Going by a points system based on final state top 20 rankings since the 1999-2000 school year and matching previous posts for schools of the century (so far) plus girls basketball, softball and baseball, here’s the list for football. With no 2020 season counted, the No. 1 position for De La Salle of Concord should...
This is how the season looked after it was completed in 2008. This is the third of three posts in which our week-by-week replays for three of the most exciting, unpredictable football seasons we’ve covered in our 40-plus years — 1981, 1994 and 2008 — is concluding with one post focusing on how each wrapped...
We’ve done these lists previously for boys hoops, girls hoops, baseball and softball and now we’re finishing with football. With our all-state first team selections going back to 1980 (and not earlier), that also mirrors the start of the head coaching career of Bob Ladouceur at Concord De La Salle so it shouldn’t come as […]
This is going to be a continuing series on this site until a majority of California high school football teams are practicing and getting ready for their first games. Despite the reminder that COVID-19 is still active and producing infections (including the one contracted this week by the President of the United States), more and […]
Leading off this group is our top choice from the CIF San Diego Section, Vista of 1974, but if you talk to a lot of longtime observers from that area you probably will get a different choice as to which should be No. 1. California’s first 15-0 team from Bishop Amat plus a Long Beach...
If next week’s showdown between No. 3 De La Salle and No. 4 Folsom is similar to Friday’s victory by No. 6 Cathedral Catholic of San Diego over No. 5 Corona Centennial, then we’re in for a wild ride. Friday night also was great for the Serra schools with No. 14 Serra of Gardena knocking […]
For awhile on Friday night, there was the possibility of three major upsets, but none of them happened as No. 3 Centennial rocketed past Norco in the second half, No. 6 Chaminade got a pick six that helped it survive Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks and No. 14 Mission Hills stopped a two-point conversion to […]
Mater Dei’s potential offensive firepower is too much and gives the Monarchs a tiny edge in a close call over league rival and defending CIF Open Division champ St. John Bosco for the preseason No. 1 slot. Our first inclination two weeks ago also was to have Centennial of Corona third, De La Salle fourth […]
As practices for the 2017 football season get underway in the state, we have a first draft of what the Cal-Hi Sports preseason state rankings may look like with teams that would be in our top 10 as of the beginning of August. We can say for sure the top four won’t change when the […]