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Week 5 SJS football previews and picks: Bear River, Del Oro, Foresthill face key matchups during Placer, Colfax byes

With the bulk of the Pioneer Valley League football squads taking their “byes” this week, a light slate of games highlight tonight’s prep football schedule. In t ...

Vista del Lago guns past Placer 56-14 in preseason football finale

Vista del Lago senior quarterback Brent Schaeffer entered Friday’s contest with host Placer as one of the premier signal callers in California, ranked top-15 in yards, comple ...

Week 3 SJS football previews and predictions: Placer, Del Oro, Bear River, Colfax are unanimous favorites

Some intriguing week 3 match ups highlight the area’s prep football weekend tonight as coaches start to get a feel for their respective team’s personalities with league ...

Interceptions spoil Sierra College football season opener

In a rematch of last year’s State Center Bowl, the 2016 season opener for the Sierra College Wolverines football team was spoiled by the Fresno City College Rams Saturda ...

Week 1 Sac-Joaquin Section football picks: Split predictions on Placer, Oak Ridge

Mike Ray’s picks (8-5 last week) Colfax 24, Winters 23 Placer 27, NU 26 Bear River 30, Union Mine 12 Del Oro 26, Pleasant Valley 14 Foresthill 33, Tu ...

Sierra College football opens 2016 season with visiting Fresno City

Sierra College’s 2016 football season begins much like the way the 2015 campaign ended. The team hosts Fresno City College — the same program the Wolverines beat on a ...

Week zero Sac-Joaquin Section football picks and a shot at redemption

I’m still sporting a black eye from the beating Mike Ray handed me in the 2015 football picks, but vengeance will be mine in 2016. Losing to Mike Ray is like getting dusted ...

Placer football picked to don the PVL crown in 2016

The lore of Coach Joey Montoya’s Placer Hillmen isn’t diluted by a loss of returning starters. A year after Placer swept the Pioneer Valley League and reached the Sac- ...

ROOM TO RALLY: Del Oro picked to follow Folsom in 2016 SFL football title chase

What fun would preseason football be if it were not for the challenge to try and predict who would rise to the top of their respective conferences? Tabbed a Super League, the Sier ...

BIG EDDIE IS BACK!: A potential NFL draft first-rounder, Placer grad Eddie Vanderdoes returns from ACL surgery for UCLA football on Bednarik watch list

It’s been 344 days since Eddie Vanderdoes has played football and the gridiron has missed him dearly. The Placer High graduate, a godson of the Auburn community known to loc ...

CALIFORNIA’S FINEST: Del Oro triumphs 16-13 to win the CIF DII-AA State Championship

SACRAMENTO — It took six weeks for Camrion Davis to get right, but Del Oro’s junior running back showed the value of fresh legs Friday, bolting for 216 yards and two to ...

THE ART OF GOING VIRAL: How Del Oro wide out Mason Hurst became one of the most-watched prep football players in the United States

Anybody can go viral once. You just have to learn a Darwin-inspired dance routine, film your cat doing cat things or stumble into any sort of recorded mishap. The tricky part is ...

Del Oro football beats host Liberty 28-24 to reach CIF State Bowl game

BAKERSFIELD — What a night for Stone Smartt. The first-year starter at quarterback for Del Oro was 6 of 7 for 65 yards on the final drive of the game and scored the game-win ...

EYES ON THE PRIZE: Del Oro faces Liberty in today’s NorCal State Bowl game

If there’s any question on whether the cream has risen to the top for Friday’s CIF State Northern California Division II-AA championship bowl football game between Del ...

Placer's exceptional football season ends in Modesto after 48-14 defeat to Central Catholic

MODESTO — There’s always a bigger fish. The Placer High football team that trampled regular season foes and triumphed in back-to-back Sac-Joaquin Section playoff shoot ...