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Emotional Rescue | Cal High Football Rallies Behind Trevor Rund
Four Days After His Dad Passed Away From Blood Clot Complications, Trevor Rund Scored Twice In A California-San Ramon Win — Helped By A Band Of Grizzlies • TOP PHOTO: Trevor Rund, right, stands with coach and family friend Danny Calcagno following Cal’s win over James Logan. (Ben Enos... Read more
Cal, Booras Blast Logan | NorCal Football Sunday Wrap
AQI Readings Went Undefeated In Spoiling Several Bay Area Openers, But Cal High Shined Behind Defense, QB Teddy Booras • While wildfire smoke forced most North Coast Section schools to postpone or cancel their 2021 fall season openers, California-San Ramon got its chance to make a good first impression... Read more
No.1 De La Salle Readies For Rams | RETURN TO FALL Football Preview Series No. 19
With A Mix Of New Faces And Experienced Ones, De La Salle Football Preps For Challenging Opener; PLUS Staff NCS Season Predictions • This is the nineteenth of 20 installments to our Return To Fall Series — a daily component to our 2021 NorCal Football Preview coverage. “No! Everybody... Read more
Campolindo The Underdog? | RETURN TO FALL Football Preview Series No. 18
Despite Coming Off An Undefeated Spring, Campolindo Won’t Be DAL-Foothill Favorite This Fall — But Good Luck Writing Cougars Off; PLUS Link To New Podcast • This is the eighteenth of 20 installments to our Return To Fall Series — a daily component to our 2021 NorCal Football Preview... Read more
7 Friday Night Podcast | Ep. 3: Pirates, Padres & Pageantry
Hosts Chace Bryson And Ben Enos Do The School St. Shuffle With A Visit To Pittsburg High In Advance Of The Biggest Game Of The Bay Area’s Opening Week • Bay Area high school football returns this week, so Ben and Chace literally take the show on the road... Read more
Jesuit Braces For Bulldogs | RETURN TO FALL Football Preview Series No. 17
NorCal-ranked No. 13 Jesuit Has High Expectations For 2021 Season That Begins With A Juggernaut; PLUS NorCal’s Five Biggest Games This Week • This is the seventeenth of 20 installments to our Return To Fall Series — a daily component to our 2021 NorCal Football Preview coverage. After a... Read more
NFL Vet Leads Monte Vista Makeover | RETURN TO FALL Football Preview Series No. 16
Former Super Bowl Champion CJ Anderson Ready To Re-Energize Monte Vista Football; PLUS Serra’s “Missile” Ready For Relaunch • This is the sixteenth of 20 installments to our Return To Fall Series — a daily component to our 2021 NorCal Football Preview coverage. Midway through a highly productive NFL... Read more
Folsom Bulldogs Bust Loose | RETURN TO FALL Football Preview Series No. 15
NorCal’s No. 2-Ranked Folsom Bulldogs Football Team Looked Every Bit The Part In Season-Opening Stomp Of Monterey Trail • This is the fifteenth of 20 installments to our Return To Fall Series — a daily component to our 2021 NorCal Football Preview coverage. As opening statements go, this one... Read more
Whitney’s Smiley Disposition | RETURN TO FALL Football Preview Series No. 14
Whitney Taps Sophomore Jacob Smiley As QB1, Expects To Hold Its Own In Grueling Sierra Foothill League; PLUS Fellow Soph Bradley Kenny Fills Big Shoes At Center-Antelope • This is the fourteenth of 20 installments to our Return To Fall Series — a daily component to our 2021 NorCal... Read more
Sac-Joaquin Section Predictions | RETURN TO FALL Football Preview Series No. 13
SportStars Staff Members Get Their Limb-Climbing Shoes On For Some Sac-Joaquin Section Predictions; PLUS Our Player Spotlight Travels To James Logan-Union City • This is the thirteenth of 20 installments to our Return To Fall Series — a daily component to our 2021 NorCal Football Preview coverage. Kickoff arrives... Read more
Are We There Yet? | High School Football In Search Of Normalcy
Fall High School Football Is Back, But “Normal” Is Defined Differently Campus To Campus. Coaches Weigh In On What Is Normal As The Lights Prepare To Come Back On • On a typically hot mid-August afternoon, everything felt normal at College Park High School. About an hour after the... Read more
Still Ugly | Clayton Valley Football Has New Look, Same Fire
Despite Roster Turnover And Coaching Staff Tweaks, The Clayton Valley Ugly Eagles Have Multiple Titles To Defend — And Remain Very Much A Threat To Do So • Nobody has to tell Nick Tisa what happened in the final game of Clayton Valley High’s last full football season.  “I’ve been... Read more