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Know Thine Enemy: Players to Watch

We’ve spoken plenty already about the five area football teams still competing in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs: St. Mary’s, Manteca, Amador, Argonaut and Brookside Christian. But as they venture on in the playoffs, it’s time to look at their opponents and said opponents’ best players for Friday night. Here we go, starting with: DIVISION I [...]

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Midseason Report: All-Area Football Player of the Year Watchlist

There is no clear cut All-Area Football Player of the Year. There is no clear cut All-Area Coach of the Year. And I like it that way. League play and the section playoffs have a big say in deciding those awards, and how this football season will be remembered. Here’s a brief midseason Player of [...]

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Prep Football Predictions: Week 5

I have to admit, it’s fun being bulletin board material. When the Tracy football team, a No. 7 seed, shocked No. 2 Carmichael-Jesuit in the 2014 Sac-Joaquin Section Division I quarterfinals, I had picked Jesuit like the rest of the media outlets. Bulldogs senior Jake Alvarado called me on it during the fourth quarter, and [...]

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Helmet Stickers: Prep Football Week 4

Most of the East Union football team’s headlines go to its three-year starting quarterback Jack Weaver. And he’s earned them. But several more of his teammates are stepping up this season, including the offensive line and the other guys running the ball. One of those is Isaiah Sholund, a junior fullback, who tallied 28 carries [...]

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High School Football Scoreboard: Week 3

Here is is, The Record’s high school football scoreboard for Week 3. The Record covers every team in the SJAA and TCAL, everybody except Oakdale and Central Catholic in the VOL, everybody except Summerville and Sonora in the MLL and the San Joaquin County teams in the CCAA, SL and TVL. ***** Tokay 39, Chavez [...]

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High School Football Scoreboard: Week 1

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD WEEK 1 Weston Ranch 20, Edison 0 Sierra 28, Central Valley 26 East Union 40, Ceres 7 Hilmar 16, Lathrop 14 Millennium 59, Elsie Allen 28 Ripon 40, Galt 7 Modesto 48, Stagg 30 Kimball 27, West 13 Tokay 35, Bear Creek 21 St. Mary’s 49, Cardinal Newman 32 Cordova 34, [...]

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Grim’s goals include topping his dad

Delta freshman receiver Derrion Grim has goals this season. The McNair graduate and recent transfer from Nebraska said he wants to earn his AA degree and transfer to a four-year institution this year after helping the Mustangs win the state championship. And there’s one more goal on his checklist: “Athletically, my goal is to beat [...]

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Helmet Stickers: Prep Football Week 0

San Mateo-Serra might be the alma mater of Tom Brady and Barry Bonds, but the name “Dusty Frampton” is going to linger with the Padres more than any other athlete. At least for a little while. Frampton, St. Mary’s junior running back, punished the Padres with his 5-foot-11, 214-pound frame, taking 21 carries for 265 [...]

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Top 50 Football Returners Countdown: No. 7

My Top 50 Football Players Countdown, weighing the best returners in The Record’s coverage area: San Joaquin County and the Mother Lode, is in its second edition. The inspiration and much of the wording describing these rankings is thanks to my good friend and former colleague T.J. Holmes of the Redding Record Searchlight. These rankings are based [...]

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Top 50 Football Returners Countdown: No. 8

My Top 50 Football Players Countdown, weighing the best returners in The Record’s coverage area: San Joaquin County and the Mother Lode, is in its second edition. The inspiration and much of the wording describing these rankings is thanks to my good friend and former colleague T.J. Holmes of the Redding Record Searchlight. These rankings are based [...]

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