Category Archives: High school football

Lions All-Star Football: North Offense

Pick your poison. That’s what the South team’s defense is facing this week, as it prepares for an unpredictable and potentially dynamic North offense, in the 43rd annual District 4-A1 Lions All-Star Football Game. Gates open at 5 p.m., pregame festivities begin at 6 p.m. and kickoff is at 7 p.m. Saturday at Tracy High’s [...]

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Aumavae, Grim, Guevara, Dancy named All-NorCal

The 2015 All-Northern California football team, written by The Sacramento Bee’s Joe Davidson, was released on Friday morning. St. Mary’s junior lineman Popo Aumavae leads the group as a first-team defensive lineman. Aumavae, a 6-foot-6 force for the Rams, already has six NCAA Division I offers, including Oregon. I’ve seen him wear Oregon socks, [...]

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Players to Watch: Sierra at Chowchilla

The Sierra football team is 48 minutes away from becoming the first CIF State champion in the city of Manteca, and the second from San Joaquin County, following the 2010 Escalon Cougars. To get there, Sierra (9-5) must beat host Chowchilla (12-2), the Central Section Division IV champion, which beat Los Angeles-Fairfax 28-16 in their [...]

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By the Numbers: Sierra vs. Sutter

Sierra and Sutter high schools have their differences. Sierra is a school of 1,300-plus, in Manteca, in San Joaquin County, while Sutter, in the same town and county of the school name, has between 600-700 students. The Timberwolves football team run shotgun formations, while the Huskies use the Wing-T. Most striking, though, is just the [...]

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MaxPreps unveils potential Sierra bowl opponent

What a strange, but phenomenal, week it is for the Sierra football team. PHOTO GALLERY: Sierra football wins first Sac-Joaquin Section title, celebrates in style. The Timberwolves (8-5) are on a four-game winning streak, and more importantly, are your new Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV champion. Sierra has clinched a CIF State NorCal bowl game appearance [...]

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Sierra’s Player of the Game: Scott Teicheira

Scott Teicheira’s will and skill set are the epitome of the 2015 Sierra football team. Teicheira, a starting center and linebacker for the Timberwolves, isn’t built like a mountain like some other prominent football players in the area. No, the senior Teicheira is 5-foot-7, and though he’s strong, earns everything he gets. Teicheira was on [...]

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The Aftermath: St. Mary’s feeling Folsom blues

There are moments, as a high school sports reporter, when covering football like the NFL is stripped away and you’re reminded that you’re writing about the journey young adults are taking together. So it was really heartbreaking, after No. 1 Folsom rallied to beat No. 5 St. Mary’s 56-49 in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division I [...]

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Know Thine Enemy: Liberty Ranch Hawks

When the Galt-Liberty Ranch football team popped up your schedule it September, it was probably worth a smile and knowing you had a winnable game. But as the Hawks went away from the previous coaching regime’s shotgun pistol offense, to the classic, run-heavy, deception-based Wing-T offense, that reputation went away. A versatile winner emerged, and [...]

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St. Mary’s flies into NorCal Top 25 rankings

Toppling a previously unbeaten, and very good defensive football team in a road section quarterfinal certainly earns you some love. The St. Mary’s football team, which for many, many weeks has not been a part of the NorCal Top 25 rankings — compiled by The Sacramento Bee’s Joe Davidson and — is back. And [...]

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Know Thine Enemy: Inderkum Tigers

Driving from Manteca High to Inderkum High in north Sacramento takes a little over an hour, without traffic, and provided you don’t drive like a raging lunatic who just chugged four Monsters. Yet, these teams are all too familiar with one another, at least from a program standpoint. Manteca knocked off Inderkum in the 2013 [...]

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