El Toro Remains No. 1 in Football Top 10

El Toro High School, which can clinch at least a tie for its sixth league title in the past seven seasons with a victory over Dana Hills this week, remained the top-ranked team in the Orange County Sportswriters' Assn. high school football poll.

Servite, ranked sixth last week, slipped to seventh after edging Bishop Montgomery, 29-28. Esperanza, one of three Empire League teams in the poll, moved to sixth.

In the featured game Friday night, second-ranked Saddleback plays Tustin at 7:30 at Northrup Field.

The writers' poll:

Pos. School (League) Record 1. El Toro (South Coast) 8-0

2. Saddleback (Sea View) 8-0

3. Loara (Empire) 7-0-1

4. Santa Ana (Century) 7-1

5. Los Alamitos (Empire) 7-1

6. Esperanza (Empire) 6-1-1

7. Servite (Angelus) 7-1

8. Sunny Hills (Freeway) 8-0

9. Valencia (Orange) 6-1-1

10. Edison (Sunset) 6-2

Others Receiving Votes: Tustin (7-1) and Foothill (5-3).

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