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FINAL NorCal Football Rankings | Expanded Top 35
For The First Time In Our 11 Year History, A New Team Closes The Season At No. 1 As We Expand Our Final NorCal Football Rankings To 35 • Typically we close out the season by making our Final NorCal Football Rankings 33 percent bigger and expanding it from... Read more
Pirates’ Gold | Pittsburg Treasures Its First NCS Title In 30 Years
Backup Quarterback Christian Aguilar Shines As Pittsburg Football Tops Clayton Valley In North Coast Section Div. I Final •  Victor Galli and the Pittsburg High football program didn’t need a North Coast Section title to validate two decades of success on School Street. But in the moments after a... Read more
Honor Bowl 2021 | Now More Than Ever, More Than A Game
Attack In Afghanistan, 9/11 Anniversary Add Impact To The Annual Honor Bowl Event That Uses Football To Gather And Celebrate Veterans • Perspective is a word often thrown around (like a football) to describe a way of viewing or regarding topics or viewpoints. From junior programs every Saturday to... 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
Still Ugly | Clayton Valley Football Has New Look, Same Fire
Despite Roster Turnover And Coaching Staff Tweaks, The Clayton Valley Ugly Eagles Have Multiple Titles To Defend — And Remain Very Much A Threat To Do So • Nobody has to tell Nick Tisa what happened in the final game of Clayton Valley High’s last full football season.  “I’ve been... 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
Viva Los Gauchos! | RETURN TO FALL Football Preview Series No. 9
El Cerrito Hopes Dominant Spring Can Further Elevate A Rising Program; PLUS Nos. 14-12 Of Our NorCal Top 20 Revealed And A Spotlight On Inderkum’s Oshae Castleberry • This is the ninth of 20 installments to our Return To Fall Series — a daily component to our 2021 NorCal... Read more
2021 Football Preview Cover Vote | Bay Area
What Bay Area Program Will Grace Our Annual Football Preview Cover For The First Time In 2021? We’re Letting Fans Decide • Fall football is back! Which means our NorCal Football Preview issue is too. To celebrate, we’re holding a NorCal Football Preview Cover Vote. Two, actually! One for... Read more
All-NorCal Football Offense | Spring 2021
No First Teams Or Second Teams — These Are Simply The 20 Offensive Players We Selected To Honor As All-NorCal Standouts This Spring • TOP IMAGE: Vista del Lago-Folsom running back, Ethan Menezes (David Gershon photo) Our All-NorCal Football Offense and Defense were chosen a little differently from years... Read more
All-NorCal Boys Basketball | Spring 2021
After A Unique 2021 Spring Season, We Scrap The First-Team, Second-Team Format And Just Name Our 15-Player All-NorCal Boys Basketball Team • TOP IMAGE: Sione Lose, Capital Christian-Sacramento (David Gershon photo) With the 2021 Spring providing such a unique season that differed from league to league and section to... Read more