Atascadero, CA Football

Regional Bowl Games set for 2021 CIF State Football Championships: brackets, game times

State championship football is back in California. After a hiatus last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, high school football state championship games will be played in 2021. The CIF released the Open Division State Championship matchup as well as the North and South Regional Bowl Game matchups on Sunday...
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Santa Maria Times

Morro Bay rallies to down Pioneer Valley in semifinals, 29-26

Friday's semifinal game was going mostly according to plan for Pioneer Valley. Then, in the third quarter, as the Panthers were executing their offensive game plan and primed to extend their lead, disaster struck. Pioneer Valley quarterback Richie Robles broke off a run through the middle of the Morro Bay...

Daniels runs for 280 yards, 5 TDs; NAU beats Cal Poly 45-21

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Daniels 280 yards rushing and five touchdowns — both career highs — to help Northern Arizona beat Cal Poly 45-21 in the season finale for both teams. Daniels, a 6-foot-2, 225 pound freshman, finished the season with 1,146 yards rushing and became just the 17th player in program history to run for at least 1,000 yards. Daniels scored on runs of 3, 13, and 23 yards before taking a handoff, exploding up the middle and cutting left before winning a race down the left sideline for a 90-yard touchdown give Northern Arizona (4-6, 3-4) a 38-14 halftime lead. Cal Poly committed four of its five turnovers in the second quarter.
Arizona Daily Sun

Daniels runs for 280, Lumberjacks dominate Cal Poly

Running back Kevin Daniels put up the best Lumberjacks rushing performance this century, the Lumberjacks capitalized on turnovers, and they finished the 2021 season with a dominant, 45-21 victory over the Cal Poly Mustangs in San Luis Obispo, California. Daniels ran for a career-high 280 yards -- Northern Arizona’s sixth-best...

NAU prepares for season finale on the road against Cal Poly

NAU fell to 4-6 on Saturday and is now 3-4 in the Big Sky Conference with one game remaining in the season. The Lumberjacks haven’t had the type of year they were hoping for, but are looking to finish on a high note with a win against Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California.

Top stars, best performances in the 13th week of Northern California high school football (Nov. 11-13)

As of last week, the 13th week of California high school football, all of NorCal is now in the playoffs. And the stars shined as much as ever under the brighter lights. As the first week of games each season is known as “Week Zero”, the weekend of Nov. 11-13 was officially Week 12 in California high school football. Here’s a quick look at some of the top stars and individual performances from Week 12 throughout NorCal.
Santa Maria Times

VCA's Josiah Heller voted Player of the Week

Josiah Heller has something else to celebrate this week. The Valley Christian Academy fullback scored two touchdowns in a playoff win last week. He was then named the Northern Santa Barbara County Athletic Round Table Athlete of the Week on Nov. 8. That performance also earned him a Player of...

In Sports 11.12.2021

High school football play-offs continue tonight for the Paso Robles Bearcats and two other local teams with north county players. In Division 3, the Bearcats play their second round game against Dinuba. The Bearcats are seeded #11. The Dinuba Emperors are #3. The Bearcats are 7-3. The Emperors 7-4. That game to be played tonight in Dinuba.
Santa Maria Times

CIF football: Righetti rolls past Coalinga, will host Ridgeview in semifinals

The computers were right about Righetti. The Warrior football team was awarded the No. 3 seed in the CIF Central Section Division 5 playoffs this year despite its 1-7 regular season record. The new playoff system in the Central Section, which uses computer rankings based off the results from the regular season, is working out for the Warriors.