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Howell ready to lead Tigers

Tokay quarterback Chase Howell drops back to pass during the first day of practice on Monday, July 23, 2018 at Tokay High. (David Witte/News-Sentinel) Chase Howell has experienced both sides of a rivalry. The Tokay High football quarterback, now a senior, has his sights on leading this year’s squad. But before the Tigers kick off the season, he experienced building up this year’s team. Two years ago, seeing Howell on Tokay’s campus would be unheard of. Listed at 5-foot-11 and 172-pounds on the Tigers’ roster on Max Preps’ website, Howell and the Tigers are gearing up for the first game of the season, a non-league contest against Patterson at the Grape Bowl on Friday, Aug. 17. There’s also th

Tigers test out new field

Tokay football players converge on coach Michael Holst before the start of the first day of practice on Monday, July 23, 2018 at Tokay High. (David Witte/News-Sentinel) A new era began Monday for the Tokay and Liberty Ranch football programs. The Tigers and Hawks held practices at their respective, brand new on-campus stadiums for the first time ever. Tokay and Liberty Ranch, along with Lodi and Galt, were just four of more than 150 high schools in the Sac-Joaquin Section that officially started football practices with conditioning week. Earlier this year, Tokay had the grass field at Steve Hubbard Field torn out. Installed is the all-turf field that includes granulated cork, which, since 20