Liberty vs. Centennial

Liberty's Ryan Aguilar, left, tries to slow down Centennial's Morgan Dutton during a game last year at Centennial.

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)


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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