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Week 3 playoff football preview: CENTRAL FOCUS - Placer faces three-time defending state champ Central Catholic in today’s section semifinals

This is the kind of game that makes you wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat, fearing — just for a moment — that you slept away the weekend and missed it. ...

TURKEY AND FOOTBALL: The best prep football teams practice on Thanksgiving

The countdown has started for the California Interscholastic Federation’s first true state-wide bowl football championship games. With most CIF sections around the state put ...

Euphoria in Fresno: Sierra College wins State Center bowl game with last-second kick

Matt Krieg has the smallest leg on the Sierra College football team. It’s a little awkward, considering he’s the team place kicker — and a little obvious, consid ...

Seven interceptions lead Del Oro past Wood in D2 football playoffs

VACAVILLE — The Del Oro Golden Eagles have stuck to the plan; test yourself against the very best with a tough preseason schedule and it will pay off in the playoffs.&nb ...

ROAD WARRIORS: Placer drops host Patterson 65-52 to reach section semifinals

PATTERSON — It took a 122-mile trek down I-5. It took the grit to fight through a bombardment of injuries. It even took some of Waylen Cozad’s lunch. In the end, the ...

Auburn-area prep football results, round 2 playoff scores around the region: Placer, Bear River, Del Oro defeat higher seeds on the road

Editor’s note: For full stories, interviews, statistics and photos, read Sunday’s print edition of the Auburn Journal. Auburn-area football teams fought tough on the r ...

Mike vs Ike football picks: Placer, Bear River picked to win round-2 games

Mike Ray’s Football Picks (12-8 last week, 144-74 overall, 73-25 prep, 37-23 college, 34-26 pro) Prep picks Placer 66, Paterson 49 Bear River 21, Capital Christian 20 Wo ...

CCCAA football All-Conference honors: 19 former Sac-Joaquin Section players recognized

That next step for local high school athletes aspiring for gridiron greatness included a gauntlet of tests in the California Community College Athletic Association. Ultimately, 19 ...

Del Oro football finds familiar footing in 34-28 playoff win over Whitney

LOOMIS — With apologies to the late Yogi Berra, for the Del Oro High football team here Friday night, it was déjà vu all over again. One week after using a lat ...

Mike vs Ike football picks: Week 1 predictions for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs

Mike Ray’s Football Picks (10-8 last week, 132-66 overall, 68-22 prep, 34-20 college, 30-24 pro) Prep football picks Placer 35, River Valley 21 Del Oro 27, Whitney 24 Ri ...

Mike vs Ike prep, college and pro football picks: Mike Ray calls Colfax upset of Placer

(11-7 last week, 122-58 overall, 64-20 prep, 31-17 college, 27-21 pro) Prep football picks Del Oro 24, Granite Bay 21 Colfax 21, Placer 20 Center 48, Foothill 40 Bear River 28 ...

8 Placer County football questions for The Pigskin Soothsayer

The flipping of the calendar page to November and the first big rain soaking of the season can mean only one thing; the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section football playoffs must be right arou ...

American River College Beavers earn victory over Sierra on Halloween

Two of the area’s best junior college football programs lined up across from each other this past weekend at American River College with bragging rights on the line. Instead ...

Center stuns Bear River, 27-21 in PVL football

ANTELOPE — For the most part this football season, on their way to winning seven of their first eight games, the Bear River’s Bruins avoided the turnover bugaboo. But ...