Category Archives: football

Power Poll, Week 5

For the first time this year, we didn’t have any changes in the top 10 teams from the previous week (I believe, even, for the first time since we started rolling out a Power Poll at the beginning of last … Continue reading

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Week 4 football picks …

If anyone watches Double Coverage, you might notice the picks I make on that video sometimes change on this blog. Background: We tape that on Tuesday night after initally researching each opponent. I write this blog on Friday morning. In … Continue reading

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Week 4 Power Poll

Here is this week’s Power Poll … 1. MVC (4-0): The Mustangs have scored at least 35 points in their last six games, dating back to last season. Next: Idle. Last: 1. 2. SOQUEL (3-1): The Knights averaged 10.9 yards … Continue reading

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Week 3 football picks

Here are the picks … Last week: 7-3 Overall: 20-8 Silver Creek at Soquel: The Knights are coming off a loss, which I can only imagine isn’t sitting well with them. And they’re at home after the game was switched … Continue reading

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This week’s column …

I caught up with Pajaro Valley’s Anthony Cantrell today, who last Saturday set the single-game Santa Cruz County rushing mark by running for 362 yards and five touchdowns on 25 carries. I’ll have a column about it on Friday. I … Continue reading

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SLV scoring mark

The SLV football set the school record for most points scored in a single game last week when it defeated visiting Hillsdale 59-8. And I only found that out after initially looking to see when the last time SLV had … Continue reading

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Power Poll, Week 3

Monte Vista Christian is in our No. 1 spot for the first time since Week 9 of last year. This should come as little surprise. The Mustangs are 3-0, the last remaining undefeated team in the county, and are scoring … Continue reading

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Week 2 football picks

Here are my picks… Last Week: 7-3 Overall: 13-5 Cabrillo at De Anza: Cabrillo allowed a chunk of passing yards last week against Los Medanos. De Anza enters as the second best passing team in the NorCal Conference. Normally that’d … Continue reading

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Week 2: MVC at Gilroy

MVC [2-0] AT GILROY [0-2] TIME: 7:30 p.m., Friday. PLACE: Gilroy High, 750 West 10th Street, Gilroy. LAST YEAR: Did not play. NOTES: This is the first meeting between the two teams. Despite graduating several key skill-position players from last … Continue reading

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Week 2: Seaside at Soquel

SEASIDE [1-0] AT SOQUEL [2-0] TIME: 7:30 p.m., Friday. PLACE: Soquel High. LAST YEAR: Soquel won, 38-36. NOTES: Soquel, which will make its home opener, leads the all-time series 9-6-1. This is one of the more intriguing games of the … Continue reading

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