El Modena Remains Atop Orange County Football Poll

El Modena High School received nine out of 10 first-place votes and remained the top-ranked team in the Orange County Sportswriters’ Assn. prep football poll.

The Vanguards (2-0) have outscored two opponents, 35-7, to gain the top spot. The top three teams--El Modena, Servite and Fountain Valley--retained their respective positions from last week with Capistrano Valley edging out Mission Viejo for fourth.

Edison, which failed to receive a vote last week, moved back into the top 10 following a 35-14 win over Colton. Valencia also returned to the top 10 following a 33-0 romp over Sonora.

In the featured game this week, eighth-ranked El Dorado hosts ninth-ranked Valencia on Friday night at Bradford Stadium in Placentia.

The writers’ poll:

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


Others Receiving Votes: Marina, Los Alamitos, El Toro, Fullerton, La Quinta and Loara.