Empire Teams Ranked In Section Top 20

Posted by Press Democrat Staff Writer Michael Coit:

Cardinal Newman moved up a spot, Fort Bragg dropped out, and three other Empire high school football teams held their positions in the latest North Coast Section rankings.

A convincing win over rival Montgomery earned Cardinal Newman (5-2) a No. 9 ranking in the poll from PrepFeed.com.

Casa Grande (6-1) remained No. 12 after pasting Analy with Windsor holding at No. 15 following the Jaguars’ stirring victory over Healdsburg to remain undefeated (7-0).

Rancho Cotate (6-1) spends a second week in the rankings, again at No. 19, after piling up points in the Cougars’ win over Ukiah.

Another loss to North Coast League foe Middletown pushed Fort Bragg out of the poll.

Topping the rankings are De La Salle, of Concord (7-0), California, of San Ramon (7-0), and Marin Catholic, Kentfield, (8-0).