Our Hosts Talk Most Surprising Teams, Elicit Hollywood Memories From Coach Eidson And Take 7 Friday Night On The Road To El Cerrito •
As NorCal football begins to embark on Week 6, we’ve already reached the one-third marker of the season. 7 Friday Night hosts Chace Bryson and Ben Enos reflect on that by naming which team has surprised them the most so far. Two of the more surprising teams — Monte Vista-Danville and El Cerrito — face off in a key matchup this week. That gave Ben, an El Cerrito graduate, a chance to return to his roots and visit a Gauchos practice. There he spoke with the team’s outstanding defensive back duo of Robert Freeman and Warren Smith.
And with Netflix releasing its first look at its series based on Colin Kaepernick’s high school days (which enters Pitman High of Turlock into the Hollywood canon), it gave the hosts a fun talking point for Coach Terry Eidson’s weekly visit. Eidson shared his memories of being part of the Hollywood process during the production and release of the movie “When The Game Stands Tall.”
Finally, the boys share thoughts on the teams they saw in person during Week 5, and go through their usual game picks for the upcoming week. Ranks below are from the most recent SportStars NorCal Top 20.
Games discussed included:
Del Oro @ #6 Rocklin
#7 McClymonds @ Menlo-Atherton
Las Lomas @ #12 San Ramon Valley
Inderkum @ #13 Jesuit
Cardinal Newman @ #15 St. Mary’s-Stockton
#17 Granite Bay @ Oak Ridge-El Dorado Hills
Oakdale @ Kimball-Tracy
El Cerrito @ Monte Vista
Vanden-Fairfield @ Rancho Cotate-Rohnert Park
Foothill-Pleasanton @ Amador Valley-Pleasanton
Hilmar @ Ripon
Heritage-Brentwood @ De Anza-Richmond
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• Ben’s highlight video from the James Logan-Union City @ Heritage game.
• The official trailer for the De La Salle-inspired movie, “When The Game Stands Tall,” which featured Jim Caviezel in the role of Coach Bob Ladoucer and Michael Chiklis playing the role of our favorite guest, Coach Terry Eidson.
• Netflix’s teaser trailer for “Colin In Black & White,” which will tell the stories of a young Colin Kaepernick competing for Pitman High of Turlock.
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