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VIDEO: Modesto & QB Nate Phillips rally from 14 down to knock off Turlock and stay perfect as MMC play approaches

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VIDEO: Modesto & QB Nate Phillips rally from 14 down to knock off Turlock and stay perfect as MMC play approaches

RICH HERNANDEZ/BLACK HAT FOOTBALL Modesto High, Black Hat Football’s Noah’s Spring Water Team of the Week after a stirring Week 3 upset of Patterson, wants to remind folks that it won a piece of the Modesto Metro Conference last season. Many still think of the Panthers as the program that has struggled in recent years, […]

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Video: Central Catholic bounces back, beating Beyer, and hosts Manteca in next week’s VOL opener

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Video: Central Catholic bounces back, beating Beyer, and hosts Manteca in next week’s VOL opener

Central Catholic bounced back from its last-minute 18-13 loss to #1-ranked St. Mary’s by running past Beyer. Fun to see Kalhiel Dillard scoring 3 TDs. Got some video here … 2-time defending state champ Raiders play defending Section D3 and unbeaten Manteca – it’s also the debut for CC in the Valley Oak League. Can’t be missing […]

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Noah’s California Spring Water Team of the Week: Prolific QB, small but agile line, strong at the corners equals 3-0 start

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Noah’s California Spring Water Team of the Week: Prolific QB, small but agile line, strong at the corners equals 3-0 start

Modesto High pushed its record to 3-0 with a surprising 21-20 win on the road over Patterson, and this Friday he Panthers take on a physical Turlock  team that is 2-1. The Bulldogs’ lone loss a one-point decision on the road against unbeaten Oakdale. It’s a big battle for Modesto, which is our Noah’s California […]

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Alpine Pacific Nut Coach of the Year: Former QB’s return to his alma mater has sparked a renaissance

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Alpine Pacific Nut Coach of the Year: Former QB’s return to his alma mater has sparked a renaissance

Black Hat Football gives a big tip of the Hat to Alpine Pacific Nut Co., which shares our commitment to local high school football and the community. The company markets “California’s Finest Walnuts” and will sponsor the Alpine Pacific Nut Coach of the Week. Who might be an Alpine Pacific Nut Coach of the Week? […]

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The 209 has 14 unbeaten teams after the 1st 3 weeks, so who has the best opportunity to go 10-0 in the regular season?

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The 209 has 14 unbeaten teams after the 1st 3 weeks, so who has the best opportunity to go 10-0 in the regular season?

There are 14 unbeaten teams remaining after three weeks of high school football in The 209. Some are a surprise, others not so much. Anyone surprised that crosstown rivals Manteca and Sierra are a combined 6-0? St. Mary’s (2-0), Oakdale and Modesto (3-0) are also perfect this fall, but that’s a bit of a surprise […]

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Great Action Photos from Downey’s 35-6 Victory Over Tokay

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Great Action Photos from Downey’s 35-6 Victory Over Tokay

    Dan Harris Photography captured great images from Modesto’s Thomas Downey Knight’s 35-6 victory over the Tokay Tigers last Friday. Dan Harris is both a great sports photographer and a Downey High physics teacher.  He shared these game photos with Black Hat Football, and he has dozens more posted on his website. Just click on this link […]

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Taco Bell Athlete of the Week: This running back hopes to bring glory back to a struggling program

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Taco Bell Athlete of the Week: This running back hopes to bring glory back to a struggling 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: Love a linebacker who always seems to be around the ball, both sides of the line

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Taco Bell Athlete of the Week: Love a linebacker who always seems to be around the ball, both sides of the line

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: Takes a special QB to lead his team on a 20-point comeback in 4th quarter

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Taco Bell Athlete of the Week: Takes a special QB to lead his team on a 20-point comeback in 4th quarter

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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Trans-Valley: Modesto Christian RB Chris Brown might be league’s best, but enough to overtake Hilmar, Hughson, Escalon?

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Trans-Valley: Modesto Christian RB Chris Brown might be league’s best, but enough to overtake Hilmar, Hughson, Escalon?

TRANS-VALLEY LEAGUE For everyone who thought they had the Trans-Valley League figured out heading into the season, forget about it. It’s likely to be a crazy season, with four … or five of the teams thinking they can win it. Hilmar (1-2) reached the Section final a year ago and has struggled to duplicate that […]

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