Game Night: CIF Playoffs- Finals

Rio Hondo Prep will line up against Santa Monica Friday night in the Division 9 Finals.

All kickoffs are at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated:

Friday November 24


Corona Del Mar (8-5) at La Serna (10-3) (California)

La Serna has had a great season and the Lancers have seemed to get stronger as the season progresses. Some have even suggested that they should be a Division 3 team. Well maybe in the future but right now they are in Division 4. And Friday night they will be Division 4 champions. La Serna wins.

La Serna 31 Corona Del Mar 27


Charter Oak (5-8) at Jurupa Hills (7-6)

Like it or not, and believe me some do not, Charter Oak is playing for a CIF title. Yes the Chargers were 2-8, but they are 3-0 in the playoffs and that’s all that matters. They beat two very good teams in Covina and Highland handily and there’s no reason to believe they will fall to Jurupa Hils now. Charter Oak wins the hardware.

Charter Oak 24 Jurupa Hills 21


Rio Hondo Prep (12-1) at Santa Monica (9-4)

Rio Hondo Prep is on a mission. “They can’t beat St. Margaret’s.” Well they did. “They won’t beat Orange on the road.” Yes they can. “No way they travel out to Moreno Valley and win there.” Um, yeah they can. The Kares just keep winning. And they will drive out to Santa Monica and win again. It’s what they do. By the way why do they have to play three straight games in the road? Oh well it will just make the drive home that much more enjoyable. Kares bring home the goods.

Rio Hondo Prep 28 Santa Monica 24

Saturday November 25


Warren (11-2) at St. Bonaventure (10-3)

Warren has only lost two games all year on a schedule that can best be described as murderer’s row. All three of the Bears wins in the playoffs have been by one point. They know how to win the close games. St. Bonaventure is no stranger to tough schedules either. The Seraphs hail from the Marmonte League which features teams such as Oaks Christian and Bishop Diego. It will be another close game- maybe even another one-point affair. Warren holds on to win the Division 3 title.

Warren 33 St. Bonaventure 31


Mayfair (10-3) at El Dorado (8-5)

Mayfair’s win over Muir last week on the road was huge. The Monsoons were able to run the ball and control the clock and the defense shut down the Mustangs potentially explosive offense. Expect Mayfair run game to be on full display again Saturday night. El Dorado plays in the always solid North Hills League and bangs with teams like El Modena and Esperanza. The Monsoons are used to tough comp though trading paint with Downey, Warren and La Mirada in the Gateway. Mayfair survives the battle.

Mayfair 27 El Dorado 24

DIV 10

Torrance (9-4) at West Covina (11-2)

Everybody knows what West Covina will do but they still can’t stop it. The Bulldogs will pound the ball and then pound it some more. Last week they grinded out a 19-3 win over Xavier Prep. Both teams can play defense. Torrance is coming off of a hard earned 10-7 win over Hemet. West Covina head coach Mike Maggiore wins his fourth CIF title. Bulldogs win a close one.

West Covina 20 Torrance 17

Quick Hits

Friday November 24

DIV 13

St. Monica Prep at Walnut – Walnut

DIV 14

Lynwood at Bell Gardens – Lynwood

13 Comments to "Game Night: CIF Playoffs- Finals"

  1. LS 50 TDs, El Rancho 1's Gravatar LS 50 TDs, El Rancho 1
    November 27, 2023 - 5:58 pm | Permalink

    @TheRanch18 Crushed by 2023 CIF Champs

    The real question is not whether LS is a dynasty, but whether El Rancho will ever score a 1st half TD vs LS again. It’s been 8 years since ER scored a first half TD vs LS.

    No seriously, 8 years….

    Halftime scores
    LS 42, ER 0
    LS 33, ER 3
    LS 21, ER 0
    LS 21, ER 0
    LS 21, ER 0
    LS 42, ER 0
    LS 35, ER 3
    LS 35, ER 8 ** ER 1st half TD ** circa 2016
    LS 41, ER 0
    1st Half Totals
    LS 291, ER 14

    La Serna has basically scored 50 TDs to El Rancho’s 1 in the 1st half before the JV takes over.

    😂 😂 😂

  2. TheRanch18's Gravatar TheRanch18
    November 27, 2023 - 12:29 pm | Permalink

    ROFL DYNASTY MYA55…. gotta win to be a dynasty… ONE RING dont make you a dynasty…

    CiF gave you that ring with a bow tied to it… if you dont understand that … you are a moron.


  3. LSJuggernaut's Gravatar LSJuggernaut
    November 25, 2023 - 6:52 pm | Permalink

    No doubt. Just took a look at the 2 year list of transfers (only male athletes who had participated at their previous school) & it makes the “Best of Luck” guy look completely foolish and dishonest.

    Look at all these transfers in men’s sports…..
    St John Bosco 50
    Warren 48
    Charter Oak 28
    West Covina 24

    Much lower on the list is La Serna with just 14, and only 8 on the football team. With 1 of the 8 a guy who transfered back after playing his first 2 yrs at LS.

    How does the La Serna’s of the world win CIF with so few transfers and so many 4 year players compared to these other schools bringing in boatloads of players. Truly amazing, a testament to doing things the right way, the La Serna way.

    What a coaching staff, what a team!!
    CIFChamps@Kingdom #LSDynasty

  4. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 25, 2023 - 12:04 am | Permalink


    Do you ever get tired of being wrong? Thought we were losing to ER, Culver City, Newbury Park… your failed picks go on and on and on… just deal with it man, you’re just a hater who is taking your program’s misfortune on a great program.

  5. LSJuggernaut's Gravatar LSJuggernaut
    November 24, 2023 - 11:31 pm | Permalink


    Owen Long with 4 TDs and
    devastating hits all night on D.
    What a stud.

    3rd CIF FB Title in the storied history of
    La Serna. Great win for Coach George and the Whittier Community.

  6. Just an Ol’ Has Been's Gravatar Just an Ol’ Has Been
    November 24, 2023 - 4:36 pm | Permalink

    And to the “Best Of Luck” screen name:
    Feel free to google CIF Southern Section Transfer and enter any of those schools you have listed (or you may specifically left out) on the website. Make note of how many transfers each school has and the number of those names that are on the football rosters of the schools you listed or have in question. Don’t play petty games. Your maturity level glares right through.

    Best wishes to ALL this weekend!!!

  7. Just an Ol’ Has Been's Gravatar Just an Ol’ Has Been
    November 24, 2023 - 4:21 pm | Permalink

    Best wishes to ALL of our area teams that represent our area communities!!!! May ALL be Humble in Victory and Gracious in Defeat!!!

    And to those who choose not to celebrate the success of these young athletes, “may you remain silent and be thought a fool. Rather than speak out and remove all doubt”.

    Cheers to you ALL and congratulations on playing week 14!!

  8. Grand finale's Gravatar Grand finale
    November 24, 2023 - 3:53 pm | Permalink

    MVS blog is setting the tone, fired up for tonight.
    Double shot of expresso!!!

  9. Best of Luck's Gravatar Best of Luck
    November 24, 2023 - 10:13 am | Permalink

    Here’s hoping Charter Oak, RH Prep, Warren, Mayfair, West Covina, Walnut and Bell Gardens win titles and make their neighborhoods proud. Representing the community in which your school is located is what this is all about.

  10. The Watcher's Gravatar The Watcher
    November 23, 2023 - 11:37 pm | Permalink

    Quit it. Bosco used to play teams like Norwalk, La Mirada and Dominguez yearly and still go beat up everyone in D1 playoffs. WC isn’t just going to lay down for BA. CO, NV or Bonita in the preseason would be cool too.

  11. Oswaldo Romero Jr's Gravatar Oswaldo Romero Jr
    November 22, 2023 - 1:39 am | Permalink

    Personally, I was a former Bakersfield High Drillers Varsity football player ( Graduating class of 1982) and played several positions on our team …both offensively, defensively & special team… So when I first “heard” about this blown call that these officials made in O.T. in giving
    Torres the converted two -pointer, for the win….my blood just ran cold and automatically thought it had to been some state of confusion for these officials because I never saw any yellow flags being tossed out onto the field..In fact, I really felt sad for those G. Shafter football players whose 2023 season suddenly came to an disappointing end… This type of football lost is going to hurt the Shafter players more mentally than physically. It will stay in their minds for most players and Coach e until next season comes forth . No getting over with. So therefore ,may I suggest, try making some big positive changes in your life if you are still in any state of depression and/or sadness from that nightmarish ending loss… Hey, there’s always next year for the Shafter Generals to make it a different outcome . Wish you Good luck and Best wishes to you men!!!

  12. New Normal's Gravatar New Normal
    November 21, 2023 - 12:10 pm | Permalink

    Amat is figuring out the system and playing not for pride but for a championship run. 2024 opener against West Covina. A team starting off in 2023 as a D13,14. This game against a low ranked team gets them into D7-10 playoffs. Congratulations. BTW the ER Dons had West Co. beat until the final seconds in 2023 so maybe they will be on Amat’s schedule also.

  13. Detached Observer's Gravatar Detached Observer
    November 21, 2023 - 9:44 am | Permalink

    All local teams win ??

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