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NorCal Top 20 Football Rankings | WEEK 6
Three Of Last Week’s NorCal Top 20 Football Matchups Live Up To Billing, But Majority Of Rankings Stay The Same • Testing delays and other issues denied last week’s two Sac-Joaquin Section showdowns that would’ve really helped solidify that region’s NorCal Top 20 Football Rankings pecking order. Instead, No.... Read more
SportStars NorCal Football Rankings | Spring 2021 Preseason Top 20
Three Bay Area Teams Sit Atop Our First Set Of NorCal Football Rankings As We Prepare To Embark On A Fascinating Spring Football Experiment • What do we really know about the long-awaited and frantically assembled high school football season that’s about to commence across the state? Not nearly... Read more
Who’s Got Next? | Readers Get Final 2020 SportStars Cover Choice
Vote On The Final 2020 SportStars Cover — What Image Should Represent An Issue Containing Our Favorite Work From A Frustrating Year Paired With A Hopeful Look Forward? So yeah, NorCal high school athletic programs are unlikely to remember 2020 with much fondness. We get it. However, SportStars worked... Read more
Not Waiting Around | NorCal Football’s Early Graduates Forge Ahead
At Least A Handful Of NorCal Football Players Aren’t Hanging On Every CIF Or State Health Department Announcement These Days — Early Graduates Are Focused On The Future Without Regret • For the Bay Area’s handful of early graduate football stars, their bags are packed for college without the... Read more
NorCal Early Football Predictions | Staff Stabs: Jim McCue
As We All Nervously Await December, SportStars Is Using Each Thursday Of October To Reveal The Early Football Predictions Of Different Staff Writers • We’ve officially entered our 2021 Season Preview mode. Because it’s not like anything else is happening. So it’s time for some early  football predictions. Before... Read more
Early NorCal Football Predictions | Staff Stabs: Steven Wilson
As We All Nervously Await December, SportStars Is Using Each Thursday Of October To Reveal The Early NorCal Football Predictions Of Different Staff Writers • We’ve officially entered our 2021 Season Preview mode. Because it’s not like anything else is happening. So it’s time for some early NorCal football... Read more
Early 2021 Football Predictions | Staff Stabs: Chace Bryson
As We All Nervously Await December, SportStars Is Using Each Thursday Of October To Reveal The Early 2021 Football Predictions Of Different Staff Writers • We’ve officially entered our NorCal football 2021 Season Preview mode. Because it’s not like anything else is happening. So it’s time for some early... Read more
2021 Early Football Predictions | Staff Stabs: Ike Dodson
With First Practices Two Months Away, And Little Better To Do, SportStars Writers Have Some Fun With Some 2021 Early Football Predictions • We’ve officially entered our NorCal football 2021 Season Preview mode. Because it’s not like anything else is happening. So it’s time for some early football predictions.... Read more
Jaden Rashada | Young QB Ready To Shine After 5,800-Mile U-Turn
Top 2023 Quarterback Recruit, Jaden Rashada, Settles Down At Pittsburg After Briefly Chasing Fall Football Hopes In Florida • Jaden Rashada just wanted a chance at playing football in 2020.  It was that desire that led him to the house of his best friend, Rashid Williams, on an early-Summer... Read more
Pittsburg Football’s Swashbuckler Survival Guide
The 2019 Pirates Have Battled Their Way Through The Types Of Adversity That Have Derailed Pittsburg Football Teams Of The Recent Past • In most cases, the loss of a quarterback to injury would qualify as one of the most adverse circumstances a high school football team could face. That... Read more
Pittsburg Football: Jerry Johnson Leads Week Zero Pirate Raid
Delivering One Of Pittsburg Football’s Best Ever Quarterback Performances, Jerry Johnson Helped No. 6-Ranked Pirates Win Season-Opening Shootout • One week into the 2019 football campaign and the Pittsburg Football record book is already being re-written.  Making just his second start at quarterback for Pittsburg High, senior Jerry Johnson... Read more
The Ace & The Wild Card
Cousins A’jae And Justin Boyd Help Stack The Deck For Pittsburg • Story By STEVEN WILSON | Photos By JAMES K. LEASH At the start of the 2017 season, it was the unlikeliest of connections. Cousins Justin and A’jae Boyd were supposed to line up on opposite sides of... Read more