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High school football: Start dates for all 50 states - OFFICIAL
High school football: Start dates for all 50 states
High school football across the country concluded its unique 2020-21 season earlier this month with state championship games in North Carolina and Rhode Island.

With COVID-19 numbers improving throughout the country, the 2021 season will not need a hyphen. All states have indicated intent for a traditional fall season, starting with preparation and non-league and conference games starting in the summer, and conclusion by the end of the calendar year.

More than half of the states have already set complete calendars, with start practice, season and playoff points, as as well as championship dates. Some of those are still pending state association and federation approval. Thirteen states have set partial dates, with a dozen currently still ironing out specific plans for all 2021-22 sports.

The following is an ongoing updated list of those dates. Please notify us with further updates or corrections via e-mail at [email protected] or by Twitter @MitchMashMax. Note: States with asterisk pending final approval.

Alabama
First practice: Aug. 2 | First game: Aug. 19-20
Start of playoffs: Nov. 5 | Title games: Dec. 1-3

Alaska

First practice: July 28 | First game: Aug. 13
Playoffs: Oct. 9 | Title games: Oct. 16-22

Arizona
First practice: July 26/2/9 | First game: Aug. 18/25/Sept. 1
Playoffs: Oct. 22 | Title games: TBD

Arkansas
First practice: Aug. 4 | First game: Aug. 27
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

California
First practice: Aug. 2 | First game: Aug. 20
Playoffs: Nov. 5 (sections), Dec. 3-4 (regionals) | Title games: Dec. 10-11

Colorado
First practice: Aug. 9 | First game: Aug. 26
Playoffs: Nov. 6/13 | Title games: Nov. 27/Dec. 4

Connecticut
First practice: Aug. 16 | First game: Sept. 9
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

Delaware
First practice: TBD | First game: TBD
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

District of Columbia
First practice: TBD | First game: TBD
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

Florida
First practice: TBD | First game: Aug. 20
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

Georgia
First practice: Aug. 2 | First game: Aug. 20
Playoffs: Nov. 12 | Title games: Dec. 9-11
Lee County hopes to back to another 6A Georgia state title game after playing Buford in last season's finale.
File photo by Cecil Copeland
Lee County hopes to back to another 6A Georgia state title game after playing Buford in last season's finale.
Hawaii
First practice: TBD | First game: Aug. 6
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

Idaho
First practice: Aug. 9 | First game: Aug. 27
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: Nov. 19-20

Illinois
First practice: Aug. 9 | First game: Aug. 27
Playoffs: Oct. 29 | Title games: Nov. 26-27

Indiana
First practice: Aug. 5 | First game: Aug. 20
Playoffs: Oct. 22 | Title games: Nov. 26-27

Iowa
First practice: Aug. 9 | First game: Aug. 27
Playoffs: Oct. 29 | Title games: TBD

Kansas
First practice: Aug. 16 | First game: Sept. 3
Playoffs: Nov. 5 | Title games: Nov. 27

Kentucky
First practice: Aug. 1 | First game: Aug. 20
Playoffs: Nov. 5 | Title games: Dec. 3-4

Louisiana
First practice: Aug. 2 | First game: Aug. 27
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

Maine
First practice: TBD | First game: TBD
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

Maryland
First practice: TBD | First game: TBD
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

Massachusetts
First practice: Aug. 26 | First game: Sept. 9-10
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

Michigan

First practice: Aug. 9 | First game: Aug. 26
Playoffs: Oct. 29 | Title games: Nov. 19-27

Minnesota
First practice: Aug. 16 | First game: Sept. 2
Playoffs: Nov. 11-13 | Title games: Nov. 26-27

Mississippi

First practice: Aug. 9 | First game: Aug. 27
Playoffs: Nov. 5/12 | Title games: Dec. 3-4

Missouri
First practice: TBD | First game: TBD
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

Montana
First practice: Aug. 13 | First game: Aug. 26
Playoffs: Oct. 29-30 | Title games: Nov. 19-20

Nebraska*

First practice: Aug. 9 | First game: Aug. 26
Playoffs: Oct. 29 | Title games: Nov. 19-23

Nevada*

First practice: Aug. 7 | First game: Aug. 19
Playoffs: Oct. 28-30 | Title games: Nov. 19-20

New Hampshire
First practice: TBD | First game: TBD
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

New Jersey
First practice: Aug. 9 | First game: Aug. 27-28
Playoffs: Nov. 5-6 | Title games: Nov. 26-27, Dec. 3-5

New Mexico
First practice: TBD | First game: TBD
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

New York

First practice: TBD | First game: TBD
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: Dec. 3-5

North Carolina

First practice: Aug. 2 | First game: Aug. 19-20
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

North Dakota
First practice: Aug. 5/9 | First game: Aug. 20/23
Playoffs: Oct. 16/23 | Title games: Nov. 12

Ohio

First practice: Aug. 1 | First game: Aug. 20
Playoffs: Oct. 29-30 | Title games: Dec. 2-5

Oklahoma
First practice: Aug. 5 | First game: Aug. 20
Playoffs: Nov. 12 | Title games: TBD

Oregon
First practice: Aug. 16 | First game: Sept. 2
Playoffs: Nov. 5-6 | Title games: Nov. 27/Dec. 4

Pennsylvania

First practice: Aug. 16 | First game: Aug. 27
Playoffs: Nov. 19 | Title games: Dec. 9-11

Rhode Island

First practice: TBD | First game: TBD
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

South Carolina

First practice: July 30 | First game: Aug. 27
Playoffs: Nov. 12-13 | Title games: Dec. 3-4

South Dakota
First practice: Aug. 5-6 | First game: Aug. 20
Playoffs: Oct. 21 | Title games: Nov. 11-13

Tennessee
First practice: July 26 | First game: Aug. 20
Playoffs: Nov. 5 | Title games: Dec. 2-4

Texas*
First practice: Aug. 7 | First game: Aug. 26-28
Playoffs: Nov. 11-13 | Title games: Dec. 15-18
Southlake Carroll highly-touted quarterback Quinn Ewers hopes to lead his team back to a 6A-1 state title game.
File photo by Freddie Beckwith
Southlake Carroll highly-touted quarterback Quinn Ewers hopes to lead his team back to a 6A-1 state title game.
Utah*
First practice: July 26 | First game: Aug. 13-14
Playoffs: Oct. 22-23 | Title games: Nov. 12-13

Vermont
First practice: TBD | First game: TBD
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

Virginia
First practice: TBD | First game: TBD
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

Washington
First practice: Aug. 18 | First game: TBD
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: Dec. 3-4

West Virginia

First practice: Aug. 6 | First game: Aug. 27
Playoffs: TBD | Title games: TBD

Wisconsin

First practice: Aug. 3 | First game: Aug. 19-20
Playoffs: Oct. 22-23 | Title games: Nov. 18-19

Wyoming
First practice: Aug. 12 | First game: Oct. 27-28
Playoffs: Oct. 29-30 | Title games: Nov. 12-13
Top 100 single season passing yardage totals in high school football history - OFFICIAL
Top 100 single season passing yardage totals in high school football history
Video: Patrick Mahomes high school highlights
Super Bowl-winning signal caller in action at Whitehouse High School.

According to best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell, the "tipping point" is "that magic moment when an idea, trend or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire."

For high school quarterbacks, 1998 was the tipping point.

Prior to 1998, the record for single season passing yardage in high school was 4,656 yards by Philip Deas of Evangel Christian (Shreveport, La.), set just two years earlier in 1996. But in 1998, five quarterbacks broke the record, led by J.R. House of Nitro (W.Va.) with 5,526 yards, Josh Floyd of Shiloh Christian (Springdale, Ark.) with 5,221 yards, Kyle Boller of Hart (Newhall, Calif.) with 4,838, Brock Berlin of Evangel Christian with 4,834, and Kelan Luker of Stephenville (Texas) with 4,697.

Since 1998, single season passing yardage totals have "spread like wildfire" to the point that Deas' total now ranks No. 92 overall. Compare that to the single season rushing yardage record which hasn't been broken in 70 years.

Texas does not have a quarterback in the Top 10 for single season passing yardage totals, but it dominates the Top 100 with 25 total entries. California is next with 15 and Arkansas has 12.

Three coaches have accounted for 24 members of the Top 100. Kevin Kelley of Pulaski Academy (Little Rock, Ark.) has coached 12 of those quarterbacks while Kris Richardson of Folsom (Calif.) has coached four. Mike Mauk, who coached at Kenton (Ohio) and Glendale (Springfield, Mo.) has eight, including the top three and six of the top 13.

Four quarterbacks make the list three times. They include Jake Browning of Folsom, Alex Huston of Glendale (Springfield, Mo.), Layne Hatcher of Pulaski Academy and Grant Gunnell of St. Pius X (Houston, Texas).

Among the most successful of the Top 100 include Heisman Trophy winner and 2019 No. 1 overall draft pick Kyler Murray and Super Bowl champion and NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes.
1.    6,540 — Ben Mauk, Kenton (Ohio), 2002 (413 for 669, 76 TDs)
2.    6,131 — Alex Huston, Glendale (Springfield, Mo.), 2016 (395 for 563, 76 TDs)
3.    5,920 — Grant Sherman, Kenton (Ohio), 2013 (440 for 665, 65 TDs)
4.    5,872 — Corey Robinson, Lone Oak (Paducah, Ky.), 2007 (383 for 520, 91 TDs)
5.    5,797 — Myles Brennan, St. Stanislaus (Miss.), 2014 (409 for 482, 64 TDs)
6.    5,790 — Jake Browning, Folsom (Calif.), 2014 (360 for 524, 91 TDs)
7.    5,785 — Will Grier, Davidson Day (Davidson, N.C.), 2012 (324 for 414, 69 TDs)
8.    5,779 — Layne Hatcher, Pulaski Academy (Ark.), 2017 (384 for 531, 66 TDs)
9.    5,770 — Ben Mauk, Kenton (Ohio), 2001 (369 for 674, 60 TDs)
10.  5,737 — Jake Browning, Folsom (Calif.), 2013 (440 for 579, 75 TDs)

11.  5,670 — Maty Mauk, Kenton (Ohio), 2010 (372 for 568, 69 TDs)
12.  5,617 — Nick Gerber, Levelland (Texas), 2016 (337 for 522, 77 TDs)
13.  5,608 — Alex Huston, Glendale (Springfield, Mo.), 2015 (436 for 664, 69 TDs)
14.  5,557 — Travis Quintanilla, Refugio (Texas), 2013 (302 for 439, 68 TDs)
15.  5,526 — J.R. House, Nitro (W. Va.), 1998 (425 for 610, 65 TDs)
16.  5,511 — Dylan Favre, St. Stanislaus (Miss.), 2009 (341 for 539, 63 TDs)
17.  5,444 — Shelton Eppler, Navasota (Texas), 2014 (286 for 427, 71 TDs)
18.  5,414 — Cole Martin, Nation Ford (Fort Mill, S.C.), 2015 (374 for 577, 46 TDs)
19.  5,413 — Maty Mauk, Kenton (Ohio), 2011 (382 for 566, 68 TDs)
20.  5,347 — Gavin Hardison, Hobbs (N.M.), 2017 (332 for 484, 59 TDs)

21.  5,338 — Tristan Gebbia, Calabasas (Calif.), 2016 (341 for 485, 61 TDs)
22.  5,313 — Justin Worley, Northwestern (Rock Hill, S.C.), 2010 (486 for 589, 64 TDs)
23.  5,310 — Spencer Keith, Pulaski Academy (Ark.), 2008 (397 for 626, 70 TDs)
24.  5,272 — Thomas Thrash, Pulaski Academy (Ark.), 2001 (355 for 502, 77 TDs)
25.  5,248 — Jake Browning, Folsom (Calif.), 2012 (391 for 605, 63 TDs)
26.  5,248 — Myles Brennan, St. Stanislaus (Miss.), 2015 (303 for 486, 53 TDs)
27.  5,221 — Josh Floyd, Shiloh Christian (Springdale, Ark.), 1998 (66 TDs)
28.  5,196 — Braden Bratcher, Pulaski Academy (Ark.), 2019 (327 for 483, 51 TDs)
29.  5,193 — Chris Leak, Independence (Charlotte, N.C.), 2002 (336 for 584, 64 TDs)
30.  5,191 — Charlie High, Christian Academy (Tenn.), 2011 (357 for 484, 65 TDs)

31.  5,185 — Tanner Trosin, Folsom (Calif.), 2011 (360 for 527, 49 TDs)
32.  5,169 — Lawson Vassar, Pulaski Academy (Ark.), 2012 (365 for 510, 56 TDs)
33.  5,158 — Charlie High, Christian Academy (Tenn.), 2012 (378 for 496, 59 TDs)
34.  5,144 — Austin Scott, Spartanburg (S.C.)., 2015 (333 for 483, 63 TDs)
35.  5,139 — Jayden Daniels, Cajon (San Bernardino, Calif.), 2017 (321 for 459, 62 TDs)
36.  5,100 — Forest Williams, Amory (Miss.), 2011 (349 for 515, 55 TDs)
37.  5,091 — Jack Abraham, Oxford (Miss.), 2015 (331 for 503, 57 TDs)
38.  5,083 — EJ Kreutzmann, La Jolla Country Day (Calif.), 2019 (342 for 509, 57 TDs)
39.  5,080 — Stefan Loucks, Pulaski Academy (Ark.), 2006 (336 for 487, 60 TDs)
40.  5,035 — Ethan Garbers, Corona del Mar (Calif.), 2019 (341 for 490, 71 TDs)

41.  5,032 — Shuler Bentley, Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.), 2013 (293 for 425, 71 TDs)
42.  5,013 — Aaron Brown, Gilmer (Texas), 2016 (352 for 539, 48 TDs)
43.  5,010 — Anthony Munoz, Western (Anaheim, Calif.), 2018 (319 for 485, 67 TDs)
44.  5,006 — Mason Fine, Locust Grove (Okla.), 2014 (329 for 485, 71 TDs)
45.  5,001 — Trent Tompkins, Central (Fresno, Calif.), 2018 (276 for 427, 65 TDs)
46.  4,989 — Will Grier, Davidson Day (Davidson, N.C.), 2013 (314 for 446, 77 TDs)
47.  4,973 — Grant Gunnell, St. Pius X (Houston, Texas), 2016 (271 for 387, 65 TDs)
48.  4,949 — Colby Spiece, Wayne Trace (Haviland, Ohio), 2013 (310 for 535, 64 TDs)
49.  4,936 — Grant Gunnell, St. Pius X (Houston, Texas), 2017 (361 for 507, 61 TDs)
50.  4,919 — Noah Davis, St. Bernard's (Eureka, Calif.), 2014 (319 for 508, 53 TDs)

51.  4,914 — Brett Henson, Hatch Valley (Hatch, N.M.), 2003 (70 TDs)
52.  4,909 — Wil Nicks, Pulaski Academy (Ark.), 2009 (400 for 676, 40 TDs)
53.  4,907 — David Koral, Palisades (Calif.), 1999 (312 for 440, 56 TDs)
54.  4,901 — John Stephen Jones, Highland Park (Texas), 2017 (296 for 422, 61 TDs)
55.  4,899 — Anthony Gordon, Terra Nova (Pacifica, Calif.), 2014 (324 for 470, 49 TDs)
56.  4,897 — Will Hefley, Pulaski Academy (Ark.), 2014 (332 for 462, 62 TDs)
57.  4,881 — Ryan Cash, Prestonwood Christian (Texas), 2014 (385 for 581, 48 TDs)
58.  4,873 — Jackson Sampson, New Diana (Diana, Texas), 2017 (300 for 472, 63 TDs)
59.  4,861 — Desmond Hunter, Wilkinson County (Miss.), 2015 (295 for 470, 42 TDs)
60.  4,858 — Garrett Gilbert, Lake Travis (Austin, Texas), 2008 (302 for 436, 56 TDs)

61.  4,855 — Garret Rangel, Lone Star (Frisco, Texas), 2019 (279 for 403, 50 TDs)
62.  4,849 — JT Daniels, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.), 2016 (315 for 423, 67 TDs)
63.  4,838 — Kyle Boller, Hart (Newhall, Calif.), 1998 (290 for 454, 59 TDs)
64.  4,834 — Brock Berlin, Evangel Christian Academy (La.), 1998 (326 for 575, 54 TDs)
65.  4,827 — Alex Huston, Glendale (Springfield, Mo.), 2017 (395 for 573, 57 TDs)
66.  4,827 — Garrett Gilbert, Lake Travis (Austin, Texas), 2007 (360 for 556, 49 TDs)
67.  4,822 — Chase Wasson, Carroll (Southlake, Texas), 2002 (300 for 455, 54 TDs)
68.  4,804 — Graham Harrell, Ennis (Texas), 2003 (334 for 503, 67 TDs)
69.  4,768 — Spencer Keith, Pulaski Academy (Ark.), 2007 (371 for 623, 51 TDs)
70.  4,752 — Grant Gunnell, St. Pius X (Houston, Texas), 2018 (294 for 428, 53 TDs)

71.  4,751 — Sean Price, Maine South (Park Ridge, Ill.), 2003 (342 for 525, 55 TDs)
72.  4,741 — Tylan Morton, Griffin (Ga.), 2016 (303 for 436, 42 TDs)
73.  4,738 — Ryan Radcliff, Fairview (Sherwood, Ohio), 2007 (63 TDs)
74.  4,733 — Braden Bratcher, Pulaski Academy (Ark.), 2018 (316 for 466, 57 TDs)
75.  4,728 — Tyrik Rollison, Sulphur Springs (Texas), 2008 (315 for 428, 53 TDs)
76.  4,726 — Cammon Cooper, Lehi (Utah), 2017 (331 for 523, 58 TDs)
77.  4,718 — Shuler Bentley, Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.), 2012 (299 for 462, 59 TDs)
78.  4,713 — Kyler Murray, Allen (Texas), 2014 (278 for 433, 54 TDs)
79.  4,701 — Connor Mitch, Wakefield (Raleigh, N.C.), 2012 (306 for 497, 63 TDs)
80.  4,697 — Kelan Luker, Stephenville (Texas), 1998 (49 TDs)

81.  4,695 — Daniel Davidson, Trinity Christian (Texas), 2012 (305 for 473, 49 TDs)
82.  4,682 — Greg McElroy, Carroll (Southlake, Texas), 2005 (312 for 459, 56 TDs)
83.  4,678 — Phillip Daugherty, Bridgeport (Texas), 2001 (304 for 537, 35 TDs)
84.  4,674 — Harrison Bailey, Marietta (Ga.), 2019 (287 for 411, 50 TDs)
85.  4,672 — Chase Daniel, Carroll (Southlake, Texas), 2004 (298 for 457, 49 TDs)
86.  4,667 — Layne Hatcher, Pulaski Academy (Ark.), 2015 (309 for 469, 55 TDs)
87.  4,662 — Anthony Hernandez, Desert Edge (Ariz.), 2013 (271 for 392, 60 TDs)
88.  4,661 — Gage Reese, Yuma Catholic (Yuma, Ariz.), 2018 (230 for 354, 64 TDs)
89.  4,660 — Zach Barnard, Owensboro Catholic (Ky.), 2004 (283 for 430, 52 TDs)
90.  4,659 — Chase Allison, Robinson (Texas), 2016 (304 for 468, 59 TDs)

91.  4,656 — Layne Hatcher, Pulaski Academy (Ark.), 2016 (278 for 430, 58 TDs)
92.  4,656 — Phillip Deas, Evangel Christian (La.), 1996 (264 for 413, 53 TDs)
93.  4,654 — Brock Berlin, Evangel Christian (La.), 1997 (330 for 483, 54 TDs)
94.  4,653 — Brady Walker, Gateway (Monroeville, Pa.), 2017 (45 TDs)
95.  4,652 — Roman Fuller, Decatur (Texas), 2018 (345 for 528, 45 TDs)
96.  4,644 — Tim Brasic, Riverside-Brookfield (Ill.), 2001 (313 for 489, 58 TDs)
97.  4,630 — Allen Sperry, Breathitt County (Jackson, Ky.), 1999 (238 for 407, 55 TDs)
98.  4,624 — Brandon Marquardt, Norman North (Okla.), 2016 (267 for 386, 48 TDs)
99.  4,619 — Patrick Mahomes, Whitehouse (Texas), 2013 (287 for 495, 50 TDs)
100. 4,615 — Jefferson Boaz, East Surry (N.C.), 2019 (233 for 314, 65 TDs)
Iowa high school baseball, softball seasons continue despite coronavirus concerns - OFFICIAL
Iowa high school baseball, softball seasons continue despite coronavirus concerns
Video: High school football in the spring?
Steve Montoya discusses possibility on CBS Sports HQ.

Iowa is the only state currently playing high school sports as its summer baseball and softball seasons are in progress and two weeks away from the postseason.

An ESPN report from Elizabeth Merrill over the weekend indicated that ongoing action in the Hawkeye State hasn't been untouched by coronavirus, however.

Merrill reports that 25 of 338 baseball teams and 20 softball teams have encountered some type of exposure to COVID-19.

The Des Moines Register reported Wednesday that the state's top-ranked Class 4A baseball team, Dowling Catholic (West Des Moines), has ended its season after a member of the team tested positive for COVID-19.

The school's softball team is also ending its season.

MaxPreps was on hand June 15 as the season got underway a month later than originally scheduled. Those initial baseball and softball contests in Iowa were the first high school sports events since the pandemic shut things down in March.
A Clinton pitcher gets ready to fire toward home plate earlier this season against Davenport West.
Photo by Dave Smith
A Clinton pitcher gets ready to fire toward home plate earlier this season against Davenport West.
High school basketball: What's next for Emoni Bates after decommitment from Michigan State? - OFFICIAL
High school basketball: What's next for Emoni Bates after decommitment from Michigan State?
Emoni Bates, the No. 1 prospect in high school basketball's Class of 2022, announced Friday via Instagram that he is no longer committed to Michigan State and considering options at the college and pro level.

Bates was a MaxPreps All-American this year despite an abbreviated season at Ypsi Prep Academy (Ypsilanti, Mich.) and has long been considered the top player in the rising senior class according to 247Sports.


As a sophomore, the 6-foot-8 wing led Lincoln (Ypsilanti) to a 19-3 record, averaging 32.4 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.2 steals per contest.

Bates appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated at just 15 years old after leading Lincoln to its first state title in program history as a freshman, averaging 28.5 points and 10.2 rebounds per contest.

In 2019-20, Bates became the first sophomore to win Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year honors. He was also named a first team MaxPreps All-American after earning fourth team MaxPreps All-American honors as a freshman.

So what's next for Bates?

A jump to the professional level seems to be the most likely move. Multiple paths for high school prospects to bypass college have emerged, including the NBA G League, which showcased straight-out-of-high-school talents Jalen Green, Jonathan Kuminga and Isaiah Todd this year.

Should he elect to play in college, DePaul, Florida State, Kentucky and Michigan could be options since they were involved in his recruitment prior to committing to Michigan State.
Emoni Bates in action for Lincoln (Ypsilanti, Mich.) during a January 2020 game at Eastern Michigan University.
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Emoni Bates in action for Lincoln (Ypsilanti, Mich.) during a January 2020 game at Eastern Michigan University.

California high school softball: SFL battle between No. 1 Rocklin, No. 6 Del Oro could impact final OFFICIAL Top 25 rankings - OFFICIAL
California high school softball: SFL battle between No. 1 Rocklin, No. 6 Del Oro could impact final MaxPreps Top 25 rankings
Monday's rubber match between No. 1 Rocklin and sixth-ranked Del Oro (Loomis) is a battle for bragging rights, a potential Sierra Foothill League title and even a top spot in the final MaxPreps Top 25 Sac-Joaquin Section high school softball rankings. Coming into Monday, each team has won on the opposing field and the Thunder host the Golden Eagles.

There are still several big games left over the next several weeks that could shake up the MaxPreps Top 25. Early season contests have some impact on the rankings, but it's the teams playing the best at the end that matter the most.

With no postseason or official league champions, MaxPreps will still be naming an All-Section Team. If you feel an athlete is worth consideration, please email me at [email protected]
Kya Pratt, Lincoln
Photo by Ralp Thompson
Kya Pratt, Lincoln
MaxPreps Top 25 Sac-Joaquin Section softball rankings

1. Rocklin
Record:
15-2 | Last week: 1
The Thunder wrap up the season with three SFL games this week.

2. Vanden (Fairfield)
Record:
11-0 | Last week: 2
Season over.

3. Sheldon (Sacramento)
Record:
13-8 | Last week: 3
The Huskies are playing some of the best softball in the section. They've beaten four ranked teams in a row, including a 13-7 win Saturday over No. 8 Vista del Lago.

4. Elk Grove
Record:
18-6 | Last week: 4
The Herd have a big game Monday at Delta League rival No. 7 St. Francis.

5. Roseville
Record:
16-4 | Last week: 6
Junior Shaylen McDowell hit a home run and had three RBI last week in the Tigers' 8-3 win over Del Oro.

6. Del Oro (Loomis)
Record:
16-4 | Last week: 5
There's ne game left for the Golden Eagles in what could be the game of the year.

7. St. Francis (Sacramento)
Record:
14-5 | Last week: 7
All five losses are to teams ahead of them in the rankings. The Troubadours close out the season Tuesday at Pleasant Grove.

8. Vista del Lago (Folsom)
Record:
12-3 | Last week: 8
Lexi Holihan, Morgan Sweet and Sammy Smith hit home runs as the Eagles fought back to give Sheldon a game.

9. Folsom
Record:
10-6 | Last week: 9
Sophomore Gracie Carpenter drove in the game-winning run in a nine-inning battle with Oakmont.

10. Lincoln
Record:
16-4 | Last week: 10
Junior Kya Pratt is riding a seven-game hit streak. She has three home runs in her last four games.

11. Oakmont (Roseville)
Record:
14-5 | Last week: 11
Juniors Madison Redinger and Lily Peterson each homered Friday in a 12-1 win over Center.

12. Escalon
Record:
15-1 | Last week: 13
Brooke Davis pitched all 10 innings as the Cougars knocked off Oakdale 4-3 on Wednesday.

13. Oakdale
Record:
13-4 | Last week: 14
The Mustangs wrapped up their season Wednesday.

14. Central Catholic (Modesto)
Record:
11-3 | Last week: 12
The Raiders finish the season Wednesday against Escalon.

15. Ponderosa (Shingle Springs)
Record:
12-5 | Last week: 16
Jenna Joyce has 19 hits during her current nine-game hit streak. The Bruins have a big game at home Thursday against Lincoln.

16. Pitman (Turlock)
Record:
10-0 | Last week: 17
Kai Deleon had two triples and three hits for the Pride in a 6-3 win Friday over Turlock.

17. Granite Bay
Record:
13-10 | Last week: 21
Marissa Alders allowed five hits in seven innings as the Grizzlies beat top-ranked Rocklin 2-1 on Friday.

18. Tracy
Record:
13-5 | Last week: 18
Season over.

19. Calaveras (San Andreas)
Record:
10-0 | Last week: 20
Brooke Nordahl had three of the 18 hits in a 18-0 win over Summerville.

20. Linden
Record:
13-3 | Last week: 19
Season over.

21. Golden Valley (Merced)
Record:
16-2 | Last week: NR
The Cougars finished its season with eight-straight wins.

22. Enochs (Modesto)
Record:
7-0 | Last week: 23
The Eagles have scored over 100 runs in seven games. They travel to No. 17 Pitman on Tuesday.

23. Pleasant Grove (Elk Grove)
Record:
10-11 | Last week: 24
After a big win over Elk Grove, the Eagles wrap up the season Tuesday against St. Francis.

24. Cordova (Rancho Cordova)
Record:
11-3 | Last week: 15
After falling to Del Campo, the Lancers responded with a 21-0 league win over Valley.

25. Yuba City
Record:
11-6 | Last week: NR
The Honkers wrap up their season this week with three games, including road games against league rivals Inderkum and Woodcreek.