PD Preps Week 6 Football Rankings

THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

LARGE SCHOOLS

1. Casa Grande (5-0, 2-0 NBL): Separation from Empire rivals growing as Gauchos look to stay undefeated

Analy's Will Smith is tripped up by Piner linebacker Tyler Gabriel during a varsity football game between Analy and Piner on Saturday, Oct. 4. (Photo by Alvin Jornada, The Press Democrat)

Analy’s Will Smith is tripped up by Piner linebacker Tyler Gabriel during a varsity football game between Analy and Piner on Saturday, Oct. 4. (Photo by Alvin Jornada, The Press Democrat)

2. Analy (5-1, 2-0 SCL): Undefeated Sonoma County League season in sights after big win over Piner

3. Rancho Cotate (4-1, 2-0 NBL): Finding stride after one bad week, will need confidence at Montgomery

4. Montgomery (4-1, 1-1 NBL): Beating Cardinal Newman always sweet as Vikings back in rankings

5. Cardinal Newman (3-2, 1-1 NBL): Too much talent to ignore; Cardinals feeling sense of urgency

Others receiving votes: Maria Carrillo, Healdsburg

SMALL SCHOOLS

1. Middletown (4-1, 2-0 NCL I): Undefeated in Mustangs eyes, face true test hosting St. Helena

2. St. Helena (4-1, 2-0 NCL I): Needs stout defense to step up at Middletown in contest for NCL I lead

3. Calistoga (5-0, 2-0 NCL II): Bye week shouldn’t sap momentum with league play resuming

4. Clear Lake (4-1, 2-0 NCL I): Makes rankings for first time with steady improvement

5. Mendocino (4-0, 2-0 NCL III): Showdown week includes Anderson Valley at Mendocino, 8-man league first place on line

Others receiving votes: St. Vincent, Tomales, Fort Bragg

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