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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
Our cross country team is great but the only sport anyone seems to care about in the fall is football. Why is that? It’s just not fair.  J.M., Moraga   As my particularly annoying history teacher back at Acalanes used to point out with depressing regularity, life isn’t fair.... Read more
I play linebacker and I came off the bench last year, but there’s an open spot. Right now, though, the coaches love this other guy who’s a great weightlifter. I’m a better football player, though, but I’m afraid I won’t get a chance because the other guy has better... Read more
Marcus Green Franklin-Elk Grove- Football
Marcus Green, the defensive back had three interceptions, including a pair that set up touchdowns, during the Franklin-Elk Grove Wildcats’ 23-3 victory over crosstown rival Cosumnes Oaks on Sept. 14. The two teams, who share the same home field on the Cosumnes Oaks campus, battled to a stalemate until... Read more
The Olito Thompson Express keeps on chugging. The senior running back racked up 131 rushing yards and three touchdowns (one receiving) in a 50-13 rout of Bethel-Vallejo on Sept. 14. He also had 173 rushing yards and two touchdowns when the Minutemen shut out Heritage 34-0 on Sept. 21.... Read more