Category Archives: Football

2017-18 Week 10: Contenders Await Playoff Seeds

The dog days of the season will suddenly become the stretch run Saturday, when pairings, fueled by the ratings system associated with Max Preps, will be announced by the San Diego Section. Foothills Christian appears to have a lock on more »

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1958-59: Potentially Outstanding Season Falls Short

Forfeits, ineligibles, and nuptials. Three words that sum up a season filled with hot shooting, high scores, and dramatic finishes but ended with flat, early exits for San Diego schools in their next-to-last year in the Southern Section playoffs. –San more »

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2017-18 Week 9: No Movement at Top

Static are the San Diego Section ratings. There was no change this week through the first six places.  La Jolla Country Day moved from eighth to seventh after St. Augustine dropped a 74-56 decision to Chicago Whitney Young. The Saints more »

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2017-18 Week 6: Buck Stops With Bucs

Mission Bay has not been a “brand” name in San Diego Section basketball, but the Buccaneers continue to hold sway in the Union-Tribune weekly poll.  They’re now 15-3 after Tuesday night’s 71-63 victory over Patrick Henry. The Bucs have beaten more »

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2017-18 Weeks 1-5: It’s Been a Wild Ride

Like the automobiles that are continually jarred by San Diego’s city streets, the supposed top teams in the San Diego Section negotiated a December full of potholes. Which is the best, as the season enters  league play and the weekend more »

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2017 Week 18: Helix 10th; Desert Runner Leads Scorers

A nagging, Week 2 loss to Lancaster Paraclete that Helix appeared to overcome reared up again after the Highlanders were beaten by Folsom, 49-42, in the state 1-AA championship. Helix, seventh in the state going into the game as selected more »

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2017 Week 17: Cougars Were Steeled in Stretch Run.

Steele Canyon’s winning the State Division 3-A championships was comparative to an NFL team sneaking into the playoffs as a wild card and taking home the Super Bowl trophy. The Cougars of Coach Scott Longerbone were 4-4 at midseason, got more »

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2017: Hamamoto, Hauser, Jackson Jump 3 Places

Three coaches each moved up three spots in the annual review of those with at least 100 victories in their careers in this area or in the San Diego Section. Monte Vista’s Ron Hamamoto now has 218 victories and is more »

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2017 Week 16: Helix Faces Hostile Environment on Neutral Field

The San Diego Section has four chances to win at least one of the six state championships this week.  Last year the Section was 2-3, with victories by Cathedral in Division I-AA and Madison in D-3. Most of this week’s more »

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2017: Week 15: Helix Game Site in Question

Note:  Westlake Village Oaks Christian closed school today because of smoke and ash from the nearby wildfires. Helix is scheduled to play there Friday night, Dec. 7. The field at Southwestern  faces south to North but the football moved east. more »

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