Category Archives: High school football

Prep Football Power Rankings: Week 4

Once again, this is one heck of a group of five teams. It’s the third edition of my Prep Football Power Rankings here was we enter into high school’s Week 4, as two of my top five from last week were inactive, two won, and one lost. That one was St. Mary’s, who, ironically, has [...]

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Helmet Stickers: Prep Football Week 3

The Valley Oak League begins Friday, and the Tri-City Athletic League, San Joaquin Athletic Association  and more aren’t far behind it. There are only four unbeaten teams left – Manteca, Sierra, West and Ripon Christian – and who knows how long that number will stand. High school football is hitting the meat of the 2014 [...]

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Kimball-Tracy Player of the Game: Nate Jones

You could see it in his eyes before the game. Nate Jones, Tracy High’s senior running back, missed most of the first three games of his final prep season after injuring his ankle Week 0 in a loss to Oakley-Freedom. He sat and watched another loss to Bay Area-power Concord-Clayton Valley and a redemptive win [...]

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Stats and Breakdown: Tracy trounces Kimball

Tracy High football (2-2) never freaked out when it lost its first two games of the season. The Bulldogs pressed on, for the time being, without senior tailback Nate Jones and got back on their feet by bashing Modesto-Beyer 50-12 on Sept. 12. And, Sept. 19, Jones returned to lead Tracy past cross-town foe Kimball [...]

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Prep Football Week 3 Scoreboard

Here it is, folks, you local high school football Week 3 scoreboard from Friday and Saturday. Thanks to our friend Joe Davidson of The Sacramento Bee for providing the complete Sac-Joaquin Section list, which helped expedite this process this time around. WEEK 3 SCOREBOARD Amador 41, Colusa 6 Bear Creek 27, Vallejo 7 Sacramento-Capital Christian [...]

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Friday Prep Football Predictions: Week 3

  The nights are getting a little cooler. Offenses are getting in rhythm. Defenses are getting meaner and smarter. High school football season is coming into its own, and for larger groups like the Valley Oak League, league play begins next Friday – believe it or not. For now, today brings another slew of intriguing [...]

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Five local football players named Cal-Hi Sports State Stat Stars

As far as this year goes, it’s a record. Five local football players – two from Stockton, two from Tracy, one from Manteca – were named to the Cal-Hi Sports State Stat Stars weekly list Thursday. For one of them, it’s his third straight week on the list. Sierra High tailback Mark Paule Jr. is [...]

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Manteca, St. Mary’s, Sierra football stack up well in NorCal

It’s a week of firsts for Sierra High football. Tuesday, the Timberwolves (3-0) entered MaxPreps’ Sac-Joaquin Section football Top 25 for the first time in program history, coming in at No. 25, and today, Sierra entered the Cal-Hi Sports’ NorCal Div. II bowl rankings at No. 10. Sierra has crushed Ripon, Ceres-Central Valley and Chavez [...]

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Recent History: Kimball-Tracy Football

Woodrow Wilson and Barack Obama. Yes, they’re both presidents. No, they never got a chance to meet each other. They’re significant in local high school football, though, when we look at the origin of Tracy and Kimball high schools. Tracy was founded in 1917, around the middle of Wilson’s eight-year term in office and World [...]

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Players to Watch: Kimball at Tracy

The Record’s high school football Game of the Week for Week 3 is a battle for the west side of the 209. Tracy (1-2) hosts Kimball (1-1) in a cross-town battle at 7:15 p.m. The host Bulldogs are looking for a second-straight win after falling to Oakley-Freedom and Concord-Clayton Valley to start the season. Kimball [...]

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