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Floyd Burnsed: State FB Coach of Year

Acalanes of Lafayette head coach became the oldest known winner of a CIF state football title and has won more than 200 games during the high school portion of a career that spans six decades. We first got to know him from a 19-year stint at Miramonte of Orinda, where he won 10 league titles […]

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Friday CIF State Football Finals

Mission Viejo captures its second CIF state title with a 27-14 win over De La Salle in the D1-AA championship. It also shows the relative strength of the elite teams in the CIF Southern Section over the rest of the state. The SoCal teams also remained unbeaten at Saddleback College earlier in the night with […]


NEW State TOP 50 FB Rankings (1-25)

Heading into this week’s CIF state championships, it will be No. 1 Mater Dei vs No. 4 Serra (San Mateo) plus new No. 6 De La Salle vs new No. 8 Mission Viejo and new No. 7 Folsom vs new No. 23 St. Bonaventure. Grant of Sacramento also goes up five spots. San Clemente also...

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MD & Bosco Should Go National At End

CIF Open Division state championship also should match a newly devised CIF Southern Section champion – let’s call it D1A – against the No. 1 ranked section champ from the north. As the state’s top two teams for seven of the last eight years battle it out this weekend, go through this column and let […]


CIF top division state fb finals may split

The California Interscholastic Federation released more details this week about how it will conduct upcoming state football championships under a new format in which all of the title games will be played at one of three junior colleges in Southern California. We hope you enjoy this free post on To join our Gold Club […]

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State FB Playoffs: Early Season Primer

It’s never too early to start thinking about CIF state football championships, especially when just about every year there are changes in some of the CIF section playoff formats that are sure to impact what happens when the regional games are selected. The biggest changes this year are in the CCS and in the Sac-Joaquin. […]


Girls BB: CIF Saturday Finals

In perhaps the best CIF Open Division state finals played since the format began in 2013, Etiwanda edges Archbishop Mitty of San Jose on a put-back at the buzzer to win its first-ever state crown. The Monarchs just came up one play short in what would have been regarded as an upset. Central of Fresno […]

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Boys BB: CIF Saturday Finals

In a year with a lot of individual players in the state getting major media attention, Harvard-Westlake of Studio City proved what a great team can do as it wins the CIF Open Division state title. The Wolverines defeated St. Joseph of Santa Maria in a game that the Knights kept within 10 points for […]

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Boys & Girls BB: CIF Friday Finals

On the first day and night of the CIF state championships at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, there were no games that were decided in the final minutes. Favored teams Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks (boys) and Oakland Tech (girls) completed their tasks with the Tech girls also making history with their fifth state title […]

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CIF State Basketball Picks & Previews

As is another custom of ours going back more than 30 years, here are the predicted scores, what to watch for and more for each of the 12 CIF boys and girls basketball state title games this weekend in Sacramento. This is done with the best of wishes for all 24 teams, but the goal […]

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