The Stanislaus District Top 40 Teams

09/10/2008 4:10 PM

09/10/2008 4:11 PM

1. MERCED (11-1 last season)

Could be best team in the Sac-Joaquin Section, with four D-I prospects

2. OAKDALE (12-1)

First three weeks (Turlock, West, McClymonds) will tell tale of Mustangs

3. PITMAN (6-5)

QB Tyler Snodgrass is playing behind a veteran line with good RBs


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5. DAVIS (6-5)

Spartans feel they can overcome MMC's inability to compete in playoffs

6. SONORA (6-5)

Showdown with rival Oakdale in Week 10 should be for VOL crown

7. PATTERSON (11-2)

QB Daniel Reza struggles against Central; he gets one more chance


QB Isaiah Burse throwing to 6-9 Reeves Nelson: Need we say any more?

9. TURLOCK (3-7)

Bulldogs have their eyes set on Oct. 17: Harvest Bowl IV vs. Pitman

10. LOS BANOS (5-5)

Can coach Dennis Stubbs improve on last season's surprising debut?

11. MANTECA (10-2)

QB transfer gives Buffaloes reason to believe they can sit atop VOL

12. ESCALON (10-2)

Coach Mark Loureiro will have to deliver one of his best jobs this year

13. HUGHSON (8-3)

Huskies can't match MC, but second place in TVL is a real possibility

14. MODESTO (4-6)

Panthers are the biggest team in town and boast a strong group of linebackers

15. SIERRA (6-4)

Talent arrives from JV team, but will it translate into varsity success?

16. HILMAR (7-3)

Yellowjackets only problem is being in same league with Central Catholic, Patterson

17. JOHANSEN (4-6)

Vikings could challenge Davis, Modesto for MMC title; but will they throw?

18. ENOCHS (1-9)

Talent is there to win MMC, but only if QB Boomer Green is set loose

19. ATWATER (2-8)

Falcons have struggled recently: RB Dexter Coward could change that

20. CALAVERAS (8-3)

If you get a chance to see RB Jake Mote, take it: He's worth the trip

21. DOWNEY (6-4)

Backfield ravaged by graduation but still fun to watch on its artificial turf


Success likely a year away, when its strong sophomore class matures

23. ARGONAUT (5-6)

Take a trip to see the Mustangs; you can tailgate while watching game

24. LE GRAND (5-6)

Bulldogs always have a running game; spotlight Oct. 24 at Mariposa


Fewer than 30 players on roster is troubling against physical CCC


Hawks have struggled when butting heads with aggressive VOL rivals

27. RIPON (4-6)

RB Efren Sifuentes could struggle as foes zero in on the talented senior

28. BEYER (5-6)

Senior class has struggled, with many athletes now attending Enochs

29. MARIPOSA (7-3)

The Grizzlies are always fun, and there's not a better group of fans

30. BRET HARTE (5-6)

Mother Lode League could be wild, with everyone chasing Calaveras

31. LINDEN (5-5)

With three MLL teams going to playoffs, Lions have reason for optimism

32. AMADOR (4-6)

Facing Hughson, MC in Weeks 4 and 5; no better way to prep for MLL

33. EAST UNION (4-6)

Lancers are in the second tier in one of the section's top leagues

34. DENAIR (6-5)

Coyotes are always in the thick of the SL race, and that won't change


Expect a big fall after record-setting season, as SL foes seek revenge

36. CERES (0-10)

Ceres hasn't been the same since Central Valley opened across town

37. WATERFORD (4-6)

Wildcats have skill players to win the SL but lack winning tradition

38. LIVINGSTON (1-9)

Wolves' season a success if they can grab fourth place in the WAC

39. RIVERBANK (3-7)

Get there early; limited seating since bleachers are being renovated

40. ORESTIMBA (3-7)

Small enrollment puts limitations on ability to compete in the WAC

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