High-SchoolCalifornia: Oceanside

Week 1: Cal-Hi Sports bowl game rankings

August, 28, 2012
California high school footballMark Tennis/ESPNHSIt is possible that Elite 11 QBs Troy Williams of Narbonne and Johnny Stanton of Santa Margarita could meet in CIF SoCal Open Division bowl game.
No. 1 teams are De La Salle, Santa Margarita, Oakdale, Oceanside, Marin Catholic, Monrovia, Central Catholic and Sierra Canyon. Seven of those eight face difficult opponents this weekend.

Before checking out each division, please remember that the four teams that ultimately are chosen to play in the first Northern California and Southern California Open Division bowl games can come from any division.

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SoCal Bowl Games: Preseason Rankings

August, 18, 2012
California high school footballRonnie Flores/ESPNHSPlayers such as Rocky Fuga (12) whoop it up after CIF Division II state bowl game last December.
Here’s the breakdown of teams that could be in the running for the 10 berths available in this year’s first-ever CIF Southern California regional bowl games. The winners of the north and south will play for CIF state crowns this season for the seventh time.

This is the third season in which the CIF state bowl games will be conducted with an open division and with no enrollment-based criteria for each division. It’s the first one, however, in which there will be Northern California and Southern California regional bowl games to determine state finalists.

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Part 3: Cal-Hi Sports Preseason 50

August, 15, 2012
California high school footballMark Tennis/ESPNHSAndrew Moore and Mana Pauu showed flashes of great play for Servite in 2011.
Servite still has running game to challenge for CIFSS Pac-Five title, Oceanside looks for a return to the top of the San Diego Section while Rancho Cucamonga may have more D1 defensive recruits than anyone. Check this post as well for the rest of the top 25.

With contributions from Harold Abend and Paul Muyskens, here are the teams ranked from No. 11 through No. 25 in the Cal-Hi Sports preseason overall state football rankings (listed with last year’s win-loss record and coach’s record if available):

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State’s Most Prolific Football Champions

August, 9, 2012
California high school footballScott Kurtz/ESPNHSLineman Jared Conway looks to block for Oceanside during 2009 CIF state bowl game.
From most league titles to consecutive section titles and most undefeated seasons, updated all-time state leaders from the Cal-Hi Sports record book in numerous postseason team categories shows Bakersfield with almost as many top totals as De La Salle of Concord.

With 20 straight league championships, 20 straight CIF North Coast Section crowns and three straight CIF Open Division state bowl titles, there’s no secret that the legendary De La Salle of Concord football program owns a truckload of state records. But the Spartans are not alone as a storied program in the Golden State. Bakersfield still tops all schools for most section titles, most CIF state titles and most undefeated seasons.

Here is an updated look at the Cal-Hi Sports state football postseason team success categories (prior to the start of 2012 season):

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