Liberty vs. Centennial

Liberty's Ryan Aguilar, left, tries to slow down Centennial's Morgan Dutton during the first half Friday night at Centennial High.

Nick Ellis / For the Californian

This it is.

No outright league championship in Kern County has been declared, meaning this week is going to be fun.

Liberty, which stayed put at No. 6 in this week’s BVarsity Central Section Top 25, is undefeated in the Southwest Yosemite League and will host No. 7 Bakersfield for the unofficial league title while Garces, which is also 3-1 in the SWYL like BHS, has a chance at a share of the league title with a win over Stockdale and a Drillers win.

League titles are also up for grabs in the South Yosemite League, where No. 17 Independence is on the road at No. 25 Ridgeview. A win for the Falcons would be the first outright league title for Independence in the program’s 10-year history.

History is also at stake in the Southeast Yosemite League when No. 17 Highland is at North. The Scots are seeking the program’s first league title and a shot at an undefeated regular season.

No. 1 Fresno-Central solidified it’s place as the top-seed in the Central Section Division I playoffs and in the rankings after beating then-No. 2 Clovis West 40-13. The Grizzlies are at home against winless Clovis East this week.

1. Fresno-Central (8-1, 4-0 TRAC, Division I, last week 1)

LAST WEEK: beat Clovis West, 40-13. THIS WEEK: vs. Clovis East

2. Tulare Union (9-0, 4-0 EYL, Division II, last week 3)

LAST WEEK: beat Tulare-Mission Oak, 62-0. THIS WEEK: vs. No. 4 Tulare Western

3. Clovis West (7-2, 3-1 TRAC, Division I, last week 2)

LAST WEEK: lost to No. 1 Fresno-Central, 40-13. THIS WEEK: at Clovis

4. Tulare Western (9-0, 4-0 EYL, Division II, last week 4)

LAST WEEK: beat Porterville-Monache, 57-6. THIS WEEK: vs No. 2 Tulare Union

5. Clovis-Buchanan (7-2, 2-2 TRAC, Division I, last week 5)

LAST WEEK: beat Clovis East, 41-21. THIS WEEK: vs. Clovis North

6. Liberty (5-4, 4-0 SWYL, Division I, last week 7)

LAST WEEK: beat Centennial, 35-0. THIS WEEK: vs. No. 7 Bakersfield

7. Bakersfield (5-4, 3-1 SWYL, Division I, last week 8)

LAST WEEK: beat Stockdale, 35-9. THIS WEEK: at No. 6 Liberty

8. Dinuba (8-1, 4-0 CSL, Division II, last week 14)

LAST WEEK: beat No. 14 Visalia-Central Valley Christian, 27-22. THIS WEEK: at Exeter

9. Bakersfield Christian (8-1, 5-0 SSL, Division III, last week 10)

LAST WEEK: Bye. THIS WEEK: at Taft

10. Fresno-Bullard (4-4, 3-0 CMAC, Division I, last week 13)

LAST WEEK: No. 12 Fresno-San Joaquin Memorial, 32-24. THIS WEEK: vs. No. 13 Fresno-Edison

11. Sanger (8-1, 3-1 CMAC, Division I, last week 11)

LAST WEEK: beat Madera, 35-14. THIS WEEK: vs. No. 12 Fresno-San Joaquin Memorial

12. Fresno-San Joaquin Memorial (7-2, 2-2 CMAC, Division III, last week 10) - LAST WEEK: lost to No. 10 Fresno-Bullard, 33-24. LAST WEEK: at No. 11 Sanger

13. Fresno-Edison (5-4, 3-1 CMAC, Division I, last week 12)

LAST WEEK: beat Madera South, 54-0. THIS WEEK: vs. No. 10 Fresno-Bullard

14. Visalia-Central Valley Christian (8-1, 3-1 CSL, Division IV, last week 8)

LAST WEEK: Lost to No. 8 Dinuba, 27-22. THIS WEEK: at Reedley-Immanuel

15. Visalia-Golden West (8-1, 4-1 WYL, Division IV, last week 17)

LAST WEEK: beat Visalia-Mt. Whitney, 47-14.. THIS WEEK: vs. No. 19 Visalia-El Diamante

16. Independence (7-2, 4-0 SYL, Division II, last week 18)

LAST WEEK: beat East, 27-22. THIS WEEK: at No. 23 Ridgeview

17. Highland (8-0, 3-0 SEYL, Division III, last week, 19)

LAST WEEK: beat Mira Monte, 50-14. THIS WEEK: at North

18. Garces (3-6, 3-1 SWYL, Division II, last week, 25)

LAST WEEK: beat No. 23 Frontier, 17-7. THIS WEEK: vs. Stockdale

19. Visalia-El Diamante (6-3, 5-0 WYL, Division II, last week 21)

LAST WEEK: beat No. 24 Lemoore, 34-17. THIS WEEK: at No. 15 Visalia-Golden West

20. Clovis (6-3, 2-2 TRAC, Division I, last week 20)

LAST WEEK: beat Clovis North, 42-28. THIS WEEK: vs. No. 3 Clovis West

21. Visalia-Redwood (5-4, 3-2 WYL, Division II, last week, NR)

LAST WEEK: beat Hanford West 39-14. THIS WEEK: vs. Visalia-Mt. Whitney

22. Frontier (6-3, 1-3 SWYL, Division II, last week 15)

LAST WEEK: lost to No. 18 Garces, 17-7. THIS WEEK: vs. Centennial

23. Ridgeview (5-4, 3-1 SYL, Division I, last week 16)

LAST WEEK: lost to Tehachapi, 21-14. THIS WEEK: vs. No. 16 Independence

24. Lemoore (4-5, 3-2 WYL, Division II, last week 22)

LAST WEEK: lost to No. 19 Visalia-El Diamante, 34-17. THIS WEEK: at Hanford

25. Fresno-Sunnyside (6-3, 4-0 NYL, Division II, last week, 23)

LAST WEEK: beat Fresno-Hoover, 56-32. THIS WEEK: vs. Reedley

Dropped out: Liberty-Madera Ranchos

Next five: Tehachapi, Kingsburg, Selma, Kerman, Caruthers

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