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Pirates’ Gold | Pittsburg Treasures Its First NCS Title In 30 Years
Backup Quarterback Christian Aguilar Shines As Pittsburg Football Tops Clayton Valley In North Coast Section Div. I Final •  Victor Galli and the Pittsburg High football program didn’t need a North Coast Section title to validate two decades of success on School Street. But in the moments after a... Read more
Tip Of The Hat | Folsom Thrives As Underdog To Win SJS Div. I Title
Bulldogs Shut Down Rocklin 20-3 To Avenge 40-7 Loss And Push On To CIF Regional Bowl Game • After tracking passes mid-flight for four quarters, heavily recruited Folsom junior Rico Flores Jr. knew exactly how to react to the last one he would see Friday at Sacramento City College.... Read more
Still Perfect | Rocklin Survives Greatest Challenge To Reach SJS Final
Unlikely Heroes Emerge As Rocklin Stays Unbeaten In A Wild, Come-From-Behind, Instant-Classic Semifinal Win Over St. Mary’s-Stockton • Friday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Div. I semifinals and Rocklin’s perfect football season hinged on the clutch performance of an acclaimed track-and-field sprinter. And not like you would think. MacGregor Teselle, who earned... Read more
7 Friday Night Podcast | Ep. 18: Section Championships & Cookie Capers
It’s All-The-Marbles Time And 7 Friday Night Features Multiple Guests As We Look Back At Crazy Semifinals And Preview Section Title Week • 7 Friday Night goes all out as it reviews an absolute wild weekend of semifinals while also previewing section championship weekend throughout Northern California.  Hosts Chace... Read more
Business As Usual | De La Salle Surges To 29th Straight Title
Luke Dermon, Charles Greer Star As De La Salle Overcomes Early Deficit To Oust Pittsburg In North Coast Section Open Division Final •  After 20-plus minutes of intense, focused pregame warm-ups, the De La Salle High football team jogged off the Owen Owens Field turf and gathered in an... Read more
SJS Football Playoffs | Semifinals Preview (Div. I-IV)
Will A Top Seed Fall? Sac-Joaquin Section Playoffs Capsules And Predictions Highlight The Season’s Best Matchups • PICTURED ABOVE: Jesuit-Carmichael All-Purpose Back, Kai Santos. (David Gershon photo) The Sac-Joaquin Section football playoffs continue this weekend by adding dynamic semifinal matchups in Divisions I-IV to an already thrilling postseason. If... Read more
7 Friday Night Podcast | Ep. 17: “Open” To Discussion
De La Salle Coach Justin Alumbaugh Joins The Show To Talk Spartans, Playoff Models, And Facing Longtime Foe Pittsburg In The NCS Open Final This Week • With long time foes De La Salle and Pittsburg meeting this week to decide the North Coast Section Open Division final, hosts... Read more
Resilience On The Hill | Campolindo Scraps Its Way Into Semis
Inexperience Led To A Shaky Start And Some Ups And Downs, But Campolindo Football Is Back In Familiar Territory — On The Doorstep Of An NCS Final • Dashiell Weaver half-jogged, half-walked towards the sideline, right arm hanging limp at his side. His grimace was easy to spot, and... Read more
NorCal Football Rankings | Top 20, WEEK 13
Top 5 Doesn’t Budge, But The Rest Of The NorCal Football Rankings Get A Shakeup As We Get To Section Semifinal Week • It’s both section semifinal week — and rematch week in the NorCal football rankings. Several key rematches dot the schedule this week, including two inside of... Read more
Frenzy In The Fog | Elk Grove Outlasts Vacaville In Playoff Classic
Elk Grove Rushes For More Than 500 Yards In A Wild Shootout Win That Sends Thundering Herd Into SJS Div. II Semifinals • PICTURED ABOVE: Elk Grove junior lineman Dallas Fineanganofo (59) celebrates with teammates. (Chace Bryson photos) Ethan Archuleta faked the hand off. He tucked the football tight... Read more
Elimination Sensation | Placer Football Shines Under Must-Win Pressure
After An 0-5 Start Left Placer One Loss From Playoff Disqualification, The Hillmen Have Stormed Their Way To SJS Quarterfinals • PICTURED ABOVE: Placer Running Back LaVelle Davis (Ike Dodson photo) The 56 teams still laundering funky game jerseys for use in one of seven Sac-Joaquin Section football brackets... Read more
7 Friday Night Podcast | Ep. 16: Trail Talk & Playoff Punditry
The Show Welcomes Monterey Trail Coach TJ Ewing To Talk About The Red-Hot Mustangs, And We Dive Deep Into The First Full Week Of Playoffs • The postseason has now arrived for everybody, and the show is here for it! As the Sac-Joaquin Section rolls into its quarterfinals, hosts... Read more