It wasn’t exactly a slam-dunk but my vote for No. 1 in the county football poll went to Tesoro, which knocked off previously No. 1-ranked Mission Viejo in impressive fashion. Tesoro can play better than it did Friday and that should be a scary thought for San Clemente this week.
Tesoro could have won that game at least 38-14 but didn’t capitalize on some chances in the third quarter.
I heavily considered Los Alamitos. I saw them beat Narbonne and Narbonne would beat some county top-10 teams. The Griffins might not be dazzling the pollsters, but they are getting the job done. Kinda of like Clark Evans. He sometimes isn’t pretty but he gets the job done, is super tough and makes big plays.
I also looked long and hard at Edison. The Chargers’ loss to Servite hurts their case but before it is all said and done, they could still get my No. 1 vote.
With the parity in county football, there certainly is a chance the South Coast or Sunset league champions won’t be 5-0.
Ok, so here’s what the vote I submitted:
4. Mater Dei
6. San Clemente
7. Mission Viejo
9. Newport Harbor