Football teams from one-horse towns converge at Corral for NorCal bowl

While cities and towns across the state combat growth with new schools, Sutter and Oakdale live in a vacuum. By design, they are one-horse towns. With only one high school, the talent pool remains rich year in and year out and the main benefactors are the coaches: Oakdale’s Trent Merzon and Sutter’s Ryan Reynolds. To that end, their appointment in Saturday’s regional bowl at The Corral was written long ago. Today’s athletes have been building toward this moment for years, from as early as second grade.

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Drawing conclusions: Arts, academics make beautiful music together

Teacher Amy Zschaber leads a workshop on integrating art into literature for the Stanislaus County Office of Education at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto, CA, on Nov. 3, 2016. See story at Modbee.com/local/education/eye-on-education. (Nan Austin/naustin@modbee.com)
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Drawing conclusions: Arts, academics make beautiful music together 1:26

Drawing conclusions: Arts, academics make beautiful music together

Merced City STEAMs ahead with arts 0:41

Merced City STEAMs ahead with arts

Merced's John Muir Elementary Band 0:41

Merced's John Muir Elementary Band

Turlock Renaissance arts magnet pulls on creativity 1:56

Turlock Renaissance arts magnet pulls on creativity