The fall football season kicks off Aug. 27 locally. I'll be covering Elk Grove vs. Ponderosa at EGHS for the Elk Grove Citizen.
I hope the Herd shows they are still one of the top football programs in the area this season by performing well on the field. With now 10 high schools in the school district the talent is spread amongst all of them and so it is likely the Herd, nor any of the other local high schools will have the dynasty label attached to it like what Grant or Del Oro has.
It's interesting Elk Grove, Sheldon, Pleasant Grove and Monterey Trail are all in the Sacramento Bee's pre-season top 20. I think the Herd and the Eagles will be there at the end of the season, along with Cosumnes Oaks. The other two are good teams, but probably not worth a top 20 listing.