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Tokay trusting the process

Sophomore Joseph Filippini breaks up a pass intended for a Miramonte receiver during a 7-on-7 match. (Brook Handel) Members of the Tokay High football team have already learned a valuable lesson during their summer workouts: It’s OK not to have their smartphones on them almost 24 hours a day. In recent weeks, the Tigers have been busy in working toward their mantra of “trust the process.” Last week, Tokay made a trip to Nevada to compete at the Lake Tahoe Football Camp. That gave quarterbacks, running backs, tight ends and wide receivers to showcase their strengths and skills against linebackers, defensive backs and safeties. This was the third 7-on-7 passing tournament this month for the Ti

South tops North in All-Star game

Former Tokay football lineman and Nouth offensive tackle James McClain (76), protecting quarterback Quinton Gaines (9) of Lincoln, gets ready to block South defensive end Brandon Flores (51) of Turlock in Saturday's Lions All-Star Football Game at Tracy High. (Mike Bush/News-Sentinel) TRACY — James McClain raised his arms in celebration. The former Tokay High football player and his North teammates were looking to gain momentum, thanks to their defense. McClain, an offensive tackle, felt that they could put more points on the scoreboard over the South in the 45th annual Lions All-Star Football Game at Wayne Schneider Stadium on Saturday. But the South flexed its muscles on defense in the sec

Tokay duo preparing for All-Star game

(Lodi News-Sentinel) By Mike Bush/News-Sentinel Sports Writer James McClain is getting pumped up for another football season. Josh Kirchner is considering playing football again, but not this year. On Saturday night, the former Tokay High football players are looking to walk off the field at Wayne Schneider Stadium at Tracy High with a victory. McClain, an offensive lineman, and Kirchner, a defensive back, will be gearing up for the 35th annual Central California Lions All-Star Football Game. Kick-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. The North will feature the best graduated senior football players from San Joaquin, Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties. The North faces the South, which has players

Tigers’ passing, defense displayed at tourney

Tokay quarterback Chase Howell looks for a receiver down the field during a 7-on-7 passing game against McNair at the Stagg Brown and Gold Tournament on the Delta Kings' field on Friday. (Mike Bush/News-Sentinel) STOCKTON — In two months, the Tokay High football team will kick off the season against Patterson in a non-league home game. But on Friday, the Tigers were focused on execution and improvements at the Stagg Brown and Gold Tournament in Stockton. There were 20 high school football teams taking part. Tokay quarterback Chase Howell took all of the snaps in the Tigers’ four pool play games against Modesto, East Union of Manteca, McNair and Franklin. Howell, now a senior, was on target w