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SportStars Magazine — the NorCal high school sports publication that also produces the SportStories Podcast — now offers up 7 Friday Night: A weekly high school football-specific series hosted by SportStars editor Chace Bryson and his longtime friend and colleague, Ben Enos. With former De La Salle-Concord coaching legend Terry Eidson as a regular guest, 7 Friday Night will be a lively conversation between three men (and sometimes more!) who care deeply for high school football.

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SportStars Magazine — the NorCal high school sports publication that also produces the SportStories Podcast — now offers up 7 Friday Night: A weekly high school football-specific series hosted by SportStars editor Chace Bryson and his longtime friend and colleague, Ben Enos. With former De La Salle-Concord coaching legend Terry Eidson as a regular guest, 7 Friday Night will be a lively conversation between three men (and sometimes more!) who care deeply for high school football.

    Tacos & Touchdowns

    Tacos & Touchdowns

    Before hosts Chace Bryson and Ben Enos dive into NorCal football conversation, Chace is compelled to rave about the tacos he had during an anniversary outing in Roseville last weekend. Ben then threatens to talk about pumpkin spice season, but good sense prevails and the pair get to their gridiron chatter.

    This week there's plenty of talk about Folsom's big win at De La Salle. Chace also gives his impressions on San Ramon Valley-Danville after seeing the Wolves defeat Liberty-Brentwood last week. Both hosts also take some time to give shoutouts to some of the many undefeated teams that are outside of the rankings radar and don't get talked about enough. Finally, at the end of the show, be sure to catch Ben's thoughts on the recent story surrounding the cancelled game between Galileo-S.F. and Richmond. 

    Coach Terry Eidson also makes his usual stop and shares his thoughts on the Folsom-De La Salle game, and how the current season compares to some other seasons when the Spartans have faced adversity. With Jimmy Garappolo's backpedal safety as a muse, the hosts also poll the coach on some of the most bonehead plays he's seen over the years.

    • 38 min
    Thursday Pick 'Em (Week 5)

    Thursday Pick 'Em (Week 5)

    The 7 Friday Night crew is back for another round of blind stabs and bold predictions when it comes to NorCal football picks. Host Chace Bryson finally stumbled last week in going just 2-for-5, leaving an opportunity for co-host Ben Enos and weekly guest Coach Terry Eidson to each pick up ground on the SportStars editor. 

    Chace and Ben make their three primary picks from a six-game slate of some of NorCal's best Week 5 matchups, and then each serve each other two blind picks in the Challenge Round. There are also tales of Ben's high school baseball career and a breakdown of how an actual fight between a bear and a tiger might play out. Finally, Coach Eidson predicts he'll go 3-0 yet again — and as he points out, he's due. 

    Games picked include: No. 3 Folsom @ No. 2 De La Salle-Concord • No. 18 Menlo-Atherton @ No. 6 Wilcox-Santa Clara • No. 13 Los Gatos @ Sacred Heart Prep-Atherton • San Ramon Valley-Danville @ Liberty-Brentwood • College Park-Pleasant Hill @ Northgate-Walnut Creek • Capital Christian-Sacramento @ Vista del Lago-Folsom • El Cerrito @ Vacaville • Encinal-Alameda @ Alameda • Mitty-San Jose @ Sacred Heart Cathedral-S.F. • Patterson @ Merced 

    • 30 min
    Sierra Foothill Feats Of Strength (w/ Oak Ridge's Conner Dasmann)

    Sierra Foothill Feats Of Strength (w/ Oak Ridge's Conner Dasmann)

    In this week's show, hosts Chace Bryson and Ben Enos take a look back at the first five weeks and discuss what teams have surprised them, and what team has the upper hand to be NorCal's top CIF State Bowl representative. 

    It was also a week to sing the praises of the Sac-Joaquin Section's Sierra Foothill League, which is a collective 23-4 heading into the weekend of Sept. 23-24. Chace shares his thoughts on Folsom's big win at Pittsburg, and both hosts discuss the Bulldogs big game at De La Salle this week. The show also welcomed its second athlete of the season —  senior captain Conner Dasmann of undefeated Oak Ridge-El Dorado Hills (also an SFL team). 

    Dasmann talks about a Trojans defense that's allowed just 10 points in four games, what's keyed the team's turnaround from a 3-7 finish in 2021, and what its like playing in the SFL. Coach Terry Eidson also makes his weekly visit after a lightning quick trip to San Diego last weekend to watch De La Salle defeat Cathedral Catholic. 

    • 38 min
    Thursday Pick 'Em (Week 4)

    Thursday Pick 'Em (Week 4)

    Everyone is in a better mood for the weekly NorCal Football picks show as the 7 Friday Night picking trio went a combined 12 of 15 last week — even Coach Terry Eidson got one right. 

    With confidence levels up, hosts Chace Bryson (5-0 in Week 3) and Ben Enos (4-1) dive into another tough slate of key matchups across NorCal. They make their three main picks, including their one lock, before offering up two more blind challenge picks to each other. Coach Eidson also makes his stop to deliver his three picks for the week.

    GAMES DISCUSSED: Folsom @ Pittsburg • Menlo-Atherton @ Del Oro-Loomis • Rancho Cotate-Rohnert Park @ Vanden-Fairfield • El Cerrito @ Foothill-Pleasanton • Tracy @ Downey-Modesto • Sheldon-Sacramento @ Jesuit-Carmichael • Riordan-S.F. @ Sacred Heart Prep-Atherton • Pleasant Valley-Chico @ Oak Ridge-El Dorado Hills • American Canyon @ Livermore • Corning @ Red Bluff

    • 27 min
    High School Football For The Soul (w/ Pittsburg coach Victor Galli)

    High School Football For The Soul (w/ Pittsburg coach Victor Galli)

    Depressed by the play of the 49ers on the NFL's opening weekend, hosts Chace Bryson and Ben Enos turn to some high school football chatter to soothe their Sunday evening torment.

    After Ben and Chace revisit some of the highlights from their Week 3 games, the real healing begins as they are joined by Pittsburg High coach Victor Galli to talk about the No. 4-ranked Pirates' big game this week against No. 3 Folsom. However, to make things even spicier, they hosts had Coach Terry Eidson make his weekly appearance at the same time. Longtime friends, and current fantasy football partners, Galli and Eidson each tell some stories about one another and football eventually gets discussed as well. 

    Coach Galli shares his thoughts on his 3-0 Pittsburg team and talks about the big matchup with Folsom. The hosts also pick the brains of both coaches on ways in which they attempt to avoid let-down games. (Which is something Galli's Pirates did in the previous week and Coach Eidson's De La Salle teams had plenty of experience with).

    • 38 min
    Thursday Pick 'Em (Week 3)

    Thursday Pick 'Em (Week 3)

    We're back for another week of NorCal football prognosticating efforts. Host Chace Bryson is looking to build off of a strong week, while co-host Ben Enos and Coach Terry Eidson try not to let bitterness consume them.

    With plenty of good matchups to choose from, Chace and Ben make their usual three primary picks and follow up by giving one another two challenge picks. Coach Eidson makes his three picks and tries not to get too snarky when Chace mentions going 4-1 the previous week. 

    GAMES DISCUSSED INCLUDE: No. 15 at Central Catholic-Modesto @ No. 1 Serra-San Mateo • No. 14 St. Francis-Mountain View @ No. 2 De La Salle-Concord • Foothill-Pleasanton @ No. 10 Vanden-Fairfield • Merced @ No. 13 Monterey Trail-Elk Grove • Acalanes-Lafayette @ Sheldon-Sacramento • Silverton (Ore.) @ Oak Ridge-El Dorado Hills • Jesuit-Carmichael vs. Christian Brothers-Sacramento (at Hughes Stadium) • Elk Grove @ San Ramon Valley-Danville • Berkeley @ American Canyon • Placer-Auburn @ Vista del Lago-Folsom • Cardinal Newman-Santa Rosa @ Vintage-Napa.

    • 29 min

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