Category Archives: Football

Double Coverage outtakes from 2012 season

Football fans may remember that, with the help of producer Anthony Solis, Sentinel staff writer Andrew Matheson and I turned out roughly 20 episodes of “Double Coverage” this past fall. Solis recently put together a “blooper” video. I call it … Continue reading

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Sadly, no more wing-eating contests for SC’s Andy Levitre

NFL offensive lineman Andy Levitre signed a six-year contract with the Tennessee Titans on Wednesday. That means bye, bye Buffalo and no more wing-eating contests at the annual festival. I just stumbled across this gem posted by his mom. It … Continue reading

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MVC’s Parker, Scotts Valley’s Wargon among scholar-athletes honored

Monte Vista Christian School lineman Connor Parker and Scotts Valley High running backer Ari Wargon have been chosen to represent Santa Cruz County at the 53rd National Football Foundation’s Awards Dinner on Thursday. The event, honoring the the top scholar-athletes … Continue reading

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SLV football alum Kyle Todd signs with Northern Colorado

Former San Lorenzo Valley High standout Kyle Todd — a sophomore linebacker for Monterey Peninsula College who was named the Coast Conference’s 2012 Defensive Player of the Year — is part of University of Northern Colorado 2013 recruiting class, the … Continue reading

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Locals to play in All-Star football game in San Jose on Saturday

Competitive Elite Sports is putting on the North-South All-Star Literacy Classic football game at San Jose City College on Saturday at 7 p.m. Several Santa Cruz Sentinel All-County players are competing in the showcase. Locals participating include Scotts Valley’s Ari … Continue reading

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Senior Bowl football game is today at Cabrillo

The Santa Cruz Hosts Senior Bowl football game is Saturday at Cabrilo College at 4 p.m. Harbor High’s Jeff Cox will coach the North, which includes seniors from Harbor, San Lorenzo Valley, Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz and Soquel. The South … Continue reading

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CIF State Regional Football Championship Bowl Games

LOS ANGELES – The matchups for the 2012 CIF State Regional Football Championship Bowl Games presented by Farmers are now set following the selection of participating teams, CIF Executive Director Roger L. Blake announced Sunday. The games will be held … Continue reading

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SLV alums coaching Henderson State up football rankings

A pair of former San Lorenzo Valley High and Cabrillo College quarterbacks — Mike Volarvich and Nick Noce — are helping unbeaten offensive juggernaut Henderson State climb the NCAA Division II rankings. After beating East Central 49-14 on Saturday, the … Continue reading

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SV’s Joe Gillette quits football team, focuses on baseball

Scotts Valley High’s Joe Gillette, a standout wide receiver and safety who was named to the Sentinel’s All-County football team in 2011, quit the Falcons football team to focus on baseball. He gave notice to the team Wednesday, two days … Continue reading

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Two dozen local football players compete at Nike SPARQ testing in Oakland

Soquel’s Kevin Kiff, a 6-foot-2 190-pound junior tight end and linebacker, and several other locals competed at the Nike SPARQ Combine at Laney College in Oakland on Saturday. More than 1,100 athletes were tested in a variety of drills, including … Continue reading

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