RANKINGS: There Are Some Changes
This has been one of the toughest seasons to rank the top teams.
If you were to base it on comments we have received, you could come to the conclusion that the picks haven’t been done very well.
Some of the complaints have included: Analy shouldn’t be No. 1 and the NCL teams are ranked too high.
This will probably lead to some complaints too. At least the complainers that Analy shouldn’t be No. 1 will be happy.
No. 1 Cardinal Newman (3-2) (Last Week No. 2)…Played about as well as you can play in the win over Maria Carrillo. That gets them the No. 1 spot for the first time this season.
No. 2 Analy (5-0) (1)… Hard to rate one sided wins, but that is what this season is turning into. The Tiger’s did basically what they were supposed to do. This isn’t the only place where their schedule is going to hurt them.
No. 3 Rancho Cotate (4-1) (3)…In the last couple of games it has taken a while for the offense to get rolling. They might not have that luxury this week at Cardinal Newman. Still averaging an NBL best 38 a game.
No. 4 St. Helena (5-0) (4)…Continues to win and win big. Four of five wins by at least three touchdowns. In those four wins they have scored at least forty points.
No. 5 Fort Bragg (5-0) (5)…Made fans nervous with a 12-9 halftime lead over Lower Lake. They went on for a 54-9 win. They get the honor of being Middletown’s first home game since the Valley Fire.
No. 6 Middletown (2-2) (10)…If you base it on the games since the Valley Fire they might be No. 1. In two games they outscored opponents 64-8. In other games, those two teams have a combined record of 7-1.
No. 7 Petaluma (4-2) (8)…Thrilling win over Piner gives them a four game winning streak. On Friday they host Healdsburg for the lead in the SCL race.
No. 8 Windsor (3-2) (7)…Lost a tough one to Casa Grande for second loss in three games. Down by one with just under three minutes left, they went for two. If you are wondering, kicker is perfect on the season in kicked extra points.
No. 9 Cloverdale (4-1) (NR)…Nice bounce back win over Clear Lake after dropping one to St. Helena. Best news for Cloverdale might be they aren’t in Division 4.
No. 10 Maria Carrillo (2-3) (6)…Barely hangs on after one sided loss to Cardinal Newman. They have lost two of three, giving up over 40 in each loss.
No. 1 Rancho Cotate (Last Week No. 1)
No. 2 Analy (2)
No. 3 Cardinal Newman (3)
No. 4 St.Helena (5)
No. 5 Casa Grande (7)
No. 6 Windsor (4)
No. 7 Fort Bragg (8)
No. 8 Maria Carrillo (6)
No. 9 Cloverdale (10)
No. 10 Petaluma (9)
Damian Wallace (Cardinal Newman)…Did a little bit of everything in the big win over Maria Carrillo. Seven catches for 193 yards and four touchdowns on offense. On defense he added two interceptions.
Luke Bernardi (Cloverdale)…Rushed for 203 yards and three touchdowns in a 48-14 win over Clear Lake. On the season he is over 700 yards and has scored 11 touchdowns.
Jose Ramirez (Piner)…Rushed for 183 yards and all three of Piner’s touchdowns in a tough 29-22 loss to Petaluma. In a game in which they dominated the stats, Piner rallied from a 14-0 deficit and had a 22-20 lead going into the fourth quarter.
Coleman Drew (Middletown)…Rushed for 179 yards and four touchdowns in a 43-8 win over Willits. In two games since the Valley Fire he has 361 yards and five touchdowns.
Cody Sheppard (Ukiah)…Rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns to lead Ukiah past Santa Rosa 22-6. He now has ten touchdowns on the season. It was the second straight game he rushed for over 100 yards.
Brett Jacomella (Fort Bragg)…Had by far his biggest game of the season, rushing for 145 yards and two touchdowns. One touchdown went for 99 yards, which is more yards than he had the entire season. Also had three catches for 54 yards (season high) and a team high 12 tackles. It was the third time this season he had double figures in tackles.
Kaleo Garrigan (Casa Grande)…Four catches for 100 yards and a touchdown. His touchdown was most of his yardage, a 65 yard score that turned out to be the game winner in a 21-20 win over Windsor, which was Casa Grande’s first win. He also intercepted his second pass of the season.
Osiris Zamora (Analy)…144 yards in total offense and four rushing touchdowns in a 54-7 win over Sonoma Valley. He has scored six of his seven touchdowns in the last two games.
Alfio Basile (St. Helena)…Two catches for 80 yards, both catches were touchdowns in a 41-13 win over Kelseyville. He also took a punt 51 yards for another score.
Cody Cissna (Point Arena)…Scored four touchdowns in a wild 62-42 win over Potter Valley. He scored the touchdowns from all angles, rushing for two on his way to a season high 171 yards. Took his only catch 65 yards and also returned a kickoff 60 for two more scores. He also had a sack on defense.
Cooper Johnson (Potter Valley)…Rushed for 215 yards and two touchdowns in the loss to Point Arena. That is more yards rushing then he had the first three games combined. He also ran in three two point conversions.
Vincent Jefferies (SRJC)…Threw for 291 yards and two touchdowns in the surprising 44-0 win over Sequoia. He also ran in another touchdown.
KSRO GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 3 Rancho Cotate at No. 1 Cardinal Newman
PREGAME: Friday at 6:35
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