Once again, since the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section is the one for our home base in Stockton, we’ll put together a weekly Top 20 in football for that section this season. Watch the FOX40 Final Quarter on Fridays at 11 p.m. for all the highlights and to see our latest SJS Top 5 List.
(After results of Saturday, Oct. 14)
(Previous rank in parentheses)
1. (1) Folsom 8-0
2. (2) Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills) 7-0
3. (3) Oakdale 6-1
4. (4) Central Catholic (Modesto) 6-0
5. (6) St. Mary’s (Stockton) 5-2
6. (5) Granite Bay 5-2
7. (7) Inderkum (Sacramento) 8-0
8. (8) Sacramento 5-1*
9. (9) Manteca 5-2
10. (10) Jesuit (Carmichael) 5-2
11. (17) Rocklin 5-2
12. (11) Del Oro (Loomis) 4-4
13. (13) Vacaville 3-3
14. (12) Sheldon (Sacramento) 5-2
15. (14) Franklin (Elk Grove) 6-1
16. (16) Del Campo (Fair Oaks) 7-0
17. (15) Antelope 7-0
18. (18) Tracy 5-2
19. (19) Downey (Modesto) 8-0
20. (20) Turlock 5-2
Dropped Out: None.
Teams That Have Losses (On The Field): St. Mary’s (lost 20-7 to Central Catholic & 52-14 to Santa Ana Mater Dei); Oakdale (45-29 to Folsom); Granite Bay (35-14 to Folsom & 14-7 in OT to Oak Ridge); Sacramento (28-19 to Folsom); Franklin (28-24 to Sheldon); Vacaville (lost 24-23 to Oak Ridge & 21-20 to Granite Bay & 35-13 to Pittsburg); Del Oro (lost 30-13 to Timpview of Utah @ 28-21 to Granite Bay & 51-10 to Folsom & 22-12 to Rocklin); Rocklin (lost 42-14 to Clovis West & 27-10 to Oak Ridge); Jesuit (31-21 to Granite Bay & 55-9 to Folsom); Tracy (27-7 to San Ramon Valley & 24-21 to Liberty of Brentwood); Sheldon (28-21 to Reno & 37-29 to Jesuit); Turlock (34-16 to Freedom of Oakley & 29-22 to Tracy).
Small Schools Top Teams: 1. Sonora 6-2; 2. Calaveras (San Andreas) 6-1; 3. Colfax 5-2; 4. Summerville (Tuolomne) 6-1; 5. Orestimba (Newman) 7-0; 6. Capital Christian (Sacramento) 4-3; 7. Bear River (Lake of the Pines) 6-1.
Note: These are schools projected to be Division 5, D6 or D7 in the section playoffs. For D4 teams, Placer of Auburn (6-1) may drop down from D3 and Woodland (5-2 and just beat River Valley but lost big to Inderkum) is another team to watch. Manteca could also drop to D4 from D3. Colfax was a small school team that lost last week but it was 48-42 to Lincoln, which is D3.
Big Games This Week (involving both teams from the section): Del Oro at Oak Ridge; Tracy at St. Mary’s; Franklin at Jesuit on Saturday afternoon; Antelope at Del Campo.
Note of the Week: The strange season at Sac High continued with the report on Monday of the team having to take three forfeit losses due to the use of a player who should have been ineligible on the 30-day transfer sit out period. The Dragons earlier had a forfeit win over Kennedy but that game wasn’t played. Officially, the team is 3-4 heading into this week’s game against Johnson. On the field, which is what we go by for rankings and state record files at Cal-Hi Sports, the team is 5-1. The Dragons still look like a heavy favorite to win the Metro League and by winning that they would then be in the D2 section playoffs. One of the worst aspects of the SJS league divisions is the Valley Oak League designated as D3. With Central Catholic, Oakdale and Manteca, it’s actually the third-best league in the section and is significantly stronger than many designated as D2.