The latest MaxPreps North Coast Section rankings show three local teams making a move up, and two surprisingly taking a step back despite impressive wins.
The Ferndale Wildcats (2-1) continue to make noise in the Division-7 rankings, moving in the right direction for the second straight week.
Two weeks ago, the Cats were No. 11 and now they’re up to No. 4.
Eureka (1-3) moved up one spot to No. 7 in Division 5 after a 32-7 victory at winless Montgomery, while Fortuna drops four spots to No. 8 after losing the Milk Can game.
Del Norte (4-0) remains deadlocked at No. 2 in the same division after another lopsided win at Petaluma.
They trail Encinal out of Alameda, which also continues to impress.
And speaking of impressing, St. Bernard’s (4-0) won an exciting showdown at La Salle in Oregon by a score of 43-41 on Friday, but slipped one spot to No. 3 in the Division-6 rankings, with Justin-Siena taking over at No. 2, and Kennedy remaining in top spot.
In the same division, Arcata (1-2) also dropped two spots to No. 12 despite a 20-7 victory over Willits, a Division-7 team.
In Division 7, Hoopa moved up one spot to No. 9 despite being idle this past weekend, while McKinleyville dropped one spot to No. 15 after a big loss at Lower Lake.
Ray Hamill writes at humboldtsports.com, where you can read lots more about sports in Humboldt County.