Week eight was a crazy week with some close games and thrilling finishes. Righetti hosted AG, Santa Barbara took on the resurgent Lompoc Braves, plus Santa Ynez and St. Joseph had their homecoming games. See photos, videos, and stories from the games, plus we have photo galleries from the St. Joseph and Santa Ynez High School homecoming ceremonies right here.
For the second straight week, Paso Robles spurned overtime and went for two points, and the win, near the end of regulation. For the second straight time, this time at St. Joseph, the try failed.
The Knights looked to be headed for a pretty comfortable homecoming win, until an 85 yard interception return gave the Bearcats a hope at 21-1…
Fireworks lit up the Orcutt sky on Friday night after Gabrielle Martinez was named St. Joseph High School's Homecoming Queen. Go through this …
Two plays were all it took for Santa Ynez to set the tone in Friday night’s Channel League football game against the Cabrillo Conquistadores and the Pirates were on their way to a 41-14 victory.
The Santa Ynez offense gave the home fans plenty to cheer about on homecoming night, as Pirates eased past Cabrillo on Friday.
Quincy Valle and Diego Buenrostro are the 2019 Santa Ynez High Homecoming Queen and King. Valle kicked all the Pirate's extra points in the fi…
Nine years of winning consecutive league games gone.
This game had just about everything. Three blocked kicks, one of which was returned for a touchdown. Penalties. Oh were there penalties.
Arroyo Grande and Righetti played a close game all night. Tied up at the end of the third quarter, big plays from the Eagles and costly mista…
Check out the staff's picks for week eight of the high school football season. We're all going with Righetti over Arroyo Grande and St. Joe topping Paso.
Big up front. Those three words seem to always apply to Arroyo Grande High's football team. Righetti, though, has a pretty good offensive line itself.
When an offense scores 40 points one week and 35 the next, its team generally wins both games.
Here is your Week Seven recap
Week Seven of the high school football season was high scoring, but a little one sided. The Nipomo Titans beat Pioneer Valley for a homecoming win. Lompoc did the same, as the Braves went up early and held on for a big win against Dos Pueblos. Orcutt Academy made it a homecoming night trifecta as they beat Frazier Mountain. See more scores, videos and game stories from a busy Friday night right here.
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Season Previews and Profiles
Collection: 2019 High School Football - See all of our season previews, power rankings and player profiles right here!
Week Zero — yes the football season starts on week "zero" — is kicking off Friday. To prepare you for the action, we released our special high school football preview on Sunday and it's available at our Santa Maria Times office if you still need a copy. You can also read through the stories we've been releasing throughout the week (complete with video interviews) right here. We'll have stories and photos from the games, so make sure you check back tonight and tomorrow morning to find out how the season started.
New year, another new league.
After 11 years of coaching 11-man football, Gabe Espinoza is getting initiated into the eight-man version of the sport.
Veteran coach Tony Dodge has said his 2019 Nipomo team, though it has a lot of familiar faces back, will be doing some new things on both side…
The 2019 Pioneer Valley football team has a new offense, a new defense, a new coach and is in a new league.
The Valley Christian Academy Lions are preparing for life on the road.
How does second-year coach Tony Payne feel about his program after winning 10 games and playing for a Central Section title in 2018?
"It's night and day." That's how Cabrillo football coach A.J. Pateras describes the development of the Cabrillo football program from year one as he enters his third season on the sidelines at CHS. Will that development lead to more wins in 2019?
Pepe Villasenor has hit the ground running at St. Joseph.
There's little question that Lompoc is the premier program on the Central Coast. But the Braves have had back-to-back early exits in the postseason, getting knocked out in the first round last year and in the second round in 2017.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
With 1:01 left in the third quarter of the 2018 American Championship Bowl game at Righetti High School, Hancock sophomore kicker Hector Gil-G…
Can we get some stability?
Football is, by far, the most popular high school sport in California.
But, according to a report released by the CIF, participation in the sport is dropping across the state.
The Central Coast 60 gets into high gear as we near the top 20.
The Central Coast 60 is returning for the third year.
Darien Langley has made waves in the last week.
Chase Reynoso can enjoy his bye Friday night knowing that he's been voted Player of the Week.
After not having a Player of the Week for six years, SLO High has gone back-to-back. SLO's standout defensive end Thomas Cole has been voted Player of the Week for Week Five.
After more record-breaking voter turnout, Righetti's Diego Macias has been voted Player of the Week. After an avalanche of votes over the last three days, Macias edged out Arroyo Grande's Mark Rush by about 450 votes when the polls closed at 5 p.m. Thursday.
Dean Tipolt balled out in week zero and you all voted.