PAG METER DIVISION 1 FOOTBALL RANKINGS 2020
PAG METER REALLY REALLY EARLY 2020 DIVISION 1 FOOTBALL RANKINGS
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**When will the football season start? Probably in August like it should be!
**What will the schedule look like? Probably the same.
**Will there be state playoffs? I’m thinking no.
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(From the state CIF)
Without a framework in place at this time for students to return to campus due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, section commissioners have been working on different contingency plans. All of the uncertainty has left Southern Section commissioner Rob Wigod feeling a bit uneasy.
“If you give me a date, I can give you a calendar, and we’ll be ready to go,” said Wigod, who will begin his ninth year as section commissioner this fall. “The hard part is that we don’t know what the date is. It’s going to be very complicated, which people are going to need to understand.”
The task of getting all the sections in alignment will be a challenge due to the different obstacles that will need to be cleared, according to CIF State executive director Ron Nocetti.
“We have a few subcommittees that are getting together with our section commissioners and are talking about contingency plans if we start the fall a little bit later,” said Nocetti, who replaced Roger Blake as executive director on Aug. 1, 2019. “What if we start in the fall and we have to pause? We have another subcommittee talking about bylaw issues and any changes or waivers that we need to look at. One of the more complicated issues for the Southern Section office is finding a consensus timeline for when school districts and private schools will reopen their campuses.
While the CIF L.A. City Section office oversees the schools in the L.A. Unified School District, the Southern Section office has to gather the information from 13 different counties and a significant number of school districts and private schools before settling on a calendar that can be put into action.
“Every school district and private school will have a start date for their school year to begin,” Wigod said. “Some schools will start on time; others will have distance learning. The challenge for us is that in a section that has 562 high schools, we have to find a consensus of where the section is (when it comes to the start of the new school year), and then we can put together a calendar.”
If you take that one issue and magnify it by 10, you can see how things get a bit more complicated for Nocetti and his staff in the state office. However, Nocetti voiced an optimistic outlook when it comes to handling each obstacle.
“It is one of the main reasons why the federation model works very well,” Nocetti said, who noted that New York is the only state, other than California that has adopted the federation model. “We don’t get to make decisions in the state office that applies to everyone, like most other states. Our sections are going to have a say and rightfully so. They represent their local schools and school districts.”
The CIF State office and sections have had recent experience dealing with disruptions due to wildfires. The goal then and now, Nocetti said, is to find adjustments that are equitable and in the best interests of the student-athletes.
There are also the financial aspects of the current crisis. Some schools rely on the money generated by its athletic teams, especially football. There has been talk of high school football games being played in empty stadiums this fall, but Wigod doesn’t see that happening.
“The college and pro games, those games are accessible in some format,” Wigod said. “In high school, we don’t have that same capability. I don’t see our high school sports resuming with no one in the stands.
“We have to have our confidence restored. If our students are going to get on a bus and play volleyball or football, they’re not going to be practicing social distancing. Maybe we’ll have to try with limited people in the stands.”
Sections lost money in the spring due to the cancellation of its playoff and championship events. The Southern Section was recently approved to receive funds from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, which, Wigod said, will keep the nonprofit organization on solid ground for the remainder of its fiscal year. According to Nocetti, the state office and many other sections in the state, will apply for the same loan.
Private schools could also be in for a rough school year from a financial perspective.
With so many families in the state impacted either by furloughs, work reductions or job losses, there could be a spike in the number of student-athletes who transfer this year from private to public schools for financial consideration.
Current transfer rules don’t allow a financial component for immediate eligibility (the half-season sit-out period applies for most student-athletes who don’t meet the change of residence requirements), but Nocetti and Wigod both noted that everything is on the table for consideration.
“Financial hardship is one of the major questions that our commissioners are receiving,” Nocetti said. “While it’s too early to make a decision in that regard, because I don’t think anyone knows what the next 4-6 weeks will have in store for us, it will be a topic for conversation as we move forward.”
Despite the issues, Nocetti’s pleased with the work that has been completed at sectional offices throughout the state.
“Within the 10 section commissioners, they work well together in normal times. Now with what we are facing, they have come together even more,” Nocetti said. “Our decisions will never be driven by financials. They’ll be driven by the health and safety of our student-athletes.”
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THE REAL EARLY DIVISION 1 PAG METER RANKINGS
1 CENTRAL GRIZZLIES
2 LIBERTY PATRIOTS
3 CLOVIS COUGARS
4 BULLARD KNIGHTS
5 BUCHANAN BEARS
6 EDISON TIGERS
7 CLOVIS NORTH BRONCOS
8 ARROYO GRANDE EAGLES
9 CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES
10 BAKERSFIELD DRILLERS
11 CLOVIS EAST T WOLVES
12 RIDGEVIEW WOLF PACK
13 TULARE UNION TRIBE
CENTRAL GRIZZLIES 3-PEAT CENTRAL SECTION CHAMPIONS & STATE CHAMPIONS!
THE REAL EARLY 2020 DIVISION 1 PAG METER RANKINGS & NOTES
No 1 CENTRAL GRIZZLIES (15-0 (5-0 TRAC CHAMPIONS 4 PEAT) CENTRAL SECTION CHAMPIONS 3-PEAT AND STATE CHAMPIONS!
Head coach Kyle Biggs
The 3-peat Central Section Champions (and State Champions) are the big favorites again to win their 4th straight Central Section Championship. The Grizzlies will have a new QB with Buchanan transfer senior Quarterback DJ Stevenson. DJ got very little coaching at Buchanan and now goes to QB guru university and I can’t wait for the finished product. Speedy Senior WR Xavier Worthy, is a 4-Star recruit and with plenty of Division 1 offers including Alabama, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Oregon State, Fresno State and Michigan. The Grizzlies have won 24 straight TRAC games.
Grizzlies notes and schedule coming soon
GRIZZLIES 2019 FINAL SCHEDULE RESULTS
Aug 23 Beat Edison Tigers 47-12
Aug 30 Beat Grant Pacers 38-7
Sept 6 Beat Whitney Wildcats (Rocklin) 45-16
Sept 13 Beat Paso Robles Bearcats 49-0
Sept 20 Beat Turlock Bulldogs 41-13
Oct 3 Beat Buchanan Bears 41-20
Oct 10 Beat Clovis Cougars 56-14
Oct 18 Beat Clovis North Broncos 58-14
Oct 24 Beat Clovis West Golden Eagles 55-21
Nov 1 Beat Clovis East T Wolves 42-7
Nov 15 Beat Ridgview Wolf Pack 56-10
Nov 22 Beat Bullard Knights 35-7
Nov 29 Beat Buchanan Bears 28-21 3-PEAT SECTION CHAMPIONS
Dec 6 Beat Oak Ridge Trojans 38-23
Dec 13 Beat Sierra Canyon Trailblazers 34-19 (STATE CHAMPIONS)
No 2 LIBERTY PATRIOTS (10-2) (5-0 SWYL CHAMPIONS)
Head Coach Bryan Nixon
Senior QB junior Haden Mann comes back and he is good. SWYL offensive MVP threw for 1,530 yards, with 11 TD passes and rushed for 408 yards and scored 9 TD’s in 9 games. Leading the way will be seniors with LB Prentice Boone, DB Jason Shores, LB Brady Anderson and junior DB Jason Oliver. The Pag Meter All Star kicker is back with senior Brayden Blevins.
Patriots notes and schedule coming soon
PATRIOTS 2019 FINAL SCHEDULE RESULTS
Aug 23 Beat Paso Robles Bearcats 24-0
Aug 30 Beat Ridgeview Wolf Pack 21-13
Sept 6 Beat Clovis West Golden Eagles 17-7
Sept 12 Lost to Buchanan Bears 19-17
Sept 20 Beat Clovis Cougars 43-34
Oct 4 Beat Centennial Golden Hawks 17-7
Oct 11 Beat Frontier Titans 42-0
Oct 18 Beat Stockdale Mustangs 38-13
Oct 25 Beat Garces Rams 31-0
Nov 1 Beat Bakersfield Drillers 37-7
Nov 15 Beat Clovis West Golden Eagles 38-14
Nov 22 Lost to Buchanan Bears 27-0
No 3 CLOVIS COUGARS (7-5) (3-2 TRAC)
Head Coach Rich Hammond
The Cougars have been 7-5 the last 2 years and this could be the year they make a run to play on Championship Friday. Plenty of returners and leading the way will be senior Keanu Williams, who will be a beast playing at 6’5, 280 lbs. Keanu is getting plenty of offers and leading the way are Oregon and Stanford. Senior 6’3 230lb Ayden Merrihew should have a big year. Keep an eye on junior QB Nate Johnson, who has the makings to be the best in the section. Nate has super speed and has a great arm. One of the best young running backs in the section is Pag Meter All Star junior Tristan Risley, who rushed for 1,338 yards and scored 13 TD’s in only 9 games.
Cougars notes and schedule coming soon
COUGARS 2019 FINAL SCHEDULE RESULTS
Aug 24 Beat Modesto Panthers 49-0
Aug 30 Beat Stockdale Mustangs 41-15
Sept 6 Lost to Bullard Knights 19-7
Sept 13 Beat Salinas Cowboys 52-28
Sept 20 Lost to Liberty Patriots 43-34
Oct 4 Beat Clovis East T Wolves 24-21
Oct 10 Lost to Central Grizzlies 56-14
Oct 18 Lost to Buchanan Bears 27-20
Oct 25 Beat Clovis North Broncos 42-34
Nov 1 Beat Clovis West Golden Eagles 27-23
Nov 8 Beat Arroyo Grande Eagles 56-7
Nov 15 Lost to Bullard Knights 47-21
No 4 BULLARD KNIGHTS (9-3) (4-1 CMAC)
Head Coach Don Arax and Yosef Fares
The Knights come in with plenty of returning Knights. Last year the Knights got away from Bullard football in the first half of the year and got back to Bullard football in the 2nd half. The Knights are a hard nose running team and not a soft spread offense. This year will be much different. Senior QB Bryce Weiner is back from injury and should have a big year. One of the top players in the section is D-End senior T’ky Posey. Pag Meter senior All Star LB Val Kruse, returns and will make the Knights defense very good.
Knights notes and schedule coming soon
KNIGHTS 2019 FINAL SCHEDULE RESULTS
Aug 30 Lost to Buchanan Bears 28-14
Sept 6 Beat Clovis Cougars 19-7
Sept 13 Beat Pitman Pride (Turlock) 63-10
Sept 19 Beat Clovis West Golden Eagles 26-13
Sept 27 Beat Arroyo Grande Eagles 28-21 OT
Oct 4 Lost to Memorial Panthers 32-31
Oct 11 Beat Sanger Apaches 29-15
Oct 18 Beat Madera Coyotes 24-3
Oct 25 Beat Madera South Stallions 62-6
Nov 1 Beat Edison Tigers 32-6
Nov 15 Beat Clovis Cougars 47-21
Nov 22 Lost to Central Grizzlies 35-7
No 5 BUCHANAN BEARS (10-3) (4-1 TRAC)
Head Coach Matt Giordano
The Bears have graduated some elite superstars that the school might never get again and didn’t close the deal. Last year was so close! This year the Bears will lead with junior QB Ian Kirby, senior RB/LB Cade Uehling, senior WR Stephen Shelley and junior WR Brandon Hernandez.
Bears notes and schedule coming soon
BEARS 2019 FINAL SCHEDULE RESULTS
Aug 24 Lost to Narbonne Gauchos 32-7 (BEARS GET A FORFEIT WIN)
Aug 30 Beat Bullard Knights 28-14
Sept 6 Beat Edison Tigers 17-0
Sept 12 Beat Liberty Patriots 19-17
Sept 20 Lost to De La Salle Spartans 35-0
Oct 3 Lost to Central Grizzlies 41-20
Oct 11 Beat Clovis West Golden Eagles 45-21
Oct 18 Beat Clovis Cougars 27-20
Oct 25 Beat Clovis East T Wolves 40-14
Nov 1 Beat Clovis North Broncos 45-21
Nov 15 beat Bakersfield Drillers 43-7
Nov 22 Beat Liberty Patriots 27-0
Nov 29 Lost to Central Grizzlies 28-21
No 6 EDISON TIGERS (0-10) (0-5 CMAC)
New Head Coach Cory Hall
Last year was a disaster for the Tigers who had to forfeit all their wins because they had 3 ineligible players. 2021 is a do over and Cory Hall will take over. Cory will bring in that much needed swager that the Tigers used to have. Cory won 2 titles at Clovis North and brings in plenty of NFL/College pedigree. Will some players transfer to Edison? Stay tuned.
Velltray Jefferson 6’5 210 lb, WR returns for his senior year and has plenty of big time offers with Fresno State, Nevada, Utah, Tennessee and USC.
Tigers notes and schedule coming soon
TIGERS 2019 FINAL SCHEDULE RESULTS
Aug 23 lost to Central Grizzlies 47-12
Aug 29 Lost to Clovis West Golden Eagles 25-7
Sept 6 Lost to Buchanan Bears 17-0
Sept 13 Lost to Clovis North Broncos 41-40
Sept 20 Beat Dinuba Emperors 35-27 (Edison forfeit)
Oct 4 Beat Madera South Stallions 40-23 (Edison forfeit)
Oct 11 Beat Madera Coyotes 44-36 (Edison forfeit)
Oct 18 Lost to Memorial Panthers 49-7
Oct 25 Lost to Sanger Apaches 38-28
Nov 1 Lost to Bullard Knights 32-6
No 7 CLOVIS NORTH BRONCOS (6-5) (1-4 TRAC)
Head Coach Mike Jacot
Senior QB Garrett Jones will get the start but the future looks real good for the Broncos at QB with Freshmen 6’0 195 Jayden Mandal ready to roll. At RB will be Pag Meter All Star senior RB (best punt/kickoff returner in the section) Michael Jacot. Look for a big year from senior WR Brandon Lemee and up front will be one of the best with senior Andrew Wiens.
Broncos notes and schedule coming soon
BRONCOS 2019 FINAL SCHEDULE RESULTS
Aug 23 Beat Pitman Pride 34-0
Aug 30 Beat Sunnyside Wildcats 10-0
Sept 6 Beat Bellarmine Prep Bells 38-7
Sept 13 Beat Edison Tigers 41-40
Sept 20 Beat Ridgeview Wolf Pack 41-27
Oct 4 Lost to Clovis West Golden Eagles 41-13
Oct 11 Beat Clovis East T Wolves 14-13
Oct 18 Lost to Central Grizzlies 58-14
Oct 25 Lost to Clovis Cougars at Buchanan 42-24
Nov 1 Lost to Buchanan Bears 45-21
Nov 8 Lost to Clovis West Golden Eagles 34-14
No 8 ARROYO GRANDE EAGLES (6-5) (2-1 Mountain League)
Head Coach Michael Hartman
The Eagles will have a big physical line and leading the way will be Zach Silva and Mason Bewley. Qb Ethan Royal and Rb Mason Thompson. return and ready for a big year. Most of the defensive front 7 return as well.
Eagles notes and schedule coming soon
EAGLES 2019 FINAL SCHEDULE RESULTS
Aug 23 lost San Luis Obispo Tigers 28-21
Aug 30 Beat Centennial Golden Hawks 28-14
Sept 6 Beat Independence Falcons 44-6
Sept 13 Beat Lompoc Braves 24-6
Sept 20 Beat Nipomo Titans 21-6
Sept 27 Lost to Bullard Knights 28-21 OT
Oct 4 Lost to Menlo-Atherton Bears 46-13
Oct 11 Beat Paso Robles Bearcats 21-20
Oct 18 Beat Righetti High Warriors 27-20
Oct 25 Lost to St. Joseph Knights 21-14
Nov 8 Lost to Clovis Cougars 56-7
No 9 CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES (4-8) (1-4 TRAC)
Head Coach is Tim Randall
Plenty of players return for this year. Senior TE/DE Marcel Sanders is ready to have a big year. The Division 1 offers are coming in HOT from schools like San Jose State & University of New Mexico! Senior Center/D tackle Nickolas Herrera is working hard and ready for a big senior year. The Golden Eagles QB will be sophomore Dayton Tafoya who has a tremendous arm. The future looks good at CW.
Golden Eagles notes and schedule coming
GOLDEN EAGLES 2019 FINAL SCHEDULE RESULTS
Aug 23 Beat Central Catholic Raiders 26-22
Aug 29 Beat Edison Tigers 25-7
Sept 6 Lost to Liberty Patriots 17-7
Sept 13 Lost to Valley Christian Warriors 34-12
Sept 19 Lost to Bullard Knights 26-13
Oct 4 Beat Clovis North Broncos 41-13
Oct 11 Lost to Buchanan Bears 45-21
Oct 18 Lost to Clovis East T Wolves 28-14
Oct 24 Lost to Central Grizzlies 55-21
Nov 1 Lost to Clovis Cougars 27-23
Nov 8 Beat Clovis North Broncos 34-14
Nov 15 Lost to Liberty Patriots 38-14
No 10 BAKERSFIELD DRILLERS (6-6) (3-2 SWYL)
Head Coach Michael Stewart
Senior Ricky Easterwood returns at QB. Leading the way on defense will be senior LB Pedro Trujillo.
Drillers notes and schedule coming soon
DRILLERS 2019 FINAL SCHEDULE RESULTS
Aug 23 lost to Calabasas Coyotes 29-14
Aug 30 Beat Tehachapi Warriors 49-14
Sept 6 Lost to Paramount Pirates 28-20
Sept 13 Beat Ridgeview Wolf Pack 24-17
Sept 27 Lost to Sierra Canyon Trailblazers 31-10
Oct 4 Lost to Stockdale Mustangs 33-20
Oct 11 Beat Garces Rams 32-14
Oct 18 Beat Frontier Titans 34-20
Oct 25 Beat Centennial Golden Hawks 10-3
Nov 1 Lost to Liberty Patriots 37-7
Nov 8 Beat Clovis East T Wolves 34-15
No 15 Lost to Buchanan Bears 43-7
No 11 CLOVIS EAST TWOLVES (4-7) (1-4 TRAC)
Head Coach Ryan Reynolds
Senior Jacob Tafoya RB/LB will lead the way for the T Wolves.
T Wolves notes and schedule coming soon
T WOLVES 2019 FINAL SCHEDULE RESULTS
Aug 23 Beat Lemoore Tigers 35-0
Aug 30 Beat Wood Wildcats 49-0
Sept 5 Lost to Sanger Apaches 21-14
Sept 13 Beat Sunnyside Wildcats 28-6
Sept 20 Lost to Memorial Panthers 20-17
Oct 4 Lost to Clovis Cougars 24-21
Oct 11 Lost to Clovis North Broncos 14-13
Oct 18 Beat Clovis West Golden Eagles 28-14
Oct 25 Lost to Buchanan Bears 40-14
Nov 1 Lost to Central Grizzlies 42-7
Nov 8 Lost to Bakersfield Drillers 34-15
No 12 RIDGEVIEW WOLF PACK (8-4) (4-0 SYL CHAMPIONS)
Last year (7-4) (4-1 SYL)
Head Coach Rich Cornford
Leading the Pack will be seniors WR/RB Zion Hall, 6’3” Anthony Ramirez, who both will stretch the field and MLB Justin Spainhoward. Leading the way upfront will be senior Ja’Baree Rufus.
Wolf Pack notes and schedule coming soon
WOLF PACK 2019 FINAL SCHEDULE RESULTS
Aug 23 Beat Stockdale Mustangs 44-21
Aug 30 Lost to Liberty Patriots 21-13
Sept 6 Beat Frontier Titans 63-43
Sept 13 Lost to Bakersfield Drillers 24-17
Sept 20 Lost to Clovis North Broncos 41-27
Oct 4 Beat Golden Valley Bulldogs 50-18
Oct 11 Beat West Vikings 14-0
Oct 18 Beat Bakersfield Christian Eagles 36-22
Oct 25 Beat Tehachapi Warriors 52-6
Nov 1 Beat Independence Falcons 55-7
Nov 8 Beat Tulare Union Tribe 40-21
Nov 15 Lost to Central Grizzlies 56-10
No 13 TULARE UNION TRIBE (8-3) (4-1 EYL)
Head Coach Darren Bennett
The Tribe were very young last year. Keep an eye on stud DB Xavier Haley who will be the next Tribe star. Haley was first offered by Fresno State more than a year ago and has since added offers from Colorado State and Northern Arizona. The Tribe will be loaded with plenty of speed and leading the way will be senior Willie James. Junior QB Jorge Gonzalez, is back after throwing for 1,800 yards.
Tribe notes and schedule coming soon.
TRIBE 2019 FINAL SCHEDULE RESULTS
Aug 23 Beat Mt. Whitney Pioneers 40-14
Aug 30 Beat El Diamante Miners 42-25
Sept 6 Lost to Redwood Rangers 27-8
Sept 20 Beat Lemoore Tigers 27-14
Sept 27 Beat Bakersfield Christian Eagles 18-0
Oct 3 Beat Monache Marauders 40-3
Oct 11 Beat Delano Tigers 64-7
Oct 18 Beat Porterville Panthers 23-13
Oct 25 Beat Mission Oak Hawks 35-0
Nov 1 Lost to Tulare Western Mustangs 24-14
Nov 8 Lost to Ridgeview Wolf Pack 40-21