I now bring you this story from the Manteca Bulletin about even more zaniness from our friends at Stallworth Academy. Enjoy reading. I don’t even know what to say anymore.
Big news coming from the Sacramento area today. Grant High School, a school that has become a perennial contender in state football circles, announced today that seven players have been suspended from tonight’s game. Coach Mike Alberghini confirmed the suspensions to Sacramento Bee reporter Joe Davidson.
You can read Davidson’s report of the game here.
Here are our picks for this week.
Here are the capsules for the HAAL football games today. I apologize to San Leandro quarterback Travis Gardner for his name being butchered (Travis Carmona) in the newspaper. Here are the capsules.
Tom Hemmingsen (Monte Vista) and Diana George (Livermore) have been named Tri-Valley Athletes of the Week …..
With Chace celebrating his anniversary in Disneyland, Ben is forced to do everything on his own. And he even does it without a hat.
Week 3 previews….
No. 2 Monte Vista (2-0) at Castro Valley (0-2), 7 p.m.
Last week: Monte Vista beat Pittsburg 32-29; Castro Valley lost to Berkeley 27-6
Notes: The Trojans sputtered in the second half for the second-straight week and now get the unfortunate task of playing the No. 2 team in the East Bay Super Poll. Castro Valley has been outscored 35-6 in the second half this season and the defense has allowed 410.5 yards per game. RB Johnny Barbieri has emerged as the go-to carrier, averaging six yards per rush. The Mustangs needed a last-second field goal to knock off Pittsburg. Monte Vista is averaging 433 yards of offense per game, getting the bulk of their yardage through the air. QB Brett Nottingham has completed 68-percent of his passes and has thrown five TDs to just one INT. The defense has been shaky, giving up 333.5 yards per game. Castro Valley trailed Monte Vista 42-9 at halftime last year, eventually falling 48-9.
Monte Vista 52, Castro Valley 17
Here’s a look at the MVAL games this weekend.
Here’s a look at the local action in the Oakland area this week along with predictions from Calpreps.com and myself.
Rushing (by yards)
|Jerrell Walker, JFK||3||51||321||6.3||5|
|Jesse Herrera, Irv.||3||40||274||6.9||2|
|Mark Skovronski, NM||3||34||259||7.6||2|
|Anthony Sao, NM||3||26||249||5.2||1|
|Dane Dismuke, JFK||3||43||225||5.2||1|
|Ross Larson, Irv.||3||19||172||9.1||2|
|Joe Hammill, Amer.||2||22||156||7.1||0|
|Jonathan Willis, JL||2||24||137||5.7||0|
|Maurice Baldwin, JL||2||23||113||4.9||0|
|Antiwan Martinez, Amer.||2||13||104||8.0||0|