Elk Grove’s Ryan Robards, left, tries to take down Oak Ridge’s Kevin Kassis in a November game. Robards will take the field for the final time tonight in the Optimist All-Star Football Classic.
Elk Grove’s Ryan Robards, left, tries to take down Oak Ridge’s Kevin Kassis in a November game. Robards will take the field for the final time tonight in the Optimist All-Star Football Classic. Brian Baer Special to the Bee
Elk Grove’s Ryan Robards, left, tries to take down Oak Ridge’s Kevin Kassis in a November game. Robards will take the field for the final time tonight in the Optimist All-Star Football Classic. Brian Baer Special to the Bee
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Ryan Robards, Phillip White to play for South in Optimist All-Star football

June 17, 2016 4:27 PM

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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.

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