The Sierra Foothill League had a collection of talented football teams even before realignment.
Now the league is even better and deeper with the additions of Folsom and Oak Ridge.
And, in a first for The Bee, every team in one league is ranked in the Top 20. The Bee expanded from the Top 10 to the Top 20 six years ago to keep up with the explosive growth in the region.
Folsom is ranked No. 1, followed by No. 3 Oak Ridge, No. 5 Granite Bay, No. 6 Rocklin, No. 7 Del Oro, No. 17 Woodcreek and No. 18 Nevada Union.
Del Oro is 0-2, but the losses have been to Hawaii power Kamehameha, 25-17, and Helix, the top-ranked team in the San Diego Section, 34-10.
Folsom also has had a challenging schedule, beating San Diego power Cathedral Catholic 55-10 and Central Section power Clovis North of Fresno 49-13. In the second game, Bulldogs quarterback Jake Browning accounted for seven first-half touchdowns and sat out the second half with his fellow starters.
Outside of Del Oro, SLF teams are a combined 10-1.
Woodcreek is 2-0 after victories over Vintage (27-3) and Casa Roble (34-7).
A year after going 0-10, Nevada Union opened with a 41-20 victory over then-No. 14 Placer before losing to No. 16 Pleasant Grove 49-21.
In CBS’ 46-23 victory over Laguna Creek on Friday, Guillen ran for 106 yards, passed for 163 and accounted for three touchdowns. Jackson ran for 93 yards and three touchdowns, returned a punt 70 yards to set up a score and had an interception in the end zone. Swanigan caught five passes for 86 yards and a score, and ran for one.
CBS plays No. 9 Jesuit on Saturday in the Holy Bowl at Hughes Stadium. The Marauders counter with quarterback Cole Brownholtz, running back Beau Bisharat and wide receiver Isaiah Bailey.
Gunter, also a top baseball player for his coaching father Brad Gunter Jr., suffered a fractured tibia, a partially torn MCL and a strained ACL in a season-opening loss to Kennedy.