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    BVARSITY FOOTBALL TOP 25: Friday full of upsets shakes up rankings

    By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
    Monday, Sep 29 2014 10:52 PM

    A week full of upsets in the Central Section shook up the rankings considerably, though most top teams survived. Top-ranked Fresno-Edison had a bye, and top-five teams Bakersfield and Ridgeview shook off slow starts to rout L.A.-Salesian and Stockdale, respectively.

    After that, it was chaos: No. 3 Clovis North, No. 5 Liberty, No. 6 Clovis West, No. 8 Centennial and No. 12 Visalia-El Diamante all lost.

    The result was a void at No. 4, and that's filled this week by fast-rising Lemoore, which is 5-0 with victories over two Division I teams. After that, it's a scramble, with Fresno-Central, Fresno-Bullard and Clovis among the big risers.

    One more note: Notice the final team on this list. It's Kern Valley, with its enrollment about 500....

  2. Mariscal shines in Liberty's loss

    ARROYO GRANDE --Anthony Mariscal did everything he could. It just wasn't quite enough. Performing a near one-man show for Liberty, Mariscal was a force in all three phases of the game, but the Patriots fell to Arroyo Grande 24-21 on a...

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    USC's Kessler re-energized

    Cody Kessler's two homecomings in the past week may both prove to be crucial for the USC quarterback, in different ways. After the Trojans lost 37-31 to Boston College on the road, USC had a bye week heading into tonight's Pac-12...

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    Power goes out, Ridgeview lights up

    A simple power failure seemed to give Ridgeview a spark Friday night. The Wolf Pack, clinging to a 2-point lead when the lights went out with 2:54 left in the third quarter, rolled after play resumed and pulled away for a 35-12 win over...

  5. Hill's big night key to Drillers' win

    LOS ANGELES -- It would have been optimistic to expect a more dominant performance from Bakersfield after its blowout win over Los Angeles-Crenshaw last week, but the Drillers may have looked even better Friday night at Salesian High,...

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    Sharp injured, but Frontier holds on

    On a night when star running back Isaiah Sharp injured his ankle and the Frontier offense was sputtering West, it took a big play from the Titans defense to get the ball rolling. With the score tied 7-7 with 10:47 to go in the fourth...

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    Harris throws 3 TD passes in second half of 35-0 win over Blades

    Aries Harris said that South's 35-0 victory over East on Friday night felt amazing. That would also be an apt description of the sophomore quarterback's performance in the second half when he completed 5 of 6 passes for 68 yards and three...

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    Week 4 Kern County prep football stats

    Arroyo Grande 24, Liberty 21 L 7 7 0 7 -- 21 AG 7 0 10 7 -- 24 First quarter L--Jountti 2 run (Galland kick) AG- De La Rosa 1 run (Ramey kick) Second quarter L-Mariscal 1 run (Galland kick) Third quarter AG-Ramey 37 field...

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    Week 4 Central Section prep football scores

    Rankings are BVarsity section rankings for Week 4.   Visalia-Golden West 36, Delano 7 (Thursday) (2) Bakersfield 49, L.A.-Salesian, 6 Stockdale 35, (4) Ridgeview 12 Arroyo Grande 24, (5) Liberty 21 (19) Clovis 21, (8) Centennial 10...

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    Week 4 high school football roundup

    Independence 41, Mira Monte 21 At Independence * Independence (2-2) was powered by quarterback Jordan Wiley, who went 20 of 36 passing for 338 yards and three touchdowns, and rushed for 103 rushing and three TDs on 17 carries. * Mira...

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    Zach Ewing's Week 5 previews and predictions

    There weren't shocking results, necessarily, from this Friday's action, just a few toss-ups that went the way of the team Trevor and I didn't expect to win. Clovis got off to a hot start and that buried Cetennial. Liberty's defense did...

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    Central Section football rankings (expanded), Week 5

    A week full of upsets in the Central Section shook up the rankings considerably, though most top teams survived. Top-ranked Edison had a bye, and top-five teams Bakersfield and Ridgeview shook off slow starts to rout L.A.-Salesian and...

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    Smith, Sharp injury update

    Matt Smith and Isaiah Sharp are two of the best running backs in the Central Section, and both are likely to miss this Friday's games. Sharp, the lead running back at Frontier, left the game with a lower ankle sprain in the Titans 16-7...

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