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Divine Interception | One Final 2010 Concord Football Anecdote
CHACE BRYSON: One Last Tale From Our 2010 NCS Football Oral History Interviews — How One Concord Coach Nearly Lost His House Days Before The Game • We’ve come to December of what can only be referred to as a challenging year in high school sports.  And we decided... Read more
Concord, Rancho Cotate And One 2010 Night At The Coliseum | An Oral History
Revered As One Of The Past Decade’s Best NCS Football Championships, We’ve Used Several Interviews To Recreate The 2010 Classic Between Concord And Rancho Cotate • Not all great championship games are equal.  Over the magazine’s first decade, SportStars has covered its share of championship games across many sports.... Read more
Not Waiting Around | NorCal Football’s Early Graduates Forge Ahead
At Least A Handful Of NorCal Football Players Aren’t Hanging On Every CIF Or State Health Department Announcement These Days — Early Graduates Are Focused On The Future Without Regret • For the Bay Area’s handful of early graduate football stars, their bags are packed for college without the... Read more
SportStars 1-on-1: Ian Book | Star QB Talks Notre Dame, Oak Ridge, Pandemic & More
Seven Years After Appearing On SportStars’ Cover, Oak Ridge Alum Ian Book Spoke With The Magazine Just Days Before His First Chance At Becoming Notre Dame’s Winningest QB • Notre Dame image: Roy K. Miller/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press On Saturday, Dec. 5, Ian Book will start his last... Read more
Cosumnes Oaks Football | “Civil Savages” Ready For Biggest Test
With A Confident Young Coach And A Talented Roster, Cosumnes Oaks Football Is Ready To Take On All Comers — And It Doesn’t Care If You Think That’s Crazy • Two words sum up the Cosumnes Oaks football program this year: attitude and effort. You might also add crazy. ... Read more
Pahulu’s POV | Chandler, Hamilton FB Clash Had Bay Area Splash
Polynesian Student-Athlete Advocate, George Pahulu, Finds Plenty Of Bay Area Ties While At Arizona High School Football Showdown Between Chandler, Hamilton • George Pahulu first approached SportStars about covering Tongan and Samoan athletes for the magazine back in 2017. He’s covered several games for us since then under the... Read more
California Coaches Join West Coast Colleagues In Restart Push
California Coaches Join West Coast Coaching Alliance In Hopes To Inform, Lobby Local & State Officials Regarding Sports Restart • We’ve reached the point where California coaches know they need more than trending hashtags to be heard.  There’s less than four weeks remaining before the CIF’s Dec. 7 start... Read more
Casey Taylor’s New Normal | Star Football Coach Starts Anew Again
After His Wildly Successful Football Coaching Career Took More Than One Unexpected Twist Last Spring, Casey Taylor Eagerly Waits To Begin Building Another Champion On A New Campus • Back in March, Casey Taylor was enjoying a change of scenery and entering a new phase of his life.  The longtime... Read more
NorCal Early Football Predictions | Staff Stabs: Jim McCue
As We All Nervously Await December, SportStars Is Using Each Thursday Of October To Reveal The Early Football Predictions Of Different Staff Writers • We’ve officially entered our 2021 Season Preview mode. Because it’s not like anything else is happening. So it’s time for some early  football predictions. Before... Read more
Early NorCal Football Predictions | Staff Stabs: Steven Wilson
As We All Nervously Await December, SportStars Is Using Each Thursday Of October To Reveal The Early NorCal Football Predictions Of Different Staff Writers • We’ve officially entered our 2021 Season Preview mode. Because it’s not like anything else is happening. So it’s time for some early NorCal football... Read more
Early 2021 Football Predictions | Staff Stabs: Chace Bryson
As We All Nervously Await December, SportStars Is Using Each Thursday Of October To Reveal The Early 2021 Football Predictions Of Different Staff Writers • We’ve officially entered our NorCal football 2021 Season Preview mode. Because it’s not like anything else is happening. So it’s time for some early... Read more
2021 Early Football Predictions | Staff Stabs: Ike Dodson
With First Practices Two Months Away, And Little Better To Do, SportStars Writers Have Some Fun With Some 2021 Early Football Predictions • We’ve officially entered our NorCal football 2021 Season Preview mode. Because it’s not like anything else is happening. So it’s time for some early football predictions.... Read more