Prep2Prep NCS Rankings
THROUGH WEEK 3
After another nail-biter game between top four teams, it's impossible to move any teams in the top five of our rankings. A couple upsets did cause some shake-up further down the rankings, and we remind our readers that recent results take priority over beginning of the season in these rankings.Note: Last week's rankings in parentheses
The Spartans ran for close to 300 yards and quarterback Dorian Hale reached the end zone four times during Friday's big win over Folsom. De La Salle hosts Buchanan-Clovis this week.
The Lions got 199 yards and a touchdown on the ground from Darrion Bartley, then held on for the third straight week when a last-second field goal attempt for Monte Vista bounced off the crossbar. Liberty faces Cardinal Newman this Saturday, at Freedom.
Despite the absence of top running back Makhi Gervais, the Ugly Eagles compiled 411 rushing yards in an easy win against Overfelt, as both junior Omari Taylor and sophomore Rahsaan Woodland II topped the 150-yard mark. Clayton Valley heads to Canyon Springs-Las Vegas this week.
The Mustangs nearly forced overtime against Liberty after getting down to the 10-yard line in the final minute, but a 37-yard field goal came up inches short. Nate Rutchena had five catches for 125 yards and three touchdowns in the loss. Monte Vista hosts Bishop O'Dowd this Friday.
The Pirates scored the final 56 points of the game on Friday against Bishop O'Dowd, getting three touchdowns through the air from quarterback Jerry Johnson and three more on the ground from Avant Muldrow. Pittsburg hosts Wilcox this Friday.
The Cardinals did not play last week. Cardinal Newman heads to Freedom on Saturday to face second-ranked Liberty.
The Knights scored 42 of their 56 points in the first half against Tennyson on Friday. Las Lomas does not play this week.
The Wildcats cruised past Monterey on Friday night, handing the Toreadores their first loss in the process. Marin Catholic plays at Antioch this week.
The Cougars led after three quarters during their loss to McClymonds, until the final 12 minutes became an avalanche of scoring for the Warriors. Ryan O'Neil scored on the ground and once through the air in the loss. Campolindo heads to Hayward this Friday.
The Grizzlies did not play last week. California plays at Heritage this week.
The Cougars did not play last week. Rancho Cotate heads to Pleasant Valley-Chico this Friday.
Sophomore Chase Salisbury's 45-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter provided the winning margin against Antioch on Friday, while junior Charlie Tagliaferri had four catches for 84 yards and a touchdown. San Ramon Valley plays at Freedom on Friday.
The Jets, who have a comparable loss to McClymonds as both Marin Catholic and Campolindo, rolled past cross-town rival Alameda in the Island Bowl on Friday night for their third win by shutout this season. Encinal hosts Skyline on Friday.
A poor second quarter resulted in an upset loss for the Crushers last week, falling on the road to Bellarmine Prep. The Bells scored all 21 points in those 12 minutes, erasing an early lead for the visitors. The win over Acalanes, however, keeps the Crushers in the top 15. Vintage does not play this week.
The Dons got 325 yards and two touchdowns passing from Brady Huchingson, with both Lucas Eppinger and Ryan Reilly going over the 100-yard mark, but it was Jake Delaney who carried the load in the backfield, carrying the ball 16 times for 171 yards and four scores in the win over Berkeley. Acalanes heads to El Cerrito on Friday.
Our biggest riser this week, the Colts took down San Leandro when Mark Vargas drilled a field goal as time expired, after Chase Sims had run for 166 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries. James Logan opens MVAL play this week, hosting Washington-Fremont.
The Panthers went toe-to-toe with Northern Section power Sutter last week, and despite a three-point loss, it has to be considered a strong showing. Benicia is set to open DAL-Valley play this week, hosting winless Berean Christian.
The Pirates recovered from a slow start against the Colts to take a third-quarter lead, but saw Logan score the final nine points of the game for a heart-breaking loss. San Leandro does not play this week.
A missed extra-point in the first half came back to haunt the Panthers despite a stellar defensive showing against the Wolves. Three of Antioch's four losses have come by a combined 11 points, including a two-point loss to California. Antioch hosts Marin Catholic this Friday.
Kobe Mitchell and Levi Cox-Cooley each topped the 100-yard mark on the ground as the Warriors rolled past Petaluma on Friday night to stay unbeaten for the season. Del Norte heads to Mazama-Klamath Falls this week.
The Eagles got another fantastic performance from quarterback Camron Young, who ran for two scores, threw for one, returned a punt for a touchdown and intercepted two passes on defense in the win over Deer Valley. Kennedy hosts Fremont-Oakland on Friday.
The Falcons won their third straight game on Friday against Granada, holding the Matadors scoreless in the second half, while Pete Montini scored twice in the victory. Foothill does not play this week.
The Dons dominated on the ground during their win over St. Patrick-St. Vincent, rolling up 458 rushing yards to beat an opponent from a higher division. Senior JoJo Vaughn ran for 161 yards and a touchdown while quarterback Darrion Davis added 142 yards and three scores on the ground. De Anza heads to Albany this week, in its first TCAL-Stone game of the year.
With a group of largely underclassmen in key positions, it appears that the Cowboys may have arrived early this year, now having won their first four games after trouncing Healdsburg on Friday, a game in which they scored 68 points by the half. Livermore hosts Gregori-Modesto on Friday.
The Dragons scored the first 10 points of the game against Pittsburg on Friday night, highlighted by a Jesse Madden to Sterling Stokes touchdown pass, but were overwhelmed by the Pirates from that point forward. O'Dowd heads to Monte Vista this Friday.