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 […]
As the national championship game is set for Monday in Miami and after Antioch’s Najee Harris was named as the Doak Walker Award winner for most outstanding running back, it’s a good time to update and post our historical college football lists from previously published state record books. Go inside to see which national honorees […]
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 […]
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...
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...
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...
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). […]
Can a lineman who primarily only plays on offense ever be named State Player of the Year? For the 2016 season, the answer is an emphatic YES. St. John Bosco’s senior leader off of its CIF Open Division state title team is indeed the Cal-Hi Sports Mr. Football State Player of the Year. It’s not […]
There are six players who will be taken under serious consideration to be the 2016 Cal-Hi Sports Mr. Football State Player of the Year, including last year’s winner Najee Harris of Antioch. All six also will be entered into a head-to-head bracket-style fan vote on our Twitter page. Winner to be announced in approximately two […]
Here are rankings done by longtime Bay Area analyst Harold Abend and were done for use on Antioch High football game broadcasts. Anyone wishing to see writeups and breakdowns of the top teams in the state, sign up for our Gold Club membership. For details, CLICK HERE.