El Modena No. 1 in Football Poll

Two-time defending Southern Conference champion El Modena High School, coming off an impressive 14-0 win over Edison, is the top-ranked team in the Orange County Sportswriters’ Assn. prep football poll.

Edison, which was No. 1 last week, failed to receive a vote by the 10 sportswriters who participate in the poll. Servite received three first-place votes and Fountain Valley earned one.

Capistrano Valley, which failed to get a vote last week, moved into sixth place with 37 points following a 26-7 win over Foothill. Three South Coast League teams--Capistrano Valley, Mission Viejo and El Toro--are represented in the top 10.

In the key game of the week, El Modena hosts Esperanza in a rematch of last year’s Southern Conference championship game on Friday night at Fred Kelly Stadium in Orange.

The writers’ poll:

Pos. School (League) Record 1. El Modena (Century) 1-0 2. Servite (Angelus) 1-0 3. Fountain Valley (Sunset) 1-0 4. Pacifica (Empire) 1-0 5. Mission Viejo (South Coast) 1-0 6. Capistrano Valley (South Coast) 1-0 7. Marina (Sunset) 1-0-1 8. El Dorado (Empire) 1-0 9. Valencia (Orange) 0-1 10. El Toro (South Coast) 1-0


Others Receiving Votes: Newport Harbor, La Habra, Troy, Fullerton, Loara, Foothill, La Quinta and Mater Dei.