There was no letting up for the top seven teams in last week’s rankings, but there was some turnover at the bottom. Two additional undefeated teams make their debut after winning key league games last week. Meanwhile, a Big VIII League team dropped out of the top 10 for the second consecutive week.
1. (1) Corona Centennial, 7-1 – For the third consecutive game, the Huskies punted the ball just once, and for the sixth straight game they scored at least 48 points in a 49-6 victory Friday at Corona. Next: vs. Roosevelt, Friday.
2. (2) Upland, 8-0 – Upland fullback/defensive lineman Christian Powell landed a scholarship offer from Washington last week, then went out Friday night and scored a touchdown on both offense and defense in a 49-3 victory against Glendora at Citrus College. Next: vs. Los Osos, Friday.
3. (3) Vista Murrieta, 3-5 – The Broncos forfeited five games last week for using an ineligible player but returned to winning games on the field in a 45-24 victory Friday against Great Oak. Su’a Cravens rushed for three touchdowns in the victory. Next: vs. Murrieta Valley, Friday.
4. (4) Redlands East Valley, 8-0 – The Wildcats had five more sacks in a 34-14 victory Friday against Eisenhower, raising their season total to 23. REV surged to a 27-0 halftime lead. Next: vs. Fontana at Citrus Valley HS, Friday.
5. (5) Rancho Cucamonga, 7-1 – The Cougars returned two kickoffs for touchdowns Friday in a 30-27 victory against Etiwanda, the second coming by Chris Hawkins with 3:30 remaining, providing Rancho Cucamonga its final three-point edge. Next: vs. Glendora at Los Osos HS, Friday.
6. (6) Rancho Verde, 8-0 – The Mustangs continue to roll up one-sided victories in the Inland Valley League, the latest a 49-14 romp Friday at Ramona. Rancho Verde led, 42-7, at the half. Next: vs. Canyon Springs, Friday.
7. (7) J.W. North, 7-1 – The Huskies amassed 510 yards of total offense Thursday night in a 37-21 victory against Corona Santiago at Riverside College. Aaron Peck, limited to one catch in each of the previous two games after suffering an ankle injury three weeks earlier against Centennial, finished with a season-high eight catches for 128 yards and a touchdown. Next: vs. Riverside King at Riverside College, Friday.
8. (NR) Citrus Hill, 8-0 – Despite playing in a soft league, the Hawks can’t be ignored any longer. They blew past Tahquitz, 49-14, on Friday night. Andre Mitchell returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and Colorado-bound running back Davien Payne scored six others. Next: at West Valley, Friday.
9. (NR) Serrano, 6-2 – The Diamondbacks can finally be forgiven for their Week 4 loss to Highland. They took big strides toward clinching their third consecutive Mojave River League title with a 21-14 victory Friday against previously unbeaten Oak Hills. Next: vs. Barstow, Friday.
10. (NR) Carter, 8-0 – The Lions were staring at a 7-2 fourth-quarter deficit Friday night against host Rialto, but then turned a pair of fumble recoveries into touchdowns and escaped with a 16-7 victory to take over sole possession of first place in the San Andreas League. Next: at San Bernardino, Friday.
Dropped out: Corona Santiago, Oak Hills, Rialto.
Just missed: Cajon, Norco, Elsinore, Heritage, Summit, Palm Springs, Colony, Chaparral, Murrieta Valley, Yucaipa, Etiwanda, Los Osos, La Sierra, Kaiser.