Unfortunately, due to the difficulty of many competitive equity based section playoff brackets, we already have some very good teams that are likely going to finish in the final State TOP 50 who have lost to other highly ranked teams and seasons are complete. Partly due to that, there are three new teams this week...
NEW State TOP 50 FB Rankings (26-50)
Lincoln of San Diego gets an eight-spot bump after big win over Mater Dei Catholic, but so does Alemany of Mission Hills (which has win over Hornets). Others coming up higher included new No. 33 St. Mary’s (Stockton) along with new No. 44 St. Bonaventure (Ventura). This week’s newcomers led by new No. 34 San...
State TOP 25 Weekend Scoreboard
On a bizarre Friday night when tropical thunderstorms plagued games in the south while a wildfire in Placer/El Dorado counties caused games to be cancelled or postponed in the north, the beat rolled on for the state’s top three teams. The biggest winner of the night may have been No. 19 Serra (Gardena), which got […]
State’s All-Time NFL 1st Rd Draft Picks
After this year’s 2022 NFL Draft, we have updated this all-time list. It might surprise some that the NFL Draft has been going on since 1936 and there were a lot of early years in which there were only 13 picks in the first round. We still have the highest players selected from a California...
FINAL State TOP 50 FB Ranks (1-25)
Mater Dei takes over at the top as previously announced, Sierra Canyon joins the top five for the first time in its history and San Clemente moves up into the top 10. The 2021 spring season didn’t finish with anything else too drastic from the next to last rankings. Others moving up were Buchanan of...
SoCal/NorCal Players of the Week
This COVID-abbreviated football season still has a few games left and a couple of places in the state, but this will be our final Players of the Week feature. Our final journey takes us to the southern part of the Inland Empire, the south Orange County city of San Clemente, and Pasadena in the south. […]
State FB TOP 25 Weekend Scoreboard
No. 2 Mater Dei gets four TD passes from its freshman QB in 34-17 win over No. 1 St. John Bosco on Saturday night. The highest-ranked team to lose on the weekend was No. 5 Mission Viejo, which fell to South Coast League rival San Clemente (No. 12). Sierra Canyon, Cathedral Catholic and Folsom also […]
Preseason State TOP 50 (Part 1)
These are the ones with more than 45 years of work behind them, but it’s so different for this spring season. Factors such as which teams are playing which teams and building a consensus of those who do local rankings will be more important in compiling these rankings than when it’s known there are going […]
Marching Toward Football?
There are 12 days left before a lot of stakeholders believe there is a deadline of sorts for there to be high school football played anywhere in California during the 2020-21 school year. Here’s a statewide snapshot as of Wednesday, Feb. 17, of the most significant events, stories, facts and figures in the last few […]
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 […]