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Coverage of High School Sports in the Stockton, California area.

The Record’s Prep Football Stats Leaders: Week 3

The Record’s Prep Football Statistical Leaders Her are the top five statistical leaders in most major categories, for teams in The Record’s coverage area entering Week 3′s games. To be specific, The Record considers every team in the SJAA and TCAL, every team in the VOL besides Oakdale and Central Catholic, every team in the [...]

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Players to Watch: Prep Football Week 3

Austin Sith has waited his turn for the McNair football team. Sith, a 5-foot-6, 157-pound senior for the Eagles, ran hard when he had his opportunities, when McNair was an overwhelmingly pass-happy team in 2014 and 2015. Still, Sith compiled 1,195 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns during those seasons. Now, second year coach Terry Hampton [...]

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State, NorCal, Section Football Rankings: Week 3

The St. Mary’s football team was already Top 10 in the state, then it hammered No. 25 Modesto-Central Catholic 49-0 in the “Holy Bowl.” Nothing else shifted in Cal-Hi Sports’ state hierarchy, at least in terms of the Top 10, so St. Mary’s remains at No. 9 on Cal-Hi’s list for Week 3. Here’s a [...]

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Prep Football Predictions: Week 3

The Lincoln football team hopes that history repeats itself from 2013. That is, a brutal start coupled by a Sac-Joaquin Section playoff appearance. In 2013, under then coach Brian Gray, Lincoln lost all five of its nonleague games to Elk Grove, Turlock-Pitman, Vacaville, St. Mary’s and Granite Bay, before winning four of five San Joaquin [...]

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Five Storylines for Prep Football Week 3

The Record’s Prep Football Game of the Week is the crosstown battle between longtime power Tracy High, a two-time section champion, and the new kid on the block, Kimball. The Bulldogs (0-3) host the Jaguars (1-1) at 7:15 p.m. Friday, as Tracy looks for its fifth consecutive win in the series and sixth out of [...]

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Helmet Stickers: Prep Football Week 2

My Prep Football “Helmet Stickers” blogs celebrates the best in high school pigskin from The Record’s coverage area every week. Week 2 was loaded with exceptional performances, and here they are: MARK VICENTE (Sierra QB, senior) Vicente’s magical run continued, in a 49-7 throttling of Lodi Friday at the Grape Bowl. He had five touchdown [...]

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Prep Football Power Rankings: Week 3

As if there was any doubt, the St. Mary’s football team made its presence not only as The Record’s No. 1 large school team, but the top squad in the 209 area code. St. Mary’s (3-0) crushed Modesto-Central Catholic (1-2) 49-0 in the 25th edition of the “Holy Bowl” Friday at Patton Field. Not only [...]

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Players of the Game: Jake Dunniway and Keller Salmon

The St. Mary’s football team’s offense is a nightmare for anyone that faces it. St. Mary’s is now averaging 54 points per game after demolishing Modesto-Central Catholic 49-0  in the “Holy Bowl” tonight at Patton Field. Yet the defense has been human, allowing 35 points to San Mateo-Serra and 32 to Santa Rosa-Cardinal Newman. But [...]

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High School Football Scoreboard: Week 2

Here you are, The Record’s high school football scoreboard for Week 2: ***** St. Mary’s 49, Modesto-Central Catholic 0 Modesto-Downey 57, Tokay 23 Manteca 59, Modesto-Enochs 0 East Union 65, Modesto-Johansen 13 Denair 26, Brookside Christian 6 Modesto-Beyer 39, Edison 16 Los Banos-Pacheco 50, Chavez 40 Galt-Liberty Ranch 70, Franklin 13 Elk Grove 65, Lincoln [...]

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Report: Central Catholic to sit 19 players for “Holy Bowl” first half

The “Holy Bowl” storyline has just taken a major turn. Central Catholic football coach Roger Canepa said he plans on sitting 19 of his players for the first half of today’s 7 p.m. home game against St. Mary’s, according to a story from The Modesto Bee. Canepa, the former Calaveras coach, cited disciplinary reasons, while [...]

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