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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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More State Football Players of Year

Check inside this post for the honorees who have been chosen among juniors, sophomores, medium schools and small schools. Players from Orange County get the top spots for juniors and sophomores, but the junior honoree may be a surprise to many. A junior also is named for medium schools while it’s a record-breaking quarterback who […]

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NEW State TOP 50 FB Rankings (1-25)

There are no changes for the first 15 this week even though it doesn’t match the CIF Southern Section D1 pairings because it does match head to head results. Teams moving up include Edison of Huntington Beach and St. Bonaventure of Ventura. Serra (San Mateo) and St. Francis (Mountain View) also set up first of...

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Boys State Athletes of the Year

For this final boys sports honor roll for the 2020-21 school year, the headline announcement centers on a track-football standout who already has begun the 2021-22 school year with a bang. Meet Domani Jackson from Mater Dei of Santa Ana, who has been named State Athlete of the Year for his junior year accomplishments. His […]

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