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Noah’s California Spring Water Team of the Week will celebrate The 209′s top talent each week

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Noah’s California Spring Water Team of the Week will celebrate The 209′s top talent each week

We have a big tip of the Black Hat to Noah’s California Spring Water and Seven Up Bottling Modesto/Stockton, which will again sponsor our Team of the Week. Each Wednesday, Noah’s California Spring Water will honor a team coming off an upset victory, key win or exceptional performance the previous Friday. Black Hat Football will […]

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Alpine Pacific Nut Co. will award Coach of the Week with a basket full of tasty goodies

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Alpine Pacific Nut Co. will award Coach of the Week with a basket full of tasty goodies

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. It’s an opportunity to recognize hard-working coaches in The 209 – […]

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Scrimmages in The 209: Busy weekend coming & chance to see serious hitting

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Scrimmages in The 209: Busy weekend coming & chance to see serious hitting

2014 FOOTBALL SCRIMMAGES IN THE 209    It’s time to start hitting with a purpose! After a couple weeks of hitting kids you know – and likely an intra-team scrimmage this weekend – The 209 will get a full dose of scrimmages. Looks like most of the action is Saturday, starting with Lathrop at Downey-Modesto […]

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Week 10 in The 209: Central Catholic at Oakdale – expect full house & then some at The Corral

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Week 10 in The 209: Central Catholic at Oakdale – expect full house & then some at The Corral

Week 10, November 7-8 (Here are a handful of ways to spend a fun Friday night in The 209) Pitman-Turlock at Turlock, 7:30 – The Harvest Bowl became something special its first year, when the upstart Pride stunned their big brothers across town – virtually unheard of for the new kid on the block to beat the established […]

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Week 9 in The 209: Merced at Turlock, age-old rivalry pits QBs Tyrone Williams & Bubba Moreno

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Week 9 in The 209: Merced at Turlock, age-old rivalry pits QBs Tyrone Williams & Bubba Moreno

Week 9, October 30-November 1 (Here are a handful of ways to spend a fun Friday night in The 209) Merced at Turlock, 7:30 – This is a throwback game to the glory days of the Central California Conference, when it was a six-team league with single schools in Atwater, Merced and Turlock teamed with Downey, Davis and […]

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Week 8 in The 209: WAC, CCC & TCAL titles likely to be decided when league favorites collide

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Week 8 in The 209: WAC, CCC & TCAL titles likely to be decided when league favorites collide

Week 8, October 23-24 (Here are a handful of ways to spend a fun Friday night in The 209) Merced at Buhach Colony-Atwater (Atwater High), 7:30 – Are we seeing a changing of the guard in Merced County, with Merced overtaking the Thunder as the county’ top program? The Bears pounded The Colony 41-20 last year – it […]

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Defense #4-1: Patterson DB Demarrio Hammonds edges Merced LB Jermon Cook for #1

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Defense #4-1: Patterson DB Demarrio Hammonds edges Merced LB Jermon Cook for #1

   The high school football season in The 209 kicks off in four weeks, so let’s take a look at the top 20 Offensive and Defensive players in the region. We’ll roll ‘em out four at a time, alternating sides of the line so no one feels overshadowed.    The defensive countdown starts from #20 […]

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Offense #4-1: Merced QB Tyrone Williams & Tracy RB Nate Jones tops in The 209

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Offense #4-1: Merced QB Tyrone Williams & Tracy RB Nate Jones tops in The 209

   The high school football season in The 209 kicks off in four weeks, so let’s take a look at the top 20 Offensive and Defensive players in the region. We’ll roll ‘em out four at a time, alternating sides of the line so no one feels overshadowed.    The countdown starts from #20 and […]

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Week 7 in The 209: Too much fun FB for one night – A few league titles will be decided

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Week 7 in The 209: Too much fun FB for one night – A few league titles will be decided

Week 7, October 16-18 (Here are a handful of ways to spend a fun Friday night in The 209) Pitman-Turlock at Merced (Golden Valley), 7:30 – How are you going to beat Merced this year? By keeping QB Tyrone Williams and the prolific no-huddle offense off the field – which is what Pitman’s deceptive Wing-T is intended do. […]

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Week 6 in The 209: Couple of great rivalries with Oakdale @ Manteca & Calaveras @ Argonaut

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Week 6 in The 209:  Couple of great rivalries with Oakdale @ Manteca & Calaveras @ Argonaut

Week 6, October 9-11 (Here are a handful of ways to spend a fun Friday night in The 209) Thursday Summerville vs. Sonora (Bret Harte-Angels Camp), 7:30 – The Black Hat’s not going to miss this one, and we’re thrilled to see it’s on a Thursday night! With Sonora’s field torn up, the Wildcats are playing their games on […]

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