By MICHAEL COIT
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
A trio of Empire prep football teams made the weekly state rankings by Cal-Hi Sports.
Highest ranked is Cardinal Newman. The Cardinals, 4-0, were third in the Division III North.
Another North Bay League team, Rancho Cotate, is eighth in the Division II North. The Cougars are 4-0 on the season.
Also eighth is St. Vincent, in the Division IV North. The Mustangs’ record is 3-1.
Two Empire teams are on the bubble of making the rankings: Casa Grande, at 3-1, in the Division II North; and St. Helena, at 4-0, in the Division III North.