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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
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. 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
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
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
Jesuit Braces For Bulldogs | RETURN TO FALL Football Preview Series No. 17
NorCal-ranked No. 13 Jesuit Has High Expectations For 2021 Season That Begins With A Juggernaut; PLUS NorCal’s Five Biggest Games This Week • This is the seventeenth of 20 installments to our Return To Fall Series — a daily component to our 2021 NorCal Football Preview coverage. After a... Read more
Whitney’s Smiley Disposition | RETURN TO FALL Football Preview Series No. 14
Whitney Taps Sophomore Jacob Smiley As QB1, Expects To Hold Its Own In Grueling Sierra Foothill League; PLUS Fellow Soph Bradley Kenny Fills Big Shoes At Center-Antelope • This is the fourteenth of 20 installments to our Return To Fall Series — a daily component to our 2021 NorCal... Read more
Sac-Joaquin Section Predictions | RETURN TO FALL Football Preview Series No. 13
SportStars Staff Members Get Their Limb-Climbing Shoes On For Some Sac-Joaquin Section Predictions; PLUS Our Player Spotlight Travels To James Logan-Union City • This is the thirteenth of 20 installments to our Return To Fall Series — a daily component to our 2021 NorCal Football Preview coverage. Kickoff arrives... 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
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