Which high school has the best boys’ sports program in California? That’s a question we’re putting to you this week to launch our “Best Of” contest series!
We’re pitting five of California’s most storied boys’ sports programs against each other in a poll. The winner will advance to a poll featuring some of the top schools in the western region. That will be followed by a national final, with the winning school receiving $1,000 for its athletic department as well as a championship banner.
The lone Northern California representative in the state poll is Concord’s De La Salle, which has an impressive boys’ sports resume. The Spartans have won five state football titles, placed second three times and hold the national record with a mind-boggling 151 consecutive victories. They have been crowned national football champions 32 times by various organizations and have have sent 11 players to the NFL, three to Major League Baseball, three to the NBA and three to pro soccer. They also have won two state titles in basketball (with three second-place finishes) and captured a pair of titles in cross country.
De La Salle is facing off in the statewide poll against Harvard-Westlake, Long Beach Polytechnic, Mater Dei and Mission Viejo. You can vote as many times as you’d like below; state voting ends Aug. 26.