Category Archives: High School Sports

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

St. Mary’s-Tracy Player of the Game: Dewey Cotton

Picking a Player of the Game for St. Mary’s-Tracy, The Record’s Game of the Week, is no easy task. Both the Rams and Bulldogs had players who changed the game with their explosiveness, their athleticism and their huge plays. But at the end of the play, it seemed like every time Dewey Cotton touched the [...]

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Friday Prep Football Predictions: Week 8

All football season along, the final three weeks of the regular season loomed as some incredible matchups. Tonight, it’s St. Mary’s-Tracy, next week, it’s Sierra-Manteca and Lincoln-Tracy, and finally, Nov. 7, it’s Lincoln-St. Mary’s. I’ll be at the Rams-Bulldogs game at Wayne Schneider Stadium in Tracy tweeting live tonight, but first, my weekly predictions. Last [...]

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Recent History: St. Mary’s vs. Tracy

It’s been a long, long time since Tracy High football has beaten St. Mary’s, Bulldogs coach Matt Shrout told me Tuesday. In fact, he think it’s been since his team’s stadium’s namesake, Wayne Schneider, was coach in the mid-’90s since it’s happened. According to MaxPreps and Cal Preps, the Rams have beaten the Bulldogs in [...]

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Jennings, Haywood bring SJAA flavor to State Stat Stars

It was a big week for San Joaquin Athletic Association football. Both of the local entrants on the latest Cal-Hi Sports State Stat Stars are from the SJAA, in Chavez senior running back Priest Jennings and Stagg sophomore wide receiver and defensive back Cutrell Haywood. Haywood, also named Cal-Hi Sports’ Northern California Defensive Player of [...]

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X-Factors: St. Mary’s at Tracy

I’m not sure many seats will be left at Wayne Schneider Stadium come Friday at sundown. Tracy High football (5-2, 2-0 Tri-City Athletic League) hosts St. Mary’s (6-1, 2-0 TCAL) at 7:15 p.m., in a showdown that could decide the future league champion. Lincoln (4-3, 2-0 TCAL), of course, could have something to say about [...]

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NorCal Football Top 25 Rankings: Week 8

Another edition of the NorCal football Top 25 rankings is out, brought to you by MaxPreps and The Sacramento Bee’s Joe Davidson, and two local teams stay strong in there. St. Mary’s (6-1, 2-0 Tri-City Athletic League) advanced to 13th from 14th after skunking Tokay 32-0 in its homecoming Friday. And Sierra (7-0, 4-0 Valley [...]

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Players to Watch: St. Mary’s at Tracy

Both St. Mary’s and Tracy High football took a tour of some of the Bay Area’s best talent this preseason. The Bulldogs (5-2, 2-0 TCAL) fell in heartbreakers to Oakley-Freedom and Concord-Clayton Valley Charter, while the Rams (6-1, 2-0 TCAL) edged Los Gatos, thumped Santa Rosa-Cardinal Newman and lost a gut-wrenching, double-overtime, Saturday afternoon game [...]

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Sierra rockets up in NorCal bowl rankings

It’s starting to get real for Timberwolves nation. Sierra High football, after a statement 31-20 home win over perennial Valley Oak League power Oakdale, has moved up to No. 4 in both MaxPreps’ and Cal-Hi Sports’ NorCal Division II bowl rankings. The Timberwolves had never beaten the Mustangs at home, and did so by two [...]

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Haywood named Cal-Hi Sports NorCal Defensive Player of the Week

It’s been a whirlwind of a week for Cutrell Haywood. Haywood, a sophomore on the Stagg High football team, played his second varsity game Friday in a 55-20 win over McNair. And not only did he play well, but he was phenomenal. Haywood had three touchdown receptions, and even more impressively, four interceptions on defense. [...]

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Helmet Stickers: Prep Football Week 7

At this point in the season, names of top football performers sounds really familiar. You hear pretty much every week, from my coverage and elsewhere, that St. Mary’s linebacker Khalil Hodge leads the state in tackles, and that Sierra running back Mark Paule Jr. has more rushing yards and TDs than anyone in the section. [...]

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