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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
NorCal Football Rankings | Top 20, WEEK 5
Our NorCal Football Rankings Saw Much Less Drama Than A Week Ago, But Three Teams Still Exit And Two Make Their Debuts • It would have been hard to top the sort of drama and upheaval experienced in last week’s NorCal Football Rankings. Each of the Top 7 teams... Read more
SportStars NorCal Volleyball Rankings | Top 20, Sept. 21
A Big Tournament Weekend Brought A Jumble To The NorCal Volleyball Rankings, But Not Among The Top 7 • NorCal Volleyball Rankings All records are through Tuesday, Sept. 20. Previous rank in parenthesis. Records obtained through MaxPreps.com PICTURED ABOVE: No. 18 Christian Brothers-Sacramento (Christian Brothers Athletics photo/Twitter) 1. (1)... 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
Rocklin Football | Beware Of Thunderstorms
A Lightning-Fast Aerial Attack And Hard-Nosed Defense Has Rocklin Football In Contention For Serious Sac-Joaquin Section Success • PICTURED ABOVE: Senior wide receiver Nathan Kent To win games in the Sac-Joaquin Section’s premier football conference, you will have to find creative ways to score. Five Sierra Foothill League teams average... 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
Knock, Knock | Inderkum Football Off To Fast Start
New Coach Reggie Harris Has Inderkum Football Off To A 2-0 Start And Teasing A Jump Into The NorCal Rankings • NorCal’s best prep football programs — from the Central Coast Section up to the Northern Section — earn a coveted spot in the SportStars Top 20 each week. It... 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
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