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Tuesday, September 7, 2010
LA North: The Top 10

By Tim Haddock



Alemany beat Oaks Christian, 20-17, in a match-up of ESPNLA.com top 25 prep football teams. Alemany quarterback Vernon Adams scored his team's first touchdown on a 1-yard keeper in the first quarter. He threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Jesse Sampson. He was 11-for-19 for 108 yards passing and rushed for 41 yards on 15 carries.

1. Westlake (0-0) -- The reigning CIF Southern Section Northern Division champions open at home against Oxnard.
2. Valencia (0-0) -- The Vikings will give Notre Dame Sherman Oaks its second tough game in a row.
3. Loyola (1-0) -- Loyola beat Mira Costa, 10-7, to open the season. Mira Costa got seven the hard way, two safetys and a field goal. Loyola's Jared Baker scored the only touchdown of the game, a four-yard run on fourth and goal.
4. Alemany (1-0) -- Coming off a thrilling 20-17 win over Oaks Christian. Warriors host Eastside next.
5. Moorpark (0-1) -- The Musketeers have a bye after losing to Eastlake of Chula Vista, 24-21, in their season opener.

6. Oaks Christian (0-1) -- Trevor Gretzky looked good in his debut at quarterback for the Lions. The team has two weeks to prepare for its Marmonte League opener against St. Bonaventure.
7. Taft (0-0) -- The Toreadors will face Dorsey on Thursday in a rematch of the CIF City Section quarterfinals.
8. St. Bonaventure (0-0) -- The Seraphs open on the road against Long Beach Poly.
9. Camarillo (0-0) -- The Scoprions travel across the county to open against Buena of Ventura.
10. Newbury Park (1-0) -- Newbury Park quarterback Jake Gerringer accounted for all three of his team's touchdowns in a 21-14 win over Buena. Gerringer threw two touchdown passes and scored the go-ahead TD on a 1-yard keeper in the fourth quarter.