Casa Grande running back Javonnie Oden. (BETH SCHLANKER / The Press Democrat)

Oden a key to Casa’s explosive offense

Speedy running back Javonnie Oden will take over for the graduated Kahlil Keys as the Gauchos' premier threat out of the backfield. Read Article →

Football: Players to watch in 2010

Since the prep football preview stories aren’t online just yet, I’m posting some here. I figured this was a good conversation starter. I included 13 players on the list, but obviously left off some qualified candidates. Who would you have included that didn’t make the cut? Read Article →

Two All-Madden nominees from the Empire

Posted By Staff Writer Eric Branch: I’m guessing even our youngest readers recall the All-Madden team -- the annual NFL team selected by John Madden conisiting of players that best exemplified qualities such as toughness, grit and the willingness to play with their femur bone protuding from the skin. Read Article →