For the first time in the College Football Playoff, two teams from the same conference will battle for the national championship in Atlanta. Georgia will play Alabama in their home state for all the glory college football has to offer.
Want to feel even better about the 49ers’ strong finish? No team relied as heavily this past season on rookies. At least 10 played in every game from Week 4 onward. Matt Barrows has broken down the rookie class, and here's a brief look at the top players.
Gregori H.S. quarterback Bobby Avina, Who helped guide the Jaguars to an undefeated regular-season and the schools first MMC football championship, is the Stanislaus District football Player of the Year for 2017. (jcortez@modbeecom)
Several local high school football standouts, including Modesto JC’s Mustafa Johnson, Central Catholic’s Dauson Booker and Turlock’s Dustin Grein, Took advantage of the early signing period And signed national letters of intent to play college football next season on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tina Becker is now one of the highest-ranking female executives of the NFL's 32 teams after being been named Chief Operating Officer with full control of the day-to-day management of the Carolina Panthers. Becker has filled a variety of positions in her 19 years with Carolina. Team owner Jerry Richardson will step down immediately.
Joe Cortez and James Burns discuss Manteca's 34-17 victory over Oakdale in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III championship game at Lincoln High in Stockton on Dec. 1, 2017. Joe and James were joined by Will DeBoard of the Sac-Joaquin Section.
Watch the touchdowns, big plays, turnovers and more from Manteca High's 34-17 victory over Oakdale in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III championship game at Lincoln High in Stockton on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.
Oakdale High head coach Trent Merzon and Manteca High head coach Eric Reis and quarterback Gino Campiotti discuss Manteca's 34-17 victory in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III championship game at Lincoln High in Stockton on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.