We’re now more than halfway done with all of our annual all-state football honors and are pleased to provide recognition for this group of players representing schools that were considered medium schools for the 2022 season. CIF D2-A state champion Granite Hills of El Cajon, CIF 3-AA state champ Grant of Sacramento and CIF D2-AA […]
Alternate Universe State FB Playoffs
In this universe, the state’s high school sports landscape evolved much differently, with two very large sections (north & south) and a much more robust CIF state association. No results were changed in the 2022 state playoffs that just ended in our alternate universe, but the Open Division state championship saw St. John Bosco defeat...
More State FB Teams of the Year
Los Alamitos is the 2022 State Public Schools Team of the Year even with a 9-3 final record. This group of Griffins, however, does make us recall great teams from Los Al in 1994 and 2002. We also have Granite Hills of El Cajon (medium schools) and Escalon (small schools) collecting final No. 1 honors. […]
CIF State FB Previews & Picks
Wet weather is forecast for the Saturday games at home sites in Northern California, but it should be okay for the five games being played on Friday and Saturday at Saddleback College. Schools looking to win state titles for the first time are plentiful. Those looking for more include the school tied for the most […]
SoCal/NorCal Players of the Week
During the regular season we had in the range of 500 games to choose from for these honors but once the playoffs started the funnel narrows as the field is basically halved each week until this final week of honoring football players when we only had 26 games in the whole state. Despite that fact, […]
Friday CIF Regional Scoreboard
The Weekend State TOP 25 Scoreboard is being replaced this weekend by two scoreboards that will present details and quick reactions from the Friday and Saturday CIF regional championships. The big winners on Friday were De La Salle of Concord (D1-AA), Lincoln of San Diego (D1-AA), McClymonds of Oakland (D2-AA) and Mater Dei Catholic of […]
Medium/Small Schools State FB Ranks
Going into the CIF regional finals, Yorba Linda for medium and Escalon for small can win out and add additional honor to the CIF state title both are looking for. If they lose, the final No. 1 ranking could go to a team that has lost to a large school in a higher competitive equity...
NEW NorCal/SoCal CIF Bowl Projections
This is a big week for these projections since it’s the next to last one before late Saturday night when we’ll do one more run through after all results from section championship games are in. As usual, some of the toughest decisions for the CIF will be to perhaps match title teams from the same...
1994, ’08, ’81 Season Replays Week 13
This is how the season looked after the 13th 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. And at this point in those seasons section playoff finalists were getting done and tough decisions in some cases were looming. The...
Select All-State FB Writeups (2003-2011)
Continuing with our efforts to add more content to this website from our massive 40 years of publishing newsletters, magazines and state record books on previous platforms, here are select all-state first team football writeups for a nine-year period beginning in 2003 and ending in 2011. Go inside to see what we wrote about first […]