Last week resulted in further separation in the High Desert League, and further ambiguity in the Sierra League.
With just six games left, Spanish Springs holds a three-game lead atop the HDL. On other side, Carson, Galena and Bishop Manogue are all separated by just one game.
The final third of the 4A North schedule starts on Friday night.
To view how the rankings have progressed this season, click here.
1. Spanish Springs Cougars (15-4, 10-0)
The Cougars sure are a talkative bunch. They can’t stop making statements.
Spanish Springs routed Reno at home on Friday night and is now likely just three wins from the second league title in program history.
Last week: 1
2. Carson Senators (8-9, 8-2)
It was an ugly week for the reigning regional champs, but they picked up a couple wins nonetheless.
The Senators found themselves in surprisingly close contests with Damonte Ranch and Wooster, edging the Mustangs by six and pulling away from the Colts late.
Last week: 2
3. Galena Grizzlies (16-4, 8-2)
The Grizzlies flexed their muscle last week, handling Miners by 12. They then needed overtime to escape with a win at Douglas.
Galena has won seven of its last eight.
Last week: 4
4. Bishop Manogue Miners (12-8, 7-3)
Bishop Manogue has reached a bump in the road. The Miners have lost two of their last three and three of their last five.
The three losses are to Spanish Springs, Carson and Galena – the three teams ahead of them this week.
Last week: 3
5. Reno Huskies (14-5, 7-3)
The Huskies dug themselves a deep early hole at Spanish Springs on Friday night at couldn’t dig out.
Don’t expect the rematch at Reno in two weeks to follow a similar script. The problem for Reno, however, is that Spanish Springs could likely have the league title wrapped up by then.
Last week: 5
Outside looking in: Reed Raiders