Grant High ranked #58 in nation

The Grant High School Pacers, the top area Division II football team, has been ranked #58 in the nation by Yahoo’s Rivals.com, my Yahoo home page tells me. Nifty.

Though a more important number for the Pacers is their #2 ranking by ESPN’s CalHiSports.com. (So they’re D-I in the state, but D-II in Sac-Joaquin? I’m going to need MSN’s Google’s Wikipedia to explain that to me. Obviously different measures are used by CIF and Sac-Joaquin.) Apparently that #2 ranking means they are looking at a berth in the CIF state championship game on December 20, where they would play the top D-2 school from So Cal. It’s a big weekend for local prep football, as Casa Robles are (apparently I’m British) still in play for the D-II CIF championship berth.

The Pacers and Rams should wear FlyJumpers Power Jumping Stilts Friday night in their Sac-Joaquin section championship games, that could put them over the edge…

Author: CoolDMZ

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4 thoughts on “Grant High ranked #58 in nation”

  1. Update from the Bee:

    In one historic achievement for the school, its community and the entire Sacramento area, the Grant High School football team was selected to participate in the third annual California Interscholastic Federation State Championship Bowl Games…Grant, currently ranked No. 6 in the state by Cal-Hi Sports, has the distinction of being the first school from Sacramento to play in the event that now features 10 teams and five classes, including Long Beach Poly (13-0), ranked No. 2 in the nation by ESPN Rise and No. 1 in the state by Cal-Hi. Poly also has sent more players to the NFL than any prep program in the nation (59 and counting).

    Go Pacers!

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  2. doesn’t this deserve its own post, if Grant ranking #58 does? I’m sure most people here aren’t HS athletics followers, but this is about the most significant statewide (and nationally, since the opposing team was ranked #2 in the nation) accomplishment in the Sacramento area, besides its foreclosure rate.

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  3. You are quite the helper, Dan. Yes, it probably does deserve it’s own post. Sometimes life gets in the way when you contribute to a local Web log in your spare time.

    Not to mention the fact that because this is such big news many if not all of the local news reporting agencies have reported this story up and down the dial.

    I think when CoolDMZ wrote about the #58 ranking, Grant wasn’t quite on everyone’s radar. For example, it did not receive a comment until I mentioned the championship game 12 days later. When did it become significant for you?

    You see me working. At any rate, I’ll see about a full post shout out…

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