We are now partnering with our local Stockton Record on several content initiatives (some in print and some on-line, including video). Here’s a recap of what’s been completed this week plus our choice for a local Football Team to Watch.
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Names In The Record Book
With two players from McNair, WR Derrion Grim and QB Osai Brown, getting their names into the state record book, we went through all of the files and wrote up a list of every football player from the local area who already is mentioned in that book. For more, CLICK HERE.
Local & State Sports Show
Cal-Hi Sports editor Mark Tennis joins Stockton Record prep editor Thomas Lawrence for a closer look at this week’s big games and why there might be so many wild-and-crazy scores (like Stagg and McNair last week). For more, CLICK HERE.
Football Team To Watch
St. Mary’s (Stockton)
Heading into their Friday home matchup against Tracy, which brings together two teams that played for CIF Sac-Joaquin Section titles last year (St. Mary’s in D2 and the Bulldogs in D1), it seems as if the Rams are back to their dominant position among local teams. Yes, they have two losses but one was small school power Central Catholic in a competitive game (36-22) and the other was to CCS power Los Gatos (33-30) on the road. There also have been quality wins vs. Cardinal Newman of Santa Rosa and St. Ignatius of San Francisco. No one will be surprised if St. Mary’s runs the table once again in the Tri-County Athletic League. This year, though, due to a new rule in the section, the Rams as a champion of a Division I league would have to be placed in the Division I section playoffs instead of Division II. Key performers so far this season for head coach Tony Franks have been junior QB Jake Dunniway, senior RB Brandon Zaunbrecher and junior WR Dewey Cotton.