The top three teams in our final small schools state rankings — Escalon, Sacred Heart Prep and St. Pius X-St. Matthias — all land three players on either first or second team for the annual all-state small schools honors. We also have a rare occasion of an eight-man player on the first team and two […]
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 […]
2022 Football Coaching Highlights
With many of our season honors, including state coaches of the year, soon to be announced, it’s also the time when we update the all-time state coaching leaders list to include all reported results from the 2022 season. The biggest news was the retirement of Santa Ana Mater Dei head coach Bruce Rollinson, but we […]
FINAL Medium/Small School Rankings
As previously announced, the final top spots in these rankings went to Granite Hills of El Cajon and Escalon. There were also a lot of changes for medium schools with big bumps for D3-AA state champ Grant of Sacramento along with others such as Apple Valley, St. Joseph of Santa Maria and D3-A state champ...
Recaps: CIF Saturday Finals (NorCal)
For all of the games played on a rainy, often muddy night in Northern California on Saturday, two of the teams traveling from SoCal were able to pull off wins — Laguna Hills in D3-A and Classical Academy of Escondido in D-6AA. None of the SoCal teams posted wins in these games last season. The […]
Medium/Small Schools State FB Ranks
Going into the CIF regional finals, Yorba Linda for medium and Escalon for small can win out and add additional honor to the CIF state title both are looking for. If they lose, the final No. 1 ranking could go to a team that has lost to a large school in a higher competitive equity...
All Section FB Champs & New Projections
Here’s a list of every CIF section football final in the state from this weekend plus a look at possible CIF regional championship projections. The actual lineup of games will be announced Sunday afternoon. It’s always fun to compare how the projections with what the CIF decided to do. Congrats to all championship squads. Note: […]
State Stat Stars of the Week
This feature serves as our statewide collection of milestone achievements in California high school sports. In addition to our SoCal Player of the Week, there was another running back who surged for more than 400 yards rushing in one game. We also had two QBs reported over 400 yards passing and a different QB who...
Medium/Small School Teams of Week
In this salute to teams we have categorized as medium or small schools based on competitive equity, enrollment and other factors, it’s a new feature this season pointing the spotlight on two of them each week who just had impressive outings on the football field. Congrats to Ayala of Chino Hills (medium) and Escalon (small).
Medium/Small School Watch List
Among those to watch among schools we think will be in the D2-A to D-4AA range of the CIF state bowl games if they were to win a section title are Apple Valley, Central Valley Christian of Visalia, Vanden of Fairfield, Kingsburg, Marin Catholic and Cajon of San Bernardino. For the small schools (roughly D-4A […]