Westminster Is No. 1 in Season’s First Poll

Westminster High School, with 14 returning starters from a team that finished 8-5 last year, is the top-ranked team in the first prep football poll by the Orange County Sportswriters Assn.

The Lions earned all seven first-place votes to finish ahead of defending Southern Conference champion Santa Ana. Third-ranked El Toro and fifth-ranked Edison opened the 1986 season with victories last week.

In the featured game this week, seventh-ranked Foothill travels to ninth-ranked Capistrano Valley at 7:30 Friday night.

The writers’ poll:


Pos. School (League) Record 1. Westminster (Sunset) 0-0

2. Santa Ana (Century) 0-0

3. El Toro (South Coast) 1-0

4. Servite (Angelus) 0-0


5. Edison (Sunset) 1-0

6. Western (Orange) 0-0

7. Foothill (Century) 0-0

8. Saddleback (Sea View) 0-0


9. Capo Valley (South Coast) 0-0

10. (tie) Esperanza (Empire) 0-0

(tie) Valencia (Orange) 0-0

Others Receiving Votes: La Habra (0-0) and Sunny Hills (0-0).