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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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De La Salle Stamps Its Ticket (Again)

Spartans had some of their starters out just after halftime with 35-0 lead over Pittsburg and went on to beat the Pirates 49-7 in the CIF North Coast Section D1 championship. Read on for all of the streaks they’ve kept going, but will they have enough to be a serious challenge for either Mater Dei […]

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DLS Makes Folsom Sing The Blues

Spartans go to Sacramento County powerhouse school for the first time and head home with their NorCal record of domination since 1991 intact after a 42-27 victory. The win in No. 3 vs. No. 4 in state matchup also puts them in usual position of being the favorite to play for the CIF Open Division […]

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State Defensive POY: Henry To’oto’o

Hard-hitting linebacker from De La Salle of Concord becomes the sixth player from that storied program to get top defensive honors for California. Those who saw him play on a broken foot in the CIF Open Division state final may not have seen him at his best, especially when the Spartans shut out CIF Division […]

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Monarch Reign Extends To Year Two

Mater Dei of Santa Ana collects its second consecutive CIF Open Division state title with 35-21 triumph over one-time nemesis De La Salle of Concord on Saturday night at Cerritos College. It also will give the Monarchs a share of the mythical national title for the second straight year but may not be unanimous like […]

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