RIPON – Andrew Brown will be the focal point of opposing defenses this season.
FOREIGN FLAVOR: Assyrian exchange student Bashar Shammas may prove to be a difference maker at receiver this fall. Shammas arrived on campus a bona fide basketball talent, but the 5-foot-11, 170-pound senior has dazzled the football staff with his athleticism.
MICKY D'S RUN: In the spring, the world of California high school athletics was introduced to John McDonald's 0-to-60 speed. The then-sophomore captured two medals at the CIF State Track and Field Championships in the sport's marquee events – the 100- and 200-meter sprints. This fall, McDonald's shiftiness and speed will be on full display on the football, where he's expected to play a key role in the offense.
WESTON RANCH – Seth Davis wants to build a legacy on a South Stockton campus accustomed to uneven results and change.
It is tough to imagine a 1-9 football season being a success.
Through each peak and every valley, Brennan Koeller and Joshua Byrd have remained Lancers.
Ground and pound has been the formula for success throughout Eric Reis' 10 years as Manteca High head football coach.
One is big.
Graduating key seniors at most of the core skill positions would normally signal a rebuilding year for a varsity football program.
Devin Manaois and Mason Merilles have simple goals.
LATHROP - Giving up the offensive reins wasn't easy for Lathrop High head coach Jesse Rodriguez.
LATHROP - Don't let the fact that Kevin Rainey has never taken a varsity snap fool you.
WESTON RANCH - With more bodies in uniform than in recent memory, a newly assembled coaching staff engaged to the opportunity and a handful of returners prepared to lead by example, the Weston Ranch Cougars are prepared for the fight.
WESTON RANCH - After guiding the Weston Ranch Cougars to the most wins in head coach Mike Hale's tenure, Cougars starting quarterback James Simerley is poised to expound on Weston Ranch's success from a year ago. And he'll need some help from Kenny Williams to get it done.
RIPON - The bar has been raised at Ripon High.