There wasn’t enough time between the state providing the okay for football to start and the actual start of games later this week to do all of our usual preseason teams, but we do have a preseason all-state first, second and third team completed and know we’ll have to do the same this summer for […]
How can a preseason all-state team be done in two parts? This is just our way of not completely ignoring those Class of 2021 graduating seniors who may not play for their high school teams once the next season begins. Part 2 will be a revamped version of these teams chosen in early December and […]
Now that all of the 13 preseason all-section or all-area teams from around the state are complete, we’ve gone through all of them and have chosen preseason all-state teams. This is the 32nd year of doing at least one preseason all-state team. This time, we’ve done three. You’ll need a Gold Club membership to see […]
We have two squads selected with 30 players each. Defending CIF Open Division champion Mater Dei leads the way with seven who’ve been named with St. John Bosco and Cajon of San Bernardino both checking in with three. Other schools with more than one player chosen are Orange Lutheran, De La Salle, Jesuit of Carmichael, […]
With an all-state junior and sophomore team to go by from just last January, it might seem like doing a preseason all-state team would be easy cheesy. But in this age of rapid-fire transfers (some for players leaving the state) and others exploding up the charts in the spring and summer events, there are quite […]
We have 30 written up as first team with 30 more picked on a list for second team. We hope the annual all-state team at the end of the season matches this one closely and that no one doesn’t make it due to injury. Two juniors are one first team and two also are on...
Using the same 30-man format as the all-state teams we’ve chosen for many years – offense, defense, multi-purpose with kicker and punter – here is a look at what we’ve come up with to start the 2015 season. Returning State Junior of the Year Javon McKinley and returning State Sophomore of the Year Darnay Holmes...
More players gain the nod among this group from De La Salle of Concord, Centennial of Corona, St. John Bosco of Bellflower, Bishop Amat of La Puente, Long Beach Poly and Serra of Gardena. Campolindo of Moraga and Los Osos of Rancho Cucamonga also are among those with multiple preseason all-state picks. For the preseason...
Today we released our preseason all-state teams in football. There’s no doubt many of these players will make the actual all-state team at the conclusion of the season. But as has become all too common in the news lately with deaths on the field and the NFL’s concussion lawsuit by former players, you realize just […]