On the strength of dominant opening victories last weekend, Mater Dei and St. John Bosco continue to be ranked one-two in the CIF-Southern Section combined Divisions 1 and 2 poll issued Aug. 26.

J.Serra rose from fifth to fourth, while Serra of Gardena moved into tenth in the D-1 & 2 poll. Elsewhere, rose from Alemany eighth to fourth in D-3, with Cathedral climbing into eighth; Loyola edged up from eighth to seventh in D-4; St. Paul remained sixth and St. Bonaventure eighth in D-5; St. Bernard rose into ninth in D-13; and Mary Star of the Sea is now seventh in D-14.

This week’s games:

August 29: St. Paul at Banning; Cantwell Sacred Heart at Calvary Chapel (Santa Ana).

August 30: Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) at St. John Bosco; Warren at St. Anthony; Paraclete at Chaminade; Mission Viejo at Santa Margarita; Garfield at Serra; Servite at J.W. North; St. Bernard at Loyola; Bishop Amat at Paramount; Corona del Mar at St. Francis; St. Bonaventure at Bishop Diego; Santa Clarita Christian at St. Pius X-St. Matthias; Bishop Montgomery at South Torrance; Damien at Claremont; Birmingham at Crespi; La Salle at Salesian; Whittier Christian at Mary Star; Cate at Santa Clara.

August 31: Villa Park at Mater Dei; St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, N.J.) at J.Serra; Cajon at Cathedral; St. Monica (Santa Monica) at Verbum Dei; Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) at Desert Vista; Arleta at St. Genevieve.

Mike Nelson is the former editor of The Tidings (predecessor of Angelus News).

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