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NorCal Football Rankings | Top 20, WEEK 8
As Folsom Falls, The NorCal Football Rankings Welcome Their Third No. 1 Of The Season — And The Plot Thickens • As it turns out — and probably to no one’s surprise — De La Salle doesn’t intend to hand over its NorCal supremacy without a fight. The Spartans... Read more
7 Friday Night Podcast |Ep. 9: Football Festivus & Jaguar Juggernauts
Grievances Are Aired, Coach Terry Eidson Provides Keys To De La Salle’s National Spotlight Game And Kimball High’s Nick Coronado Joins The Show • TOP PHOTO by JOE ROSWELL / Twitter: @Joe_roswell / Joeroswellphotos.com Before 7 Friday Night hosts Chace and Ben dive into an enticing week of high... Read more
7 Friday Night Podcast | Ep. 8: Hollywood Memories & Gaucho Pride
Our Hosts Talk Most Surprising Teams, Elicit Hollywood Memories From Coach Eidson And Take 7 Friday Night On The Road To El Cerrito • As NorCal football begins to embark on Week 6, we’ve already reached the one-third marker of the season. 7 Friday Night hosts Chace Bryson and... Read more
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
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. 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
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
SportStars’ 2021 NorCal All-Preseason Football Team
SportStars Chooses 24 Players To Represent It’s NorCal All-Preseason Team Prior To The 2021 Fall Football Season For our NorCal All-Preseason team we keep things simple. Eleven on offense. Eleven on defense. One kicker and one all-purpose player.  OFFENSE QB Tyler Tremain (Folsom), Sr. Had no problem joining the... Read more
2021 Preseason NorCal Top 20 Football Rankings
To No One’s Shock, De La Salle-Concord Opens At No. 1 In SportStars’ Preseason NorCal Top 20 Rankings, But Folsom Is 1A • Every coach will tell you that rankings don’t matter in August, only in December. We can’t disagree, but it’s not stopping us from taking our usual... Read more
Leave The Clipboard | New Football Coaches Adjust To Changed Landscape
For New Football Coaches, Old Methods Don’t Apply To Socially-Distanced Sidelines And Team Rooms • So you want to run your own high school football program? Try figuring out how to do it during a global pandemic. The learning curve associated with taking over a program is steep under... Read more
2021 NorCal Football Preview | Return To Fall Series
SportStars’ Return To Fall Series Is A Daily Collection Of NorCal Football Preview Content Highlighting Teams, Players, Rankings And More • From Aug. 6-26, the staff at SportStars Magazine will be celebrating football’s return to fall by working together to produce a daily collection of preview content from throughout... Read more
LIST: NorCal Olympians (Tokyo 2020/21)
Wondering How Many Current Olympians Graduated From NorCal High Schools? This Might Be The List You’re Looking For • TOP PHOTO: Drew Holland, Men’s Water Polo, Miramonte-Orinda ’14 With every Olympics it’s fun to root for Team USA. It’s even more fun when you know the specific athletes are... Read more