| Sep 17, 2013
| 5:54 PM
The demise of quality high school boys' soccer in California is underway, thanks to the U.S. Soccer Federation's insistence on forcing top high school players to choose between its academy program and high school competition.
As Sasha van der Most,...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 11:18 PM
San Juan Capistrano JSerra resides in the golden triangle of high school football in south Orange County. To its north are Mission Viejo, Santa Margarita, Tesoro, Santa Ana Mater Dei and Anaheim Servite. To its south is San Clemente. All have been...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 3:25 PM
One reason for all the yardage being piled up and the many points being scored during the first four weeks of the high school football season is the proliferation of quarterbacks who can pass and run.
It's 21st century football, and defensive...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:17 PM
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: I hope you and the media start a campaign to stop the NCAA scheduling these massacre football games. It is a scam, a sham and a shame. . . . Urban Meyer has the guts leading, 55-0, to go for it on fourth and six? He...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 10:13 AM
For decades, high school sports programs in Southern California relied on a simple formula: teenagers in the neighborhood would show up as freshmen or sophomores, try out for a team and stick together through graduation, succeeding or failing with...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:47 PM
For the next seven weeks in high school football, 19-time Southern Section champion Long Beach Poly will be largely forgotten. It's almost as if the Jackrabbits go on fall hiatus, disappearing from public discussion as focus shifts to powerhouse...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 11:05 PM
Who needs an NFL team in Los Angeles when high school football can be as entertaining as Friday night's wild nonleague game between neighborhood rivals West Hills Chaminade and Sherman Oaks Notre Dame?
There were six lead changes in the second half...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Life is all about collisions. Having them, avoiding them, learning from them.
A recent day brought one between Jim Brown and Buddy Miley. The former is famous and the latter is not. That added to the fascination.
Brown is one the better football...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:44 AM
After six weeks of high school football, the Internet recruiting experts are scrambling for quick makeovers. Some of their four-star recruits are playing like one stars. Others who seemingly didn't exist are suddenly on the rise.
Here's a look at some...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 5:35 PM
It took seven weeks of games, but barring any major injuries, it's clear high school football has a Fab Four this season: Bellflower St. John Bosco (7-0), Santa Ana Mater Dei (7-0), Gardena Serra (7-0) and Mission Viejo (7-0).
There are other quality...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 10:56 PM
On a night of drama across Southern California, it was 5-foot-10, 185-pound Cameron Page of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame who showed Friday night why high school football is so exhilarating.
Playing in a rivalry game against Encino Crespi, Page had three...