After this year’s 2023 NFL Draft, we have updated this all-time list. California QBs went No. 1 and No. 2 in the first round for the first time, but as this list shows it did happen with an RB and a lineman in 1969. It might surprise some that the NFL Draft has been going...
Who Will Be First-Ever Frosh POY?
There has never been a Cal-Hi Sports State Freshman Football Player of the Year, but there will be one named after the 2022 season is in the books. Here’s a quick look at five top contenders, why we’re doing this now, if we’ll do our usual approach of going back and naming one historically over […]
Najee Harris’ Mr. Football Writeup
For the first time since 1986, a non-senior athlete in 2015 gained acclaim as the Cal-Hi Sports Mr. Football State Player of the Year. Antioch’s Najee Harris won out due to the season he had, local consensus over another top candidate and how great he looked up close against top competition. Will a non-senior be […]
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 […]
State’s College FB Award Winners
As the national championship game was set for a Monday in Miami in 2021 and after Antioch’s Najee Harris was named as the Doak Walker Award winner for most outstanding running back, it was a good time to update and post our historical college football lists from previously published state record books. This list was […]
Football Blasts From The Past
Here’s another look back in time to approximately the same week of the California high school football season from five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years ago. At the end of what would have normally been the end of each of those seasons, we may go back even further such as Long […]
Top 50 Football Players We’ve Seen
Since this list comprises all of the years of the Concord De La Salle dynasty since the early 1980s, the Spartans are well-represented on this list, beginning with the top spot. Physically dominant linebacker-running back D.J. Williams from 1999 is still the best player we’ve ever seen in person from a California high school. We...
All-Decade All-State Football: Teams
We have a first team and a second team comprised of California’s best players since 2010 season, based mostly on high school accomplishment but without ignoring what they might have done later on. Three from the 2019 season are on first team, one is on second. We also have the best current receiver in the...
Final Look: Class of 2017 Football
Going by consensus of Scout, Rivals, ESPN and 24/7, it’s a tie between Antioch’s Najee Harris and Redlands East Valley’s Jaelen Phillips as to which would be the state’s top college prospect as freshmen heading into the 2017 season. We’ll break the tie since Najee was Mr. Football State Player of the Year as a...
All-State Football: First Team
The 38th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Football Teams are topped by these 30 players, selected regardless of school size or year in school. Five players have earned rare back-to-back all-state first team honors, led by Mr. Football State Player of the Year Wyatt Davis (St. John Bosco) and national No. 1 recruit Najee Harris (Antioch). […]