Central Catholic running back Dawaiian McNeely turns the corner on the Clovis West defense in a 21-0 victory on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. McNeely rushed for more than 100 yards, but will face De La Salle and its top-ranked defense this week. (Samantha Schmidt)

Musical chairs: Plenty of movement in large-school poll, except at No. 1

James Burns

Editor's note: The Front Row's large-school rankings are comprised of teams from the Central California Athletic League, Central California Conference, Valley Oak League and Western Athletic League. Last week's rankings and current records in parenthesis.

1. (1) Central Catholic (1-0): On a team with two quarterbacks ranked in the Front Row’s top-50, the biggest throw in a 21-0 victory at Clovis West came out of the hand of running back Kyle Jacklich. His option pass to Justin Traina inside the 5-yard line set up the Raiders’ first score. Next: at De La Salle (1-0).

2. (2) Manteca (1-0): Any fears the Buffaloes wouldn’t be able to replace Gino Campiotti under center were put to rest by junior Ryan Ward, who completed 11 of his 14 passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns in a 64-14 victory over Lathrop: Next: vs. Downey (1-0).

3. (4) Oakdale (1-0): The Mustangs move up the large-school poll after throttling ancient rival Sonora, 49-0. The Wing-T remains potent with Zeke Saffar, Anthony Martinez and Oscar Ramos coming out of the backfield, and Caleb Kuppens and Carson Frazee anchor a fast- attack-minded defense. Next: vs. Archbishop Mitty (0-0), Saturday, at Saint Francis (Mountain View).

4. (3) Turlock (0-1): Senior quarterback Jonah Kosakiewicz went throw-for-throw with one of the top arms in the Bay Area, and nearly led the Bulldogs to a road victory. Kosakiewicz threw of 313 yards and two touchdowns, but the Bulldogs couldn’t overcome five turnovers in the 42-35 loss. Next: vs. Reno (0-0).

5. (6) Downey (1-0): The Knights will continue to rotate quarterbacks Bryce Gouker and Beau Green for one reason only: They haven’t given coach Jeremy Plaa any reason not to. The two combined for 314 passing yards and six total touchdowns in a victory over East Union. Next: at Manteca (1-0).

6. (7) Buhach Colony (1-0): The Thunder ran 69 plays to just 36 by the Jaguars, overwhelming the former Modesto Metro Conference champions with heavy does of Jon Buttrey (18 carries, 90 yards, two touchdowns) and Owen Thomas (14-81) down the stretch in an 13-6 win. Next: at Tracy (1-0).

7. (8) Merced (1-0): Dhameer Warren and the Bears delivered a stunning upset of Del Campo, a top-100 team in the MaxPreps computer rankings. Merced blew open the game just before the half, erupting for 22 points in the second quarter. Next: vs. Gregori (0-1).

8. (9) Pitman (1-0): The Pride found the end zone of offense and defense, delighting a raucous home crowd in a 55-7 victory over Napa. Payton Bass and Marcus Garza each scored two touchdowns, while Joseph Vasquez has a pick-6. Next: at Lincoln (0-1).

9. (10.) Patterson (1-0): Jordan Imada, Nate Garcia and the Tigers put on a show at the Grape Bowl, stomping Tokay in their opener. Imada, only a sophomore, rushed for 193 yards and three TDs, Garcia scored two rushing touchdowns of his own, and Patterson allowed just 12 points. Next: at Capital Christian (1-0).

10. (5) Gregori (0-1): Week 0’s biggest conundrum was Gregori, which averaged nearly 37 points per game last fall. Where did the offense go? The Jaguars have all the tools to be explosive, but the offense couldn’t get going against Buhach Colony. Next: at Merced (1-0).

On the bubble: Pacheco (1-0), Los Banos (1-0), Central Valley (1-0), East Union (0-1).