Empire Teams In Section Football Rankings

Posted by Press Democrat Staff Writer Michael Coit:

The latest North Coast Section prep football weekly rankings have Empire teams facing tough playoff games this week.

Rancho Cotate is ranked highest in the NCS Top 20 at No. 10 going into Saturday’s contest at Pinole Valley, ranked No. 9. The Cougars (11-1) lost to the Spartans (11-0-1) in the season opener, also on the road, 23-21.

One spot behind is Casa Grande at No. 11. The Gauchos (10-1) visit Concord (11-1) on Friday. The Minutemen are ranked No. 4 in the section poll from PrepFeed.com.

Cardinal Newman is No. 13 in the poll. The Cardinals (9-3) play at Miramonte (11-1) on Friday. The Matadors are pegged at No. 14 in the poll.

Both Rancho Cotate and Casa Grande moved up one spot in the poll. Cardinal Newman’s position didn’t change.

All game times are 7 p.m.