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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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Did Conor McGregor just crack?

Admittedly, it’s tough to keep your emotions bottled up. Everything came pouring out in Wednesday’s pre-match press conference for UFC 202 and became the latest bizarre incident in the tale of Conor McGregor vs. Stockton’s Nate Diaz. And McGregor’s bottle and can-tossing tantrum may be a sign that the talkative Irishman is not as confident [...]

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Top 50 Football Returners Countdown: No. 10

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: Nos. 11-14

A slender-but-fearless bruiser, who’s also a quarterback. A precocious, friendly and fiery wide receiver wearing a new uniform. A flying missile of a defender, entering his third year of varsity play. A tall, menacing defensive lineman who’s bound to play for Nevada. That quartet makes up Nos. 11-14 on my latest prep football returner rankings. [...]

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Top 50 Football Returners Countdown: Nos. 15-20

So, there’s this: Nos. 15-20 on my Top 50 Football Returner Rankings Countdown have some clout. There are two potential All-Area first-team defensive linemen, one of whom has verbally committed to Nevada. There’s a potential breakout wide receiver who was visited by Hawaii this offseason. There’s a linebacker and tackles machine who is the heart [...]

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Football Camp Tour, Day 1: Sierra, Edison and St. Mary’s

For a comprehensive story from my visits to Sierra, Edison and St. Mary’s football, as practices opened across the Sac-Joaquin Section on Monday, click here. However, here are some random thoughts from each camp from Day 1. My following practice visits, I’ll do more extensive blogs since I won’t have the same accompanying stories. SIERRA [...]

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