Prep2Prep NCS Rankings
THROUGH WEEK 12
By NATE SMITH
November 13, 2017
There is no change in the top half of our rankings after a first round that produced few surprises. The bottom of the rankings, however, welcome back Fortuna and Heritage after those schools each produced dominating victories this past weekend. Eureka jumps a couple spots into the top 20 as well.
CARDINAL NEWMAN (8-2-0)
Last: def. Kennedy-Fremont, 49-7; next: vs. Encinal (11/17)
The Cardinals got 216 yards and two touchdowns passing from Beau Barrington, who also ran for 53 yards and a pair of scores in the win over Kennedy. Kyle Carinalli had three catches for 116 yards and both touchdowns. Sophomore Jackson Pavitt added an interception on defense. Cardinal Newman faces Encinal in the Division III quarterfinals this Friday, at Santa Rosa JC.
Last: def. El Cerrito, 31-30; next: at Marin Catholic (11/18)
The Matadors rallied from an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat El Cerrito by one point, as Will Cassriel finished the game with three touchdowns through the air, while Peter Stehr ran for 164 yards and two scores. Ethan Fischler had six catches for 127 yards and all three touchdowns. Miramonte plays at Marin Catholic in the Division III quarterfinals on Saturday.
Last: def. Redwood, 42-0; next: at Casa Grande (11/17)
The Matadors got a rushing touchdown and an interception return for a score from Tommy Reeves, and Reeves was part of the Matadors' quartet in the backfield who all had a big night, including Benny Valdez, Zack MacIntire, and Octavio Morales, as they cruised past Redwood. Granada hosts Casa Grande in the Division II quarterfinals this Friday.
Last: def. Salesian, 61-0; next: vs. Moreau Catholic (11/17)
The Huskies racked up 48 first-half points during their rout over Salesian. Scott Sederberg scored twice on the ground, and Zac Claus added three touchdowns through the air, as seven different Huskies reached the end zone. JB Lewis scored once on the ground and once through the air. Fortuna hosts Moreau Catholic in the Division IV quarterfinals this Friday.
Last: def. Monte Vista, 38-7; next: at Liberty (11/17)
The Patriots racked up 434 yards of offense in the win over Monte Vista, while Jett Stanley's four sacks paced a strong defensive effort. Aidan Quinn ran for 149 yards while Luke Lang threw for 276 yards, and completed all nine of his attempts in the second half. Heritage plays at Liberty in the Division I quarterfinals this Friday.