Friday football preview: SCL

ANALY (3-1) AT WINDSOR (4-0)

Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Analy quarterback Jake Zanutto. (Crista Jeremiason / PD)

Last week:

Analy beat Santa Rosa 34-0. Windsor beat Maria Carrillo 10-9.

Notable: The contest shapes up as a bit of a contrast in offensive styles. Analy has a dangerous passing duo in Jake Zanutto — second in the NCS for touchdown passes a year ago — and Julian Titus Patino, a speedster averaging nearly 12 yards a catch this season. Analy’s primary running back is Cooper Maloney. More of a running team, Windsor is led by quarterback Christian McAlvain, a first year varsity starter who runs and can hit the big pass, averaging 168 yards total offense per game. Another newcomer, Jerad Leon, leads in rushing. The Tigers and Jaguars open the Sonoma County League this season after concluding league play last year. Analy’s 10-7 upset win over Windsor provided momentum for a first round North Coast Section playoff victory that snapped the Tigers’ streak of four straight first-round losses.

Number to note: Windsor linebacker Kevin Brown is averaging 13 tackles a game.

Pick: Windsor 24, Analy 21



Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Last week: Casa Grande beat Montgomery 21-7. El Molino lost to Alhambra 55-35.

Notable: These teams like to throw the ball — both average twice as many yards through the air as on the ground. In a duel of strong-armed quarterbacks, Nick Sherry from Casa Grande edges Mike Pierson in completion percentage and yards per game. The El Molino signal caller has thrown an impressive 12 touchdowns, including four a week ago when Pierson was 15 of 32 for 387 yards. Sherry has two top targets, speedy Makana Garrigan and possession guy Anthony Poole. For the Lions, Joe Douglass averages a gaudy 19 yards a catch. Last year’s contest was a 41-7 Gauchos’ romp, but tonight’s game should be much closer with Pierson playing with poise and El Molino featuring a solid running game.

Number to note: Casa Grande has three defenders averaging more than 10 tackles a game: Jonathon Cole, Michael Ielmorini and Garrigan.

Pick: Casa Grande 42, El Molino 27


Petaluma (0-4) at Healdsburg (4-0)

Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Last week: Petaluma lost to Rancho Cotate, 49-0. Healdsburg defeated Acalanes, 44-13.

Notable: Healdsburg’s offense has been in high gear this season, scoring more than 44 points in three of its four wins … Carson Seanor has rushed for six touchdowns. Overall, the senior has amassed 379 yards on 51 carries … Max Opperman and Luis Nieves have each passed for three TDs. Opperman has racked up 278 yards to Nieves’ 111 … George Brush has been the top receiver, hauling down six TD passes … Adam Hendrickson has anchored the Healdsburg defense with 20 tackles … It has been a tough start for Petaluma coach Rich Krist. He replaced retired legend Steve Ellison this year. The Trojans have failed to score in three of their four games.

Number to note: 62-15. That was the final when Petaluma beat Healdsburg last year.

— Previews written by Press Democrat correspondent Howard Senzell and Press Democrat staff writer Michael Coit.