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Author Archives: Mark Tennis
First four are the same four it’s been to start (and just about finish) the last few seasons. It’s just the order that might get juggled during the season between Mater Dei of Santa Ana, St. John Bosco of Bellflower, De La Salle of Concord and Centennial of Corona. Our preseason No. 5, Narbonne of […]
This group begins with perennial Orange County powerhouse Mission Viejo, which has a lot of playmakers to replace but has a lot of other positives in the second year under head coach Chad Johnson. This post also has the preseason No. 1 team from the CIF Central Coast Section, the schools that won last year’s […]
For the final 20 teams in our massive preseason state football rankings package, we start out with one of the top three teams from the CIF San Diego Section. This post also includes two more teams from the CIF Southern Section’s Mission League, a team with perhaps the top sophomore quarterback in the state and […]
Here’s a quick look at the most significant coaching changes in California high school football since the end of the 2018 season, ranked in order.
Valley Christian of San Jose, which is loaded with top returnees from last year’s CIF D1-A NorCal regional bowl runner-up, is clearly the team to beat and leads the way with five members of this year’s preseason All-CCS squad. Others landing more than one player on this team include Serra of San Mateo, St. Francis...
How many schools in the state have won 100 or more football games so far in the decade of the 2010s? We have the answer below. Plus, see which schools are moving up on the state record list of those with the most all-time reported wins and on the list of those with the best […]
Corona Centennial, as is usually the case, has some dominant players and will start out third or fourth in the state depending on which poll you believe. But the Huskies aren’t the only team that could be in top 15 or higher in the preseason state rankings. Rancho Cucamonga and Upland of the Baseline League...
There’s been a run of phenomenal football player-track sprinters in the last 10 years in California that have been selected as State Boys Athlete of the Year, so when we have one who this year turned in the best 100-meter and 200-meter times than any of them — and top five in state history in […]
We have uncovered some of the most unique athletes we’ve ever selected in the more than 30 years of doing these honors, including a world-class track hurdler who is an elite point guard in basketball and the No. 2 ranked junior golfer in the nation who was a leading player on a basketball team that...
This year’s class of new inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio includes perhaps the greatest Grid-Hoop State Player of the Year of them all, Huntington Beach High grad Tony Gonzalez, but while he was right up there among the 1993-94 state athlete of the year candidates go inside to see […]