In 1920, the game of football arrived in Turlock, California and was welcomed with opened arms. As the town grew, so did its love of the game. What followed was a rich tradition of great coaches and players who would rise to the highest levels of professional football.

Over the past 90-plus years Turlock High captured two state championships and a host of league titles as well. In 2003 Turlock's new public high school and its lone private high school - Pitman and Turlock Christian - began playing football. The Pitman Pride quickly captured back-to-back league titles and have dominated the Harvest Bowls, the annual meeting between Turlock's two public high schools. The Eagles enjoyed early success in the Sac-Joaquin Section's small school divisions. 

In the fall of 2015, former Turlock Journal sports editor Richard Paolinelli culminated years of research and interviews with the release of From The Fields: A History of Prep Football in Turlock, California. The full 91,000-word narrative - with the stats and photos you will find on this website - is available for purchase on Amazon.com and at Barnes & Nobles in both print and e-book formats. 

Click on the links at left for recent news, yearly recaps, stats, trivia associated with Turlock's three high school teams and some of the players and coaches who represented Turlock. We will be adding new links and tweaking the site from time to time so keep checking back for new content.
Want to know more about the history of the game of high school football in Turlock? 

Pick up your copy of From The Fields: A History of Prep Football in Turlock, California now  available in print and e-book formats.
Turlock's unofficial high school football historian is a busy man. Find out how much by clicking on this link. 

Turlock's High School Football History
Stay updated with all of the high school football action in the 209 area code at        www.blackhatfootball.com

Pitman                  1     0    
Turlock                  1     0 
El Capitan            1     0
Atwater                 0     0
Buhach Colony    0     1
Merced                 0     1
Golden Valley      0     1

THS 49, Buhach Colony 27 
PHS 34, Merced 27
El Capitan 21, Glden Valley 7
Atwater  DNP

Riverbank 47, TCHS 27


S​eptember 30, 2016

THS @ El Capitan

PHS vs Atwater

TCHS  @ Stone Ridge Chr

September 23, 2016 - Game recaps of all three games played tonight can be found here.

September 20, 2016 - Joe Debely Stadium's field has been cleared to resume hosting athletic events. Turlock's game  at Buhach Colony will be played there this Friday. It will be the first home game of the season actually played on Turlock's actual home field.

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2016 RECAPS UP - Read about each game this year for all three schools right here.

Got a photo to share or stats to report? E-mail us with them right here.


Check out the photos of Turlock in the past as well as the players coach and games from 1920 to present day by clicking here. We will be adding more photos on a regular basis so keep checking back. If you have any photos to contribute, please let us know.
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