Category Archives: High school football

The State of the CIF: Today’s words from executive director Roger Blake

In-between two of the high school basketball state finals today, Roger Blake, the California Interscholastic Federation’s executive director, sat down with reporters to discuss the “state of the state.” On the very-loose, open-ended agenda were state playoff division alignment, the future of high school football bowl games (which expand to give every section champion a [...]

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National Signing Day Update: Football Commits

It’s National Signing Day and I’m in a break between events at Lincoln and St. Mary’s. Football, as it is any other day, is the marquee sport on Signing Day, and there are no lack of local commits making their decision for the next few years by signing their letters of intent. Here’s a list [...]

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Kimball football’s Cooper Ivy-League bound

It’s stressful getting recruited as a football player from a program that’s new, or not a traditional power. So for Rashaad Cooper, when Kimball struggled in his senior year to a 2-8 record overall and a 1-6 mark in the Valley Oak League, it meant an uphill climb. But he kept at it, sending emails [...]

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St. Mary’s, Brookside Christian, Lincoln girls still strong in national, state rankings

St. Mary’s girls basketball stayed firmly planted as a consensus — for the most part — No. 4 team in the nation and No. 2 team in the state after rolling through Tri-City Athletic League play thus far. Plus, the Rams knocked off Chatsworth-Sierra Canyon 85-77, and La Jolla Country Day 85-52 at their own [...]

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Six Local Football Players Named All-Sac-Joaquin Section

Six local players weren’t just great this year. They were some of the best this part of the state had to offer. St. Mary’s Noah Righetti, Khalil Hodge and Shane McDermott, Tracy’s Jake Alvarado and Stagg’s Tristen Taylor were named to the all-Sac-Joaquin Section team by MaxPreps Tuesday, and Sierra’s Trevon McCray made the second [...]

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Best of the Best: Local Football Stat Kings of 2014

High school football season has come and gone. The Record’s All-Area Football team is in the works, but for now, here’s a look at the leader in statistical categories (passing yards, passing TDs, rushing yards, rushing TDs, receiving yards, receiving TDs on offense; tackles, sacks and interceptions on defense). OFFENSE PASSING Yards and TDs OSAI [...]

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By the Numbers: Sac-Joaquin Section Football Playoffs

Sac-Joaquin Section football’s championship weekend provided some shock and heartbreak for St. Mary’s football. Tracy had that, too, but after its incredible underdog run through the playoffs, No. 1 Folsom proved too much for any team in the area. Probably even Grant, who it plays Friday in a NorCal Division I bowl. To take a [...]

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Complete Statistical Breakdown: St. Mary’s-Grant and Tracy-Folsom

I’ve already released my Players of the Game for St. Mary’s-Grant and Tracy-Folsom Sac-Joaquin Section championship games. Now, here’s a look at each game’s individual statistical breakdown. Thanks to the good folks at Sacramento State for the St. Mary’s-Grant stats. Tracy-Folsom is all my own. SAC-JOAQUIN SECTION DIVISION II FINAL Grant 21, St. Mary’s 14 [...]

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Helmet Stickers: Prep Football Championship Edition

It was incredible weekend for San Joaquin County high school football. And, specifically, the Tri-City Athletic League. St. Mary’s, the outright TCAL champ, and Tracy, the league’s runner-up, both played in Sac-Joaquin Section championship games at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium. Tracy fell 55-7 to a juggernaut of a Folsom team Saturday in the Division I [...]

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Championship Gameday Glance: Tracy-Folsom

The day Tracy High football fans have been waiting for since the Reagan administration is here. Tracy (10-3) plays in its first Sac-Joaquin Section championship game since 1987, as the No. 7 seed, facing No. 1 Folsom (13-0) in the Division I title bout at 7 p.m. at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium. NOTE: I’m not [...]

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