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NEW State TOP 50 FB Rankings (1-25)

Heading into this week’s CIF state championships, it will be No. 1 Mater Dei vs No. 4 Serra (San Mateo) plus new No. 6 De La Salle vs new No. 8 Mission Viejo and new No. 7 Folsom vs new No. 23 St. Bonaventure. Grant of Sacramento also goes up five spots. San Clemente also...

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State TOP 25 Weekend Scoreboard

Key Saturday scores added. Most common result this weekend is “Bye” or “Did Not Play.” There were some huge matchups in the CIF Southern Section D2 playoffs since the losing team is going home for the season and all 16 teams in the bracket (due to competitive equity seeding) are all top 50 teams or […]

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State TOP 25 Weekend Scoreboard

On Friday, No. 3 Corona Centennial doesn’t get close this time in loss to No. 1 Mater Dei. No. 2 St. John Bosco rolls over No. 14 Bishop Amat. No. 5 Serra (San Mateo) nips No. 6 De La Salle on last-second FG. Plus, No. 4 Mission Viejo falls to No. 13 Long Beach Poly. […]

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Marlon Gardinera: State Coach of Year

Following San Mateo Serra’s Patrick Walsh for 2020-21, it became a perfect fit for another of the major coaches in the state who played a significant role in enabling there to be a season last spring to be named for the state’s most prestigious coaching honor. This is the one that goes back for more […]

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Patrick Walsh: State FB Coach of Year

For a year like no other, Serra of San Mateo’s Patrick Walsh became a driving force among football coaches throughout the state for their sport to have a short, spring season. But that’s not the only reason he now joins the all-time state list of honored coaches that goes back for more than 100 years. […]

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NorCal vs. SoCal: Endless Debate

It was after all games were played during the 1992 high school football season in the state when we put together a cover story for Student Sports Magazine that allowed players from the top-ranked teams to come together for a photo shoot. The one who came down to Southern California to represent CIF North Coast...

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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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Which schools can play each other?

It remains very much up in the air whether there will be very many high school football games in California that will get scheduled for March and April, but with the downward trends in the pandemic it’s still possible to speculate about teams from adjoining counties that at some point might be able to play […]

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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. For this look […]

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1994, ’08 & ’81 Season Replays (Week 7)

This is how the season looked after the seventh week during our week-by-week replay for three of the most exciting, unpredictable football seasons we’ve covered in our 40-plus years: 1981, 1994 and 2008. No. 1 teams remained Edison of Huntington Beach, Bishop Amat of La Puente and Long Beach Poly. For 2008, the trajectory of...

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