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Friday Night Lights

So I’m sitting in our Antioch office after watching Pittsburg demolish Freedom 42-14. Pitt took control pretty quickly, building a 28-7 lead by halftime. I’ll have more for you on Monday morning.

In the other games of the night, De La Salle held on for a 45-35 win over Monte Vista. I can’t even imagine how nervous those DLS fans must have been. But, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the best teams find ways to win those games.

Campo took down Las Lomas 28-23. I’m told Diante Jackson was hurt in the game and did not play much at all. How bout Clayton Valley? 19-0 winners over College Park. That defense is for real. Encinal waxed St. Patrick-St. Vincent 48-6 and I see nothing stopping the Jets from a 10-0 season.

Alright, gotta go because I’m still on deadline. More thoughts on Monday.

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Game changes

For those planning on attending tonight’s Mt. Diablo-Ygnacio Valley game, you better hurry. The game has been changed from 7 to 4 p.m. at Mt. Diablo. Tomorrow, the El Cerrito-Richmond game has been moved to 1:30 p.m. at El Cerrito. Apparently there is some construction going on at Richmond.

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Prep Corner Live! Friday Night at 11:25

OK, we are ditching the Halloween costumes and free candy in order to bring you the latest football happenings around the East Bay Friday night. We have a ton of HUGE games to talk about so make sure you catch the show right here beginning at 11:25 p.m. Friday. As always, we take phone calls and read/answer comments on the air. Make sure to tune in! Feel free to bring us some candy. We will be at The Argus in Fremont!

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NCS Division-by-Division Poll

Our NCS Division-by-Division poll through Week 7. Enjoy.

DIVISION I

Team Record Points Last week
1. De La Salle (4) 6-1 40 1
2. Monte Vista 7-0 36 2
3. Pittsburg 6-1 32 3
4. Foothill 5-2 25 5
5. California 4-3 23 7
6. San Ramon Valley 6-1 21 4
7. Freedom 7-0 19 6
8t. Berkeley 6-1 10 8
8t. San Leandro 4-3 10 9
10. Deer Valley 4-3 3 10

Others receiving votes: Washington (4-4) 1.

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Oakland area football previews

ACCAL

De Anza (0-7, 0-4) at Berkeley (6-1, 3-0), 5:30 p.m.

Last week: De Anza lost to Pinole Valley 49-15; Berkeley beat Alameda 52-0

Notes: The Dons were tied 7-7 with Pinole Valley after a quarter last week after Greg Vidal hit Demario Williams with a 17-yard touchdown pass. To compete with Berkeley, De Anza will need Vidal to make plays with his arm, hitting Williams and the ACCAL’s leading receiver, Tommy Phimpavahn. The Yellowjackets appear nearly unbeatable in the ACCAL after a 52-0 win over Alameda. Berkeley continues to be a force on the ground and Rickey Galvin continues to emerge as a legit threat on every carry. He is averaging 8.3 yards per carry and is second in the league with 759 yards after 142 against the Hornets.

Durkin’s prediction: Berkeley 48, De Anza 7

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