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Reaching into 2016 to find an MVP: You know all about Lincoln QB Aaron Thomas, but what about St. Mary’s 6-4, 300-pound prospect Popo Aumavae

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Reaching into 2016 to find an MVP: You know all about Lincoln QB Aaron Thomas, but what about St. Mary’s 6-4, 300-pound prospect Popo Aumavae

We’ve talked about The 209’s top teams for the 2016 high school football season, but how about the individual stars? This weekend we look at five contenders for the 2016 Starbucks/Black Hat Football Player of the Year, as well as five names that aren’t familiar throughout The 209 and what makes them a threat to win […]

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The 209’s Parochial Powerhouses run 1-2 in Black Hat Football’s 1st rankings for the 2016 season

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The 209’s Parochial Powerhouses run 1-2 in Black Hat Football’s 1st rankings for the 2016 season

The season is months away, but it’s not too early to start Black Hat Football’s 2016 high school football rankings for The 209. We’ll cook up a Baker’s Dozen, with the Top 13 – regardless of size or reputation. We’ll add a handful of small schools to the list, too: ** 1, St. Mary’s Rams […]

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Black Hat FB’s 30-for-30 Video Series: 30 of The 209’s interesting prospects heading into the 2016 season

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Black Hat FB’s 30-for-30 Video Series: 30 of The 209’s interesting prospects heading into the 2016 season

Sure, it rings a familiar bell for those who watch sports television, but Black Hat Football’s 30-for-30 Video series is all about high school football in The 209. For each day of April, we’ll bounce out a highlight video and few words on a returning player for 2016. Here’s a listing, with online links, of […]

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NFL Draft: Modesto Christian QB Nate Sudfeld moving from Indiana U to Washington Redskins

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NFL Draft: Modesto Christian QB Nate Sudfeld moving from Indiana U to Washington Redskins

Modesto Christian High quarterback Nate Sudfeld was drafted by the Washington Redskins, joining a franchise that has Kirk Cousins as its established starter. Here is a link to a nice piece on the Redskins’ newest QB https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/football-insider/wp/2016/04/30/nfl-draft-redskins-take-indiana-qb-nate-sudfeld-in-sixth-round/ Nate was involved in one of the wilder games ever in The 209 when his Crusaders dropped a […]

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Black Hat’s 30-for-30 Video Series: Delhi LB Jesse Flores answers eternal question – yes, he could play at higher level

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Black Hat’s 30-for-30 Video Series: Delhi LB Jesse Flores answers eternal question – yes, he could play at higher level

Sure, it rings a familiar bell for those who watch sports television, but Black Hat Football’s 30-for-30 Video series is all about high school football in The 209. For each day of April, we’ll bounce out a highlight video and few words on a returning player for 2016. Check back for daily additions. It’s a […]

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Black Hat’s 30-for-30 Video Series: Lincoln QB Aaron Thomas will get his opportunity in 2016 with Air Raid Offense

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Black Hat’s 30-for-30 Video Series: Lincoln QB Aaron Thomas will get his opportunity in 2016 with Air Raid Offense

Sure, it rings a familiar bell for those who watch sports television, but Black Hat Football’s 30-for-30 Video series is all about high school football in The 209. For each day of April, we’ll bounce out a highlight video and few words on a returning player for 2016. Check back for daily additions. It’s a […]

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Black Hat’s 30-for-30 Video Series: Oakdale’s Zac Thomas has turned safety into a high-impact position

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Black Hat’s 30-for-30 Video Series: Oakdale’s Zac Thomas has turned safety into a high-impact position

Sure, it rings a familiar bell for those who watch sports television, but Black Hat Football’s 30-for-30 Video series is all about high school football in The 209. For each day of April, we’ll bounce out a highlight video and few words on a returning player for 2016. Check back for daily additions. It’s a […]

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Black Hat’s 30-for-30 Video Series: Sonora Guard/LB Killian Rosko has power to make an impact at any level

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Black Hat’s 30-for-30 Video Series: Sonora Guard/LB Killian Rosko has power to make an impact at any level

Sure, it rings a familiar bell for those who watch sports television, but Black Hat Football’s 30-for-30 Video series is all about high school football in The 209. For each day of April, we’ll bounce out a highlight video and few words on a returning player for 2016. Check back for daily additions. It’s a […]

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Video/Former Downey High QB Aaron Zwahlen on a new Mission: Battling to be Hawaii’s starting QB

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Video/Former Downey High QB Aaron Zwahlen on a new Mission: Battling to be Hawaii’s starting QB

It’s been nearly four years since Aaron Zwahlen stood in the pocket, staring down a blitzing linebacker and looking off the strong safety – while keeping one eye on his primary receiver on the deep post. He earned a scholarship to the University of Hawaii by displaying those skills in two seasons at Downey High. […]

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Black Hat’s 30-for-30 Video Series: Downey WR Isaiah Johnson has size, skills to be The 209’s best by 2017

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Black Hat’s 30-for-30 Video Series: Downey WR Isaiah Johnson has size, skills to be The 209’s best by 2017

Sure, it rings a familiar bell for those who watch sports television, but Black Hat Football’s 30-for-30 Video series is all about high school football in The 209. For each day of April, we’ll bounce out a highlight video and few words on a returning player for 2016. Check back for daily additions. It’s a […]

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