By Ray Hamill — The Del Norte Warriors solidified their spot atop the rankings with another key win last weekend, comfortably getting the better of No. 2 St. Bernard’s.
A tough, physical SB team remains at No. 2 this week despite the loss, and the Crusaders have now twice played the Warriors tougher than anybody else.
Eureka and Arcata, meanwhile, both make a move this week after big victories last weekend.
The Loggers move up to No. 3 as they begin to show their potential, and this Saturday’s game at St. Bernard’s will be another pivotal one for Eureka.
The Tigers also move up one spot to No. 4 this week as they continue to cruise through the Little 4.
1 — Del Norte (6-1 overall, 4-0 in conference)
The Warriors are clearly the best team in the H-DNL and now also ranked No. 1 in NCS Division 5.
2 — St. Bernard’s (4-4, 2-2)
The Crusaders will be looking for a season sweep of Eureka on Saturday.
3 — Eureka (2-5, 1-3)
A big win for the Loggers last week — finally.
4 — Arcata (6-2, 4-0)
The Tigers have won six straight and can clinch the Little 4 outright with a victory over Mack this week.
5 — Fortuna (4-4, 1-3)
Injuries have taken their toll on a young Huskies team.