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Archive for August, 2009

Division-I Alumni

Like last year, I took a peak at the rosters of every Division-I team in the nation to locate where the East Bay Alumni are playing. I can almost guarantee there are a few I missed, so if you have any to add please chime in.

By League: EBAL 30, OAL 20, HAAL 17, DFAL 8, ACCAL 6, DVAL 5, BVAL 3, MVAL 3, BSAL 2, BFL 1

By School: De La Salle 9, McClymonds 9, San Leandro 8, San Ramon Valley 7, Skyline 6, California 4, Monte Vista 4, Castlemont 3, Clayton Valley 3, Granada 3, Hayward 3, Mt Eden 3, Acalanes 2, Alhambra 2, Berkeley 2, Campolindo 2, Foothill 2, James Logan 2, Las Lomas 2, Oakland Tech 2, San Lorenzo 2, All the rest have 1: College Park, De Anza, El Cerrito, Encinal, Freedom, Irvington, Liberty, Piedmont, Pinole Valley, Pittsburg, Richmond, Salesian, Ygnacio Valley
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Posted on Saturday, August 22nd, 2009
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30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 18) – Haves and have nots

Today, we tackle something of a sensitive subject.

Is North Coast Section football a competitive playing field for every school?

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Posted on Saturday, August 22nd, 2009
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30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 17): Healing On The Hill

Just a little more than three months ago, the Miramonte football program was in serious limbo after Coach John Wade announced he was going to be stepping down. However, the tragic passing of student (and football player) Joe Loudon brought the coach back into the fold in order to help the healing process. The 2009 Matadors baseball team (comprised of several football players) powered through the grieving period to take home an NCS Division III championship, and our question for today is:

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Posted on Friday, August 21st, 2009
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Comcast releases Fall high school football lineup

Check it out: LINK

Posted on Friday, August 21st, 2009
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St. Liz’s Douglas transfers to Oakland High

Former St. Elizabeth High star Dave Douglas III has transferred and will play his senior season at Oakland.

Douglas’ father, Dave Jr., was hospitalized earlier this year and said he was later diagnosed with diabetes. The associated costs put a strain on the family budget.

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Posted on Thursday, August 20th, 2009
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USA Today releases its preseason Super 25

USA Today released its first Super 25 poll today. De La Salle was handed the No. 14 position while their Week 2 opponent, Don Bosco Prep-Ramsey (N.J.) garned the No. 5 spot. The Ironmen will not play a game before hosting De La Salle on Sept. 12, which means the Spartans should certainly have a chance to knock off a Top 5 national opponent.

You can see the rest of the Super 25 poll by clicking here.

Posted on Thursday, August 20th, 2009
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30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 16): Falcons set to fly?

Back to East Contra Costa today to discuss one of last year’s offensive powerhouses, Freedom.

Maybe no team lost more offensive firepower than Freedom. With names like Runner, Rodriguez and Gupton gone, what will the Falcons’ offense look like in 2009?

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Posted on Thursday, August 20th, 2009
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30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 15): De La Salle’s Three-Game Grind

We’re halfway there, folks. Just 15 more days to go before El Cerrito and Mission-S.F. get the year underway by squaring off at Kezar Stadium. One day later, De La Salle will open it’s season by hosting Serra — the first of three nonleague games that will undoubtedly test the fortitude of this collection of Spartans. After Serra it’s a pair of out-of-state opponents in Don Bosco Prep (N.J.) and Lakeland (FL.). Which leads us to the obvious question:

What can we expect De La Salle’s record to look like after its first three games?

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Posted on Wednesday, August 19th, 2009
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Former SRV QB transferring to Nevada from Utah

Corbin Louks, who entered fall camp at No. 1 on the Utah depth chart at quarterback, will be transferring to Nevada according to several media outlets. He was passed on the depth chart by two players last week and briefly considered a position change before deciding to transfer.

LINK

Posted on Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
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30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 14, Part 2): Breaking Down the MVAL

 What can you expect from the MVAL this season?

 

Circle Nov. 6 on your calendars. That’s when the Mission Valley Athletic League title will likely be decided. Defending champion Washington will host James Logan and both will probably be undefeated in league play at that point.

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Posted on Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
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