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Black Hat Football’s Dream Team for 2017: Here is our 49-player team we’d use for a 16-game season

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Black Hat Football’s Dream Team for 2017: Here is our 49-player team we’d use for a 16-game season

Black Hat Football jumps into the 2017 football season with our 49-player Dream Team. Any coach would enjoy the wealth of riches on this team, with its talented cast of juniors and sophomores. This would be the team we would take into a 16-team 2017 season, so we built an NFL-style roster that gives us […]

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Video/Manteca High’s Gang of 4 foundation for Buffaloes’ Section title run in 2017

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Video/Manteca High’s Gang of 4 foundation for Buffaloes’ Section title run in 2017

It’s always nice to build the foundation for your football team at the key positions – quarterback, linebacker and both sides of the line. Manteca High Coach Eric Reis will enjoy that luxury next fall, with four returners from the 2016 Starbucks/Black Hat Football Team. The Buffs earned a share of the Valley Oak League title […]

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Realignment 2018: These 5 leagues in The 209 will undergo the most dramatic shifts

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Realignment 2018: These 5 leagues in The 209 will undergo the most dramatic shifts

Now that the Sac-Joaquin Section Realignment Plan is complete for The 209, let’s take a quick look at the instant winners. We’ll also give you our 2017 Predictions – what would happen this coming fall, if the leagues were formed immediately: CCC DROPS TURLOCK DUO, MERCED IN A DOMINANT ROLE THE OLD: Atwater, Buhach Colony-Atwater, El Capitan-Merced, Golden […]

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Section Realignment 2018: The 209 boasts VOL & TCAL, but enhanced Sierra Foothill is only Super League

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Section Realignment 2018: The 209 boasts VOL & TCAL, but enhanced Sierra Foothill is only Super League

The 209 has two elite leagues in the Valley Oak League and the Tri-City Athletic League, but no one in the south part of the Sac-Joaquin Section – nor in Northern California – can match the power and prestige of the enhanced Sierra Foothill League. Section media guru Will DeBoard and his pals have taken […]

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Black Hat Football’s Preseason Picks from 2016: How our Top 13 fared & our 1 Big Miss

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Black Hat Football’s Preseason Picks from 2016: How our Top 13 fared & our 1 Big Miss

 Last June, Black Hat Football  ranked The Top 13 teams in the The 209 for the 2016 football season – before any team suited up for a summer workout, much less a practice. How did we do? Well, we had our hits and one big miss … ** 1, St. Mary’s Rams (Stockton/TCAL): Top passing attack in […]

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Building a Football Team? Sonora’s Rodgers & St. Mary’s Frampton among Top 10 ‘Foundations’ in The 209

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Building a Football Team? Sonora’s Rodgers & St. Mary’s Frampton among Top 10 ‘Foundations’ in The 209

Jumping into the 2017 season, let’s take a look at some of the top talent returning to The 209 and who you would on your team. We’re looking for difference-makers, impact players who can turn a team from good to great, from great to a Section champion. We look for skill players who go the distance of […]

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Brookside Christian’s Goal: Find creative ways to feature Reuben Lee on run to State Bowl in 2017

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Brookside Christian’s Goal: Find creative ways to feature Reuben Lee on run to State Bowl in 2017

What can you do with a cat like Reuben Lee, who flashed Division 1 high school skills during his sophomore season at Lincoln High-Stockton and then tore up Division 7 during the second half of the 2016 season? Make the most of him, particularly on offense, and keep him on the move. After debuting for Brookside Christian […]

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Lions All-Star FB: Teams start practicing for Saturday’s 44th Game at Tracy High

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Lions All-Star FB: Teams start practicing for Saturday’s 44th Game at Tracy High

Players and coaches for the 44th Central California Lions All-Star Football Game reported to practice this week, preparing for Saturday’s game  at Tracy High School. The North is working at Stagg High and the South is at Stanislaus State. THE HEAD COACHES Willie Herrera from East Union-Manteca (North) and  Dustin Caropreso of Los Banos (South) lead […]

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Legend Nate Costa coming home in July for FB Camps: QB Camp shifting to MJC & Youth Camp at Hilmar

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Legend Nate Costa coming home in July for FB Camps: QB Camp shifting to MJC & Youth Camp at Hilmar

Life ain’t got many guarantees, but here’s one: Get yourself to Nate Costa’s High School Football Camps this July and you’re going to pick up skills for the fall. The Hilmar High legend, and former University of Oregon QB, is again hosting his Summer Football Camps – with the HS Quarterback Camp moving to Modesto Junior College […]

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44th Central California Lions All-Star Game: Stat Stars Present (Dunniway & Haywood) & Past (Zwahlen, Brooks & more)

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44th Central California Lions All-Star Game: Stat Stars Present (Dunniway & Haywood) & Past (Zwahlen, Brooks & more)

What: 44th Central California Lions All-Star Football Game When: 7:00 p.m. kickoff on Saturday, June 17 Where: Tracy High School, 315 11th Street in Tracy Who: The 209’s South Stars vs. The 209’s North Stars Taking a look at some of the greatest stat stars to suit up for the annual all-star game in The […]

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