NEW Sac-Joaquin Section Top 5 List

Last week on the FOX 40 Final Quarter high school football show, co-hosts Jim Crandell and Kristina Werner revealed a list of the top five offensive linemen in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section for the 2014 season, according to
Here is what that countdown revealed with player, high school and notes:

1. Darrin Paulo (Grant) 6-6, 300, Sr.
Offers from USC, UCLA and a top discus thrower in track.
2. Cody Creason (Folsom) 6-4, 285, Sr.
Committed to Arizona; third year as starter.
3. Joe Botsch (Cosumnes Oaks) 6-5, 280, Sr.
Has college offers from Mountain West, WAC.
4. Steven Ponzo (Granite Bay) 6-3, 280, Sr.
College interest seems to be picking up.
5. Tristen Taylor (Stagg, Stockton) 6-7, 310, Sr.
All-area by Stockton Record last season.

Tune into this week’s show Friday at 11 p.m. for all the local highlights plus the next Top 5 from, which will be the top five defensive linemen for the 2014 season from the Sac-Joaquin Section. The show will include highlights from the biggest games in the region.

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  1. sacflip523
    Posted September 29, 2014 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    Is Elk Grove Division I or II? Last few years it was Div I.

    • Mark Tennis
      Posted September 30, 2014 at 11:25 am | Permalink

      Elk Grove is D2 for SJS playoffs and likely will stay below the cutoff line for D1 and thus not have to play Folsom. Grant is the one that could go either way. Looking over the teams, my best guess is that the cutoff line is going to be below Grant and that Grant will be D1 and have to play in Folsom’s division. And to be clear, all SJS D1 and D2 teams are considered D1 North for the bowl games.

      • Darin B
        Posted October 1, 2014 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

        So that means that the D-2 winner could face Folsom (D-1 winner) in the regional game right? Grant or Elk Grove vs. Folsom.

        • Mark Tennis
          Posted October 1, 2014 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

          Yes, the D2 SJS winner could play the D1 SJS winner (Folsom) in the NorCal game. Grant, however, may not be D2 in the section. To me, Grant probably will end up D1 in same section bracket as Folsom. Just won’t know for sure until section brackets are announced.

  2. sacflip523
    Posted September 29, 2014 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    Correction was Div II!.

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