A couple of interesting games on the docket for this week, let’s take a look.
Analy @ Rancho Cotate, 7:30pm
Two of the top teams in the empire last season will meet again this year in week 1. Analy won last year, 63-46 in a shootout. It should be more of the same this year, since both teams cruised to victories last week. Analy beat Maria Carrillo 42-14, and Rancho Cotate beat St. Mary’s of Albany 62-0. Jake Simmons completed 15-19 passes for 377 yards and four touchdowns. Rancho receiver Logan Reese had three catches for 117 yards and three touchdowns last week. These will be the key players for the Cougars. Brendan Medina had a big week for the Tigers last week. He threw for 402 yards and five touchdowns. If the Analy offense gets going early, this will be another shootout.
Santa Rosa vs Petaluma @ Casa Grande, 7:30pm
The battle for the Club returns this year as the oldest rivalry in Northern California. Santa Rosa lost to Berkeley last week, while Petaluma beat Montgomery. For Petaluma, look for Garrett Freitas to have another big game in all three phases. He had a total of 207 all purpose yards last week with three touchdowns. Jacob Rollstin and linemen Luke Haggard will also look to have big games to help the Trojans keep the club. For Santa Rosa, look for Emilio Campos to have a big game and help the Panthers fight to get the Club back.
Fort Bragg (CA) at El Molino (Forestville, CA), 7:00pm
Ferndale (CA) at Willits (CA), 7:30pm
Windsor (CA) at Freedom (Oakley, CA), 7:00pm
Healdsburg (CA) vs. Piedmont (CA) at Rec Park (Healdsburg, CA), 7:30pm
Hercules (CA) at Middletown (CA), 7:30pm
Drake (San Anselmo, CA) at St. Helena (CA), 7:30pm
Stellar Prep (Oakland, CA) at Cloverdale (CA), 7:30pm
Eureka (CA) at Ukiah (CA), 7:30pm
St. Mary’s (Stockton, CA) at Cardinal Newman (Santa Rosa, CA), 7:00pm
Esparto (CA) at Lower Lake (CA), 7:30pm
St. Vincent (Petaluma, CA) at Portola (CA), 7:30pm
Saturday, September 2nd
Maria Carrillo (Santa Rosa, CA) at Redwood (Larkspur, CA), 2:00pm
Piner (Santa Rosa, CA) at Novato (CA), 2:00pm
Alhambra (Martinez, CA) at San Marin (Novato, CA), 2:00pm
Casa Grande (Petaluma, CA) at St. Bernard’s (Eureka, CA), 2:00pm
Calistoga (CA) at Loyalton (CA), 1:00pm
Rincon Valley Christian (Santa Rosa, CA) vs. Trinity Christian (Monterey, CA) at Monterey (CA), 2:00pm