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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
SJS Football Playoffs | Semifinals Preview (Div. I-IV)
Will A Top Seed Fall? Sac-Joaquin Section Playoffs Capsules And Predictions Highlight The Season’s Best Matchups • PICTURED ABOVE: Jesuit-Carmichael All-Purpose Back, Kai Santos. (David Gershon photo) The Sac-Joaquin Section football playoffs continue this weekend by adding dynamic semifinal matchups in Divisions I-IV to an already thrilling postseason. If... 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
Manteca Football: Bring On The Doubters
Scrappy Manteca Football Team Upends Expectations En Route To Punching A Ticket Into SJS Div. III Final • They’ve read the articles. They’ve seen the predictions. Players and coaches from the Manteca football program have fully embraced their underdog status this season.   Pundits and computer rankings picked against the... Read more
Manteca, Mitty Football Open NorCal Preseason Ranks As #29-30
We Open Our 2019 NorCal Preseason Football Rankings With Two Programs Who Finished 2018 Unranked — But Look Ready To Take The Next Step • This is the first of five releases this week debuting the opening 10 teams to our expanded 2019 NorCal Preseason Rankings. Mitty’s promise lies... Read more
Talons Up – Christian Brothers Falcons Take Aim At First Section Title
Fueled By Recent Successes And Failures, The Christian Brothers Falcons Take Aim At Their First Section Title In More Than 35 Years • Story by JIM MCCUE | Photos by JAMES K. LEASH Players for the 2017 Christian Brothers football team do not remember the program’s last Sac-Joaquin Section... Read more
NorCal Preseason #13: Manteca
We begin our 2017 Football coverage by revealing teams #20-11 in our NorCal Preseason Top 20 in a daily countdown to Aug. 24 when #10-1 are revealed in our 2017 Football Preview Special. If you need to catchup, here are links to previous entries: | No. 20 Foothill (Aug.... Read more