All-Empire Large School Football Player of the Year: Casa Grande's JaJaun Lawson

PD Preps Insider: Catching up with Gaucho grads

Two key cogs in Casa Grande’s drive to the 2013 NBL football title are both redshirting this season at Division I colleges. Read Article →
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Week 8 football rankings: Who sits at No. 1?

Check out the latest rankings and see if your school made the cut. Read Article →
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Saturday’s football roundup: Point Arena unbeaten in NCL III play

Point Arena remains unbeaten in NCL III play with 54-34 victory over Upper Lake. Read Article →

Football: Maria Carrillo rallies to stun Rancho Cotate 34-28

“This game is a really big turning point for us,” said Maria Carrillo senior running back Alex Netherda Read Article →
Petaluma's Michael Devincenzi bobbles the ball after intercepting it, but regains control as El Molino's Lani Gaspar tries to take him down during the game held at Petaluma High School, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Benefield: Trojans battle back to win SCL showdown with El Molino, 49-26

Petaluma won its Homecoming game but took a pretty circuitous route to get there. Read Article →
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Football roundup: Brookshire leads way in Newman’s victory

Cardinals QB passes for two touchdowns, runs for two more in 48-7 victory over Casa Grande Read Article →
Rancho Cotate's Chris Taylor-Yamanoha runs the ball during a game riday, Sept. 19, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

2-way players can benefit football teams

Teams across the Redwood Empire are known for utilizing athletes on both sides of the ball. Read Article →
Montgomery players loosen up before their home game Friday against No. 1-ranked Windsor. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat)

Week 7 football rankings: Who sits at No. 1?

Check out the latest rankings and see if your school made the cut. Read Article →
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Saturday’s high school football roundup: Analy dominates SCL rival Piner

The Tigers scored 22 points in the 1st quarter en route to a 50-14 weekend win. Read Article →
Windsor quarterback Jalen Roman breaks into the clear. (Press Democrat / Kent Porter)

Windsor struggles but stays perfect

10-7 grind-it-out victory over Montgomery was no masterpiece. Read Article →
Santa Rosa's Kalei Aukai stops Maria Carrillo ball carrier Seth Vernon, Friday Oct. 10, 2014 at Maria Carrillo High School in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Friday night football roundup: Rancho beats Newman in OT

The Cougars got the ball first in the extra period and scored on a fourth-and-goal from the 6. Read Article →
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Saturday’s high school football previews

Here's a look at Saturday's slate of high school football games. Read Article →
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Benefield: Homecoming magic sparks St. Helena

Maybe it was the crown they gave Davon Browne at half time that changed the momentum of the game. Read Article →

Friday night football scores

Scores from around the Empire. Read Article →
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Friday’s high school football previews

Here's a look at Friday's slate of high school football games. Read Article →
No. 4 Rancho Cotate hosts No. 3 Cardinal Newman on Friday. (Photo by Crista Jeremiason, The Press Democrat)

PD Preps Football Rankings: Week 6

Check out the latest rankings and see if your school made the cut. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Piner short-handed in loss to Petaluma

Three Piner starters were academically ineligible to play when the Prospectors took on the Trojans last Friday. Read Article →
St. Vincent's George Sammon during a September football game. (CONNER JAY/ PD FILE)

Saturday football roundup: Sammon leads St. Vincent with 5 touchdowns

St. Vincent, Tomales, Mendocino all romp in small-school Saturday action. Read Article →
Windsor's Hunter Hanson, left,  protects his quarterback Jalen Roman, right, during the game held at Windsor High School, Friday, October 3, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason, The Press Democrat)

Benefield: Windsor makes it look easy

There was a moment in the fourth quarter Friday night that defined the dominance of the Windsor Jaguars. Read Article →

Friday football roundup: Manning helps lift Santa Rosa to first victory

Santa Rosa beats Ukiah; Analy, Rancho Cotate, Rincon Valley Christian all win big Read Article →

Football: Newman pulls away from Maria Carrillo 42-28

In a high-scoring second half, the Cardinal Newman football team pushed for a late lead, eventually beating Maria Carrillo 42-28, Friday night in Santa Rosa. Read Article →

SCL football: Petaluma wears down Piner

Trojans use triple option to their advantage to emerge with 23-12 victory. Read Article →

Saturday’s high school football previews

Here's a look at Saturday's slate of high school football games. Read Article →
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Friday’s high school football previews

Here's a look at Friday's slate of high school football games. Read Article →
Petaluma High School's football practice, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.  (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

PD Preps Insider: Trojans offer helping hand to opponents

The Petaluma High Trojans are making a habit of this. Read Article →
Piner quarterback Tony Martignoli. Monday Aug. 18, 2014 at Piner High School in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Saturday football roundup: Tony Martignoli throws 4 TD passes, guides Piner past Elsie Allen

Piner spotted Elsie Allen first-quarter lead before rallying to 43-9 win Read Article →
Maria Carrillo's Fahestus Chomba, right, breaks up a pass intended for Montgomery's Marcus Johnson during their game in Santa Rosa on Friday, September 26, 2014.   (Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat)

Football: Montgomery beats Maria Carrillo on kick return, 30-23

In a tale of two halves, the Montgomery High School football team held off a late surge from Maria Carrillo to beat the Pumas 30-23, Friday night in Santa Rosa. Read Article →
Piner's offense and defense practice in August at Piner High School in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Saturday’s games: Pin-point Okiyama on target for Piner

Piner gets the spotlight Saturday in Empire high school football. Read Article →
Rancho Cotate's Joey Trono breaks through the grip of Casa Grande's Kaleo Garrigan during the game held at Rancho Cotate High School, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Rancho Cotate wins big as NBL play begins

Cougars scored six touchdowns in the first half while defeating defending NBL champions Casa Grande, 45-10, Friday night. Read Article →

NCL I football: Big first half propels Middletown

Wyatt Hall finishes with 243 yards rushing and three touchdowns to lead Mustangs to 54-6 win over Willits Read Article →