California ends two-year streak with just one selection in the first round of the NFL Draft as three former prep players are taken for 2021. The highest to go was Bishop O’Dowd of Oakland grad Alijah Vera-Tucker at No. 14 by the New York Jets. Two former Mr. Football State Players of the Year went […]
It still has to be a De La Salle team at the top and our pick as the Spartans’ best in a close call continues to be from 2001. The big news for this year’s update is Mater Dei of 2017 being elevated all the way to No. 3. Others in this top group include...
Since we just picked the 39th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Teams and almost all of the top players in the Class of 2018 have now signed their letters of intent, it’s a perfect time to update our Hot 100 player rankings for graduating seniors. These are different than all-state because a player’s recruitment (or lack...
Presented by Blast Athletics, we are proud to present these 11 players plus a kicker and three of six multi-purpose players that have been selected to headline the 39th annual 2017 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Football Team. This is the elite group without school size or year in school limitations. For this year, we went with […]
Yes, we know one of these players already has been honored as the Gatorade National Player of the Year. But it’s still an honor in and of itself to be considered a finalist to be Mr. Football for the state of California and for the 2017 season we are going with five. Two have the […]
Monarchs defeat late 1990s nemesis De La Salle of Concord to win their first state title and give them a claim to be among state’s greatest squads ever. Their 56-21 triumph included big plays by the usual stars like JT Daniels and Amon-Ra St. Brown plus a few previously unknown ones. They also will be […]
Sensational Mater Dei junior QB JT Daniels isn’t quite on the same statistical pace he was on as a sophomore, but the Monarchs are more balanced offensively, they seem to be near an all-time best level overall in all facets of their game and they have a seasoned, veteran leader who clearly knows where the […]
With Northern California getting back to normal after the impacts of the deadly North Bay wildfires, it was not a good night for the Serras. JSerra of San Juan Capistrano (No. 6 in state) had no chance in lopsided loss to No. 1 Mater Dei while No. 21 Serra of Gardena was knocked off by […]
With most of the attention focused on No. 1 Mater Dei topping No. 2 St. John Bosco in the first of what again could be two matchups this season between the two superpowers, Friday the 13th also saw some strange happenings. Previously unbeaten and No. 9 Calabasas was upset by Sierra Canyon while previously unbeaten […]
Mission Viejo moves up from No. 5 to No. 4 after topping Long Beach Poly, but the Orange County team coming up even more is new No. 8 Santa Margarita. The Eagles, who were No. 13 last week, are playing Mission Viejo in one of this week’s top games. Others coming up this week include...