Friday, September 12 2014
Video: The Bee Preps Show, Sept. 12, 2014
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Get the best of high school sports in the greater Sacramento region every week with The Bee Preps Show hosts Joe Davidson, right, and Mike Finnerty.

The Bee Prep Show hosts Joe Davidson and Mike Finnerty present this week's show from St. Francis High School. See football highlights, including Roseville at Rio Linda and Monterey Trail at Inderkum. In volleyball, it's Christian Brothers at St. Francis, Rocklin at El Camino and Rio Americano at Granite Bay. In soccer, Pleasant Grove and Monterey Trail pick up wins. And, Granite Bay volleyball player Brooke Hershberger talks about athletics and academics.

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Folsom running back Brian Weldy fends off Pleasant Grove defenders on Friday, September 12, 2014 in Elk Grove Calif. Folsom led Pleasant Grove 56-6 at halftime.
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\or6\ catches the ball during the second quarter as Oak Ridge high School hosts Burbank High School Friday September 12, 2014. Brian Baer/Special to the Bee

The Bee's live chat features Northern California's most comprehensive team of prep sports journalists sharing live coverage of Week 2 high school football games from throughout the region.

Live Blog Live chat: Friday night preps, Week 2, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12

Access the chat from mobile devices here.

Here are video highlights from some of the top Sacramento area prep football games on Sept. 5.

No. 14 Monterey Trail 29, No. 11 Inderkum 27

No. 1 Folsom 49, Clovis North 13

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No. 3 Del Oro takes on Helix at the Helix field in La Mesa.

The Bee's live chat featuring Northern California's most comprehensive team of prep sports journalists shared live coverage of high school football games from throughout the region. If you missed any part of Week 1's action, you can catch up here.

Access the chat from mobile devices here.

Live chat: Prep football Week 1, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 5

Tuesday, September 2 2014
Video: The Bee Preps Show - Week 1
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The Del Oro Eagles come onto the field before the game as they host the Kamehameha Warrior's at the Honor Bowl at Del Oro High School, Friday August 29, 2014. Kamehameha won the game 24-17. Brian Baer/Special to the Bee

Joe Davidson, longtime high school sports reporter for The Sacramento Bee, and Mike Finnerty look at the best of high school sports in The Bee Preps Show.

In this week's episode, see:

•  highlights from Del Oro vs. Hawaii power Kamehameha, Grant vs. Burbank and Kennedy vs. Valley Christian Academy

•  interviews with Elk Grove running back Spencer Sheff and Sac-Joaquin Section commissioner Mike Garrison

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Titans Keshaun Ates (2) reaches out for the ball during the first quarter at the Luther Burbank High School and Grant High School game at burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif. on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.

The Sacramento Bee is hosting weekly live chats during Friday night football this season, beginning with tonight's first games. Dennis Hansen will host, with contributions from The Bee's Joe Davidson, SureWest Sports' Mike Finnerty and other reporters and contributors from throughout the greater Sacramento region. Get scores, share comments and questions throughout the evening. The chat begins at 5 p.m.

Live chat: Prep football season openers, 5 p.m. Aug. 29

High school sports reporters from around the greater Sacramento region will band together tonight for live blog coverage of the return of the football season. These Week Zero games and many others will be represented. Join the live blog at 5 p.m. and every Friday at

Elk Grove vs Damonte Ranch of Reno, at Del Oro, 5 p.m.

Kamehameha of Honolulu at Del Oro, 8 p.m.

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The Folsom Bulldogs coach Kris Richardson works with the offensive and defensive lines in Monday afternoons practice, August 18, 2014 at Folsom High School.

Joe Davidson, longtime high school sports reporter for The Sacramento Bee, and Mike Finnerty look at the best of high school sports in the debut of The Bee Preps Show. Here they set the table for the return of high school football and talk about soccer, volleyball and new football stadiums for four schools.

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Joe Davidson, right, and Mike Finnerty team up for The Bee Preps Show that airs weekly through June.

The Bee Prep Show debuts this week on ComcastSportsNet California, including today at 4 p.m. (check local listings).

The show re-airs throughout the week on Comcast and can be found each Friday on

Mike Finnerty and I co-host the 30-minute program that airs 42 weeks, the entire academic year. We will have game highlights, game previews, rankings, segments on unsung athletes and the stars, and we'll discuss big-issue topics such as realignment, transfers, undue influence and sportsmanship.

The Bee Preps Show covers Northern California with a heavy emphasis on the Sac-Joaquin Section and the Sacramento region. And check the high school sports page daily for for stories, columns, notes, rankings and photo galleries.

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Grant High School, ranked No. 5 by The Sacramento Bee, opens the 2014 season at rival and No. 13 Burbank on Friday. Bee file phot, 2013.

The 2014 high school football season starts Friday, Aug. 29 with Zero Week action.

We encourage fans and followers to keep us updated with what you see and hear by sending us photos and/or comments to my Twitter @SacBee_JoeD

Join our live chat Friday starting at 7 p.m. on to check on scores, highlights and discussion.

Zero Week

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The Folsom Bulldogs coach Troy Taylor calls the offensive plays in Monday afternoons practice, August 18, 2014 at Folsom High School.

See what Joe Davidson, co-host of The Bee's new high school sports program, had to say about the 2014 high school football season, which begins Friday.

Access the live chat from mobile devices here.

Live chat: Tee it up for prep football, noon, Aug. 26

With big contributions from its ace, top hitters and defense, Bee No. 1 Elk Grove High School kept its season alive and kicking.

The Thundering Herd beat Delta Valley Conference rival No. 5 Franklin 6-1 on Monday night at blustery Sacramento City College in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division I-North elimination game in maintaing their championship repeat hopes.

Two days after falling to Rocklin 4-3 to halt an 18-game winning streak, the state-ranked No. 3 Thundering Herd (24-5) resembled their old selves. Junior left-handed ace Chris Martin tossed a complete-game four hitter with five strikeouts to move to 7-2 and the defense was strong.

Elk Grove plays the loser of Tuesday's Rocklin-Davis winner's bracket game on Thursday at Sac City. Rocklin will go with ace Logan Webb against Davis ace Matt Trask in what shapes up to be a terrific showdown.

About the Prep blog

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Bee staff writers Joe Davidson and Bill Paterson provide news, analysis and insight on the area high school sports scene in their Prep Blog.

Contact them:
Twitter: @SacBee_JoeD
(916) 321-1280
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(916) 326-5506

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