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Rocklin High School football star Blayden Brown competes in honor of his father, Brian, a star for Elk Grove High in the 1980s who had his college hopes cut short by a gruesome right knee injury and later the loss if his left leg from a car crash. Joe Davidson The Sacramento Bee
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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.

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