Last week, the Sac-Joaquin Section, the governing body for high school sports that oversees nearly 200 schools, released its Academic Team Champions for the fall season. The Tigers football program was fifth in the section with a 3.18 grade point average. Lists are compiled using unweighted grades (4.0 scale with no AP courses counted) from the first grading period of the 2018 school year. There were 19 Tiger football players who had a 3.0 GPA or higher, and three who were 4.
Senior running back Nathan Branco earned 1st-Team All-TCAL honors when the league released its postseason awards recently. Branco was the Tigers leading rusher with 703 yards and five touchdowns and also added 219 receiving yards on 11 receptions. Junior offensive lineman Ian Lerner and senior Johnny Craggs were 2nd-team honorees. Lerner started all ten games at center and put together the Tigers' best season up front. Craggs led Tokay with 75 tackles and added 6.0 tackles fo