So, here we are. The penultimate week of the high school football season. It’s been a long year already and it’s debatable as to whether we know more now than we knew at the beginning of the season. Here’s what we know:
BVAL: Pittsburg is atop the league standings at the moment, which we predicted might happen. What we certainly didn’t predict is the team that would be behind the Pirates and that’s Heritage. The Patriots have proven their mettle with wins over Ygnacio Valley and Deer Valley and they will be a contender in the NCS 2A field. Potential playoff teams: Pittsburg (4A), Heritage (2A), Ygnacio Valley (2A),
DFAL: The league is Las Lomas’ to lose after the Knights beat College Park last Friday. There may not be a better group of skill players around than the group that attends school on South Main St. in Walnut Creek. Potential playoff teams: Las Lomas (2A), Campolindo (2A), Acalanes (2A), College Park (3A)
EBAL: San Ramon Valley is in control with California right behind. The rest of the league is sort of a morass, with not much separating the rest of the field. Potential playoff teams: San Ramon Valley (3A), California (4A), Amador Valley (4A), Foothill (4A), Monte Vista (4A)
ACCAL: It’s tough to figure this league out since it appears Berkeley is headed for the league title after starting the year 0-3-1. Pinole Valley has been good in spurts and Encinal has some talent but Berkeley has emerged as the leader heading into the final turn. Potential playoff teams: Berkeley (4A), Encinal (2A), Pinole Valley (3A), El Cerrito (2A), Alameda (3A)
BSAL: St. Patrick-St. Vincent faces Piedmont in Week 10 and that will determine the league champion. Other than those two teams though, this league is a league in flux, with several teams rebuilding. Potential playoff teams: St. Patrick-St. Vincent (Class A), Piedmont (2A)
So, there it is. When the field gets set, we’ll have our take on predictions and what not here on the East Bay Prep Sports Blog and be sure to watch Two Geeks and a Pigskin for your weekly high school football fix.
— Ben Enos