De La Salle returned from Carson with a fourth state title and a record-setting running back. Read more
Taft Partridge Granite Bay – Football
The fullback accounted for the majority of the yards during the Grizzlies’ game-winning touchdown drive in the CIF Division I Bowl championship on Dec. 14. Trailing 20-14 with just 3:40 remaining in the game, Partridge grinded out 56 of the 77 yards Granite Bay needed, including a key 33-yard... Read more
TIAPEPE VITALE De La Salle – Football
Despite suffering a shoulder injury on the team’s second possession of the CIF Open Division Bowl championship game, the senior tailback delivered a vintage Spartans performance. He rushed 26 times for 145 yards and four touchdowns to help lift De La Salle to a 48-28 win over Centennial-Corona, cementing... Read more
Justin Alumbaugh will all but likely be asked to replace the most famous high school football coach in America.  Read more
Scott Rasmussen may have been the only conflicted fan at the CIF Northern Regional Open Bowl Read more
Why do football teams have so many coaches? The soccer team has just as many players.  R.J., Kentfield   It does seem like there are a lot of broad-necked men decked out in full Nike apparel on the sidelines of every high school game, but there are reasons that... Read more
Buhach Colony football followed a simple plan on its way to the SJS Div. I semifinals: Let Aaron Cochran lead the way Read more
SSM editor Chace Bryson and Sac-Joaquin edition contributor Jim McCue make their NCS and SJS semifinal predictions. Read more
Olito Thompson’s record-breaking 2011 season for Concord set the stage for a much-anticipated senior season. Read more
Joe Protheroe Clayton Valley Charter-Concord – Football
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that one of the most potent tandems in the Bay Area football landscape are the Brothers Protheroe. The elder one, Joe, a senior running back, is a catalyst for an Eagles squad that just captured its first league crown since 2008.... Read more
Elk Grove High football’s ground and pound style is as vintage as the school itself — and it’s working to perfection. Read more