Prep2Prep CCS Rankings
THROUGH WEEK 12
A couple big upsets in Division 2 certainly shook up our rankings a bit this week, but the top five teams are pretty solid after a weekend in Division 1 which played out according to script. Hillsdale re-enters the rankings as one of the 20 teams left standing across all five divisions.Note: Last week's rankings in parentheses
The Padres spotted Half Moon Bay a 14-point lead on Saturday in the Division 1 quarterfinals, then roared back with 42 unanswered points. Terence Loville had four catches for 106 yards and a score to go with an interception on defense. Serra now hosts Wilcox on Saturday afternoon in the semifinals.
The Warriors got 166 yards and two touchdowns through the air from quarterback Cory Taylor while Moon Ashby spearheaded a dominant defensive performance with his nine tackles, three tackles for a loss and a sack. Valley Christian hosts St. Ignatius on Friday in the Division 1 semifinals.
The Wildcats' backfield tandem of Joe Celentano and Jahsai Shannon combined for 151 yards and three touchdowns on the ground against Mitty in the Division 1 quarterfinals to pace their victory, while Teddye Buchanan added 145 passing yards and 65 more on the ground. St. Ignatius heads to Valley Christian for Friday's semifinal game.
The Chargers got 255 yards and three touchdowns on the ground from Paul M Rosa, including the game-winner in overtime as they ousted Menlo-Atherton in the Division 1 quarterfinals. Wilcox heads to face top seed Serra on Saturday in the semifinals.
Matt MacLeod threw for 353 yards and four touchdowns, with both Troy Franklin and Jalen Moss topping the century mark for receiving yards, but they could not respond to a Wilcox score in overtime. Menlo-Atherton's season is now complete.
The Wildcats ran for over 250 yards, including 130 for Adam Garwood, while Yost Girvan completed 8-of-11 passes for 171 yards and a score in the win over Live Oak. Los Gatos now hosts Sacred Heart Prep this Friday in the Division 2 semifinals.
The Cougars showed they could play with the big schools as a pair of Connor Quosig touchdowns in the first half gave them a halftime lead over Serra, but the much smaller roster wore down in the final two quarters. Half Moon Bay's season is now complete.
Shamir Bey and Reymello Murphy connected for one more score in their high school careers together, but it was not enough in a Division 1 quarterfinal loss to St. Ignatius. Mitty's season is now complete.
A 19-point third quarter was the difference maker for the Eagles as they upset Salinas in the Division 2 quarterfinals. Oak Grove heads to Palo Alto on Friday in the semifinals.
The Gators got an efficient performance from quarterback Teddy Purcell, who threw for 148 yards and a touchdown, but the story was a defense which notched six sacks and forced a pair of interceptions, both of which were snagged by junior Cav Williams. Sacred Heart Prep heads to Los Gatos on Friday in the Division 2 semifinals.
Kevin Cullen connected twice with Jamir Shepard for scores and broke loose for one of his own on the ground, a 70-yarder, as the Vikings took full advantage of a defense which forced four turnovers and scored once on a fumble return to knock off Palma in the Division 2 quarterfinals. Palo Alto will now host Oak Grove on Friday in the semifinals.
The Lancers took an early three-point lead after one quarter at Valley Christian last Friday in the Division 1 quarterfinals before the Warriors reeled off 25 unanswered points. Saint Francis' season is now complete.
The Mariners held off San Benito in the Division 3 quarterfinals, avenging a regular season loss to the Balers. Aptos heads to top seed King's Academy this Friday in the semifinals.
The Cowboys got 434 yards from scrimmage from Carl Richardson, who threw for 321 yards and two scores, but it was not enough to overcome Oak Grove in a Division 2 quarterfinal loss. Salinas' season is now complete.
The Chieftains could not overcome four turnovers, even with 14 fourth-quarter points, as they fell to Palo Alto in the Division 2 quarterfinals. Palma's season is now complete.
Jalen Camp ran for over 300 yards and four touchdowns as the Tigers pulled away from Seaside in the Division 3 quarterfinals on Friday night. Terra Nova hosts Burlingame in the semifinals this Friday.
Josue Torres scored twice - once on the ground and once through the air - and the Trojans held off a late surge by Overfelt to win their Division 4 quarterfinal game. Milpitas hosts Hillsdale this Friday in the semifinals.
The Knights cruised past San Mateo in the Division 3 quarterfinals. The King's Academy hosts Aptos this Friday in the semifinals.
The Panthers got 180 yards and two touchdowns on the ground from Lucas Meredith to control their Division 3 quarterfinal game with Mountain View. Burlingame heads to Terra Nova this Friday in the semifinals.
The Acorns tied the game early against Live Oak on a short touchdown run by Caleb Ojeda, but could not respond to 34 unanswered points for the Wildcats in the Division 2 quarterfinals. Live Oak's season is now complete.
The Spartans got 82 yards and a touchdown from junior running back Julian Daniels in a quarterfinal loss to Burlingame. Mountain View's season is now complete.
Nick Bandanza threw for three scores and ran for another as the Bruins overwhelmed Monte Vista Christian in the Division 4 quarterfinals. Branham hosts Carmel this Friday in the semifinals.
The Padres got 170 yards and three touchdowns on the ground from Benicio Cristofalo as they raced past Saratoga in the Division 4 quarterfinals. Carmel plays at Branham in the semifinals on Friday.
The Raiders' season is complete. Silver Creek finished in a three-way tie for the BVAL-Santa Teresa title.
The Fighting Knights secured their Division 4 quarterfinal win over Soquel when Dylan Loftus hit John Catanzarita for a fourth-quarter touchdown. Hillsdale heads to Milpitas in the semifinals.