By Martin Henderson
More movement out of JSerra this week after the Lions thoroughly beat Trabuco Hills. It was supposed to be JSerra's biggest test, and the Lions handled it just fine—and did so without making one of their trademark big plays.
JSerra wasn't even in the top 10 in the poll of 10 voting media members at the beginning of the season, although you might recall a particular local scribe who had the Lions ranked No. 7 the first week of September. OK, it was me.
Below is the county Top 10 after Week 5, with first place counting for 10 points, second for nine, etc.).
ORANGE COUNTY FOOTBALL POLL
Text by Steve Fryer, Orange County Register
(Ten members of the media vote each week in the poll)
1. Mission Viejo (6-0; 100 points) Long road trip a happy one for Diablos in 47-21 win over Redlands East Valley. Next: vs. San Clemente, Oct. 18
2. Mater Dei (5-0; 89) Monarchs took last week off, play Servite on Friday. Next: vs. Servite at Angel Stadium, Friday
3. Servite (3-2; 77) De La Salle too quick, too good in 35-10 Friars’ loss. Next: vs. Mater Dei at Angel Stadium, Friday
4. Santa Margarita (3-2; 71) Idle last week, Eagles play very active St. John Bosco. Next: vs. St. John Bosco at Saddleback College, Friday
5. JSerra (5-0, 62) Lions aced another test in 37-15 win over Trabuco Hills. Next: vs. Orange Lutheran at Orange Coast College, Friday
6. La Habra (4-1; 42) Highlanders, idle last week, play undefeated Fullerton in league opener. Next: at Fullerton, Friday
7. Trabuco Hills (4-2, 39) Mustangs overwhelmed by JSerra in third quarter of 37-15 loss. Next: at Tesoro, Friday
8. Orange Lutheran (5-0; 33) Coming off of bye week, Lancers play surging JSerra. Next: Vs. JSerra at Orange Coast College, Friday
9. Tesoro (4-1; 18) Idle last week, Titans open league at home against Trabuco Hills. Next: vs. Trabuco Hills, Friday
10. Corona del Mar (5-0, 11) Sea Kings took last week off, play Irvine in league opener. Next: vs. Irvine at Newport Harbor High, Friday
MARTIN HENDERSON'S VOTE FROM
1. Mission Viejo (5-0) After win over REV, still the class of the field.
2. Servite (3-2) Not going to penalize the Friars for voluntarily playing the No. 1 team in the state.
3. Mater Dei (5-0) Monarchs project well, but do we really know how good they are? Play Servite this week.
4. Santa Margarita (3-2) Idle Eagles and Servite are the only Trinity League teams with losses.
5. JSerra (5-0) Lions exploded in the second half to beat Trabuco Hills, 37-15.
6. La Habra (4-1) Hard to choose where to place the Highlanders.
7. Trabuco Hills (4-2) Against JSerra, didn’t look like the same team that went the distance with Santa Margarita.
8. Tesoro (4-1) Titans won’t fail for lack of practice if game against Trabuco is close.
9. Orange Lutheran (5-0) Have lost the last two seasons to JSerra, and now face best Lions team ever.
10. Edison (3-2) Chargers play Huntington Beach, which has already played JSerra, Trabuco.