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UPDATED All-State FB Nominees (NorCal)

After receiving input from many coaches, parents and fans, here is an updated list of players from the CIF Central Coast Section, CIF North Coast Section, CIF Northern Section, CIF Sac-Joaquin Section plus San Francisco & Oakland from the first list. We’re now days away from picking the 41st annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Football Teams....

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State Defensive POY: Justin Flowe

Regarded as the best linebacker in the nation and one of the best in California for the past 20 years, Upland’s Justin Flowe adds top defensive honors for the state to his growing list of honors, including the Butkus Award that is given to the nation’s most outstanding linebacker.

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Mr. Football 2019: D.J. Uiagalelei

In this fourth straight year of domination by the St. John Bosco and Mater Dei football programs in the CIF Open Division (and the entire state), it’s almost had to be the leading player off of the team that wins at the end who has been selected as the Mr. Football State Player of the […]

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More State Football Players of Year

Check inside this post for the honorees who have been chosen among juniors, sophomores, medium schools and small schools. While it was essentially a two-person race for Mr. Football, it was more wide open and more difficult for each of the other player of the year categories. We did go for another Trinity League quarterback […]

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Ms. Volleyball & Coach of Year 2019

With the CIF Southern Section selections a bit complicated, it wasn’t that way down in San Diego where the leader of the nation’s No. 1 team was voted player of the year. Now, Carly Diehl of Torrey Pines has been named as the 2019 Ms. Volleyball State Player of the Year. She joins head coach […]

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Boys & Girls BB State Stat Stars

Catching up on some amazing performances from the two weeks of holidays plus a few from already this week, we start out with a pair of Andersons — Amoud of Lawndale Leuzinger and Cole of Fresno Clovis West — and end with some freshmen girls who are putting up big numbers from Spring Valley to...

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Football Coaching Milestones 2019

The list of those with 300 wins continues to grow, but after a season in which we lost a coach on the 300-win list there were two more who retired. That means next season we will be down to just one with 300 or more still going and that coach, Santa Ana Mater Dei’s Bruce […]

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Mater Dei girls win at Jamboree

The 20th annual West Coast Jamboree concluded in the Platinum Division on Monday night at College Park High in Pleasant Hill where it was a matchup between two of the state’s top five ranked teams. The most historical moment of the night, though, occurred in the third-place game when Archbishop Mitty of San Jose head […]

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All-Decade All-State Football: Teams

We have a first team and a second team comprised of California’s best players since 2010 season, based mostly on high school accomplishment but without ignoring what they might have done later on. Three from the 2019 season are on first team, one is on second. We also have the best current receiver in the...

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All-Decade All-State Football: Honors

We’ll have a separate post coming on Saturday containing the actual all-decade all-state football teams for the 2010s, but for this first announcement we’re taking care of the major awards: State Player of the Decade, State Coach of the Decade, State Team of the Decade, State School of the Decade and State Game of the […]

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