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 […]
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...
Leading off this group is our top choice from the CIF San Diego Section, Vista of 1974, but if you talk to a lot of longtime observers from that area you probably will get a different choice as to which should be No. 1. California’s first 15-0 team from Bishop Amat plus a Long Beach...
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 […]
There were a bunch of showdowns last week, but the only change in the top 10 of this week’s rankings sees Cathedral Catholic grabbing the 10th spot. Sierra Canyon enjoys the biggest ascent, going to No. 18 after its triumph over previous No. 10 Grace Brethren. We also have both Pittsburg and Liberty of Brentwood...
State No. 30 Padres break three-year losing streak to CIF North Coast Section powerhouse in surprisingly one-sided triumph on Saturday over state No. 37 Pittsburg that shows they’ll be a serious contender for CIF Central Coast Section Open Division title. Their new starting quarterback leads the way. FOR THIS WEEK’S STATE TOP 25 WEEKEND SCOREBOARD, […]
We recently received more than 50 responses from many of the top high school football coaches in California on a questionnaire in which they participated in a poll about the controversial transfer situation and were asked a general question regarding their thoughts about the current format of the CIF state football championships. Go inside to […]
The Word ‘Never’ Was Used A Lot Among The Serra Football Team In 2017 — A Team Never Short On Resilience Or Talent • Story by CHACE BRYSON | Photos by JAMES K. LEASH Note: To check out more SportStars Magazine coverage of this year’s CIF state football finals plus many more free features from […]
Explosive Bulldogs make their home crowd happy with 49-42 victory over Helix of La Mesa in CIF Division 1-AA state final to win their program’s third CIF state crown. They won with a lineup of numerous underclass standouts, which begs the question whether they’ll aim even higher next season. In Friday’s other CIF state final […]
In one respect, defending NorCal D1-AA champ St. Mary’s of Stockton already looks more dangerous than last year after the Rams exploded for 31 points in the second quarter in their 41-13 victory on Saturday at home against Serra of San Mateo. State Top 25 Weekend Scoreboard: Preview Next Rankings Here