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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
Good To Be A Gator | Sacred Heart Prep Water Polo Is Ready To Roll
Sacred Heart Prep Boys Water Polo Is No Stranger To Title Expectations — But This Fall’s Team Has Talent And Motivation Exceeding Perhaps All Of Its Championship Predecessors PICTURED ABOVE: Sacred Heart Prep senior, Gavin West There are more stories than are worth counting of high school programs from... 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
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
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
7 Friday Night Podcast | Ep. 4: Hazy Shade Of Football
Clayton Valley Coach Nick Tisa Visits To Discuss His Team’s Smoke-Related Saga Of Last Week; Plus San Ramon Valley Lineman Jackson Brown Jumps On Too • After the second week of regular season football in Northern California featured several game cancellations due to wildfire smoke, 7 Friday Night hosts... 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
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
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