By the time the Kings return home from their six-game trip, much will be revealed. They will either be exposed for what they appear to be – a rush job assembled to coincide with the opening of the Golden 1 Center – or emerge as a team capable of overcoming its flaws, forging a collective identity and becoming this season’s surprise.
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When the 49ers stayed in Youngstown, Ohio, between Eastern time zone games five years ago, then-coach Jim Harbaugh said the sojourn was about bonding, bonhomie and team building. For Chip Kelly, the 49ers’ current Florida trip is more pragmatic: Trimming about 3,500 miles from the 49ers’ upcoming itinerary.
In late August and early September, concern surrounded Inderkum High School’s football team after two losses in the first three games. Now the Tigers are rolling after beating Jesuit 52-35 to reach the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II final.
Close games were expected in the semifinals of the Sac-Joaquin Section football playoffs. But that didn't happen in Divisions I, II and III. Folsom now seeks a section five-peat, Del Oro a repeat and Christian Brothers its first title since 1983.
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