JV FOOTBALL — Three local teams remain unbeaten, Cats go to 2-0 

Photos by Ray Hamill/ – Action from the JV game between St. Bernard’s and Hoopa in week one.

By Ray Hamill — The Ferndale Wildcats are off to an impressive start in JV football after improving to 2-0 on the season with a big win at Fort Bragg on Friday night.

The young Wildcats are the only team in the H-DNL to win both of their opening two games and have been explosive early in the season.

They followed a 52-0 win over Fall River on opening weekend with a 37-8 road win over the Timberwolves in week two.

The Wildcats have hit the ground running this season and have outscored their first two opponents by a combined 89-8.

Two other local JV teams are also unbeaten after the opening two weekends of the season.

The St. Bernard’s Crusaders gave up a late six-point lead at Willits on Friday and ended up tying the Wolverines 18-18.

The Crusaders, who defeated Hoopa on their opener, are now 1-0-1.

The Del Norte Warriors, meanwhile, remain 1-0 after their game at Grants Pass was cancelled in the second quarter because of nearby lightning.

The Warriors won at Lower Lake in their season opener.

Also in action over the weekend, the Eureka Loggers fell 12-0 at Analy, one week after comfortably beating Arcata in their opener, while the Tigers dropped to 0-2 after falling 48-18 at Fortuna.

The Huskies have impressed in their opening two games, improving to 1-1 with the win over the Tigers, one week after barely falling by just one point at home to University Prep.

Hoopa (0-1) and McKinleyville (0-1) each had a bye this past weekend, while South Fork is the only H-DNL school not fielding a JV team this fall.

Seven of the eight local JV teams are scheduled to play this weekend.

Ferndale will play Hoopa before the varsity game against South Fork, while St. Bernard’s plays at Biggs near Yuba City on Friday night and Del Norte hosts South Medford on Saturday.

Also in action, on Friday night McKinleyville will host Fortuna and Eureka plays at Enterprise.


The Hoopa JVs

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  1. Hoopa and Ferndale JV will be playing this weekend. Saturday in Ferntucky before the Varsity tilt.

  2. Still unacceptable that McKinleyville and Arcata are competing in the Little 4, against Hoopa and Ferndale. What a complete joke, school enrollment determines leagues, not records.
    Arcata, one of the biggest schools around should be ashamed they have to play at a lower league in order to have a winning record!

    • I agree that divisions should be based on the size of the school, but it’s not. It’s also based in winning equity. My sons have gone to St Bernards High School which averages around 200 student per year; freshman to Seniors, boys and girls. They bounce back and fourth between division 4 and 5 based on their record more than the size of the school.

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