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Senior-laden DLS State Team of Year

The only blemish was a strange loss in the season opener almost in the middle of the night (due to weather delays) in Texas, but in the end it’s another top finish for the nation’s all-time best football program. How should the Spartans be handled coming into next season, however, with only two returning starters?


New Honor: State Defensive POY

We are adding a new statewide yearly honor to our parade of them at this time of the year and it will salute the most outstanding defensive player of the year in the state. The first honoree is defensive back Iman “Biggie” Marshall of Long Beach Poly. And since Iman comes from a school that’s […]

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The Making of Malik

Malik Hutchings, the “little” brother of the 2012 Mr. Football State Player of the Year, is a monster in the middle at Deer Valley of Antioch despite never having played football before this season. And the reason he’s playing now? His father is battling cancer.

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FB: A new Hutchings arrives

Malik Hutchings making his own name It’s hard to believe that Deer Valley (Antioch) senior linebacker and tight end Malik Hutchings, the younger brother of 2012 Mr. Football State Player of the Year Michael Hutchings, is only in his fifth game of organized football. That’s right. Not his fifth varsity game, but his fifth game […]


All-State Football: First Team

De La Salle and Narbonne both pocket two choices with Gauchos’ Troy Williams getting coveted quarterback position. We also go with Mater Dei’s Thomas Duarte as a receiver to free up extra slot for multi-purpose player.


Mr. Football 2012: Michael Hutchings

Linebacker for the Spartans also turned heads on special teams and made big plays in the last three CIF Open Division state bowl games. He’s the fourth State Player of the Year from the school.


De La Salle’s State Team of the Year streak now extends to four years too

With new regional bowl format, suspense for this selection has become obsolete. Still, we’ll continue to make it official since our list of honorees extends back to 1891.

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Open: Centennial pushes De La Salle, but not enough

Early miscues lead to 28-0 deficit and while the Huskies come back, they can’t stop the Spartans from winning their fourth straight CIF Open Division state championship with a 48-28 triumph.

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New State Top 25 Rankings (Part 1)

First five gets re-shuffled with Narbonne up to No. 2, Vista Murrieta staying at No. 3 and then comes Mission Viejo and Mater Dei. Go inside here for writeups and in-depth analysis of the first 12 teams in the CalHiSportsFootball Top 25. This week’s new CIF State Bowl Game Rankings will be posted on Tuesday.

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Mr. Football State Player of the Year Tracker

First look at top candidates for 2012 season honor still shows the 2011 Junior of the Year in the lead. Check Thursday on this page for the latest installment of State Stat Stars.

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