O.C.: The Top 10

Newport Harbor's 35-21 victory over Los Alamitos knocked the Griffins out of the top 10, which opens the door for a new team this week. Should it be Newport (4-4), Villa Park (8-0), Trabuco Hills (5-3), Huntington Beach (6-2) or Yorba Linda (8-0)?

1. (1) Servite (7-1)

Friars come from behind in the fourth quarter and use a physical run game anchored by Mana Pauu and Andrew Moore to turn back a stiff challenge. Last: beat St. John Bosco, 35-27. Next: vs. Mater Dei at Angel Stadium, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

2. (3) Mission Viejo (6-2)

Diablos looked better than they had all season -- in the first half, anyway -- as Buzzy Yokoyama returned to the lineup and stung Tritons for two first quarter TDs. Last: beat San Clemente, 29-21. Next: vs. Tesoro, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

3. (4) Santa Margarita (6-2)

Ryan Wolpin scored four touchdowns as the Eagles head into the toughest two weeks of the season. Last: beat JSerra, 42-14. Next: St. John Bosco at Saddleback College, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

4. (5) Orange Lutheran (6-2)

In a must-win situation to make playoffs, the Lancers responded with a decisive victory as Conner Sullivan threw three TD passes and four different players scored. Last: beat Mater Dei, 28-0. Next: vs. JSerra at Orange Coast College, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

5. (2) San Clemente (8-1)

Tritons rallied in the second half to make a game of it after a disastrous first half with the probable South Coast League title on the line. Last: lost to Mission Viejo, 29-21. Next: idle.

6. (7) La Habra (5-3)

Aaron Porter scored three touchdowns as the Highlanders withstood perhaps their biggest challenge for a Freeway League title. Last: beat Buena Park, 42-7. Next: vs. Buena Park, Friday, 7 p.m.

7. (6) Mater Dei (3-5)

Monarchs gave up six sacks and have put themselves in a position where they must win their final two games -- against Servite and JSerra -- to make the Pac- playoffs. Last: lost to Orange Lutheran, 28-0. Next: vs. Servite at Angel Stadium, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

8. (8) Edison (6-2)

It may not have been a pretty win, but Elijah Herrera's two scoring runs and Chase Favreau's passing was enough to seize control of the Sunset League. Last: beat Huntington Beach 20-14. Next: vs. Fountain Valley at Orange Coast College, Friday, 7 p.m.

9. (10) Tesoro (5-2)

Nate Tago rushed for 287 yards and three touchdowns as the Titans moved into a first-place tie with Mission Viejo in the South Coast League. Last: beat Dana Hills, 35-26. Next: vs. Dana Hills, Friday, 7 p.m.

10. (NR) Huntington Beach (6-2)

The Oilers played Edison close in a 20-14 loss, but have victories over Newport Harbor, which has victories over Los Alamitos and Corona del Mar (which beat Huntington Beach, 28-21), and Foothill, which lost to undefeated Villa Park in overtime.