With the retirement of the GOAT Tom Brady, one might think that California’s group of quarterbacks starting in the NFL will be greatly diminished. It will be because of just him, but the number of starters will be up by two and two other QBs from the state will be playing for new teams. The […]
State’s All-Time NFL 1st Rd Draft Picks
After this year’s 2023 NFL Draft, we have updated this all-time list. California QBs went No. 1 and No. 2 in the first round for the first time, but as this list shows it did happen with an RB and a lineman in 1969. It might surprise some that the NFL Draft has been going...
Prep Notes With A Twist
Here’s a quick look at teams to watch in the most important upcoming Easter-related softball and baseball tournaments, what a California team might have looked like in the World Baseball Classic and a check at whether there’s ever been a No. 1 and No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft from California high schools. We […]
More Team State FB Record Updates
Here’s some more all-time state record updates that have been done prior to the start of the 2022 season. For this post, we have new entries for team scoring for a single season, best records since 2010 and then back each decade to the 1900s, plus we have updates within the one section of the […]
Inside State Football Records
An amazing number of current college football quarterbacks, two of them who are among the front-runners for the Heisman Trophy, threw for more than 10,000 yards as high school quarterbacks in California. We go over all them and not just the ones at Alabama, Ole Miss and Georgia. It’s also a good time to remind […]
All-Time Career State Records Updated
All individual career offensive categories for the state football record book files have now been updated heading into the 2020 season. In addition to updating all career totals for rushing, passing and receiving, we’ve also now added the career state scoring records. Every player in state history with 70 career TDs or more is now...
State Super 65: No. 21 to No. 30
The mighty 1927 state champs from Bakersfield and two teams from 2014, De La Salle and Folsom, are featured in this group. Others include Pico Rivera El Rancho 1966 (a mythical national champ) plus the top team on our board from the CIF Central Section. Note: All of the writeups, grid logs, photos and more...
Class of 2020 Football: Staying Strong
As the Class of 2020 departs for college with everyone thinking about all of the usual senior traditions not happening this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we’ve already had one Hot 100 final player ranking issued for softball and have now finished it for football. There’s a new No. 1 as this group moves...
Mr. Football 2019: D.J. Uiagalelei
In this fourth straight year of domination by the St. John Bosco and Mater Dei football programs in the CIF Open Division (and the entire state), it’s almost had to be the leading player off of the team that wins at the end who has been selected as the Mr. Football State Player of the […]
Mr. Football State POY Finalists
Annual honor that goes back for more than 100 years usually has a finalist group of five, six or even seven players. This year, though, it’s a much different dynamic with two of the nation’s top players (both quarterbacks) both in California and both clearly out in front for all postseason accolades. We only realistically […]