There were only five players from California high schools on the active rosters for this year’s Super Bowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles. That is the lowest total counted since we’ve been doing these state-by-state counts over the past 30 years. We do a lot better looking at the two coaching staffs. […]
NFL Cuts Show How Hard It Is To Make A 53-Man Roster
This following list of players released on Tuesday by NFL teams is simply meant as a lesson as to how difficult it is to land on a 53-man roster to start a season. Injuries and other factors can all help limit a player’s development and of course just getting released one time doesn’t mean a […]
State’s All-Time NFL Starting QBs (Updated)
One day after longtime NFL QB and Oakland Tech grad Josh Johnson made a start for the Baltimore Ravens, Oak Ridge of El Dorado Hills grad Ian Book is making his first-ever NFL start for the New Orleans Saints. Earlier this year, Bakersfield Liberty’s Jordan Love made his first for the Green Bay Packers. Here’s...
NFL Draft Highlights (2021)
California ends two-year streak with just one selection in the first round of the NFL Draft as three former prep players are taken for 2021. The highest to go was Bishop O’Dowd of Oakland grad Alijah Vera-Tucker at No. 14 by the New York Jets. Two former Mr. Football State Players of the Year went […]
Eight teams for College FB Playoffs?
Pacific-12 commissioner Larry Scott, who had high hopes, had his proposal of expanding this year’s College Football Playoff field from four teams to eight teams turned down recently by the CFP management committee, according to ESPN. While the CFP format is widely known to be reviewed annually by commissioners, it was revealed, for the first […]
FB Recruiting: Where 1st Team All-Staters Are Headed
It was supposedly a bad day for USC’s national football recruiting since the Trojans lost out on some major prospects in the closing days of the 2015-16 cycle, but they still comfortably led the state with five first-time all-state players who are in their 2016 signing class.
All-State Football: First Team
The 37th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Football Teams are headlined by these 30 players, chosen regardless of school size or year in school. Three players each from CIF Open Division finalists De La Salle and Corona Centennial have all been chosen. St. John Bosco of Bellflower and Serra of Gardena also end up with two […]
Elk Grove stays focused in SJS win
Thundering Herd do their part in setting up matchup of 13-0 unbeaten, state-ranked teams in CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I championship by defeating state-ranked Oak Ridge. For our Weekend State Top 25 Scoreboard, CLICK HERE. As many Elk Grove supporters surrounding the players were frantically looking for updates from Folsom’s CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I […]
NEW State Top 25 Football
Mater Dei only drops to sixth after loss to Bosco while Bishop Amat rises in front of Mission Viejo and both Long Beach Poly and Narbonne drop several positions due to margin of Poly’s loss to De La Salle. The only newcomer this week is Oak Ridge of El Dorado Hills. Nearly 30 more teams...
State Stat Stars of the Week
Among this week’s best single-game outings is a rare section record tie for rushing yards by Rancho Buena Vista’s Dominic Taylor. Also highlighted are Chatsworth’s Tyger Goslin, Newbury Park’s Cameron Rising (again) and Bryson Bolin of San Marcos. But considering the opposition, of course, the best probably was from Gardena Serra’s Khalil Tate.