星期一, 十一月 18, 2019

TheKSROGameoftheWeekisRanchoCotatevs。

CasaGrande。

TheactualgameoftheweekisprobablyCloverdaleatSt。

Helena。

ThegameoftheweekthattugsattheheartisMiddletownatLowerLake。

Middletownhasbecometheareateam。

Peoplearecomingfromallanglestohelptrytogetthatareabackonitsfeet。

Itwilltakeawhileforthattohappen,butastartisFridayNightwithsomehighschoolfootball。

Ifthingswerenormal,lastweekwouldhavebeenMiddletown’shomecoming。

Thatofcoursedidn’thappen。

Ifthingswerenormal,LowerLakewouldbehopingthisis2007。

ThatisthelasttimetheybeatMiddletown,inayeartheywonaleaguechampionship。

WhenlookingtheNCLWorld,Middletownisoneoftheteamspeoplelookat。

Theyareusuallyacontenderandmoretimesthannotmorethanthat。

Since2001,Middletownhaswonnineleaguechampionships。

LowerLakeisusuallyattheotherend。

Since2001theyhavefinishedover。

500once,thatwasthemagicyearin2007,whichseemedtocomefromnowhere。

Thethreeyearsbeforethattheywent2-28overallandlostallfourteenleaguegames。

Thisyeartheyhadachance。

Achancethatis,attheveryleast,ofbeatingMiddletown。

YoucanalmostbetsomehadtheMiddletowngamecircled。

OntheirMaxPrepspage,Middletownistherivalrygame。

ThehopewasrisingevenmorewithMiddletown’s0-2start。

Thatwaswhenthingswerenormal。

ThenewnormalisthateverybodyishappythatagamewillbeplayatallandMiddletownwillbewelcomedwithopenarms。

NORTHBAYLEAGUE(ALLGAMESFRIDAYAT7:30)

No。

2CardinalNewman(1-2)atSantaRosa(2-1)

No。

3RanchoCotate(2-1)vs。

CasaGrande(0-3)atSRJC(KSROGAMEOFTHEWEEK…PREGAME7:05)

Montgomery(0-3)atNo。

6MariaCarrillo(2-1)

No。

7Windsor(2-1)atUkiah(1-2)

IfyouareinthemindsetthattheNBLchampionshipwillbedecidedonOctober9th,youhavehistoryonyourside。

ThatisthenightRanchoCotatetravelstoCardinalNewmanandrecenthistorytellsusthewinnerofthatgamewillwintaketheleaguecrown。

Inthreeofthelastfiveandfiveofthelasteightyears,theCardinalNewman-RanchoCotatewinnerhaswontheNBLchampionship。

Notonlythat,inallbutoneofthoseyearstheyfinished1-2,thewinnergoingundefeatedinleagueplayanditwastheloser’sonlyloss。

Theoneyearitdidntplaybythatscriptwaslastyear。

RanchoCotatedefeatedCardinalNewmaninanepic45-38overtimegame。

ThatwasthethirdleaguegameandfeltlikethegamethatwoulddecidetheNBLchampionship。

Butthefollowingweek,MariaCarrilloplayedspoilerdefeatingRanchoCotate34-28。

RanchoCotateandCardinalNewmanwonoutandendedupsharingtheleaguecrown。

Itwasthefirsttimesince2005thattheleaguechampiondidn’tfinishundefeated。

Inthatseasontoo,CardinalNewmanandRanchoCotatefinishedone-two。

ChrisTaylor-Yamanoha(6)hopestohaveabiggameforRanchoCotateintehNBLopenervsCasaGrande

Overall,fiveoftheeightteamsgointoNBLplayunder。

500andtwoofthemarelookingfor?

their?

firstwin。

PartofthereasonforthatistheNBLplaysthesecondtoughestnon-leaguescheduleinthesection。

TheleaguethatplayedthetoughestistheBayValley,whichisasixteamsleaguethatareallinDivision1。

ThebestexampleofthetoughscheduleisCasaGrande。

TheyhadthethirdtoughestscheduleofanyteamintheNorthCoastSection。

OnlyDeLaSalleandSanLeandrohadatougherone。

Theyhavepaidforitwitha0-3start,whichiswhattheystartedlastseason。

Actuallytheystarted0-5,buthadabigfinishandendingupwinningaNCSplayoffgame。

CasaGrandegetsthefirstshotatoneoftheleaguefavoriteswithahomegamewithRanchoCotate。

ThegameisatSRJC,oneofthreeofCasa’shomesawayfromhomewhiletheir?

stadium?

getsafacelift。

CasaGrandeopensleagueplaywiththree“home”games。

ThenexttwowillbeatPetalumaHighSchool。

Sixoftheeightteamshadlastweekoff。

Thetwothatplayed,wishtheyhadn’t。

ThatisRanchoCotateandSantaRosa,whobothlostonesidedgames。

Itwasbothteamsfirstlossoftheseasonaftera2-0start。

SantaRosahostsCardinalNewman,whoafterwinningitsfirstgame,lostthenexttwo。

Ukiahistheonlyteamthatwonthelastgametheyplayed。

Thatwasa45-12winoverPinertwoweeksago,whichistheironlywininthreegames。

TheyhostWindsor,whohashadtwoweekstositona40-3losstoMiramontewhichdroppedthemto2-1。

MontgomeryislookingforitsfirstwinatMariaCarrillo。

ThethreeteamstheVikingshavelosttohaveacombinedrecordof10-2。

Twooftheteamsare4-0。

TheyareAnalyandNapa,whohasalsobeatenCasaGrande。

MariaCarrillohaslosttwostraightsinceopeningtheseasonwitha17-7winoverRedwood。

OneofitslosseswasalsotoAnaly。

Theylostthatgame27-14,whichistheclosestgameofAnaly’sfourwins。

SONOMACOUNTYLEAGUE(ALLGAMESFRIDAYAT7:30)

No。

1Analy(4-0)…BYE

SonomaValley(0-4)atNo。

10Petaluma(2-2)

Piner(2-2)atElsieAllen(0-3)

Healdsburg(1-2)vs。

ElMolino(0-3)atWindsorHighSchool

PetalumaQBBrendenWhiteonhiswaytoaTDrunvsSantaRosa。

Beforeleagueplaystarts,Analyshouldapologizetotherestoftheleagueforsomeofthescorestheyaregoingtowingamesby。

Analyhasoutscoreditsopponentsbyanaverageof39-17andbasedonpowerrankings,theyhaveonemoreopponentthatisbetterthananyoftheteamstheyhavebeatenina4-0start。

ThatisPetaluma,whotheyhosttowrapuptheregularseasononNovember6th。

ItisexpectedthatAnalynotonlywillwintheSCLagain,butdominate。

TomakeanimpressiontothecommitteepickingtheNorthCoastSectionPlayoffs,theyalmosthaveto。

Analy’sscheduleisn’tgoingtoscoremanypointsandneitheristheSCL,whoofsixteenleaguesintheNorthCoastSection,isratedNo。

14。

AnalyhaswonthreestraightSCLchampionships。

TheTigerslastSCLlosswasonOctober21st,2011,whichwasa10-9losstoCasaGrande。

Yes,ithasbeensolongthatCasaGrandewasstillanSCLteam。

Oftheothersixteams,PetalumaandPineraretheonlytwooftheothersixteamsthatmadeitoutofleagueplaynotunder。

500,bothgoing2-2。

Petalumastarted0-2,beforewinningitslasttwogamesbyacombinedscoreof63-13。

Piner’ssandwicheditswinsaroundtwostraightlosses。

Botharemeetingteamslookingfortheirfirstwin。

TheHealdsburg-ElMolinogamehassomeironytoit。

ElMolino’sfieldisalsogettingafaceliftandtheyareplayingtheir?

homegamesatWindsor,whichistherealhomeof?

Healdsburg’sarch-rivalwhenbothteamswereintheSCL。

NCLI

No。

8Cloverdale(3-0)atNo。

4St。

Helena(3-0)

No。

9Willits(3-0)atKelseyville(1-2)

Middletown(0-2)atLowerLake(3-0)

ClearLake(0-3,0-1)atSouthFork(1-2)

No。

5FortBragg(3-0)

Consideringhowbigtheseschoolsareandthattherearenoprivateschools,thisleaguehasreachedaboutashighastheyaregoingtoget。

Theydon’tover-schedule,andinsomeways,gotabreakinitsschedulingbecausesomeoftheteamstheyhaveplayeddon’thavetherecordthattheythoughttheywouldhavewhentheyscheduledthem。

Thatmightbeabreaknow,butitwon’thelpwhentheseedingsfortheNCSplayoffsarepicked。

ActuallythelessyoumentionabouttheNCSplayoffs,thebetterasfarasthisleagueisconcerned。

ItwasannouncedovertheweekendthatMarinCatholicwilljoinCardinalNewmaninDivision4。

ThatmeansthosetwoschoolwilljoinfourNCLIteamsintheplayoffs。

BeforeyouaddthosetwoteamsinDivision4,St。

HelenaandFortBragg,despitebothbeing4-0,wereclosetobeingabubbleteamsforafirstroundhomegamebasedonpowerrankings。

Fiveoftheeightteamsgointoleagueplayareundefeated。

TwoofthemwillmeetthisFridaywhenCloverdaletravelstoSt。

Helena。

St。

Helenaisthedefendingco-championalongwithFortBragg。

Theleague’stwowinlessteamsmightdisagreewiththeschedulingcomment。

Theyhavehadtheleague’stwotoughestschedules。

Middletownsopponentshaveacombinedrecordof4-2。

ClearLake’sopponentsareacombined11-1。

OneofClearLake’slossesopenedleagueplaylastweek,thatwasa53-6losstoFortBragg。

Bothteamshavealeaguebyethisweek。

ClearLaketravelstoSouthFork。

FortBragghastheweekoff。

BAYFOOTBALLLEAGUE

St。

Vincent(1-3)atBalboa(0-2)…Saturday2pm

St。

Vincentstartsleagueplaynextweek。

NCLIII

AndersonValley(3-0)atLaytonville(0-2)…Friday6pm

Calistoga(3-0)atPotterValley(0-3)…Friday7:30

PointArena(1-1)atMendocino(1-2)…Saturday1pm

Tomales(2-1)atRinconValleyChristian(0-2)…Saturday1pm

UpperLake(2-1)BYE

AndersonValleyandCalistogaaretheonlytwoteamsleftundefeated。

Theydon’tmeetuntilOctober16th。

JC

No。

24SRJC(2-1)atNo18Laney(2-1)…FRIDAY7PM

SRJCiscomingoffasuperwin,rallyingtoedgeSacCity30-29。

ThequarterbackissuemayhavebeendecidedafterVincentJefferiespassedfor424yardsandfourtouchdowns。

ThisisthefirstoffourstraightgamesSRJCwillmeetcurrentlyrankedteams。

Thenextthreeareinthetopeight。

Laney’slonelossistoNo。

3SanFrancisco28-0。

InitsopenerLaneydefeatedSacCity21-13。


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