El Toro Remains No. 1; Edison Falls to No. 5

El Toro High School, averaging 28.2 points and allowing only 9 points per game, earned all eight first-place votes to remain the top-ranked team in the Orange County Sportswriters' Assn. prep football poll.

The Chargers (5-0) open play in the South Coast League against San Clemente on Friday night. Edison, ranked second last week, fell to fifth after a 21-7 loss to Santa Monica. Saddleback (5-0) moved into second after a 48-7 romp over Capistrano Valley.

In the featured game this week, sixth-ranked Servite plays host to Bishop Amat in its Angelus League opener at 7:30 Thursday night in Orange Coast College's LeBard Stadium.

The writers' poll:

Pos. School (League) Record 1. El Toro (South Coast) 5-0

2. Saddleback (Sea View) 5-0

3. Esperanza (Empire) 4-0-1

4. Loara (Empire) 4-0-1

5. Edison (Sunset) 4-1

6. Servite (Angelus) 4-1

7. Santa Ana (Century) 4-1

8. Troy (Freeway) 5-0

9. Los Alamitos (Empire) 4-1

10. Sunny Hills (Freeway) 5-0

Others receiving votes: Valencia (3-1-1), Foothill (3-2), Westminster (2-2-1), Laguna Beach (5-0), Woodbridge (5-0) and Tustin (4-1).

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