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2015 Starbucks/Black Hat Football Team for The 209

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2015 Starbucks/Black Hat Football Team for The 209

We’re filling in the blanks — one name at a time — all day Saturday and Sunday for Starbuck’s 2015 All-Black Hat Football Team. Every athlete selected will get his own story and (if available) a highlight video and photo. Winners also will receive patches for their letterman jackets and Starbucks gift cards ($20 for […]

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Lincoln QB Aaron Thomas: With arrival of Air Raid offense, no QB in The 209 has opportunity for bigger bounce in 2016

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Lincoln QB Aaron Thomas: With arrival of Air Raid offense, no QB in The 209 has opportunity for bigger bounce in 2016

We know, we know We didn’t have Lincoln High junior Aaron Thomas on the 2016 Black Hat Football 46-player team – we tried to stay true to a football roster, with a bunch of linemen to go with our skill players and and specialty personnel – but that was before we realized Lincoln High would […]

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Video/CalHiSports All-State Team: McNair WR Derrion Grim 1st Team – Marcel Dancy and 3 Modesto RBs also earn honors

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Video/CalHiSports All-State Team: McNair WR Derrion Grim 1st Team – Marcel Dancy and 3 Modesto RBs also earn honors

McNair High-Stockton’s Derrion Grim, whose prolific performance this past fall was one of the most stunning in state history, has been honored as one of California’s top two receivers for the 2015 season. Grim, heading to Nebraska to play for the Cornhuskers next fall, has been selected to CalHiSports’ All-State First Team. He is one […]

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Video/2016 Football Schedules: Some new rivalries kicking off – including Patterson at Downey

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Video/2016 Football Schedules: Some new rivalries kicking off – including Patterson at Downey

Let’s take a look at 2016 preseason schedules for football teams from The 209. We’ll update the list as the schedules are released, starting with this handful of teams.  CENTRAL CATHOLIC RAIDERS (Modesto)/VOL — Certainly one of the best schedules in The 209 this fall, and the all-parochial preseason schedule is a new direction for […]

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Video/Black Hat Football’s 46-player team for 2016: Versatility at the skills and athleticism on line are cornerstones

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Video/Black Hat Football’s 46-player team for 2016: Versatility at the skills and athleticism on line are cornerstones

Time to start looking ahead to the 2016 high school football season, and that means Black Hat Football putting together a 45-player roster. We’re not saying it will have the best 45 payers in The 209, but we’re going to put together a roster with size, speed, versatility and intangibles. That means we’ll have a […]

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Video/CalHiSports’ All-State Medium School: 3 Central Catholic stars & Oakdale’s Lane Trapp on prestigious squad

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Video/CalHiSports’ All-State Medium School: 3 Central Catholic stars & Oakdale’s Lane Trapp on prestigious squad

CalHiSports announced its All-State Medium School Team on Tuesday, and the roster includes three Central Catholic High stars — RB Justin Rice, LB Kekupa’a Freehauf and QB Hunter Petlansky — and Oakdale K/DB Lane Trapp. Central Catholic had previously been considered a Small School for CalHi’s all-state teams, but the Mustangs moved up to Division […]

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Video: Four from The 209 – including Martins & Rodgers – on CalHiSports’ All-State Small School Football Team

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Video: Four from The 209 – including Martins & Rodgers – on CalHiSports’ All-State Small School Football Team

It’s still odd to look at CalHiSports’ 2015 All-State Small-School Football Team and not see even one Central Catholic High Raider on the roster. The Raiders have dominated this team in recent years, but have become ‘victims’ of their own success by winning four straight state championships. The first of those three titles pushed Central […]

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Video/Turlock’s Danny Velasquez might swap RB for QB during senior year at Turlock High

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Video/Turlock’s Danny Velasquez might swap RB for QB during senior year at Turlock High

The word out of Turlock is that Danny Velasquez could be staying at quarterback for the 2016 season, a switch that began late last fall when he filled in for injured starter Payton Dunseth. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound junior played running back as a sophomore and into his junior season, before he began taking snaps for […]

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Manteca QB Gino Campiotti’s offseason could set up Buffaloes for next two seasons

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Manteca QB Gino Campiotti’s offseason could set up Buffaloes for next two seasons

It’s a big offseason for Manteca High sophomore Gino Campiotti, who flashed signs of the potential that convinced Coach Eric Reis to promote him to varsity this past fall. Campiotti produced strong performances against Enochs (9 of 11, 182 yards, 4 TDs) and Lathrop (7 of 14, 157 yards, 3 TDs, 2 INTs), and completed […]

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Video of LB/RB Montell Bland: It’s time to showcase Central Catholic’s 3-time state champion

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Video of LB/RB Montell Bland: It’s time to showcase Central Catholic’s 3-time state champion

Montell Bland will forever be known as the ‘who-knew?’ hero of Central Catholic’s 36-23 win over Bakersfield Christian in the 2013 State Bowl. With star Matt Ringer sidelined, Bland ran 16 times for 104 yards and 2 TDs and had five tackles to cap his freshman year. He’s now a 6-foot, 205-pound junior who celebrated a […]

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Video/Black Hat Football’s Dream Schedule for 2016: Rey-Ray facing Justin in all-Central Catholic showdown in Week 2

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Video/Black Hat Football’s Dream Schedule for 2016: Rey-Ray facing Justin in all-Central Catholic showdown in Week 2

Sure, the 2015 high school football season isn’t even cold yet, but we’re looking ahead to next season – as we always do. With an eye toward The 209’s returning talent and powerful programs, here is Black Hat Football’s Dream Schedule for 2016. These aren’t games that are necessarily on the schedule, but just fun […]

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