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As The SJS Turns | Five Storylines As Sac-Joaquin Section Football Begins
The 2023 Sac-Joaquin Section Football Season Opens Friday Along With Plenty Of Intrigue And Expectations In what has become a tradition in recent years, it’s the Sac-Joaquin Section that gets to usher in a new season of Northern California football.  We know it’s been a minute since readers were... Read more
Las Lomas Football: Newell Beginnings
Doug Longero Had No Intention Of Returning To The Las Lomas Football Sidelines — Until He Met A Young Isaiah Newell • Isaiah Newell walks into the Las Lomas football office like he’d walk into his own living room. He wears a big smile as he strides to an... Read more
Wilcox Football: Charged For An Encore
After 14 Wins And A CIF State Bowl Title, Wilcox Football Enters New Territory As It Prepares To Follow Its Most Successful Season Ever • For the Wilcox football team, it’s been about shattering barriers and destroying preconceived notions. Barriers were blown away during the Chargers’ outstanding 2018 season... Read more
NorCal Preseason Top 30: Expanded Football Rankings To Open 2019
SportStars Opens The 2019 High School Football Season With Our NorCal Preseason Top 30 Rankings • NorCal Preseason Top 30. All records are from 2018 1. DE LA SALLE-CONCORD (11-1) FINAL 2018 NORCAL RANK: 1 OUTLOOK: No surprise here. The Spartans enter 2019 with 27 straight North Coast Section... Read more
Preseason All-NorCal Football 2019
SportStars’ 2019 Preseason All-NorCal Football Team Features 44 Players Representing Five Different NorCal Sections • Welcome to our Preseason All-NorCal Football Team, a staple of our annual Football Preview Issue. Selections are based on a variety of criteria, including 2018 performance, 2019 expectations, comments from coaches and recruiting buzz.... Read more
Cameron Skattebo: “I Will Score”, Rio Linda’s Relentless RB
NorCal’s Most Prolific Running Back From 2018, Cameron Skattebo Returns With A Goal Of 300 Yards A Game For The Defending CIF Bowl Champs • Before he was a Northern California football legend and a Division 5-A State Bowl Champion for Rio Linda, Cameron Skattebo was a running back... Read more
High School Football: STRONG SIDE • Inside Football’s Good Fight
With The Risks Of Playing Driving Society’s Narrative About High School Football, Many Teens Still Crave It And Several Coaches Strive To Teach It. We Asked WHY • Tre Maronic has every reason not to play high school football. In June of 2016, Maronic sat by his brother Toran’s... Read more
Why We Play: High School Football Players, Coaches Sound Off
For Our 10th Annual High School Football Preview, SportStars Sought To Find Reasons Players And Coaches Still Embrace A Sport With Obvious Health Risks • Below is our “Why We Play” collection: A list of responses obtained through the course of our reporting for the main feature of our... Read more
Pleasant Valley, Campolindo Football Drop Into NorCal Ranks At #21-22
A Pair Of 10-Win Teams In 2018, Campolindo And Pleasant Valley-Chico Both Come Into 2019 With Key Returners And High Expectations • This is the fifth of five releases this week debuting the opening 10 teams to our expanded 2019 Fit Pro Go! NorCal Preseason Top 30 Rankings. Pleasant Valley-Chico... Read more
Moreau Catholic Football: Ready, Fresh, GO! (NCS Small Schools 2019)
One Year After Falling One Win Short Of Its First Section Title, Moreau Catholic Takes Aim Again With Star Tailback Fresh Ison Leading The Way • As he prepares for his third varsity season, Fresh Ison is finally the wise elder on the Moreau Catholic football team. And he’s... Read more
Las Lomas, Rancho Cotate Football Open With NorCal Ranks Of #23-24
With 23 Combined Wins In 2019 And Pair Of NCS Semifinal Appearances, Both Las Lomas And Rancho Cotate Are On Serious Upward Trends • This is the fourth of five releases this week debuting the opening 10 teams to our expanded 2019 Fit Pro Go! NorCal Preseason Rankings. Las... Read more
California-San Ramon, Oak Ridge Football Enter Preseason Ranks At #25-26
Mix Of Experience And New Talent Gives California-San Ramon, Oak Ridge Opportunities To Surprise Within A Pair Of Super-Competitive Leagues • This is the third of five releases this week debuting the opening 10 teams to our expanded 2019 Fit Pro Go! NorCal Preseason Rankings. California-San Ramon has proven... Read more