JV FOOTBALL — Younger teams setting the standard this fall

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While a number of H-DNL varsity teams have struggled this season, the same cannot be said of the league’s JV teams.

In fact, of the eight local JV football teams only two currently have losing records and an intriguing battle is shaping up in both the Big 4 and Little 4.

Three H-DNL teams own their JV matchups this past weekend.

On Thursday night, Hoopa hosted St. Bernard’s and won 20-0, as the Warriors improved to 2-2.

The Crusaders dropped to 2-2-1.

On Friday night, meanwhile, the young Eureka Loggers improved to 3-2 with a victory over Piner, while Del Norte improved to 2-1 with a comfortable 34-0 win over McKinleyville in Crescent City.

Rounding out the weekend JV action, the Fortuna Huskies suffered their second defeat of the season, falling 24-6 at Foothill.

The loss was the first since opening hight for the Huskies, who are now 3-2.

Arcata and Ferndale both had byes this past weekend.

This coming weekend sees the beginning of league play for the Little 4 teams, who are scheduled to face off twice each in the coming weeks.

The McKinleyville Panthers will play the Wildcats in Ferndale, while the Hoopa Warriors will play the Arcata Tigers at McKinleyville High.

The Big 4 teams won’t kick off league for another few weeks.

All four of them will play non-league games this week.

Eureka is scheduled to host Windsor on Thursday at 4:30 p.m., while Del Norte hosts Oakland Tech on Friday night before the schools’ varsity game.

Also on Friday, Fortuna hosts St. Vincent de Paul, while St. Bernard’s plays Ukiah on Saturday morning.


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  1. Hoopa has a great JV team this year, they should be in the running for a championship. Unfortunately, they are being forced to play against schools that are much larger. Arcata high has a current enrollment of 1,006 students, Hoopa has an enrollment of 236.

    The same can be said for Ferndale and McKinleyville. This “new” alignment is absolutely nuts, not eqitable, and not fair to the athletes that are trying to win league.
    Leagues are not based on win versus loss records, they have always been based on school size.

    The AD’s that voted for this years ago have done a disservice to schools that were originally aligned under the Big 5 and Littel 4. I guess the era of “everyone gets a trophy” has taken over common sense! What are great lesson to teach our kids, sad and pathetic that the HDNL continues with this program.

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