The internet drastically changed how high school sports are covered. Gone is the waiting that most of us had had to do in order to get the scores from Friday night. Television began showing highlights and would post a few of the scores on the late night newscasts, but if you blinked you might have missed which team did what. The newspaper offered the sure way to get the score of a cross town program, but that typically could not be read until Saturday morning.
The internet changed all of that a decade ago when local papers posted the stories that night to their websites. While still a popular form to check the scores, social media has become the latest way to find out instantly how teams are doing across Sacramento.
In this Week’s Friday Football Frenzy, Rob McAllister explores how Twitter is becoming the sports ticker of a modern era.
(Elk Grove's Justin Singh (L) and Roseville's Favio Torres pracitice kicking from the 40)
The toughest position to fill on a high school football team is not the quarterback. For most coaches in the Sacramento region, finding a suitable kicker is a headache most field generals would rather not deal with. Instead of teaching a burly linebacker or forcing a defensive back to try and boot 30 yard field goals, football coaches will look over to the soccer field for some help.
Two local coaches have found what they were searching for and whole lot more. In this Friday Football Frenzy segment, we highlight two players who had never played football until this season, yet both are finding themselves ranked among the best kickers in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section.
Kicking Leaders in the Sac-Joaquin Section:
Justin Singh - Junior - Elk Grove: 4 Games 28 PATs 2 FGs 34 Total Points
Marcus White - Senior- Pleasant Grove 4 Games 30 PATs 0 FGs 30 Total Points
Favio Torres- Senior- Roseville 4 Games 28 PATs 0 FGs 28 Total Points
*Stats compiled by MaxPreps