Second-ranked Mater Dei vs. fourth-ranked Servite was the most intriguing matchup entering Week 4 of the spring 2021 California high school football season. And while that game lived up to the hype - with Mater Dei pulling out a 24-17 victory - all eyes were on two other matchups that shook up this week's SBLive California Top 25 Rankings.
Pittsburg dominated Liberty (Brentwood) 55-7 in a North Coast Section showdown, vaulting the Pirates to No. 12 in this week's rankings - nine spots higher than last week. And Norco stunned Corona Centennial 38-36 in a Southern Section matchup, ending the Huskies' 57 game Big VIII League win streak. Norco debuts in this week's rankings at No. 24.
The statewide rankings were compiled by SBLive California reporter Connor Morrissette and will be released every Monday throughout the shortened season.
SBLive California is shining a spotlight on the top football teams and players in the state throughout the 2021 spring high school football season. You can find all of our high school football coverage here. And you can download the new SBLive Sports iPhone app here, and you can download the new SBLive Sports Android app here.
SBLIVE CALIFORNIA TOP 25 FOOTBALL RANKINGS
April 5, 2021
1. St. John Bosco (4-0)
Last week: 1
St. John Bosco beat JSerra 66-14. The Braves led 59-7 at halftime.
2. Mater Dei (3-0)
Last week: 2
Mater Dei took down Servite 24-17 on Saturday in a game that came down to the final play.
3. De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) (4-0)
Last week: 3
De La Salle beat Jesuit (Carmichael) 42-7 on Thursday. Nico Torrez rushed for three TDs.
4. Servite (2-2)
Last week: 4
Servite fell to No. 1 St. John Bosco 38-28 two weeks ago and this past week the Friars lost to Mater Dei 24-17. Friars junior QB Noah Fifita committed to Arizona on Sunday.
5. Sierra Canyon (3-1)
Last week: 5
After falling to No. 1 St. John Bosco 42-21 in their opener, Sierra Canyon hasn’t allowed a point in three straight games winning all three by at least 40 points.
6. Serra (San Mateo, Calif.) (3-0)
Last week: 6
Serra beat Saint Francis 49-7 on Saturday. Hassan Mahasin scored three touchdowns.
7. Cathedral Catholic (San Diego, Calif.) (3-0)
Last week: 9