Category Archives: High school football

Back in Action: Top TCAL Football Returners

Today, I met Lodi High football coach Robert Sperling. And I asked him what he thought about the re-assembled football gauntlet: the Tri-Cities Athletic League. “It’s like the SEC,” he told me. “It’s loaded.” He couldn’t be more right. The TCAL includes two schools each from Stockton, Tracy and Lodi this year, with defending champion [...]

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Video: Our All-Area football player and coach of the year

Hear from Manteca’s Alex Laurel and coach Reis about their historic season:

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Pats not the right fit for Lavelle

Edison grad Lavelle Hawkins has had an eventful few months. In May, the receiver was released after five seasons by the Titans, the team that drafted him out of Cal in 2008. Just days later, he signed a two-year deal with the Patriots, but that didn’t work out and he was released in July. Days later, [...]

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National Signing Day-Chris Valeros

Lincoln’s Chris Valeros, Azusa Pacific football: “I really liked the campus, My friend (and former teammate) Jo Jo Bones goes there, and I just really wanted to go there. Jo Jo started both ways this year, and I talked to him a lot and he talked to the coaches about me. He helped me out [...]

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A few good minutes with Lavelle Hawkins

  Lavelle Hawkins was in town this week to visit family and friends during the Tennessee Titans’ bye week. The 26-year-old Edison High and Cal product is in his fifth season with the Titans. This season has been especially frustrating as the receiver has been activated for only three games. “We’ve had some injuries and [...]

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Justin Davis: Man of Troy

Lincoln High junior running back Justin Davis, The Record’s 2011 Player of the Year, has made his college choice: USC. Davis announced his decision today. I talked to Justin at the Division I section track championships, and he told me the decision wasn’t a difficult one. “I knew it as soon as I visited there,” [...]

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Lincoln product to announce college choice

On Wednesday, Eric McKinney wrote on We Are SC, powered by ESPN, Lincoln High junior standout running back Justin Davis has narrowed his college choices to Washington, Cal and USC and will announce his choice today (Thursday). McKinney wrote: “The 6-foot, 195-pound back is the first in-state tailback and offensive player offered by USC in [...]

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Interview with Lodi kicker

Here’s a quick video interview with Lodi kicker Jeff Dickerson, in which he talks a bit about his background and shares some tips: Lodi hosts Bear Creek at 7:30 p.m. today at the Grape Bowl.

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Better Bullfrogs

Bret Harte coach Scott Edwards said he’s excited about his football team. And after Friday’s 61-19 win over Gustine, he should be. Justice Rasmussen tied a school record with five rushing touchdowns. He only carried the ball eight times and had 154 yards. The Bullfrogs (1-1) bounced back against the Redskins one week after blowing [...]

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