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.
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 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.