California at James Logan: 1st qtr, 0-0

– End of the quarter it is 0-0 but the Colts have a first down on the Grizzlies’ 15. Remember to go to the new second qtr post. 

– Godfrey breaks a big one. First and 10 from the Grizzlies 15 

– Logan starting to move the ball on the ground, picks up a first down. First and 10 from the Grizzlies’ 48. 

– Spalliero sacked in the backfield by Raheem Gipson. Cal Punts and Troy Nixon has a nice return (30-yards) and Logan will have first-and-10 from its own 36. 

– 5-yard completion for Grizzlies. Third and 3  

– This looks like it is going to be a defensive battle. Right now it is second and 10 from the 46 of Logan. Grizzlies ball. 

– Logan forced to punt again and Grizzlies start at own 40. 

– Run by Evans picks up one and then another run  by the Colts picks up a couple. Third and 6 from the 24 

– The kick goes wide left and the Colts escape an early threat from the Grizzlies. First down colts at their own 20 

– James Logan stuffs Nick Rosato for no gain. Here comes a 32 yard FG attempt 

– Spalliero gains about 4 on a run. Third down and 5 from the 15 

– Short gain on a run for Cal. Second down from the 19 

– Spalliero completes to Nick Zwarg for a first down at the Colts’ 20 

– Cal’s Dylan Rogelstad rushes for 7 yards on the first offensive play for the Grizzlies. It is second and three from the Colts’ 36 

– Cal defense all over Logan and forcing a punt. It ws three straight runs for Logan and they lost 2 yards. The punt rolls to the Colts’ 43 yard line. Good field position for Cal. 

– Justin Brooks hit immediately and Logan will start at its own 14. 

– Getting ready to start here. Cal will kickoff to James Logan.

– I am reporting from the James Logan sideline. We still have about 12 minutes until kickoff. The Cal fans outnumber the James Logan fans right now. The Grizzly fans have their section filled. The Colts fans are certainly on their way, though. There is a long line for tickets. I will be back for the coin toss. 

– Just wanted to give a little information on the James Logan football team before we get started here.  1997 was the last time James Logan went to the finals of the North  Coast Section 4-A East Bay championships, losing to De La Salle 35-15. The Colts went 8-4 overall that season and 5-1 in the MVAL _ good enough for a second-place finish. The  Colts beat Pinole Valley in the NCS 4-A semifinals 17-14 that year. The NCS 4-A class was created in 1996.

– This is the post to find first-quarter updates for the North Coast Section 4-A East Bay semifinal game between No. 3 California and No. 2 James Logan. I will be at this game so updates should come in pretty quick. The winner of this game will play top-seed De La Salle in the title game on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. at Oakland’s McAfee Coliseum.

Be sure to keep hitting that refresh button tonight! And remember, after the first quarter I will have separate posts for the second, third and fourth quarters. I will remind you again after the first quarter ends!