Category Archives: CIF State Championships

Statement Win For Etiwanda Girls

Defending CIF Open Division state champions use a suffocating defense to turn back Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth in the CIF Southern Section Open Division final on Friday in a matchup of the state’s No. 2 and No. 3 ranked teams. The Eagles will move up to No. 2 and showed they will be a force […]

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Harvard-Westlake Wins First CIFSS Open Title

State No. 1 Harvard-Westlake of Studio City defeats No. 2 Roosevelt of Eastvale to capture the program’s first CIF Southern Section Open Division crown. The Wolverines hold on at the end after missed free throws and a tough foul call against Roosevelt after the final missed Wolverines’ foul shot. Harvard-Westlake will now enter the SoCal […]

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Mr. Football 2023: Elijah Brown

For the fourth time in the last seven years, a player from Mater Dei of Santa Ana has captured the state’s longest running and perhaps most prestigious high school football honor. Elijah ended his career with several totals that put him ahead of all others who were considered: 42-2 record as a starter for three […]

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More State Football Players of the Year

Check inside this post for the honorees who have been chosen among juniors, sophomores, freshmen, medium schools and small schools. Northern California standouts capture the junior & sophomore No. 1 positions while the CIF Central Section gains both the medium schools and small schools winners. To see who has been named Cal-Hi Sports Mr. Football […]

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Floyd Burnsed: State FB Coach of Year

Acalanes of Lafayette head coach became the oldest known winner of a CIF state football title and has won more than 200 games during the high school portion of a career that spans six decades. We first got to know him from a 19-year stint at Miramonte of Orinda, where he won 10 league titles […]

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More State Football Coaches of Year

Here are the honorees from among those schools considered large or small schools for the 2023 season. Our medium schools winner also is the choice for overall so this time a separate large schools coach of the year has been chosen. Our small schools honoree ended the season with his second CIF state title after […]

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FINAL State TOP 75 FB Rankings (1-25)

Mater Dei & St. John Bosco end as the top two for the seventh time in the last eight seasons. Serra (SM) still ends in the top five. Orange Lutheran has to come back up in front of De La Salle. Folsom drops three spots despite D1-A state title win. More CIFSS teams also go...

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FINAL State TOP 75 FB Ranks (26-75)

As is our custom, we take the previous bubble list and turn it into actual rankings of the next 25 teams for the end of the season. This group is led by Los Alamitos (up two spots from previous ranking) and then there’s CIF D1-A state runner-up St. Bonaventure. La Serna goes in front of...

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Mater Dei State Team of Year 2023

Here is the official updated list of the California high school football state teams of the year that goes back for more than 120 years with Mater Dei of Santa Ana now added for 2023. This is the first No. 1 finish for the Monarchs in the state with a different head coach than Bruce […]

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More State FB Teams of the Year

With just a one-point loss to St. John Bosco in the CIFSS D1 semifinals, Centennial of Corona is the 2023 State Public Schools Team of the Year. We also have La Serna of Whittier (medium schools) and Escalon (small schools) collecting final No. 1 honors. Plus, there are separate teams of the year for D3 […]

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