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The Bee’s Top 25 high school football rankings after Granite Bay, Vacaville, Jesuit losses

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Three weeks in to the high school football season and we’re certain of a few things: The Sierra Foothill League remains as good as advertised — same for Grant — and injuries will take a toll as they always do in this sport, at any level.

Even the powerhouse programs feel the aches and pains of battered shoulders, knees and ankles, but the best programs have depth.

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5 things to watch when the Cowboys play the 49ers in the Divisional Round of the playoffs

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“Nothing would be finer than to be a 49er!”

That is the arrangement of letters placed on a giant sign of a local muffler shop that 10-year Danny Phantom had to walk past as he went to school on a cold morning day in Turlock, California right after the San Francisco 49ers had just defeated the Dallas Cowboys in the 1981 NFC Championship game. Needless to say, it wasn’t a fun way to start the morning.

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Turlock Sports Park prepares for big weekend

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One of the biggest weekends on the calendar for the Turlock Sports Park is finally here. On Saturday, the local organization will be hosting two highly anticipated events: Their biannual flag football championships and a youth soccer camp with Turlock native and current DC United defender Hayden Sargis.

Both events will be taking place at the same time at the Turlock Sports Park facilities at 801 N. Soderquist Rd.

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Here are the top offensive performers from the quarterfinals of Sac-Joaquin Sec playoffs

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Quarterfinal matchups for San Joaquin County prep football teams were a mixture of redemption, heartbreak and domination. While Manteca rolled over Division II No. 8 Vacaville, St. Mary’s was shocked by Turlock ending its playoff run early in Division I. As championships hang in the balance for the remaining area teams, top offensive performers continued to show out throughout the playoffs.

Here are The Record’s picks for the top five offensive performers from the quarterfinals of playoffs:

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High school football rankings: Multiple top teams to match up in key league games

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There were wins all over the board last week as the area’s Top 10 went 8-1.

Area No. 7 Hilmar returns from a Week 8 bye and immediately plays the biggest Trans-Valley League game of the year Friday against No. 6 Hughson.

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SBLive’s Sac-Joaquin Section Fab 15 football rankings: Sierra Foothill League flexes

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The Sierra Foothill League has its imprint at the top of these rankings with No. 1 Folsom, No. 3 Del Oro-Loomis, No. 7 Granite Bay and No. 8 Oak Ridge-El Dorado Hills. Rocklin is No. 11.

Party crashers, the whole lot of them.

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MJC football reloads as it looks to continue success starting with Saturday’s home opener

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In Modesto Junior College head coach Rusty Stivers’ first season, he didn’t send any players to Division I schools. That was in 2015.

“My first year, we had zero Division I recruits, and that year, (San Joaquin) Delta had a running back go to UNLV,” Stivers recalled at MJC Football’s media day. “I told our recruiting guy, ‘I would do anything just to get one guy to go to a Division I school.’”

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High school football rankings: After Week 2 losses, where do top teams stand?

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The Top 10 finished Week 2 with a record of .500 as five teams won and five lost. Downey continued its hot start, putting up 56 points on East Union. Ceres, Hughson and Ripon Christian joined the Knights in scoring more than 35 points in Week 2 wins.

Central Catholic and Escalon lost nail-biters to some of California’s top programs. The Raiders lost to St. Francis, a top 5 team in its area, according to the Bay Area News Group.

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Some 2022 high school football schedules released

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Multiple high schools in the south Placer area have finalized their football schedules for the fall 2022 season and this week, we wanted to take a look at some of the matchups to look forward to for next fall.

Sierra Foothill League

The Rocklin Thunder is the defending champion in the Sierra Foothill League, following a 12-1 2021 season. The Thunder is preparing to have their first two games on the road as their track and turf are being redone at the football stadium. The Thunder will open their season on Aug. 19 away against Turlock. Their first home game will be on Sept. 2 against Capital Christian, a team that Rocklin defeated 43-14 in 2021.

Rocklin will be a part of the 2022 Honor Bowl, an annual showcase that features some of the best teams in Northern and Southern California. The Honor Bowl started at Del Oro High School and the Honor Group mission is to educate athletes and coaches about patriotism while also raising money for wounded veterans. This year, the two-day event will be hosted by Oak Ridge High School on Sept. 9 and Sept. 10.

The Thunder will have their bye week on Sept. 23.

The Granite Bay Grizzlies were second in league play last season and are looking to build off of that performance when they start competition against Elk Grove on Aug. 19. They will follow that up with two straight home games against Davis and Vista Del Lago before playing in the Honor Bowl on Sept. 9 against Spanish Springs. The Grizzlies will finish non-league action against Vacaville on Sept. 16, a team they defeated 14-9 in 2021, before having their bye week on Sept. 23.

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‘Dogs dominate Pride in CCAL opener

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The Harvest Bowl may have taken place in October instead of November on Friday night, but one thing remained the same: the Turlock High varsity football team defeated Pitman High 35-0 en route to their eighth-straight victory over their crosstown rivals.

The Bulldogs (2-4 overall, 1-0 CCAL) and Pride (1-4 overall, 0-1 CCAL) kicked off Central California Athletic League play against each other this week with the 18th annual Harvest Bowl — a rivalry game which brings the two adversaries together during what is typically the last league game of the season. This year, however, it was the first.

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