There was a window of time that opened up on Monday for us to get done with this week’s honorees and it has been done. This also is to ensure that each winner can enjoy perhaps 24 hours as player of the week before locking in on a Tuesday section playoff game. Our stops this […]
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 recorded big wins on the football field. Congrats to Hanford (medium) and St. Pius X-St. Matthias (small). […]
All-State FB Nominations (Part 2)
Nominating players like this for the annual Cal-Hi Sports all-state football teams wasn’t possible for the 2020-21 spring season, but the section-by-section lists and then the public adding to them is back. After posting the nominees from the CIF Central Coast, CIF North Coast, SF-Oakland, CIF Northern & CIF Sac-Joaquin Sections earlier this week, here’s […]
Top Medium/Small School Teams
Matching our previously released State TOP 50 rankings order, Warren of Downey lands at No. 1 in this look at teams representing schools that are determined to be medium-sized in scope, competition and traditional playoff divisions. For the small schools, the first No. 1 team of the 2021 season is St. Genevieve of Panorama City. […]
SoCal/NorCal Players of the Week
This week we have several players that had outstanding all-around performances, including one with some twists we’re not sure we’ve ever seen before. Our Southern California stops are in Orange County, Santa Clarita Valley and San Diego. In Northern California, we visit “The Valley” as the locals call the Central Section, and finish up in […]
NEW State Top 50 FB Ranks (26-50)
We have four newcomers this week, led by new No. 35 Chaminade of West Hills. Can the Eagles keep it going with the upsets in the CIF Southern Section D2 playoffs? The other three are Lincoln of San Diego, Hanford and Monterey Trail of Elk Grove. Also getting a strong upward push is new No....
NEW Medium/Small School FB Ranks
Half Moon Bay goes up to No. 1 for small schools after Ripon takes down previous No. 1 Escalon and we explain why it’s possible that Half Moon Bay might stay there even if it were to lose in a CIF Central Coast Section playoff game. Ripon charges up to No. 6 with Escalon at...
NorCal/SoCal Players of the Week
We had to scour the state for this week’s six award winners and sometimes finding a hidden gem in some of the categories is not always that easy. Be as it may, we found our winners in the Wine Country town of St. Helena, plus Hanford and Rocklin in Northern California, and the Southern Orange […]
Preseason Central Section FB Team
We’ll now start going more quickly with the compilations of these preseason all-section and all-area football teams. We go from the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section in a southern direction down the Valley to the CIF Central Section for our third one. Defending D1 champion Central of Fresno will have to replace a record-breaking quarterback but as...
CIF Central Sec: 500-Win Club
Here’s some record updates and highlights of top coaches, players & teams from the recent week as reported to us from CIF Central Section historian Bob Barnett of Fresno. Bob has done phenomenal work on behalf of CIF Central Section schools, athletes and coaches for more than 40 years.