go to our twitter page @CalHiSports or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/CalHiSportscom/162897664162 for updates.

1. De La Salle (Concord) 1-0
Defeated No. 6 Bellarmine (San Jose) 41-7.

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Part 1: Cal-Hi Sports Preseason 50

August, 13, 2012
California high school footballMark Tennis/ESPNHSRunning backs Dasmond Tautalatasi and Tiapepe Vitale were standout underclassmen last season for CIF Open Division championship team.
We won’t bother with a corny countdown because we’d have to be clueless not to have De La Salle, Santa Margarita and Vista Murrieta as the state’s top three to start the 2012 football season.

If you’re in the business of covering high school football, like we have done at Cal-Hi Sports for almost 35 years, preseason rankings are a necessity and they are fun to do.

With CIF state and regional bowl games this season, though, and with more and more top teams seeking each other out in early-season matchups, the preseason rankings don’t actually mean that much. Still, if you’re going to do them, they should make sense.

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