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The Record’s Week 0 Football Scoreboard

Here they are, without any pomp and circumstance, your Week 0 football scores from The Record’s coverage area: Stockton, San Joaquin County and the Mother Lode. Lincoln 29, Stagg 0 West 12, Lathrop 7 Manteca 34, Buhach 6 Ripon 34, Sierra 20 Franklin 57, Johnson 18 Del Campo 63, Edison 14 Gregori 27, Chavez 18 [...]

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The Preseason All-Area Football First Team

Here it is, without any frills, my look at The Record’s Preseason (as in, this is just for fun, doesn’t count) All-Area Football First team. OFFENSE QB – Osai Brown (McNair, Sr.)* RB – Mark Paule Jr. (Sierra, Sr.)* RB – Ronald Walker (Lincoln, Sr.) WR – Dewey Cotton (St. Mary’s, Jr.) WR – Derrion [...]

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Top 50 Football Players Countdown: No. 4, Popo Aumavae

Popo Aumavae, a St. Mary’s junior two-way lineman, slowly walked from the parking lot of the Pacific soccer field toward me before our prep football tabloid cover photo shoot. Seeing how this kid, still an underclassman, has the musculature of a 25-year old lineman and a bevy of recruiting attention, his future seems limitless. My [...]

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Top 50 Football Players Countdown: No. 8, Derrion Grim

When you make it to the Top 10 of this list, you have collegiate-level football talent. And a certain blue-turfed, West Coast powerhouse which had a comedy called “Blue Mountain State” indirectly made about it certainly thought highly of No. 8. My Top 50 Football Players Countdown, weighing the best returners in The Record’s coverage [...]

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Top 50 Football Players Countdown: No. 9, Darrion Kitson

We’re into the single digits, and we’re sticking in the Valley Oak League, after unveiling my No. 10 prep football returner from the area: Weston Ranch senior Erron Duncan. 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 inaugural [...]

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Seven area football players named preseason all-section

Seven San Joaquin County high school football players have been named to Cal-Hi Sports’ Preseason All-Sac-Joaquin Section squad, including five on the first team and two on the second team. Here’s a look at all of them, many of whom are on my Top 50 Football Players Countdown, which you can read at recordnet.com/sportsblog (Nos. [...]

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Football Camp Tour, Day 1: Stagg, St. Mary’s, Brookside Christian, Lincoln

It was obvious as soon as I rounded the corner from the parking lot. Stagg High School was the first — of many — stops on my annual fall football camp tour, making the rounds to the high schools in The Record’s coverage area for interviews, note-taking, videos and more. And, well before I got [...]

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Top 50 Football Players Countdown: Nos. 18-24

We are four days away from the first official high school football practices and 22 days away from kickoff. In the fifth installment of my returner rankings, a Top 50 Football Players Countdown, we have seven competitors, from the cities of Stockton and Manteca, from both sides of the ball. The returner rankings roll on [...]

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Prep Football: Five Quarterbacks to Watch in 2015

The area high school football quarterbacks who graduated in spring of 2015 were talented, eclectic, and will be missed by their programs. There’s St. Mary’s Noah Righetti, The Record’s All-Area Player of the Year, who progressed mightily in TCAL play and the postseason, firing 32 touchdowns before all was said and done. Righetti was fired [...]

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Mike Neu settling in with Pacific baseball

It’s been such a hectic few weeks for Mike Neu, Pacific baseball’s new head coach, that he hasn’t had a moment to step outside, absorb the beautiful confines of Klein Family Field and think to himself blissfully, “Wow, a Division I program is finally mine.” Instead, he’s been too busy networking, recruiting and building that [...]

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