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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
7 Friday Night Podcast | Ep. 18: Section Championships & Cookie Capers
It’s All-The-Marbles Time And 7 Friday Night Features Multiple Guests As We Look Back At Crazy Semifinals And Preview Section Title Week • 7 Friday Night goes all out as it reviews an absolute wild weekend of semifinals while also previewing section championship weekend throughout Northern California.  Hosts Chace... Read more
Business As Usual | De La Salle Surges To 29th Straight Title
Luke Dermon, Charles Greer Star As De La Salle Overcomes Early Deficit To Oust Pittsburg In North Coast Section Open Division Final •  After 20-plus minutes of intense, focused pregame warm-ups, the De La Salle High football team jogged off the Owen Owens Field turf and gathered in an... Read more
7 Friday Night Podcast | Ep. 17: “Open” To Discussion
De La Salle Coach Justin Alumbaugh Joins The Show To Talk Spartans, Playoff Models, And Facing Longtime Foe Pittsburg In The NCS Open Final This Week • With long time foes De La Salle and Pittsburg meeting this week to decide the North Coast Section Open Division final, hosts... Read more
NorCal Football Rankings | Top 20, WEEK 13
Top 5 Doesn’t Budge, But The Rest Of The NorCal Football Rankings Get A Shakeup As We Get To Section Semifinal Week • It’s both section semifinal week — and rematch week in the NorCal football rankings. Several key rematches dot the schedule this week, including two inside of... 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
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
Pittsburg’s Young Bucs | RETURN TO FALL Football Preview Series No. 8
For Pittsburg Football, The Future Is Now; PLUS We Reveal Three More NorCal Top 20 Teams, And Play Trivia At Las Lomas-Walnut Creek • This is the eighth of 20 installments to our Return To Fall Series — a daily component to our 2021 NorCal Football Preview coverage. Interview... 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 Football Defense | Spring 2021
No First Teams Or Second Teams — These Are Simply The 20 Defensive Players We Selected To Honor As All-NorCal Standouts This Spring • TOP IMAGE: De La Salle-Concord’s Zeke Berry (left) and St. Mary’s-Stockton’s Nick Murray. (Jean-Paul Toshiro photo) Our All-NorCal Football Offense and Defense were chosen a... Read more