A quick peek at the high school football season this fall, by the numbers
By Joe Davidson
1 - Amount of wins each for former regional super powers Cordova and Christian Brothers in 2011; these teams were THE rivalry in the 1970s and '80s.
2 - Co-coaches at Folsom, for the first time, with Troy Taylor returning to the program full time to share duties with Kris Richardson.
3 - State championships won in Washington for first-year Bella Vista coach Tom Ingles; BV won three games in 2011.
4 - Quarter-pound sized patties for a hamburger called "Big Eddie" at "Local Heroes" in Auburn, created by Placer defensive lineman star Eddie Vanderdoes. To review, that's four quarter-pounders all rolled into one. Eat, be merry, then nap for a good 6 hours.
4.3 - Grade-point average for Sheldon quarterback Nolan Merker, a first-year starter not at all wowed by the moment.
5 - Number of coaches who have won 200-plus games in the region: Mike Alberghin of Grant; Max Miller (mostly with Cordova, and now retired); Ed Lombardi (mostly with Elk Grove, and now retired); Frank Negri (mostly with Foothill, and now an assistant at Roseville); Dan Carmazzi (all at Jesuit, and now an assistant at Christian Brothers).
5-5 - Height and inches of Del Oro running back Mark Leveron, who will team with 6-1 tailback Brandon Monroe for a 1-2 punch.
6 - Interceptions by Kyle Betts of Bradshaw Christian last fall, tied for second most in the Sac-Joaquin Section.
9 - Division I scholarship offers for Antelope receiver/corner Tyler Winston, who had six interceptions in 2011 for a playoff team.
11.78 - Yards per carry in 2011 for Burbank running back Isaiah Williams, who rushed for 1,496 yards. The yards will be earned against Napa, Grant and Del Oro in the early weeks.
11 - League championships in 12 seasons for Colfax coach Tony Martello, who also has three Sac-Joaquin Section titles in five appearances.
12 - Returning starters for El Camino, poised for a breakthrough season and ready to compete for the Capital Athletic League championship with QB Jonah Lessard.
13 - Sacks by Inderkum defensive lineman Dedric Allen, the most of any returning player in the Sac-Joaquin Section.
15 - Years since Dave Morton coached; he is back at Laguna Creek, the program he founded in the early 1990s.
16 - Total games for teams reaching a CIF State Bowl game, the most in state history and the norm for other states such as Texas.
17 - Returning starters for Franklin, the most of any returning Sac-Joaquin Section playoff team, headed by playmakers Christian Fonbuena, Joey Banks, Travon Lampley.
18 - Number of new coaches in Sacramento this season, the most in at least a decade.
22 - Consecutive playoff berths for Grant under coach Mike Alberghini, a section record.
25 - Players on the Monterey Trail varsity team, about the norm for demanding coach T.J. Ewing, who anticipates yet another playoff team.
27.5 - Combined sacks last fall by returning Elk Grove defenders B'won Canada, Noah Letuligasenoa and Wadus Parker.
30 - Combined Sac-Joaquin Section championships won by Del Oro, Grant, Elk Grove, Nevada Union, Granite Bay and Del Campo, 29 since 1989
45 - Yards per punt by Vincent Chelini of River City, the highest in the Sac-Joaquin Section last fall.
84 - Age of venerable Hughes Stadium, which will be home for CBS and McClatchy for the first time in more than 20 years and will again host the Holy Bowl.
96 - Yards on an interception return for a touchdown against Del Oro by Granite Bay linebacker Beau Hershberger, a school record.
97 - Points scored by former soccer player Justin Singh of Elk Grove, the most of any returning kicker.
100 - Years Roseville is celebrating as a school, and also about the age of comedic assistant coach Frank Negri.
158 - Tackles last season for Boise State-commit linebacker Tanner Vallejo of Nevada Union, who is setting all sorts of school records for stops.
190 - Career wins for Nevada Union coach Dave Humphers, at the Miners helm since 1991.
515 - Pounds bench pressed by Granite Bay lineman Tyler Bardy, a school record.
1,662 - Yards rushing in 2011 for Del Oro tailback Brandon Monroe, who very well may become just the second Del Oro back to eclipse 2,000 in a season.
4,478 - Career varsity yards rushing for Union Mine tailback Sean Tow, who seeks to become the first section runner to eclipse 2,000 yards in three successive seasons.
- Joe Davidson
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