Sep. 4—Three weeks into the superior college football season, there are however a great deal of queries about which teams can make an affect in the course of league play — and a probable playoff run.
But which is absolutely to be anticipated, as most area coaches would agree. The lookup for answers is a season-long process.
With that in thoughts, some neighborhood groups appear to be to be a little bit closer to pinpointing the personalities of their teams, and potentially Liberty is at the best of the record in that quest.
While it’s tough to assess the expertise amount of the Patriots’ 3 opponents, given that two of their wins were versus comparatively-unknown Sparks(Nev.)-Spanish Springs and Hayward-Stellar Prep, it really is truly hard to ignore Liberty’s dominance so much. The Patriots have outscored the three groups a combined 135-3.
Rated 43rd in the point out prior to Friday’s 56- rout of an undermanned Stellar Prep squad, Liberty will probable have its hardest test this 7 days when they journey to participate in 44th-ranked Harmony-Clayton Valley Charter in Saturday’s Honor Bowl at Brentwood-Liberty Superior. The Unsightly Eagles (1-1) are coming off a 26-20 decline to Loomis-Del Oro, a college greatest regarded locally for losing to Bakersfield Significant in the 2013 CIF State Division-I championship video game and defeating Liberty in a condition bowl video game in 2015.
Liberty closes out its preseason plan with a street video game at No. 13 West Hills-Chaminade (2-1).
Centennial, Kennedy and Delano also improved to 3-, with Frontier, Garces and Highland falling from the record of unbeaten.
Here is a glimpse at some of the other effects from this 7 days:
Tulare Western 16, Frontier 14
The Titans (2-1) endured their first loss of the season on a video game-successful field aim with 30 seconds remaining. The Mustangs also scored on a blocked punt. Brycen Tablit returned a kickoff 89 yards for a landing and Jaykob Jones scored on a 3-lawn run to account for Frontier’s details. John Appleton returned an interception for a rating, but it was termed again when the Titans were being whistled for a block in the back again penalty. Outside linebacker Reece Greer led the staff with 10 tackles.
Centennial 48, Independence 22
Senior quarterback Levi Manning rushed for 4 touchdowns and threw for two additional to guide the Golden Hawks (3-). He also had to step in as the team’s placekicker because of to an injury and made 4 of 5 PATs. Centennial, which performed with no seven starters, trailed 22-21 at the 50 %, but outscored the Falcons (-3) 27- in the 2nd 50 %. Jaxton Santiago had five catches for 105 yards and a TD, and Jonathan Boyd carried the load at managing again, replacing wounded starter Tristan Flores. Evan Peaker led Independence with 148 yards hurrying and a touchdown on 22 carries, and Ladon Denmark (123 yards blended passing and rushing) and Anthony Rico (4 carries for 68 yards) built crucial contributions.
Kennedy 28, Highland 6 (Thursday)
Avian Pesina rushed for 157 yards and a touchdown to guide the Thunderbirds (3-) in a struggle of undefeated teams. Hugo Mora had 142 yards and a TD on the ground on just 6 carries, and Drake Sand included 53 yards dashing on 10 carries. Defensively, Kennedy had five sacks and defensive conclusion Salvador Sanchez returned an interception for a score off a tipped ball. Adrian Juarez led the Scots (2-1) with 60 yards rushing and a touchdown on nine carries and Manny Valeta experienced 6 catches for 60 yards. Defensively, Andrew Turney led Highland with two sacks.
“As a coaching workers we are stunned how our younger crew, that did not have a spring season, has formulated about the final couple months,” Kennedy coach Mario Milan mentioned. “Offensively our operate sport has been very spectacular and defensively our crew reaction and velocity is acquiring superior just about every week. Sitting at 3- is a welcomed surprise, but we know that every week our program is finding a lot more and extra complicated. Likely into the crosstown game with each Delano and us sitting at 3- will make for an remarkable activity. Delano is on the lookout truly very good proper now and we glimpse forward to providing our hometown a excellent exhibit.”
Shafter 40, Mira Monte 7
Devon Sundgren rushed for 104 yards and was 8 of 13 of 87 yards and a touchdown to lead the personal injury-riddled Generals (1-2) to their very first win of the year. Koa Rhodes had an 85-garden TD operate and completed with 104 yards on five carries as Shafter tallied 304 rushing yards as a crew.
Tehachapi 48, Burroughs 6
The Warriors’ functioning assault flourished once again, accounting for 323 yards on 46 carries. Sam Orellana rushed for 116 yards and two scores, and Rashad McElroy included 57 yards and a TD on four carries for Tehachapi (2-1), which has received two straight since a time-opening decline to Wasco. McElroy also returned the second-50 % kickoff 85 yards for a landing and had an interception. AJ Anderson had a decide on-6, and Tylar Really like had a staff-significant six tackles, together with 47 yards hurrying on 7 carries.
“I’m undoubtedly very pleased of the way they’ve bounced back from a rough 7 days 1, and we hope to continue on using the momentum we have crafted up the previous two games into a fantastic matchup compared to a rough Highland workforce,” 1st-calendar year coach Kris Krempien mentioned. “We have began to locate our identification as a group and are putting the suitable pieces in spot to carry on enjoying at a large level.”
Delano 10, East
The Tigers (3-) stayed unbeaten with a further stable defensive performance. Delano has still to give up a point in its 3 video games this year, and restricted the Blades (-3) to 147 yards. The Tigers also intercepted a few passes. Delano struggled at instances offensively, with Eddie Silva primary the way with 121 yards on 8 of 14 passing. The team had 91 yards speeding on the evening.
“We allowed our defense to be on the industry for way way too extensive (Friday),” first-calendar year Delano mentor Frank Gonzales Jr. stated. “We need to have to get more to start with downs and to do a far better job in all facets of our offensive manufacturing.”
Porterville 14, Golden Valley
The Bulldogs missing their year opener in a match played at Porterville-Granite Hills High. Arturo Rangel experienced 92 yards speeding on nine carries and teammate Tyjon Jones additional 30 yards on eight carries. Nick Abbott also experienced a 45-lawn reception.
“Arturo Rangel ran difficult and had a couple significant runs for us,” Golden Valley coach James Cain stated. “He performed nicely in his initially varsity match. Defensively, we performed properly for most of the sport right until we received in a bad location after a terrible snap that went over our punter’s head, and Porterville took over on our 10-lawn line.”
Wasco 47, South 6
Aazaia Ferguson rushed for 125 yards and three touchdowns to guide the Tigers (2-) to their next extraordinary victory of the year. Omar Tovar ran for 120 yards and a rating for Wasco, which rushed for approximately 400 yards. Sean Sharp rushed for 55 yards and a landing, a person of 5 distinctive gamers to rating TDs.
Taft 49, Desert
The Wildcats (2-) had three unique players rating two touchdowns apiece. Jayce Moore (10 and 28 yards), Cyrus Gaylord (15, 9) and Caleb Kozloski (3, 43) just about every scored two times. Caeden McAfee scored a 40-lawn TD, as very well.
Santa Barbara-Bishop Diego 30, Garces 14
Quarterback Travis Plugge threw for 107 yards and rushed for 48 and a landing, but the Rams (2-1) endured their very first reduction of the period. Logan Bowers rushed for 60 yards on 11 carries, capping the game’s scoring with a 4-lawn TD run.
Fresno-San Joaquin Memorial 49, Bakersfield Christian 7
Fresno-Central 59, Bakersfield 20
Clovis 40, Ridgeview
New Cuyama-Cuyama Valley 40, Frazier Mountain 16
Boron 36, Oro Grande-Riverside Prep 8
Tulare-Mission Oak 35, Chavez (Thursday)
North at West, canceled
Foothill at California Town, canceled
McFarland at Coalinga, canceled
Arvin at Kern Valley, canceled