Category Archives: football
We were able to catch all three games played at Oak Ridge High School. The host Trojans, ranked in the top 25 of our State TOP 50, won in their game over Clayton Valley of Concord. In the other games, Rocklin topped Manteca and Clovis East rolled in the second half for triumph vs Provo […]
No. 2 Mater Dei, No. 23 Oak Ridge & plus St. Bonaventure and Rocklin all won on Saturday. No. 3 Centennial of Corona and No. 6 Orange Lutheran fall in out-of-state games on Friday to top national teams. Also, Long Beach Poly game at Serra (Gardena) called at halftime by local police. Plus, Servite knocks […]
As this year’s NFL season kicks off this weekend, there’s one former California high school QB missing as a starter for the first time since 2001. There are three new ones, however, beginning this season with rookies Bryce Young (Panthers) and C.J. Stroud (Texans) plus Jordan Love getting his shot in Green Bay. Two others […]
This feature serves as our statewide collection of milestone achievements in California high school sports. More than lists and numbers, we can provide historical context since we’ve maintained state records in California for more than 40 years. It’s another 7 TD passes this week for Newbury Park’s Brady Smigiel but this time it’s in a...
Here’s the first run-through for these state rankings. We go 15 teams deep for the medium schools plus 12 for small schools. No. 1 teams are listed as Oak Hills of Hesperia for medium and Escalon for small. Grant of Sacramento, Palos Verdes or McClymonds could displace Oak Hills with the teams they are playing […]
Two of the leading sophomore players in the state had huge outings last weekend, but the beauty of having a multi-purpose/special teams category is that we can pick them both. We also have a player with a 105-yard interception return that for our purposes is not a state record tie of 99 yards since we’ve […]
The Trinity League now has four of the state’s top seven ranked teams due to a jump by JSerra of San Juan Capistrano after a big win over Chaminade of West Hills. It’s also five in the top 15 with Santa Margarita moving up, too. San Ramon Valley of Danville also is a newcomer to...
This group is led by Madison of San Diego, which will look to come back from a tough loss to Oak Ridge with a game this week vs Helix. Big movers include Servite of Anaheim and Central Catholic of Modesto. Newcomers this week are topped by Palos Verdes of PV Estates plus McClymonds of Oakland....
In all of our previous years covering California football, there have been mentions of girls playing the boys game, but this school year the girls have their own game. We went to our first-ever game last Thursday to see the first game played at our local high school in Stockton, but it’s just one school […]
It’s another week with numerous Saturday matchups, including those involving No. 2 Mater Dei, No. 3 Centennial of Corona and No. 4 Serra of San Mateo. All three were winners with history made in the MD and Serra victories and perhaps a heart palpitation or two for Centennial fans. In Friday night’s most significant games, […]