POWER RANKINGS — We know who’s No. 1, but for how long?


Photo by Ray Hamill/ – Fortuna quarterback Max Hough in action against Ferndale on Saturday.

By Ray Hamill — Mark you calendars, it appears as if week four could see an unofficial H-DNL football championship.

Through two weeks of the season, the two most impressive teams have been Fortuna and Del Norte, and they’re only going to get better.

The Huskies have been the most complete and deepest team in the league this spring and they don’t appear to have any real weaknesses.

But after Saturday’s season-opening win against Arcata, the Del Norte Warriors look like they’re the best equipped team to stop the Huskies, answering the call in the second half and pulling away from a good Arcata team.

Playing the week-four game in Crescent City will also play into the Warriors’ favor. They’re a tough program to take down anytime they take the field, but even more so at Mike Whalen Field.

The Eureka Loggers also have impressed early and will have something to say about who might be the best team on the North Coast this spring when they play at Del Norte on Friday.

It will certainly be a step up in competition from either of their opening two opponents, and we’ll likely know more about a young Loggers team after that game.

Both Ferndale and Arcata have each also impressed early in the season despite some difficult early matchups.

Those two teams also meet in week four in a game that will essentially be an unofficial Little 5 championship.

Timothy Lee in action for Eureka


1 — Fortuna (2-0)

The Huskies look like the most complete and deepest team in the H-DNL right now

2 — Del Norte (1-0)

The Warriors are masters of wearing down opponents with their physical offense, no matter who’s in the backfield

3 — Eureka (2-0)

The play of the young Eureka players is one of the stories of the season so far

4 — Arcata (0-2)

The Tigers may be 0-2, but they have played well and look like they belong in the Big 4 again

5 — Ferndale (1-1)

Do they deserve to be higher than No. 5? They can prove it next week

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