Part of the weekly ranking presentation has included the power rankings. That is partly because when it comes to the NCS playoffs, on a scale of 1-10 the power rankings rate about a 7, the YSN365.comrankings rate closer to, well a zero.
The opposite is true on what effect the power rankings have on the YSN365.com rankings. That is also a zero.
With the section playoffs getting closer, some new information is being added to the power rankings. That is what Division each teams is in and where they are ranked in that Division.
No. 1 Cardinal Newman (4-2) (Last Week No. 1)…We have seen this before. Not such a good pre-league record wise and then do just fine in NBL race. Only one team left on schedule is over .500. Countdown for playoff game vs. Marin Catholic is underway.
No. 2 Analy (6-0) (2)…Have done all they can do, outscoring opponents on an average of 44-13. As of now, the only team left on the schedule over .500 is Petaluma, who they end regular season against.
No. 3 Rancho Cotate (4-2) (3)…Nice rally against Cardinal Newman falls short. They are now playing for playoff seeding and hope someone knocks off Cardinal Newman along the way.
No. 4 St. Helena (6-0) (4)…The 38 points against Lower Lake was their second lowest scoring output of the season. Four of the six wins are teams who are at least at .500.
No. 5 Fort Bragg (6-0) (5)…Going to Middletown had to be emotional enough. Able to do that and beat a good Middletown team adds to a special moment.
No. 6 Petaluma (5-2) (7)… The winning streak is now five. Four of the wins have been by at least three scores. Two games left until Analy.
No. 7 Casa Grande (2-4) (NR)…It is a repeat of how last season went, rallying from a bad start and appear in the rankings for the first time a little earlier this season. Their reward is a trip to Cardinal Newman.
No. 8 Windsor (4-2) (8)…They got off to a slow start before pulling away from Montgomery. Loss to Casa Grande puts them here. They still have both Rancho Cotate and Cardinal Newman on the schedule.
No. 9 Maria Carrillo (3-3) (10)…Bounced back from disappointing loss to Cardinal Newman with big win over Santa Rosa. Travel to meet a Rancho Cotate team that won’t be happy.
No. 10 Middletown (2-3) (6)…Under the circumstances that they are playing this is remarkable. That they are competitive as they are is closer to a miracle.
No. 1 Cardinal Newman (Last week No. 3)…Division 4…No. 2
No. 2 Rancho Cotate (1)…Division 3…No. 2
No. 3 Analy (2)…Division 3…No. 3
No. 4 St. Helena (4)…Division 4…No.7
No. 5 Casa Grande (5)…Division 2…No.7
No. 6 Windsor (6)…Divison 2…No. 8
No. 7 Fort Bragg (7)…Divison 4…No. 10
No. 8 Maria Carrillo (8)…Division 2…No. 10
No. 9 Cloverdale (9)…Division 5…No.6
No. 10 Petaluma (10)…Division 3…No. 7
CARDINAL NEWMAN-RANCHO COTATE OFFENSIVE SHOW
Jordon Brookshire (Cardinal Newman)…Passed for 117 and a touchdown. He did most of his damage with his feet rushing for 198 yards and another score.
Michael Ortola (Cardinal Newman)…Rushed for 101 yards and three touchdowns. He also caught Brookshire’s touchdown pass.
Gunner Mefferd (Rancho Cotate)…Passed for 314 yards and four touchdowns. It was the first game of the season he hit the 300 yard mark.
Chris Taylor Yamanoha (Rancho Cotate)…He had most of Mefferd’s passing numbers with twelve catches for 179 yards and scored three touchdowns. One of them was on the second play of the game, when he took a swing pass behind the line of scrimmage and went 70 yards. For good measure he also threw a touchdown pass.
Jahaiver Otero (St. Helena)…182 yards rushing and three touchdowns in a 38-0 win over Lower Lake. The touchdowns were all in the second half as St. Helena pulled away from a 10-0 halftime lead.
Cole Martin (Maria Carrillo)…Rushed for 102 yards and scored three touchdowns on only nine carries in a 49-15 win over Santa Rosa. The first two touchdowns were the Pumas’ first two of the game. The third gave Maria Carrillo a 28-9 lead in the third quarter.
Joshua Wright (El Molino)…Rushed for 197 yards and three touchdowns in a 44-0 win over Elsie Allen. He also scored on three two point conversions. Two touchdowns and two two point runs were in the first quarter as the Lions took a 16-0 lead.
Lucas Dentoni (Petaluma)…Rushed for a season high 201 yards and three touchdowns in a 46-12 win over Healdsburg. His first touchdown went for 56 yards, which gave Petaluma a 14-0 lead. The last score was also Petaluma’s last score early in the third quarter on a 38 yard run. He has scored at least two touchdowns in four of the current five game winning streak.
Kyle Johnson (Analy)…Intercepted three passes, returning one for a score. He also returned a blocked field goal 80 yards for a score in a 56-7 win over Piner. The two touchdowns came in the second quarter and were back to back scores that increased Analy’s lead to 21-0.
Nick Vollert (St. Vincent)…Caught five passes for 92 yards and three touchdowns in a 33-10 win over CSD-Fremont to open up Bay Football League play. His first two touchdowns increased a 7-3 lead to 20-3. He also had a team high seven tackles. On the season, he has a team high in touchdowns and is second on the team in tackles.
Curtis Johnson (Windsor)…Four catches for 108 yards in a 35-7 win over Montgomery. It was his second biggest yardage game receiving of the season.
Brett Holguin (Point Arena)…In a 60-14 win over Laytonville he passed and rushed for two touchdowns on offense and led the team in tackles on defense with 15, which included two sacks. For the season he is the leading tackler by over a 2-1 margin.
Calistoga Running Game…Rushed for 375 yards in a 50-0 win over Tomales. They had six people carry the ball and five of them rushed from 59-76. That is a consistent running attack. The Wildcats are 5-0 on the season and are averaging nearly 400 yards a game rushing. The 5-0 record is good enough for first place in the NCL III race.
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