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Black Hat Football Player of the Year: A trio of RBs, including a 2K junior and a late arrival

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Black Hat Football Player of the Year: A trio of RBs, including a 2K junior and a late arrival

Time to start scouting for our Black Hat Football Player of the Year and rest of our team. We’ll rattle off our list of contenders for the top spot the next couple of days, before Friday’s playoff games kick off at 7 p.m. We earlier gave you four QBs who jump right to mind if […]

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Plenty of games to pick from this weekend: 3 semifinals and four championship games

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Plenty of games to pick from this weekend: 3 semifinals and four championship games

This weekend’s action: FRIDAY NIGHT/All games kick off at 7 p.m. DIVISION 1/SEMIFINAL #7 TRACY (9-3) AT #2 GRANITE BAY (9-3) DIVISION 2 /SEMIFINAL #3 ST. MARY’S-STOCKTON (11-1) at #2 ELK GROVE (10-2) DIVISION 3/SEMIFINAL #10 RIO LINDA (10-2) AT # 3 OAKDALE (11-1) DIVISION 4/CHAMPIONSHIP @ Lincoln High-Stockton #2 SONORA (11-1) vs. #1 CENTRAL CATHOLIC-MODESTO […]

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All-MMC Football Team: QBs PJ Wilson/Downey & Nate Phillips/Modesto share MVP

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All-MMC Football Team: QBs PJ Wilson/Downey & Nate Phillips/Modesto share MVP

The seven coaches in the Modesto Metro Conference couldn’t decide who was more valuable to their team: Downey High QB PJ Wilson or Modesto QB Nate Phillips, a pair of prolific seniors. So coaches selected the two to share the MMC Most Valuable Player award – seven votes, tie for first? Would love to see […]

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The Starbucks 2014 All-Black Hat Football Team: We’ll select from 70 schools in 10 leagues spread across seven counties

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The Starbucks 2014 All-Black Hat Football Team: We’ll select from 70 schools in 10 leagues spread across seven counties

We’ve got a big tip of the Black Hat to Starbucks, which will be sponsoring the 2014 Starbucks All-Black Hat Football Team. Starbucks will reward the Players of the Year, and first-team offense and defense, with $20 gift cards and an All-Black Hat Football Team patch that’s ideal for a letterman’s jacket. Second-team selections also […]

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Fantastic Photos from Modesto Christian Crusaders’ Semifinal Victory Over Bradshaw Christian Pride

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Fantastic Photos from Modesto Christian Crusaders’  Semifinal Victory Over Bradshaw Christian Pride

Professional photographer Toby Stime has been shooting Modesto Christian sporting events for a dozen years. He captured some great photos of Friday’s Division 6 semifinals, which MC won 42-14 over  the Bradshaw Christian Pride of Sacramento. Stime shared some of his best pictures with Black Hat Football. Stime also does weddings, family and senior photos. To […]

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Taco Bell Athlete of the Week: MLB piles up tackles and has his team playing for a section title – and maybe a Bowl bid?

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Taco Bell Athlete of the Week: MLB piles up tackles and has his team playing for a section title – and maybe a Bowl bid?

Taco Bell shares Black Hat Football’s commitment  to high school academics and football, and the positive impact the sport has on campus and in the community. That’s one reason Taco Bell is sponsoring our Athletes of the Week. Each Monday, Black Hat will announce its three Taco Bell Athletes of the Week and award each with a $20 gift card and a Taco Bell […]

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Taco Bell Athlete of the Week: QB runs for TD, throws for TD & provides intangibles for a winning program

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Taco Bell Athlete of the Week: QB runs for TD, throws for TD & provides intangibles for a winning program

Taco Bell shares Black Hat Football’s commitment  to high school academics and football, and the positive impact the sport has on campus and in the community. That’s one reason Taco Bell is sponsoring our Athletes of the Week. Each Monday, Black Hat will announce its three Taco Bell Athletes of the Week and award each with a $20 gift card and a Taco Bell […]

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Taco Bell Athlete of the Week: Quarterback steps up to play key role in playoff stunner

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Taco Bell Athlete of the Week: Quarterback steps up to play key role in playoff stunner

Taco Bell shares Black Hat Football’s commitment  to high school academics and football, and the positive impact the sport has on campus and in the community. That’s one reason Taco Bell is sponsoring our Athletes of the Week. Each Monday, Black Hat will announce its three Taco Bell Athletes of the Week and award each with a $20 gift card and a Taco Bell […]

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Video: Sonora enjoying the small-school life, topples Los Banos and has sights on school’s second section crown

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Video: Sonora enjoying the small-school life, topples Los Banos and has sights on school’s second section crown

Sonora High lobbied vigorously the last two years, telling anyone who would listen that its declining enrollment meant the school needed to be demoted from the highly competitive Valley Oak League to the Mother Lode League. It meant dropping from the Sac-Joaquin Section’s top medium-school league to one of its lowest small-school leagues. The Wildcats got […]

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Video: Oakdale High’s ground game chews up Vista del Lago – Rio Linda coming to The Corral

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Video: Oakdale High’s ground game chews up Vista del Lago – Rio Linda coming to The Corral

It’s a game we’ve seen all too often at The Corral, and twice against Vista Del Lago in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs in the last few years. Oakdale High, with its machine-like Wing-T ripping off first downs, rolled past Vista del Lago 42-14 in Friday’s Division 3 quarterfinal. Good news quickly followed: Because #10 seed […]

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