Category Archives: High School Sports

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

St. Mary’s Salmon commits to Cal Poly Football

When Cutler Salmon made his decision about where he wanted to play college football, and spend the next four or five years of his life, for that matter, it was all in the family. He loves San Luis Obispo, the people there, the coaching staff and the Cal Poly football program direction. But the coolest [...]

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Prep Football Predictions: Sac-Joaquin Section Championship Edition

It’s been an honor to arrive at The Record, and cover one of San Joaquin County’s most compelling high school football seasons in some time. St. Mary’s and Tracy football are still alive, and it’s December. No. 3 St. Mary’s plays No. 1 Grant Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Sacramento State for the Sac-Joaquin Section [...]

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Tracy launches up MaxPreps NorCal, Sac-Joaquin Section Top 25

Two weeks into the season, Tracy football was winless, star tailback Nate Jones was out with an injured ankle and the prospect of a section championship and a glitzy ranking was far away. But the Bulldogs were and are unflappable. They’ve won 10 of their last 11, Jones is up to 1,300 yards and 20 [...]

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Know Thine Enemy: Folsom Bulldogs

Tracy football coach Matt Shrout said his team, after upsetting Jesuit in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I quarterfinals, was now “playing with house money.” No. 7 Tracy played that way again, stunning No. 3 Granite Bay 27-21 in OT in the semifinals, and will surely do it again Saturday. Tracy plays No. 1 Folsom in [...]

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Know Thine Enemy: Grant Pacers

The Pacers aren’t to be trifled with. No. 1 Sacramento-Grant football is unbeaten, and truly, an incredible test for No. 3 St. Mary’s in Friday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division II championship game at 7:30 p.m. at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium. As I’ve done the first three weeks of the postseason, I’m doing a “Know Thine Enemy” [...]

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St. Mary’s In The Mix For NorCal Bowl

St. Mary’s football has unbeaten and No. 1 Grant waiting in Friday’s 7:30 p.m. Sac-Joaquin Section Division II championship game at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium. That’s enough to focus on. But for the rest of us, the Rams’ case for a NorCal Division I bowl game appearance could be very compelling should they upset the [...]

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Helmet Stickers: Sac-Joaquin Section Football Playoffs, Part III

It’s a good thing Tracy football has Jake Alvarado. That’s because Saturday, No. 7 Tracy plays No. 1 Folsom at 7 p.m. at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium, in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I championship game. And Folsom features senior quarterback Jake Browning, a record-setter and University of Washington commit. Browning has 4,652 passing yards, 76 [...]

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St. Mary’s-Elk Grove Player of the Game: Khalil Hodge

Just as it’s difficult for an NFL Defensive MVP to gain the some notoriety as an Offensive MVP, or a Super Bowl MVP, for that matter, it’s tough for those guys to earn one of my Player of the Game nods. It’s not for lack of effort, or because I’m an offense-obsessed reporter, but it’s [...]

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Stats and Breakdown: St. Mary’s tops Elk Grove in Division II semis

Cutler Salmon said he didn’t want to seem cocky. But maybe the Rams have a right after Friday. Salmon, St. Mary’s football’s defensive lineman, was talking about having one of the best defensive fronts in Northern California, and being ready to counter Elk Grove’s vaunted three-man rushing tandem of Manny Scott-Anderson, Spencer Sheff and Eltoro [...]

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NorCal Top 25 Football Rankings: St. Mary’s Up, Tracy In

Tracy football (9-3) entered the MaxPreps NorCal football Top 25 rankings this week for the first time this season. That came after upsetting Jesuit 48-38 on the road Saturday in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division I quarterfinal. St. Mary’s (11-1), however, has been there for awhile, and moved to seventh from ninth after drubbing Rocklin 56-14 [...]

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