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 →

Cardinal Newman races to 56-32 victory in opener

Cardinals overcome early turnover to score final 28 points at Honor Bowl 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 →
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High school football previews, Week 1

Today’s top high school football games Read Article →
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PDPreps Insider: 1st-time football player is one to watch

He has never donned pads for a high school football game, but Analy’s Malcolm Jenkins qualifies as a “player to watch.” If his name sounds familiar, it’s probably because of his exploits on the basketball court. Jenkins was a first-team All-Empire selection after leading the Tigers (and ranking among the top scorers in the region) […] Read Article →
Maria Carrillo’s Jared Brazis is one the leaders on this year’s Pumas squad that’s aiming to reach the NCS playoffs.
(CONNER JAY / The Press Democrat)

Football preview: Maria Carrillo wants own identity in 2014

Pumas poised for this year’s potential and not what could have been of prior years. Read Article →
Piner quarterback Tony Martignoli. Monday Aug. 18, 2014 at Piner High School in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Football preview: Piner looks to extend improvement trend

New QB Tony Martignoli can throw deep passes well. Read Article →
Quarterback Brendan White prepares to pass during Petaluma High School’s football practice on Thursday. He’ll work behind an offensive line that will be bigger than last year’s group.
(CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

Football preview: Boost in numbers should help Petaluma

Trojans see increase in roster size, including twice as many offensive linemen Read Article →
Linebacker Richard DePaz (14) springs forward to deliver a blow to the blocking sled at Elsie Allen’s preseason practice. 
(JOHN BURGESS / The Press Democrat

Football preview: Elsie Allen taking 2014 one step at a time

Lobos' goal for season is building a foundation. Read Article →
Analy running back Ja’Narrick James says the team hasn’t really needed to rebuild.
(CRISTA JERAMIASON / The Press Democrat)

Football preview: Analy’s key playmakers return, but offensive line a question mark

Tigers coach Bourdon still deciding on two O-line starters Read Article →

High school football: Cardinal Newman to forfeit nine practices

Cardinals held spring practice eight times after its school year ended in late May; Middletown also held three unauthorized practices Read Article →
Maria Carrillo running back Alex Netherda, right, is tackled during football practice on Aug. 22, 2013. A recently passed state bill would limit the amount of contact teams can have during practice.
(ALVIN JORNADA / For The Press Democrat, 2013)

Lawmakers aim to curb high school football injuries

State Assembly bill would limit full-contact practices, increase concussion scrutiny Read Article →
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PDPreps Insider: Tomales’ star to play NAIA football

Tomales' football player will play college ball in the Midwest, a St. Vincent girls basketball player takes the mic and a local baseball team heads south to play ball during spring break. Read Article →