Category Archives: High school football

Prep Football Power Rankings: Week 1

St. Mary’s not only earned its ranking in The Record’s area hierarchy, but in Cal-Hi Sports’ state pecking order. The Rams, The Record’s No. 1 large-school squad preseason, and Cal-Hi’s No. 13 statewide, smashed state No. 21 San Mateo-Serra 63-35 Saturday in San Mateo. St. Mary’s reigns supreme for the time being, and here’s a [...]

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Helmet Stickers: Prep Football Week 0

San Mateo-Serra might be the alma mater of Tom Brady and Barry Bonds, but the name “Dusty Frampton” is going to linger with the Padres more than any other athlete. At least for a little while. Frampton, St. Mary’s junior running back, punished the Padres with his 5-foot-11, 214-pound frame, taking 21 carries for 265 [...]

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Player of the Game: Julian Serrano

The Franklin football team’s quarterback was most impressive in his team’s most stressful moments. Julian Serrano, a senior and returning starter, was placed under pressure a handful of times during the first half of his team’s 26-21 season-opening win Friday at Linden High. But Serrano, wearing No. 3 and resembling Russell Wilson with not just [...]

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The Record’s Preseason All-Area Football First Team

Here it is, without much pomp or circumstance: The Record’s preseason All-Area football first team. Please remember that this is just preseason guesswork, this is not the real thing.  PRESEASON ALL-AREA FIRST TEAM OFFENSE QB – Jake Dunniway (St. Mary’s, senior) RB – Noah Preuss (Calaveras, senior) RB – Dusty Frampton (St. Mary’s, junior) RB [...]

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Top 50 Football Returners Countdown: No. 1

  My Top 50 Football Players Countdown, weighing the best returners in The Record’s coverage area: San Joaquin County and the Mother Lode, is in its second edition. The inspiration and much of the wording describing these rankings is thanks to my good friend and former colleague T.J. Holmes of the Redding Record Searchlight. These rankings are [...]

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Prep Football Predictions 2016: Week 0

Football fans in Stockton are focused on St. Mary’s trip to national power Bellflower-St. John Bosco on Sept. 23. But the Rams have one incredible football game to open the season. As do the rival Lincoln Trojans. CLICK HERE TO READ AN ONLINE EDITION OF THE RECORD’S 24-PAGE “PILLARS OF POWER” HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEW! [...]

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Top 50 Football Returners Countdown: No. 2

My Top 50 Football Players Countdown, weighing the best returners in The Record’s coverage area: San Joaquin County and the Mother Lode, is in its second edition. The inspiration and much of the wording describing these rankings is thanks to my good friend and former colleague T.J. Holmes of the Redding Record Searchlight. These rankings are based [...]

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Top 50 Football Returners Countdown: No. 3

My Top 50 Football Players Countdown, weighing the best returners in The Record’s coverage area: San Joaquin County and the Mother Lode, is in its second edition. The inspiration and much of the wording describing these rankings is thanks to my good friend and former colleague T.J. Holmes of the Redding Record Searchlight. These rankings are based [...]

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Top 50 Football Returners Countdown: No. 4

  My Top 50 Football Players Countdown, weighing the best returners in The Record’s coverage area: San Joaquin County and the Mother Lode, is in its second edition. The inspiration and much of the wording describing these rankings is thanks to my good friend and former colleague T.J. Holmes of the Redding Record Searchlight. These rankings are [...]

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Top 50 Football Returners Countdown: No. 5

My Top 50 Football Players Countdown, weighing the best returners in The Record’s coverage area: San Joaquin County and the Mother Lode, is in its second edition. The inspiration and much of the wording describing these rankings is thanks to my good friend and former colleague T.J. Holmes of the Redding Record Searchlight. These rankings are based [...]

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