Turlock (3-2) @ Downey (3-2), 7 p.m.
Last week: Bye
Preview: Last week, the Turlock High Bulldogs had a bye week following one of their toughest matchups of the year against Central High of Fresno. Turlock sacked Central’s star quarterback almost as many times as he completed a pass for the entire game, seven sacks to be exact. The defensive front seven was as good as can be, and if that is any indication of their progress moving forward, the CCAL should be very afraid. This week is the Central California Athletic League game of the year quite possibly, and everyone should be looking forward to this meeting between two of the best in the CCAL. Downey is currently 3-2, the same as Turlock. The winner of this game could quite possibly be crowned the winner of the CCAL.
Pitman (1-4) v. Enochs (3-2), 7 p.m.
Last week: Pitman fell to Marin Catholic, 42-0
Preview: This is the “Blitz” game of the week. The Pride are coming off their stiffest competition of the year when they fell to No. 58 in California Marin Catholic. This was a great test for the Pride who have seen one of their toughest pre-league schedules in recent memory. In fact, three of their losses have come to Bullard, Lincoln and Clovis North who combined are currently 14-1. Next for the Pride of Pitman is their home league opener in the Central California Athletic League when they host 3-2 Enochs High. Enochs is coming off consecutive losses, most recently falling to Edison of Stockton last Friday, 48-10. This win could turn things around for the season in league, if the Pride take advantage of any miscues and play mistake free ball. The offense will need to get things rolling as they were shutout last week for the third time in three losses.
Denair (3-2) v. Gustine (1-4), 7:15 p.m.
Last week: Denair fell to Ripon Christian, 28-7
Preview: The Denair Coyotes are coming off a crucial Southern League loss at the hands of last year’s league champs Ripon Christian, but now they are trying to rally and continue their winning ways when they host Gustine High this Friday. Gustine is fresh off a 31-0 shutout loss at the hands of Mariposa but have been outscored this season, 146-38. The Coyotes’ loss to RC is their second loss in the last three games and also their biggest lopsided loss this year. Denair has been able to outscore opponents through their first five games, 132-87. With five league games remaining, this game could very well turn things around and possibly set up the Coyotes in a great spot for the postseason. However, before looking too far ahead, they need to top Gustine in order to start any sort of winning streak.
Hughson (3-3) @ Riverbank (0-6), 7 p.m.
Last week: Hughson defeated Modesto Christian, 54-0
Preview: The Hughson Huskies are coming off their biggest win of the year so far when they handled Modesto Christian last Friday after a shutout win that saw the Huskies offense rack up 54 points. All 54 points were scored in the first two quarters of play. Following the victory, Hughson has now won three of their last four games, including two shutout wins during that span. They are currently 1-1 in the Trans Valley League and are looking to pick up win No. 2 in league when they travel to Riverbank to take on a winless Bruins team that has lost six straight games this year.
Bye week: Hilmar