Category Archives: High school football

Prep Football Predictions: Week 5

I have to admit, it’s fun being bulletin board material. When the Tracy football team, a No. 7 seed, shocked No. 2 Carmichael-Jesuit in the 2014 Sac-Joaquin Section Division I quarterfinals, I had picked Jesuit like the rest of the media outlets. Bulldogs senior Jake Alvarado called me on it during the fourth quarter, and [...]

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Prep Football Week 4 MVP: Austin Sith

Austin Sith has a trait that many teenagers have not, especially in this age of instant gratification. Sith has considerable patience. The McNair football senior running back was used consistently, but in measured amounts, for a pass-happy offense when Sith was a sophomore and junior. It was understandable from McNair’s part, behind the record-setting trio [...]

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Helmet Stickers: Prep Football Week 4

Most of the East Union football team’s headlines go to its three-year starting quarterback Jack Weaver. And he’s earned them. But several more of his teammates are stepping up this season, including the offensive line and the other guys running the ball. One of those is Isaiah Sholund, a junior fullback, who tallied 28 carries [...]

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Prep Football Power Rankings: Week 5

These are also available on recordnet.com. In the past, the full explanations of these rankings have been in my blog only, but I’m trying to expand to our  newspaper print edition when possible. Grab a copy of Monday’s Record to get it in print. How the East Union football team fares in its final six [...]

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Week 4 Player of the Game: Marcos Castillo

Marcos Castillo has been impacting all three phases of Sierra’s varsity football team for three years now. Castillo, a senior, is a running back, kicker and linebacker who can even play a run-first quarterback when need be. On Friday, Castillo had two rushing touchdowns, a 2-point conversion run and hit a 25-yard field goal in [...]

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High School Football Scoreboard: Week 4

Welcome back to your weekly source for Stockton, San Joaquin County and Mother Lode high school football results. Here are all of your Week 4 scores, sorted first by leagues then by nonleague contests: VALLEY OAK LEAGUE Manteca 42, Kimball 0 East Union 26, Lathrop 14 Central Catholic 45, Weston Ranch 7 Oakdale 28, Sierra [...]

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Gameday Preview: Oakdale at Sierra

The last two times the Sierra football team has hosted Oakdale, times have been good for the Timberwolves. In 2014, Sierra has recently stunned Modesto-Central Catholic 17-14, and beat Oakdale en route to sharing the Valley Oak League championship with the Mustangs. This time around, as Sierra hosts Oakdale in The Record’s Game of the [...]

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Prep Football Week 3 MVP: Aaron Thomas

Aaron Thomas and the Lincoln football team were just plain tired of losing. And the Trojans corrected that problem, beating Modesto-Downey 54-38 last Friday at Spanos Stadium in Stockton. Thomas delivered his best game of the season, going 17 of 30 passing for 344 yards and four touchdowns, and taking 26 carries for 109 yards [...]

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Players to Watch: Prep Football Week 4

Dylan Byrd was a 2-point conversion pass away from shocking the Mother Lode League. Byrd, then the Calaveras quarterback, was not able to convert that pass, and Sonora beat Calaveras with no time on the clock last September in Sonora. Now, Dylan’s younger brother is in command. And he’s one of six Players to Watch [...]

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Prep Football Section, Regional State Rankings: Week 4

The St. Mary’s football team is up to No. 7 in the state, via Cal-Hi Sports new Top 25 rankings. St. Mary’s (4-0) moved up after beating Elk Grove-Cosumnes Oaks 42-20, and after Sacramento High upset former No. 8 Folsom 32-27 on the Bulldogs’ blue turf. Folsom, consequently, was dropped all the way out of [...]

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