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Bay Area Football Rankings

Jake Hubbard carries the ball in Cal's win against Monte Vista. Chris Jackson / Staff Photo
Jake Hubbard carries the ball in Cal's win against Monte Vista. Chris Jackson / Staff Photo
  1. De La Salle (3-0)

The Spartans’ domination continued in a 49-6 victory over San Ramon Valley. Senior quarterback Dorian Hale, a Sacramento State signee, reached 4,000 career passing yards after throwing for 156 yards. Mekhi Norflett and Nico Torrez each ran for 100-plus yards again.

Last week: No. 1

  1. Serra (2-0)

After leading 14-7 at halftime, the Padres outscored Sacred Heart Cathedral 35-3 in the second half en route to a 49-10 victory. Hassan Mahasin – with numerous FBS offers – had three rushing touchdowns following a week when he had two receiving touchdowns. Serra also boasts a win over No. 4 Valley Christian.

Last week: No. 2

  1. Pittsburg (2-0)

Pittsburg overcame a slow start in a 35-16 victory over Heritage to remain unbeaten in Bay Valley Athletic League play. Daytuawn Pearson led the Pirates with 147 rushing yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. The defending Bay Valley Athletic League champions face undefeated Liberty this week.

Last week: No. 3

  1. Valley Christian (1-1)

The Warriors overcame three turnovers – the second week they have done so – and came away with a 19-10 win over Mitty. They finished with over 300 yards of offense and held Mitty to 89, according to the San Jose Mercury News. San Diego State bound Dominic Oliver had three sacks.

Last week: No. 4 

  1. Cardinal Newman (2-0)

The defending state champion survived a tough road matchup in what was a 28-21 victory at Vanden. Cardinal Newman scored on a kickoff return with two minutes left to take a 28-21 lead and the win. The schedule doesn’t get any easier, as Rancho Cotate awaits.

Last week: No. 5

  1. Menlo-Atherton (2-0)

Menlo-Atherton kept its hot streak going in a 21-0 victory over Burlingame. Matt MacLeod completed 8 of 14 passes for 117 yards, which puts him at 427 yards through two games. Jalen Moss had 74 receiving yards on five catches. Jeremiah Earby and Johno Price each brought in interceptions.

Last week: No. 6

  1. Clayton Valley Charter (2-1)

A perfect record fell in a 24-13 loss to a supremely talented Monterey Trail squad, which is coming off a 12-win season in 2019. Monterey Trail’s punishing ground game proved to be the difference, taking 60 carries for 313 yards. Clayton Valley does hold wins over Inderkum and California.

Last week: No. 7

  1. San Ramon Valley (2-1)

Although SRV forced a couple of early Spartans mistakes, De La Salle was too much and handed the Wolves their first defeat in 49-6 fashion. But the Wolves do boast two high quality wins against Las Lomas and Bishop O’Dowd – two teams who have been in the rankings this spring. A challenging schedule continues versus California.

Last week: No. 8

  1. Los Gatos (2-0)

Adam Garwood carried the ball 12 times for 187 yards and four touchdowns in a 55-7 trouncing of Santa Clara. Through two games, Los Gatos has outscored opponents 200-7. Garwood, who boasts offers from Rocky Mountain College and the University of San Diego, has 301 rushing yards and seven touchdowns while averaging 13.7 yards per carry.

Last week: No. 9

  1. Marin Catholic (2-0)

Matteo Perez and Marin Catholic pulled out a 27-7 win against Windsor to improve to 2-0. Perez, a UC Davis signee, totaled 116 yards on 15 carries.

Last week: No. 10

  1. St. Francis (1-0)

St. Francis’ game against Bellarmine was rescheduled due to COVID-19 protocols. It is currently 1-0 after a season-opening 24-19 win over San Benito.

Last week: No. 11

  1. Campolindo (3-0)

Campolindo earned a massive win in a 28-13 victory versus then-No. 16 Acalanes. The defense held its own and forced three turnovers – leading to 14 points – against a prolific Dons offense. Joey Schmidt brought in five receptions for 126 yards. Dillan Thoms recorded his third straight game of 100-plus rushing yards. Wins include Acalanes, Benicia and Freedom.

Last week: No. 13

  1. Vintage (3-0)

The Crushers are simply making things look too easy, as the weekend featured a brutal 55-0 win versus American Canyon. They have outscored opponents 165-6 and shut out two of their three opponents. 

Last week: No. 14

  1. Rancho Cotate (1-0)

It was an easy win for Rancho Cotate in the opener, as the defending Northern California 3-A state champion earned a 49-13 victory over Casa Grande. Cardinal Newman, the defending state champion, awaits.

Last week: No. 12

  1. McClymonds (1-0)

McClymonds showed why it remains the top dog in Oakland after a 60-0 victory over Skyline, who was its toughest test in the Oakland Athletic League a year ago and won nine games. 

Last week: No. 15

  1. Livermore (3-0)

A special season for Livermore continued in a 42-0 drubbing of Dougherty Valley. Tight end Matthew Polaski – a first team all-league selection as a junior – had 86 yards and four touchdowns on seven catches. Shaun Smith threw five touchdown passes on 13 attempts. The Cowboys also have wins versus Amador Valley and Foothill – two teams who sit just outside the rankings.

Last week: No. 19

  1. California (2-1)

The Grizzlies made the biggest jump of any team in the region, as they are coming off an impressive 38-31 overtime victory over Monte Vista. Their defense technically allowed just 17 points, with two scores coming on kickoff returns. Jake Hubbard rushed for 163 yards and three touchdowns. Teddy Booras threw for 206 yards and two scores. Jake Calcagno had 156 receiving yards and a touchdown. They also have a win over Dublin and lost to Clayton Valley by four.

Last week: No. 24

  1. Wilcox (2-0)

Luther Glenn and Wilcox could not be stopped again, following a 56-28 win over Palo Alto with a 48-14 win over Milpitas. Glenn ran for 215 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries. He now has 324 rushing yards and seven touchdowns this year.

Last week: No. 20

  1. Oak Grove (1-0)

Coming off a 10-win season, Oak Grove picked up where it left off in a 45-0 victory over Overfelt. Quarterback Jessie Miller threw five touchdown passes, and Devyn Parker had four receiving scores. 

Last week: No. 17

  1. Acalanes (2-1)

Turnovers plagued the Acalanes offense, a unit that entered the contest averaging 34 points per contest. The Dons turned the ball over three times for their first loss of the year at Campolindo. However, they do boast some big wins over Las Lomas and Monte Vista.

Last week: No. 16

  1. St. Ignatius (1-0)

St. Ignatius won the Gil Haskell Trophy for a second consecutive season after a 42-0 shutout of Riordan in its season opener. Jahshai Shannon intercepted a pass, took a kickoff to the house and ran in for a score.

Last week: No. 21

  1. Sacred Heart Prep (3-0)

Sacred Heart Prep is one of the newest additions to the rankings, as it just notched a huge 38-31 win against King’s Academy, who was No. 22 in last week’s poll. Teddy Purcell had another strong day, throwing for 172 yards and four touchdowns, which puts him at 628 passing yards and eight touchdowns for the year. Beck Anderson caught six passes for 85 yards. SHP has outscored Aragon, Burlingame and King’s Academy 104-43 through three games.

Last week: Unranked

  1. James Logan (2-0)

A late change to the schedule eventually led to the Colts earning a 41-8 victory over Davis. James Logan has allowed just 14 points through two games. 

Last week: No. 23

  1. Bishop O’Dowd (1-1)

Following a one-score loss to San Ramon Valley, the Dragons responded with a dominant 41-7 victory versus Encinal. Isaac Green had two interceptions. Tyler Hunter and Ben Martin both caught a pair of touchdowns. Jesse Madden scored five touchdowns – four passing and one rushing. Madden completed 17 of his 22 passes. Eight Dragons caught a pass.

Last week: No. 25

  1. Liberty (2-0)

The young Lions are impressing under new head coach Matt Hoefs, this week registering a 42-6 win against Deer Valley. Deovion Hill rushed for 109 yards. Jaylin Thompson finished with 86 rushing yards and three scores. Nate Bell was an efficient 12-for-15 passing.

Last week: Unranked


Others considered: Amador Valley (1-1), Bellarmine (0-1), El Cerrito (2-0), Foothill (2-1), Half Moon Bay (2-1), Heritage (2-1), King’s Academy (0-1), Monte Vista (0-3)

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