More Videos

Meet Folsom High's star football brothers, Joe and Daniyel Ngata 1:19

Meet Folsom High's star football brothers, Joe and Daniyel Ngata

How California measures ‘road smoothness’ and why it matters 1:08

How California measures ‘road smoothness’ and why it matters

See what firefighters are up against in battling the Thomas Fire 0:29

See what firefighters are up against in battling the Thomas Fire

FCC votes to repeal net neutrality regulations 0:17

FCC votes to repeal net neutrality regulations

President Trump delivers remarks on tax victory in New York 1:09

President Trump delivers remarks on tax victory in New York

Woman escorted out of Starbucks after asking patrons to stop speaking 'oriental' 1:12

Woman escorted out of Starbucks after asking patrons to stop speaking 'oriental'

'A lot to be excited about with 49ers future.' Analysts weigh in on team's direction 0:56

'A lot to be excited about with 49ers future.' Analysts weigh in on team's direction

Be careful with Christmas laser-light displays - pilots will thank you 0:27

Be careful with Christmas laser-light displays - pilots will thank you

Get to know Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox 1:05

Get to know Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox

Firefighters light backfires to try to contain California fires 1:08

Firefighters light backfires to try to contain California fires

  • 'Toughness and fundamentals in the trenches': Four of The Bee's ranked teams to watch

    Here's a look at the storied Grant High Pacers and three other preps football teams to keep an eye on.

Here's a look at the storied Grant High Pacers and three other preps football teams to keep an eye on. Emily Zentner & Joe Davidson The Sacramento Bee
Here's a look at the storied Grant High Pacers and three other preps football teams to keep an eye on. Emily Zentner & Joe Davidson The Sacramento Bee
Joe Davidson

Joe Davidson

A unique perspective on sports in the Sacramento region, from high schools to the pros

Can Granite Bay stop Oak Ridge’s dynamic QB? These key games have championship buzz

October 12, 2017 02:12 PM

UPDATED October 13, 2017 03:18 PM

Comments

More Videos

Meet Folsom High's star football brothers, Joe and Daniyel Ngata 1:19

Meet Folsom High's star football brothers, Joe and Daniyel Ngata

How California measures ‘road smoothness’ and why it matters 1:08

How California measures ‘road smoothness’ and why it matters

See what firefighters are up against in battling the Thomas Fire 0:29

See what firefighters are up against in battling the Thomas Fire

FCC votes to repeal net neutrality regulations 0:17

FCC votes to repeal net neutrality regulations

President Trump delivers remarks on tax victory in New York 1:09

President Trump delivers remarks on tax victory in New York

Woman escorted out of Starbucks after asking patrons to stop speaking 'oriental' 1:12

Woman escorted out of Starbucks after asking patrons to stop speaking 'oriental'

'A lot to be excited about with 49ers future.' Analysts weigh in on team's direction 0:56

'A lot to be excited about with 49ers future.' Analysts weigh in on team's direction

Be careful with Christmas laser-light displays - pilots will thank you 0:27

Be careful with Christmas laser-light displays - pilots will thank you

Get to know Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox 1:05

Get to know Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox

Firefighters light backfires to try to contain California fires 1:08

Firefighters light backfires to try to contain California fires

  • Meet Folsom High's star football brothers, Joe and Daniyel Ngata

    The Folsom High Bulldogs football team is keeping it in the family with brothers Joe and Daniyel Ngata making up part of the powerhouse team.

About This Blog


Joe Davidson has covered sports for The Sacramento Bee since 1988. He's an award-winning authority on high school sports, specializing in going behind the scenes to report on what makes teams and athletes unique. Though Davidson has been accused of being a graduate of Del Oro, De La Salle, Elk Grove, Franklin, Grant, Granite Bay, Jesuit, Oak Ridge, Rocklin, St. Francis and many other local schools, he attended high school in Oregon, where he participated in football and track.

Contact Davidson at jdavidson@sacbee.com or on twitter at @SacBee_JoeD.

Facebook: Sacramento Bee High School Sports

Sports Night


Sign up to receive breaking sports news alerts and the Sports Night newsletter with late-breaking developments, stats and scores.