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Video/Who’s missing from The 209 in 2016? Graduation has cut a huge swath through the Valley Oak League

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Video/Who’s missing from The 209 in 2016? Graduation has cut a huge swath through the Valley Oak League

With high school football players slipping back into pads in little more than a month, it’s time to recall the ones who have left us. Let’s take a look at some of the most significant losses in The 209, departures that will impact league races throughout the region. We start with the CCC and will […]

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Video/Looking ahead to find league MVPs in The 209: Downey’s offense produces stars & WAC’s got an impact WR

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Video/Looking ahead to find league MVPs in The 209: Downey’s offense produces stars & WAC’s got an impact WR

Sure, it’s only June and the high school football season is still two months away – it feels like it’s just around the corner – but let’s take a look at the likely league MVPs for the 2016 season. Some might be predictable, but others might catch you by surprise. BTW, our definition for league […]

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Video/The 209’s top returning QBs by the numbers: No opinion, just raw facts from 2015 season

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Video/The 209’s top returning QBs by the numbers: No opinion, just raw facts from 2015 season

Everyone’s got their favorite returning quarterbacks for the 2016 season, and we’ve all got our opinions on who will make the greatest improvement from 2015 and who the most prolific incoming juniors will be. Let’s forget about the subjectivity for a moment and just look at the raw data. Here are the top returning QBs in the […]

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Video/The 209’s top returning WRs by the numbers: No opinion, just raw facts from 2015 season

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Video/The 209’s top returning WRs by the numbers: No opinion, just raw facts from 2015 season

Everyone’s got their favorite returning receivers for the 2016 season, and we’ve all got our opinions on who will make the greatest improvement from 2015 and who the most prolific incoming juniors will be.   Let’s forget about the subjectivity for a moment and just look at the raw data. Here are the top returning junior […]

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Video/The 209’s top returning RBs by the numbers: No opinion, just raw facts from 2015 season

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Video/The 209’s top returning RBs by the numbers: No opinion, just raw facts from 2015 season

Everyone’s got their favorite returning running backs for the 2016 season, and we’ve all got our opinions on who will make the greatest improvement from 2015 and who the most prolific incoming juniors will be.  Let’s forget about the subjectivity for a moment and just look at the raw data. Here are the top returning […]

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Black Hat’s Football Diamond Team: Manteca DB Ronaldo Tijero delivered MVP hits in the fall and spring

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Black Hat’s Football Diamond Team: Manteca DB Ronaldo Tijero delivered MVP hits in the fall and spring

With baseball coming to an end, it’s time for the 2016 Black Hat Football-Diamond Stars. Hat’s Off to Tracy High for reaching the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 1 final, as well as Manteca and Mariposa for winning Section championships. We did it a bit different, picking a Football-Diamond MVP from each league to give us 10 […]

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Black Hat’s Football-Diamond Team: A Star from each league & Yogurt Mill gift card to the 2016 MVP

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Black Hat’s Football-Diamond Team: A Star from each league & Yogurt Mill gift card to the 2016 MVP

With baseball coming to an end, it’s time for the 2016 Black Hat Football-Diamond Stars. Hat’s Off to Tracy High for reaching the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 1 final, as well as Manteca and Mariposa for winning Section championships. We did it a bit different, picking a Football-Diamond MVP from each league, with five rolling out […]

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Black Hat’s Early 2016 Rankings: Even The 209’s top teams have questions to answer this fall

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Black Hat’s Early 2016 Rankings: Even The 209’s top teams have questions to answer this fall

We promised to take a look at Black Hat Football’s Early 2016 Rankings, with the reality that everyone has a weakness or a concern. So here they are (we’ll finish the list in a bit): ** 1, St. Mary’s Rams (Stockton/TCAL): Top passing attack in The 209, strong schedule and an offensive line anchored by […]

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Hilmar High legend Nate Costa coming home to host HS QB & Youth Football Camps June 20-22

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Hilmar High legend Nate Costa coming home to host HS QB & Youth Football Camps June 20-22

Nate Costa, a legend during his playing days at Hilmar High before going to quarterback the Oregon Ducks, will be back in town later this month to host his High School Quarterback and Youth Football Camps June 20-22 at Hilmar High. The camps were a huge hit last year, and what’s great is that they […]

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A quick look at The 209’s numbers from the Nike Combine: RBs Dusty Frampton & Isaiah Montanez making big news

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A quick look at The 209’s numbers from the Nike Combine: RBs Dusty Frampton & Isaiah Montanez making big news

Got to be impressed by the performance of St. Mary’s-Stockton RB Dusty Frampton and Golden Valley-Merced RB Isaiah Montanez, whose ratings at this month’s Nike Combine at De Anza High in El Sobrante: ** St. Mary’s Dusty Frampton becomes the Rams’ No. 1 choice for the running game this fall, as the Rams try to […]

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