Category Archives: High school football

St. Mary’s football ranked seventh in state

  This St. Mary’s football team might just be the best edition of the Rams in their 88 years of existence. St. Mary’s hammered Folsom 56-25 in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I championship game. Not only was it the second-most points scored in a Division I final, but Folsom was a four-time defending section champion. [...]

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Know Thine Enemy: St. Patrick-St. Vincent Bruins

The Brookside Christian football team is one victory away from its second state finals appearance, and first since 2010. Brookside Christian (9-4), which is on an eight-game winning streak, faces St. Patrick-St. Vincent at 7:30 p.m. Friday on the road in Vallejo in the CIF NorCal Division 6-A bowl game. My “Know Thine Enemy” blog [...]

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Know Thine Enemy: Mendota Aztecs

The dream continues for the Amador football team. Before this season, the 105-year-old high school had never seen a Sac-Joaquin Section championship on the gridiron. Now, Amador is the host school in the CIF NorCal Division 6-AA bowl game, against Mendota of the Central Section at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Calaveras High in San Andreas. [...]

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Prep Football Predictions: Championship Edition

My worst week of football predictions came right smack dab in the middle of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. Talk about the opposite of clutch, I’m becoming the Buffalo Bills of NorCal sports writers. Yet I digress. The No. 2 St. Mary’s football team battles No. 1 Folsom for the section’s Division I crown at 6 [...]

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X-Factors Championship Edition: St. Mary’s vs. Folsom

Sports’ fans dreams usually fall apart before they happen. For example: the No. 1-seeded Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys will NOT meet in the Super Bowl. It’ll be the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots. However, it has happened on the high school level, in a dream rematch from a dramatic, cinematic, apocalyptic Sac-Joaquin Section [...]

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Know Thine Enemy: Folsom Bulldogs

The stage is set for one of the most fascinating Sac-Joaquin Section football games in recent memory. No. 1 Folsom (12-1) and No. 2 St. Mary’s (12-1) lock horns in the Division I title game at 6 p.m. Saturday at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium. Folsom broke green-and-white hearts last November, taking a Division I semifinal [...]

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Player of the Game: Tre Jenkins III

Tre Jenkins III showed just how versatile he and the Rams could be. Jenkins, a junior on a very senior-heavy team, nabbed two interceptions (one of them SportsCenter worthy) with a fumble recovery and sizable return as the No. 2 St. Mary’s football team hammered seventh-seeded Turlock-Pitman 44-7 in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division I quarterfinal [...]

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Prep Football Playoff Predictions: Vol. II

The Manteca football team is headed to its first Sac-Joaquin Section championship game in three years. As our old friend at the Men’s Wearhouse used to say, I guarantee it. Here are my predictions for Friday and Saturday, for area teams in the Division I quarterfinals, Divisions IV and VI semifinals and Division VII championship [...]

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Know Thine Enemy: Players to Watch

We’ve spoken plenty already about the five area football teams still competing in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs: St. Mary’s, Manteca, Amador, Argonaut and Brookside Christian. But as they venture on in the playoffs, it’s time to look at their opponents and said opponents’ best players for Friday night. Here we go, starting with: DIVISION I [...]

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Countdown to Tipoff: Girls No. 9, Shaylene Stark

It’s Shaylene Stark’s time to be the heart and soul of the Brookside Christian girls basketball team. She was an integral member last year, as were key role playersAshlyn Lockard, Zhane Lewis, Dionni McCoy and Kendall Weary, but The Record’s two-time All-Area Player of the Year has graduated. That’s guard Aari McDonald, who’s now playing [...]

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