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State TOP 25 Weekend Scoreboard

Saturday updates now added. On Friday, there were some surprises and lower-ranked teams beating higher-ranked teams, including Frontier of Bakersfield downing Liberty of Bakersfield plus Servite of Anaheim defeating Santa Margarita of Rancho SM and Monterey Trail of Elk Grove jumping back into the top 50 mix with a win over Grant of Sacramento. Many […]

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More State Record Updates (Team)

For this next set of state football record updates, we focus on most all-time wins for a team, best all-time records for a team and more section playoff records. As was heavily reported last season, Long Beach Poly has passed Bakersfield for being the school with the most all-time wins. De La Salle still easily […]

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NEW State TOP 50 FB Rankings (1-25)

The order we’ve had at the top of the state since the preseason with Mater Dei at No. 1 and St. John Bosco at No. 2 will stay the same probably until November 25 after last Friday’s showdown. This week’s rankings also sees Edison of Huntington Beach join the top 10 prior to its matchup...

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Inside State Football Records

An amazing number of current college football quarterbacks, two of them who are among the front-runners for the Heisman Trophy, threw for more than 10,000 yards as high school quarterbacks in California. We go over all them and not just the ones at Alabama, Ole Miss and Georgia. It’s also a good time to remind […]


New Guidelines: Advocates Speak Out

Not long after Governor Gavin Newsom conducted a press conference on Friday in which the highlight was the announcement of new youth sports guidelines, leaders of the Golden State Football Coaches Community and the Let Them Play CA group met with the media to provide their reaction. Football wasn’t just a focus for the leaders […]

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Next Weeks Crucial for #LetThemPlay

Thousands of people gathered at more than 130 different sites located just outside of school campuses throughout the state on Friday to advocate for a safe return to high school sports. It wasn’t promoted or presented as rallies specifically for football, but there was a decided prevalence of football players in jerseys at most of […]

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Football Blasts From The Past

We got a little bit off schedule last week due to all the World Series-related posts so this week’s Blasts From The Past isn’t that far removed from last week. It’s still another look back in time to approximately the same weekend of the California high school football season from five, 10, 15, 20, 25, […]

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Bosco-DLS rematch set for Jan. 8

The two schools that met last December for the CIF Open Division state title announced on Wednesday that they’ve agreed to play in a non-league game to open the 2021 January season at St. John Bosco of Bellflower. It’s not just the first time that two teams from the Open Division state finals are playing […]

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All-Decade All-State Football: Honors

We’ll have a separate post coming on Saturday containing the actual all-decade all-state football teams for the 2010s, but for this first announcement we’re taking care of the major awards: State Player of the Decade, State Coach of the Decade, State Team of the Decade, State School of the Decade and State Game of the […]

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Saturday CIF State Finals

St. John Bosco of Bellflower makes it 3-for-3 in CIF Open Division state title game triumphs over De La Salle of Concord, but the Spartans hung around until a back-breaking 96-yard fumble return touchdown late in the fourth quarter of 49-28 contest. The CIF Southern Section also made it 3-for-3 on the day at Cerritos […]

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