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Rivers Run Wild | Heritage Star Back Just Keeping Up With Fam
Brentwood’s Devon Rivers Is The Youngest Of A Family With Running In Its Blood — And The Patriots Football Standout Is Keeping Pace Just Fine • Good natured competition is the name of the game in the Rivers household. If the last few years are any indication, that atmosphere... Read more
7 Friday Night Podcast | Ep. 8: Hollywood Memories & Gaucho Pride
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... Read more
NorCal Football Rankings | Top 20, WEEK 5
Our NorCal Football Rankings Saw Much Less Drama Than A Week Ago, But Three Teams Still Exit And Two Make Their Debuts • It would have been hard to top the sort of drama and upheaval experienced in last week’s NorCal Football Rankings. Each of the Top 7 teams... Read more
Elk Grove Rushes To First Win | NorCal Football Sunday Wrap
Running Game, Pass Rush Lead Elk Grove Over Lincoln; McClymonds Passes First Big Test + VIDEO Of Heritage-Brentwood Win • PICTURED ABOVE: Elk Grove defensive end, Pita Folaumotui Vi (Ike Dodson photo) On paper, Friday’s matchup between 2-1 Lincoln High and winless Elk Grove was a toss-up. It didn’t... Read more
Rocklin Football | Beware Of Thunderstorms
A Lightning-Fast Aerial Attack And Hard-Nosed Defense Has Rocklin Football In Contention For Serious Sac-Joaquin Section Success • PICTURED ABOVE: Senior wide receiver Nathan Kent To win games in the Sac-Joaquin Section’s premier football conference, you will have to find creative ways to score. Five Sierra Foothill League teams average... Read more
Ringing True | Bellarmine Football Sports New Look, Same Mantra
While Still Built Upon The Same Principles Of Past Teams, Coach Jalal Beauchman’s Bellarmine Program Has A New Look — And It’s Working • For nearly four decades, there wasn’t much room for debate when it came to the identity of the Bellarmine football team.  One look at old... Read more
7 Friday Night Podcast | Ep. 7: You Say Calcagno, I Say Calcanyo
Two Undefeated And Distantly-Related Coaches Join The Show To Talk About Their Big Weeks — One Just A Little More Celebrated Than The Other • 7 Friday Night may have produced an emergency pod surrounding St. Francis-Mountain View’s NorCal streak-busting win over De La Salle-Concord, but there was still... Read more
7 Friday Night Podcast | Ep. 6: Requiem For A Streak (An Emergency Pod)
In The Wake Of St. Francis Football’s History Upset Of De La Salle, Our Trusty Hosts Felt Compelled To Gather For A Reactionary Conversation • When Mountain View’s St. Francis football team pulled off its seismic 31-28 victory over De La Salle-Concord on Friday night — becoming the first... Read more
Honor Bowl 2021 | Now More Than Ever, More Than A Game
Attack In Afghanistan, 9/11 Anniversary Add Impact To The Annual Honor Bowl Event That Uses Football To Gather And Celebrate Veterans • Perspective is a word often thrown around (like a football) to describe a way of viewing or regarding topics or viewpoints. From junior programs every Saturday to... Read more
7 Friday Night Podcast | Ep. 5: Holy Rollin’
Jesuit Coach Marlon Blanton Joins The Show For Holy Bowl Rivalry Week In Sacramento; Plus 9/11 Reflections And A Talk With The Newest NCS Record-Setter • The first big rivalry game of the season — the Holy Bowl between Jesuit-Carmichael and Christian Brothers-Sacramento — gets center stage in this... Read more
Knock, Knock | Inderkum Football Off To Fast Start
New Coach Reggie Harris Has Inderkum Football Off To A 2-0 Start And Teasing A Jump Into The NorCal Rankings • NorCal’s best prep football programs — from the Central Coast Section up to the Northern Section — earn a coveted spot in the SportStars Top 20 each week. It... Read more
Salisbury, San Ramon Valley Shine | NorCal Football Sunday Wrap
San Ramon Valley Senior Tanner Salisbury Re-Introduces Himself To Wolves Fans With Flare During Season-Opening Victory • PICTURED ABOVE: San Ramon Valley running back Za’Darion Nardi After spending his junior season with national power Mater Dei-Santa Ana, Tanner Salisbury decided one particular adage fit what he was looking for... Read more