Week Nine is here and the playoffs are right around the corner. The season ends soon so we had some huge match ups tonight with playoff seeding on the line, or with teams fighting to hold on to that postseason dream. Santa Maria got a big win at home over Morro Bay, Righetti is leading Paso Robles late, and St. Joseph beat the Eagles in Arroyo Grande to set up a big game with the Warriors next week in Orcutt. See scores, video and information from the other games in our area.
Pioneer Valley couldn’t hold the Tigers in general or their quarterback, Emilio Corona, in particular Friday night.
Pioneer Valley High School named Adriana Alvarez 2019 Homecoming Queen during a halftime ceremony during Friday night's game against San Luis …
Someone had to snap their three-game losing skid and finally earn their first Ocean League win.
Lompoc's football team made its first trip of the 2019 season to Santa Barbara a successful one.
The Lompoc Braves rebounded from a tough loss at home against Santa Barbara last week with a convincing win on the road over San Marcos High.
There was a Bronco stampede Friday night in Santa Maria.
We pick winners and loses for Week Nine.
Do you agree or disagree with most of our picks? We'll see how accurate we our later tonight.
The Top 10 looks a whole lot different now than it did nine weeks ago. See who has the top spot for Week Nine.
Here is your Week Eight recap
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.
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 …
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…
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…
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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.
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."
Pepe Villasenor has hit the ground running at St. Joseph.
There's little question that Lompoc is the premier program on the Central Coast.
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.