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More State Football Players of the Year

Check inside this post for the honorees who have been chosen among juniors, sophomores, freshmen, medium schools and small schools. State No. 2 Mater Dei of Santa Ana has collected two of them. We also have our first-ever State Freshman of the Year. Plus, versatility on both sides of the ball helps the top honorees […]

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Mr. Football State POY Finalists

Some others in the media have already picked a state player of the year or will do it soon. It’s more of a process, however, for the annual Mr. Football statewide selection. It’s been done every year for more than 40 years and it’s been researched over the course of state history back more than […]

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NEW State TOP 50 FB Rankings (1-25)

No. 1 Mater Dei and No. 2 St. John Bosco set up their rematch of MD’s 17-7 win from early October with supremely impressive outings in their CIF Southern Section D1 semifinal victories. Serra (San Mateo) moves up to No. 3 and Folsom joins the top 5 with both teams solid favorites in their section...

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Mid-Season Breakdowns & State Player of the Year Updates

For teams playing in 10 regular season games with no playoffs, the middle part of the current CIF state high school football season was two weeks ago. But a more natural place to check out what we’ve learned so far, which teams have been the biggest surprises and who looks like the frontrunner to be […]

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Preseason All-State Football Teams

We have first team, second team, third team just missed and a top 12 chart of the leading Mr. Football State Player of the Year candidates. This is the 36th straight year of Cal-Hi Sports compiling a preseason all-state football team. Note: There are no writeups for each player (like there will be for the […]

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Preseason State TOP 50 FB Ranks (1-10)

For the seventh straight year since Mater Dei of Santa Ana and St. John Bosco have gone on their current run of dominance atop California, the winning team from the season before gets to start out No. 1 for the following season. That means until they play again it will be MD at No. 1 […]

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Preseason All-Orange County FB Team

For the second stop in a tour of the state through the selection of preseason football honor squads, we hit Orange County of the CIF Southern Section. Defending CIF Open Division state champ Mater Dei is the dominant program in the county, but there are a bunch of great players ready to roll from schools...

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Class of 24 FB: 1st Hot 100 Rankings

Here’s the first look at the top 100 ranked football recruits from California for the Class of 2024. We’ll be ramping up preseason 2022 football coverage in upcoming weeks, and have followed our update for the 2023 class last week. Carlsbad quarterback Julian Sayin is at the top and looks like one of the best...

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All-State FB 2021: 1st Team Offense

Here are the main headliners for the 43rd annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Football Teams and it’s also a return to a more jumbo-sized presentation (same as 2019). Go inside this post for writeups of the 11 players on offense plus a kicker and three of six multi-purpose players who have been selected First Team Overall. […]

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All-State FB 2021: Sophomores

The 43nd annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Football Teams are coming out about eight months after the last ones for the 2021 spring season. As usual, this year’s series of teams begins with a look at the best of the best among sophomores. CIF Open Division state champ Mater Dei has three on first team and...

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