Here is the best of the best on defense for the 44th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Football Teams. Go inside this post for writeups of the 11 players on defense plus a punter and three of six multi-purpose players who have been selected First Team Overall. We also have LB of the Year, but the […]
Mr. Football State POY Finalists
Some others in the media have already picked a state player of the year or will do it soon. It’s more of a process, however, for the annual Mr. Football statewide selection. It’s been done every year for more than 40 years and it’s been researched over the course of state history back more than […]
NEW State TOP 25 FB Rankings (1-25)
The last time that St. John Bosco was No. 1 in the state was at the start of the 2021 COVID spring season and the Braves are now back following their big win over Mater Dei last Friday. How long will MD stay at No. 2 until it gets it back? This week’s rankings prior...
Nichelson Inspires With All-Around Play
Manteca’s Blake Nichelson will start the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section D2 playoffs next week with 79 career touchdowns and a firm commitment to Florida State. It’s his versatility to literally play any position on the field, however, that can spark lively conversations about how his development as a player will evolve in future seasons. Note: We […]
State TOP 25 Weekend Scoreboard
Saturday updates added. On a Friday night when No. 7 Long Beach Poly passed Bakersfield on the all-time state wins list for a school, there were some crazy games and big upsets. No. 9 Chaminade was one of those upset victims. Perhaps the craziest of all games was one we saw in person: previously unbeaten […]
Preseason All-State Football Teams
We have first team, second team, third team just missed and a top 12 chart of the leading Mr. Football State Player of the Year candidates. This is the 36th straight year of Cal-Hi Sports compiling a preseason all-state football team. Note: There are no writeups for each player (like there will be for the […]
RBs/WRs Get All State Records Updated
All of our major offensive individual categories that are maintained as all-time California high school football records are now ready to go for the 2022 season. Most categories contain more than 100 players and they include all games played in the state back to 1890. We earlier did a post about passing records. Today, it’s […]
All-State Football 2021: Juniors
Following the release of our all-state sophomores last week, it’s time to announce those who are all-state juniors for the 2021 fall season. State Junior of the Year Makai Lemon and teammate QB Malachi Nelson of Los Alamitos were no doubt no-brainers for first team. Folsom is the only school that has two on first...
State Stat Stars of the Week
This feature serves as our statewide collection of milestone achievements in California high school sports and is now in its 14th week as part of the 2021-22 school year. Boys and girls basketball players are now included along with football for the third time plus we have a major accomplishment in coaching in water polo....
Top Medium/Small School Teams
Matching our previously released State TOP 50 rankings order, Warren of Downey lands at No. 1 in this look at teams representing schools that are determined to be medium-sized in scope, competition and traditional playoff divisions. For the small schools, the first No. 1 team of the 2021 season is St. Genevieve of Panorama City. […]