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Cardinal Newman's Jordon Brookshire breaks away from the Clayton Valley Charter defense to score a touchdown. (Conner Jay / The Press Democrat)

Turnovers too much for Cardinal Newman to overcome

Intensity couldn't help Cardinal Newman against Clayton Valley Saturday. Read Article →

Saturday’s high school football roundup

Piner, Cloverdale both come up short. Read Article →

Football roundup: Montgomery gets 18-7 win at Dublin

By HOWARD SENZELL FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Montgomery, with Charles Stone running for two touchdowns and the defense putting in a stellar performance, defeated host Dublin, 18-7 on, Friday night. Dublin intercepted a pass for a touchdown on the third play of the game and was shut out after that. After falling behind 7-0, Stone […] Read Article →
Santa Rosa's Nico D'Amato misses a tackle on Antioch's Kenneth Wilson Jr. during Friday's game in Santa Rosa. (Conner Jay / The Press Democrat)

Benefield: Santa Rosa’s got the fighting spirit

Even though the Panthers are 0-2 to start 2014, they aren't going down without a fight. Read Article →
Windsor's Dmitri Acken dodges a tackle by Miramonte linebacker Clayton Stehr. (Press Democrat photo / Alvin Jornada)

Windsor rolls at Miramonte, improves to 3-0

By PHIL BARBER THE PRESS DEMOCRAT ORINDA — A 2-0 start was great news for Windsor, but wins over Granada and Benicia were a little different from Friday night’s assignment. This was Miramonte, one of the top football programs in the Bay Area and the reigning North Coast Section Division 2 champion, and it was […] Read Article →

Saturday’s high school football previews

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

A look at Friday's slate of high school football games. Read Article →
Cloverdale's Luke Bernardi puts a stiff arm out to break past St. Vincent's Scott Jepsen and score a touchdown on Saturday, September 6.
Photo: Conner Jay / Press Democrat)

Benefield: Bernardis lead Cloverdale to win

The junior tandem of cousins carried the Eagles on its shoulders. Read Article →

Saturday’s high school football roundup

Mendocino, Anderson Valley win big Read Article →

Football: Casa Grande struggles against Napa

Gauchos still winless 
as Indians beat second 
NBL team in as many weeks Read Article →

Football: Rancho Cotate defense sputters in opener, falls to Alhambra 47-35

Cougars pile up points but can’t overcome deficit Read Article →
Lower Lake halfback Mason Sanders (10) gets swept off his feet by El Molino defensive back Eddie Taylor (8) during their game in 
Forestville on Friday night.
(ALVIN JORNADA / For The Press Democrat)

Football: El Mo rolls past Lower Lake 28-6

Lions' quarterback finishes with four TD passes; Trojans can’t avoid penalty flags. Read Article →

Friday’s high school football previews

Here's a look at this Friday's slate of high school football games. Read Article →
Middletown’s Cody Chorjel will play tight end and wing back in addition to anchoring the Mustangs’ defensive line. (Alvin Jornada / For The Press Democrat, 2013)

NCL I football preview: Expect to see stars in unexpected places

A couple of key players among the NCL I's teams will be shuffling duties this season. Read Article →
Tomales High School running back Willy Lepori fights for yardage against the Hoopa Valley Warriors on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. (Photo by John Burgess, The Press Democrat)

NCL II football preview: Three-team fight in four-team league

St. Vincent, Calistoga favorites of four-team league, but don't forget Tomales Read Article →
Senior Preston Salmans, an All-Empire selection last season, has helped Mendocino to 
20 consecutive victories. (Photo by Alvin Jornada, The Press Democrat)

NCL III football preview: Mendocino loaded again in 2014

Preston Salmans, Kyle Moore return to eight-man team that went undefeated last season. Read Article →
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PD Preps Football Rankings: Week 1

Two teams are tied atop the PD Preps large school football rankings after Week 1 Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Newman defense loosens up

Cardinal Newman coach Paul Cronin thought the turning point for his team Saturday was when his senior defenders relaxed a bit and started having fun. Read Article →

Saturday football roundup: Undisciplined effort dooms Piner against Del Norte

Other winners Saturday include Cardinal Newman, Cloverdale, Mendocino, Anderson Valley Read Article →
Tomales High School coach Leon Feliciano talks to his 14-man football team after the Braves beat Hoopa Valley 41-12 on Friday night. (Photo by JOHN BURGESS, The Press Democrat)

Kerry Benefield: Tomales Braves exemplify synergy

Decreased enrollment diminishes Tomales' roster, not its performance Read Article →

Cardinal Newman races to 56-32 victory in opener

Cardinals overcome early turnover to score final 28 points at Honor Bowl Read Article →
Tomales defensive back Jacob Sampietro tips the ball away from Hoppa's Jarod Fullerton in the first quarter. (Photo by JOHN BURGESS, The Press Democrat)

Friday football roundup: Maria Carrillo defeats Redwood, 21-14

Other winners Friday included Windsor, El Molino and Tomales. Read Article →
Analy’s Xavier Freeman (2) makes a catch in front of Casa Grande’s Jaleel Lawson during Friday night’s game in Sebastopol.
Alvin Jornada / For The Press Democrat

Football: Analy routs Casa Grande in showdown of league champs

Tigers jumped to 40-0 lead at halftime Read Article →
Petaluma’s Brendan White (5) hurdles over Santa Rosa’s 
Carter Lindstrom-Drake during the first half of Friday’s game.
(Erik Castro / For The Press Democrat)

Football: Petaluma squeezes by Santa Rosa 13-12

Trojans blow 13-0 lead, but Panthers comeback falls short on failed conversion Read Article →

Saturday’s high school football previews, Week 1

Newman opens season against prominent Nevada high school Read Article →
The Gauchos offensive line returns five starters this season: from left, Greg Poteracke, Peter Parrick, Julian Lopez, Brendan Jackson and Tanner Shimek. (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

Casa Grande football lays it all on the line

Gauchos expect its massive offensive line to be key to success this season. Read Article →
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High school football previews, Week 1

Today’s top high school football games Read Article →
Jaguars running back Hunter Hanson carries the ball during practice Monday at Windsor High School. (Crista Jeremiaon / The Press Democrat)

Football preview: Jaguars ready to roar

Windsor returns eight starters and expects a boost from an influx of new talent. Read Article →
Ukiah running back Will King, center, prepares to run a route during practice Aug. 20 in Ukiah. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Football preview: Ukiah ready to turn heads

Coming off a rebuilding season, Ukiah is ready to take off. Read Article →

Empire football teams change divisions

Most noteworthy switches belong to Rancho Cotate, 
Ukiah and St. Helena Read Article →