ugg childrens boots Ten questions heading into 2017 USA Football
SANTA CLARA, Calif. For one day at least, players from 30 San Francisco Bay Area high school football teams will get a chance to feel like a professional.
The San Francisco 49ers, USA Football and MaxPreps will host the third annual Bay Area High School Football Media Day at Levi’s Stadium home of the storied NFL franchise on Wednesday.
Coaches and a handful of players from each team will participate in a Heads Up Football seminar on the 49ers’ practice field, which includes tackling demonstrations and equipment fitting with representatives from Riddell.
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Tackling drills on the 49ers’ practice facility is one of the highlights for the players.
They’ll also view NFL provided media training videos that are viewed by NFL players, participate in a photo shoot with MaxPreps and be interviewed by local and MaxPreps media members on the outlook to their upcoming seasons.
Players and coaches from the past have raved about the experience, especially after the 2015 event when then 49ers’ head coach Jim Tomsula
made a surprise appearance and an impassioned speech. is high school football
and this is your senior year. It’s huge and exciting and it should get
you fired up. It should be the last thing you think about before you
fall asleep and the first thing you think about when you wake up in theLongtime Lowell (San Francisco) coach Danny Chan told MaxPreps the first year: “It doesn’t get any better than this.”
Archbishop Riordan (San Francisco) lineman Tony Orlando said at the same time: “You feel like you’re in the pros.”
Most of the same teams will return in 2017. Here are 10 queries we expect to have answered on Wednesday to some of the confirmed teams.
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Campolindo’s expectations going into last season weren’t particularly lofty.
1. How can Campolindo (Moraga) and coach Kevin Macy possibly top the last six seasons?
During that span, the Cougars are 77 9 with two state titles and a second place finish, despite only having one FBS signee out of high school tight end player (tight end Tyler Petite to USC). Last year’s 12 3 team was particularly thin on talent and depth, but somehow rallied late to win a state 4 AA crown.
2. Will Deer Valley (Antioch) get back into the BVAL mix?
The Bay Valley Athletic League with talents like Najee Harris (Antioch) and Joe Mixon (Freedom) has emerged as one of the state’s best. Deer Valley,
once in the thick of things, has fallen on hard times with just eight wins over the last three seasons. Coach Robert Hubbard, in his third full season, should have the Wolverines pointed in the right direction.
3. Which arrows will Riordan keep?
The bad news for Riordan’s football team is Kevin Fordon, who seemed to have the Crusaders pointed in the right direction, resigned after last season. The good news is that Jay’Sen Morris, a Riordan graduate and six year assistant in the program, takes over. How many of Fordon’s directives will Morris keep and what new wrinkles will he add for a program that has won 22 games over the last nine seasons, including a 9 4 campaign in 2015?
4. Who will play quarterback for Miramonte (Orinda)?
Tim Tague threw for almost 7,000 yards and 83 touchdowns over the past two seasons. Now that he’s graduated,
who will take the snaps for one of the Bay Area’s most prolific offenses.