Prep2Prep NCS Rankings
THROUGH WEEK 2
Multiple battles among ranked teams caused some re-shuffling this week, but we don't penalize teams for scheduling tough opponents, though some of the teams which dropped a few spots this week need to right the ship soon before they find themselves on the outside looking in. Note: Last week's rankings in parentheses
Dorian Hale threw for three first-half touchdowns as the Spartans rolled past Saint Francis on Friday night. De La Salle has its anticipated showdown at Folsom this week.
A big night for Darrion Bartley ended up being enough for the Lions when Clayton Valley could not convert its extra-point attempt in overtime. Bartley ran for 113 yards and also scored on a punt return. Liberty plays host to Monte Vista this week, in a game being played at Heritage.
The Ugly Eagles have to move up a spot to get in right behind Liberty, after forcing the Lions to overtime with a strong second-half performance. Makhi Gervais ran for 198 yards and a touchdown in the loss, and also scored on an 81-yard screen pass. Clayton Valley hosts Overfelt this Friday.
Jacob Oliphant returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown and Jack Stewardson threw for a pair of scores, including one to Oliphant, as the Mustangs downed San Leandro in a defense-dominated affair. Monte Vista hits the road to face Liberty this week.
The Pirates forced four turnovers and scored the first 41 points of the game to cruise past Wooster-Reno on Saturday afternoon. Pittsburg hosts Bishop O'Dowd this Friday.
The Cardinals got 272 yards and three touchdowns through the air from Jackson Pavitt, who also ran for 45 yards in the win over Placer. Shane Moran added 54 yards and a score on the ground. Cardinal Newman does not play this week.
The Knights shook off a slow start to pull away from Milpitas, as Isaiah Newell scored three times and the defense scored twice off turnovers. Las Lomas heads to Tennyson this Friday.
Grant Harper threw for 319 yards, with Rex Curtiss snagging six balls for 137 yards, as the Cougars scored early to post a big win over Amador Valley in the Honor Bowl. Campolindo heads to McClymonds this Friday.
The Wildcats bounced back from their loss to McClymonds with a statement win over Archbishop Mitty, shutting down an offense which had been explosive the previous week. Marin Catholic heads to Monterey this Friday.
After leading by 16 points early in the game, the Grizzlies held off an offensive explosion by Freedom to pick up their third win of the season. California does not play this week.
Jared Stocker was an efficient 11-of-14 passing for 171 yards and three touchdowns, while Rasheed Rankin added 132 yards and a pair of scores on the ground as the Cougars rolled past El Cerrito. Rancho Cotate heads to Pleasant Valley-Chico this Friday.
The Crushers passed their first big test of the season, holding off Acalanes to help erase memories of last year's one-point loss to the Dons. Vintage heads to Bellarmine this Friday.
The Wolves struggled to move the ball and allowed over 300 yards on the ground to Monterey Trail during Friday's loss to the Mustangs. San Ramon Valley hosts Antioch this week.
A slow start doomed the Dons in their loss to Campolindo, despite a 90-yard kickoff return by Eric Hunter III and 236 passing yards for Kannon Dote. Amador Valley hosts Heritage this week.
The Dons got a big night from senior receiver Lucas Eppinger, who had nine catches for 142 yards and a score, but fell just short against Vintage on Friday night. Acalanes hosts Berkeley on Friday night.
The Jets struggled in a defensive battle with McClymonds, which is one of the best defenses they will see this season. Encinal heads to Alameda for the Island Bowl this Friday night.
The Panthers could not slow down Lincoln's run game on Friday, allowing almost 400 yards on the ground to the Trojans. Antioch heads to San Ramon Valley on Friday, looking for its first win.
The Panthers scored the first 34 points of the game against Maria Carrillo on Friday night, cruising past the Pumas to stay unbeaten. Benicia hosts Northern Section power Sutter this Friday.
The Pirates were unable to generate any offense in their loss to Monte Vista on Friday, but did put forth a respectable defensive showing in a hard-fought defeat. San Leandro hosts James Logan this Friday in a renewal of the Battle of 880.
The Falcons found their offense on Friday night and rallied to take a brief lead in the third quarter before eventually falling to California. Freedom heads to Antelope this Friday, in a battle between two teams who have each played difficult non-league schedules and are each seeking their first win.
The Dragons were stunned by Seaside on Friday to stay winless this season. O'Dowd heads to Pittsburg this week.
The Warriors used 28 second-quarter points to roll past La Salle-OR on Friday, rushing for over 300 yards in the process. Del Norte heads south to face Petaluma this week.
Devon Gilbert ran for 159 yards and two touchdowns while quarterback Camron Young added 134 yards and a pair of scores on the ground, as the Eagles rolled past Terra Linda to stay unbeaten. Kennedy heads to Deer Valley this Friday.
The Falcons move into our top 25 after blasting Petaluma on Friday night, but it is really that season-opening overtime loss to San Leandro which is beginning to look better each week. Foothill heads to Granada this Friday.
The Dons move back into the top 25 after dispatching Newark Memorial on Friday, and getting a boost when Miramonte - who De Anza easily handled in the first game of the year - beat Stellar Prep on Thursday. The only loss is to a solid Christian-El Cajon team. De Anza plays at St. Patrick-St. Vincent this week.