We’re continuing to take a closer look at top players to watch from each of the state’s CIF sections plus well-known regions inside the CIF Southern Section and CIF North Coast Section. For this fourth part, thanks to longtime Bay Area analyst Harold Abend, we choose the best from the East Bay and Redwood Empire...
California players collect six of the seven MVP awards at the annual Northern California stop of the national Nike football tour. Four of those players also were handed out invites to Nike’s version of “football heaven” to be held this July at its world headquarters in Beaverton, Ore.
San Ramon Valley and Los Gatos make the biggest moves while St. Ignatius and Bishop O’Dowd both break in. One of those teams is now coached by a former Cal-Hi Sports Mr. Football State Player of the Year.
He’ll just be a junior next season, but Oakland Bishop O’Dowd’s Camilo Eifler will have a lot of college eyes on him after he soars to a 113.16 SPARQ Rating at Saturday’s Northern California Nike combine at Laney College. There were others who turned heads among an all-time best turnout of 1,480 players.