Prep2Prep NCS Rankings
THROUGH WEEK 13
With all the number one seeds advancing to the section title games this week, it was largely status quo in this week's rankings, with Campolindo's win over Vintage being the one thing to shake things up a bit. We will see if it remains that way after this week's section title games.Note: Last week's rankings in parentheses
The Spartans played a near-perfect first half against Monte Vista in the Division 1 semifinals, rolling up 412 yards of offense in the first two quarters while holding the Mustangs scoreless over the same stretch. De La Salle faces Pittsburg for the Division 1 title.
The Pirates regained the lead early in the fourth quarter against Liberty, on a touchdown pass from Jerry Johnson to James Battle III, the third passing score of the night for Johnson, who threw for 322 yards in the Division 1 semifinal victory. Pittsburg faces De La Salle for the Division 1 title.
The Lions got 137 yards on the ground from Darrion Bartley, but could not come up with a fourth-quarter drive to answer Pittsburg's go-ahead score. Liberty's season is complete.
The Cardinals got a dominant defensive performance to go with 206 yards and three touchdowns passing from Jackson Pavitt, three all-purpose scores from Tsion Nunnally and a pair on the ground from Shane Moran in a decisive Division 4 semifinal win over Piner. Cardinal Newman faces Marin Catholic for the section title.
In a game that was the furthest thing from what anyone expected, a Matteo Perez touchdown following a Gaven Cooke interception was the difference in a defensive-minded struggle against Acalanes, in the Division 4 semifinals. Marin Catholic faces Cardinal Newman for the section title.
Monte Vista's season is complete. The Mustangs defeated San Ramon Valley in the Division 1 quarterfinals before falling to De La Salle in the semifinals.
San Ramon Valley's season is complete. The Wolves shared the regular season EBAL-Mountain title with Monte Vista, beating the Mustangs in the regular season finale, and also had wins over Clayton Valley and California. Their lone non-league loss was to Sac-Joaquin Division 1 finalist Monterey Trail.
The Ugly Eagles got three first-half touchdowns from Omari Taylor to roll past Foothill, in a game that featured a Rayshawn Jackson touchdown on a fourth-and-52 play. Clayton Valley faces Campolindo for the Division 2 title.
The Cougars got three touchdowns through the air from quarterback Grant Harper, including the game-winner to Rex Curtiss with 23 seconds left in the win over Vintage. Campolindo will face Clayton Valley for the Division 2 title.
The Knights put up a dominant performance against Hayward in the Division 3 semifinals, as Everett Johnson threw for four touchdowns and Isaiah Newell added 107 yards on the ground. Las Lomas will face Rancho Cotate for the section title.
The Crushers got a pair of touchdown runs from Jacob Aaron in a back-and-forth loss to Campolindo. Vintage's season is now complete.
The Dons put up one of their top two defensive efforts of the season, allowing only one score to Marin Catholic, and that came off a turnover. However, it was not enough as the offense struggled against a talented Wildcats' defensive unit. Acalanes' season is now complete.
California's season is complete. The Grizzlies lost to Liberty in the Division 1 quarterfinals, after a season which featured wins over Clayton Valley, Foothill and Churchill County-Nevada.
The Cougars got four touchdowns from Rasheed Rankin as they held off Benicia in the Division 3 semifinals. Rancho Cotate will face Las Lomas for the section title.
The Jets survived a pair of fourth-quarter fumbles to take down De Anza on John Brindley's field goal with five seconds left in the Division 5 semifinals. Encinal will face Del Norte for the section title.
James Logan's season is complete. The Colts were the outright champions in the Mission Valley Athletic League before falling to Pittsburg in the Division 1 quarterfinals.
Kameron Lane threw for three scores and ran for another, but the Panthers ran out of time in their semifinal loss to Rancho Cotate. Benicia's season is now complete.
The Warriors advanced to their first section title game in program history with a stifling defensive performance against Moreau Catholic in the Division 5 semifinals, while Kobe Mitchell and OJ Calleja each reached the end zone twice. Del Norte will face Encinal for the section title.
The Dons recovered from a 21-0 halftime deficit to tie things in the fourth quarter against Encinal before the Jets scored the game-winning points on the final drive of the game. De Anza's season is now complete.
The Falcons did not get on the board until late in their loss to Clayton Valley, their second defeat to the Ugly Eagles this season. Foothill's season is now complete.
The Farmers got a late touchdown run from Josh Jackson, but could not overcome injuries to key players in their semifinal loss to Las Lomas. Hayward's season is now complete.
Amador Valley's season is complete. The Dons were the outright champions in the EBAL-Valley before falling to De La Salle in the Division 1 quarterfinals.
San Leandro's season is complete. The Pirates finished in second place in the WACC-Foothill before falling to Foothill in the Division 2 quarterfinals.
The Eagles got 215 yards on the ground from senior Trey Baker as they pulled away from Justin-Siena in the second half of the Division 6 semifinals. Kennedy will face St. Bernard's for the section title.
The Pride got two passing touchdowns and two rushing scores from Ronald Robertson as they pulled away from St. Helena in the Division 7 semifinals. Salesian will face Ferndale for the section title.
The Crusaders got two passing touchdowns and two more on the ground from Will Omey as they controlled their semifinal match-up with Middletown. St. Bernard's will face Kennedy for the section title.