Category Archives: Football Blog

New Guidelines: Advocates Speak Out

Not long after Governor Gavin Newsom conducted a press conference on Friday in which the highlight was the announcement of new youth sports guidelines, leaders of the Golden State Football Coaches Community and the Let Them Play CA group met with the media to provide their reaction. Football wasn’t just a focus for the leaders […]

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Vallejo On My Mind

Only a few days after watching the HBO documentary about former State Athlete of the Year C.C. Sabathia, it was time to pick up a recently published book about Vallejo’s legendary 1954 football team. Sabathia’s documentary, titled: “Under the Grapefruit Tree: The C.C. Sabathia Story” has been shown on HBO several times since it was […]

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CIF Responds To Illegal OC FB Games

There was much surprise last weekend when head football coach Eric Preszler at Capistrano Valley Christian in Orange County posted a photo with his team (shown in full pads and helmets) after it had won a game played against Calvary Chapel of Santa Ana. CIF Southern Section commissioner Rob Wigod then said Tuesday that there […]

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How To Get Started With Sports Betting

If you are thinking about getting into online sports betting for the first time, you are certainly not alone. Millions of Americans are waking up to this new avenue of entertainment. Sure, sports betting as a concept is not new, but people in many states across the country have had no legal access to sportsbooks […]

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Salute to Rafer Johnson (1935-2020)

In the 40-plus years of following and covering California high school sports, we’ve met a lot of great people. The greatest athlete we’ve ever met so far (including late Uncle Nelson in that statement) would be Olympic legend Rafer Johnson, who died this week at age 86. There’s a good reason why the only two […]

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Top 5 NFL, NBA, MLB Calif. Coach Wins

With head coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs moving into the top five on the NFL all-time wins list (playoffs included), we were inspired to look up the top five from California high schools in the major sports of football, basketball and baseball. Reid, who is a graduate from Marshall High of Los […]

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Pac 12 starts after COVID rules changed

Due to the widespread nature of the Covid-19 pandemic this year, we’ve seen many major sports temporarily suspended for a time before returning. However, their return meant temporary strict rules had to be passed down to adapt to the pandemic and, after that happened, it became possible for many college football teams to restart their […]

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FB Coaches: Get Questionnaire Here

Our annual questionnaire for many of the state’s head football coaches also can be accessed through a link on our web site. We’re looking not just for information about top teams for all divisions and every section, but also about how coaches and schools are handling reopenings and upcoming football practices. To access the 2020-21 […]

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Salute to Jim Bonds

Former Hart High of Newhall all-state football player & current St. Francis of La Canada head coach Jim Bonds lost his battle to cancer on Wednesday morning (Oct. 28). He was only 51 years old. According to media reports and Twitter, Bonds died in the early morning at UCLA Medical Center only hours after the […]

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Schools With 100 Years Of Football

Some of these schools may already have had a 100-year celebration, but here are the ones that we have with first football scores in our files that are from 1920 season. Atascadero The Greyhounds were at their best when Larry Welsh was coaching them between 1979 and 1996, including 14-0 seasons in 1982 and 1995. […]

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