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Official NCS Division III bracket

http://cifncs.org/sports/football/files/RESULTS/2009/FB3BRACKET09.pdf

1. Encinal
2. Marin Catholic
3. Alhambra
4. Novato
5. Healdsburg
6. El Cerrito
7. Acalanes
8. Fortuna
9. Campolindo
10. Analy
11. Tamalpais
12. Miramonte
13. Piedmont
14. Bishop O’Dowd
15. Terra Linda
16. Sonoma Valley

16 Sonoma Valley at 1 Encinal
9 Campo at 9 Fortuna
13 Piedmont at 4 Novato
12 Miramonte at 5 Healdsburg
15 Terra Linda at 2 Marin Catholic
10 Analy at 7 Acalanes
14 Bishop O’Dowd at 3 Alhambra
11 Tamalpais at 6 El Cerrito

Kyle Bonagura

Kyle Bonagura is a Pleasanton-based prep sports writer for the Bay Area Newsgroup-East Bay.

  • old former meddling coach.

    Kimani is doing fine. Come out to the gae friday. Jet Pride!

  • old former meddling coach.

    Typo-Game. Jet Pride!

  • Scl Alum

    Any prediction on score of Encinal – Fortuna?

  • Scl Alum

    My prediction:

    Encinal 35, Fortuna 22

    (Hope the Huskies play them tough)

  • ehsalum

    I’m pulling for the Huskies, but facing the number 1 is tough. Go Fortuna!

  • Triton8

    #28 played against SV and was hitting like a truck.
    Is #34 gonna play again this year….Friday?

  • Scl Alum

    Want to say ‘way to go’ to Miramonte. I was disappointed when my team fell short to the Mats in Healdsburg last week in a close game, but want to give you props on pulling off a big win at Novato and getting a shut-out.

  • perry

    scl alum ….. thanks. that’s classy of you. that game yesterday was HUGE for the mats.

    my son’s a senior on the team and i hope he and the other seniors get two more games this year). :-)

  • Scl Alum

    Right on Perry. My best to your son and team. I hope they can pull another upset against Encinal. Won’t be easy game, but probably the only invincible NCS team would be DLS. Glad they’re in D1

  • Dfal is looking a little tougher now huh

  • perry

    thanks, scl. i’m STILL pumped from yesterday’s win. :-) i can’t even imagine what i’d feel like, if we beat encinal. no question, though, encinal is a great team. and, yes, i’m glad dls is d1.

  • eastbayfbfan

    where is old former meddling coach? lol whats wrong with washingtons knee?

  • #1

    Washington’s back!

  • Scl Alum

    Does anybody have any score predictions for Encinal – Miramonte?

  • Scl Alum

    I’m predicting: Encinal 20, Miramonte 21

  • http://aol yomama

    The only way Miramonte is going to beat Encinal is if Ken Dorsey returns to the Mat’s. Ain’t goin’ to happen, too much speed and line.

  • eastbayfbfan

    how fast really is encinal. i hear about all this speed but how do u know? three of their star players graduated last year. duckett is good and their line is big but miramonte also has a lot of team speed .

  • old former meddling coach.

    Scl Alum 115, I saw Miramonte play Novato. Miramonte played a great game and i give them their props but i don’t believe they can beat my Jets. As far as speed Eastbayfbfan.. Well lets just say that if you blink we’re gone. Jet Pride!

  • eastbayfbfan

    @old former meddling

    how fast did miramonte look against novato?

  • Miramont @ Encinal Alhambra @ MC predictions

  • Scl Alum

    Old Meddling Coach,

    I predict it to be a great game, one of those ‘to bad there has to be a loser’ type of a game. I wouldn’t mind, to be honest, who would win

  • Scl Alum

    I predict Alhambra to win at MC 38-35

  • old former meddling coach.

    eastbayfbfan, As far as faster i’d say they were even but Miramonte imposed their will and executed Their game plan. Good ground game and in the air. Novato seemed like they had no energy or sense of urgency. The Only Novato player going 100% every play was #33 Kraft. Stud of a player. Jet Pride!

  • eastbayfbfan

    what happened to washingtons knee?

  • eastbayfbfan

    also, where is the d3 championships being played this year? dublin or the coliseum?

  • what does everyone think of MC’s offense and defense cause i feel that while they may have strong wins they only played 3 good teams.
    Las Lomas
    St Ignatius
    Novato

  • Scl Alum

    MC can put points on the board, but were they were fortunate to squeak by Analy after leading by 24 going into the 4th quarter. You gotta give Analy credit though for making it a game

  • Triton8

    For the sake of NCS respect I hope that Encinal wins….how will that look to have a 7-6 team in the finals? That’s not evn saying they wouldn’t deserve it, because they seem to get better every week lately….but it would just look bad from 30,000 feet…

  • footballfan

    If there is a Northbay team and an Eastbay team in the final it will have to be at a Northbay school since the NCS rotates every year and it was at Dublin last year…..two eastbay teams would put it at Dublin probably…Raiders don’t want highschools playing there anymore.

  • footballfan

    triton-it’s not impossible. Terra Linda did it in 2004. Bunch of guys came back from injury and ran through the Redwood Empire bracket in dominating fashion.

  • eastbayfbfan

    u have to admit tho if miramonte did make it to finals it would be one hell of a story. with everything going on in their offseason, starting off shaky then coming on strong when it really counts. should be a good game this friday night in oakland. give the mats some credit

  • Jet4ever52

    Eastbayfan
    correction in Alameda not oakland

  • Scl Alum

    I kinda like the late bloomer teams like Miramonte. I remember my senior year of high school (many moons ago), there was only an 8 team field when they initiated the Redwood Empire NCS 2A format, and one of the last-seeded teams, San Rafeal, only finished 5-5 regular season, but beat everyone (my alma mater included) in the playoffs, finishing 8-5.

  • Scl Alum

    Pac 10 “championship” game..

    Oregon State 16
    Oregon 14 (4:30 2nd q, now Ducks ball)

  • eastbayfbfan

    why is everyone not giving miramonte absolutely any chance of beating encinal?

  • Scl Alum

    I posted an earlier prediction, with the Mats a 21-20 victor over the Jets. Hope they get the upset

  • old former meddling coach.

    Of course Miramonte has a Chance. If that was not the case we wouldn’t need to play the game. But.. My Jets will win. Jet Pride!

  • perry

    scl alum, old former meddling coach, eastbayfan and everyone else … thanks for the props to miramonte. i know that the kids are really frateful to have made it this far (i know we parents are). i’ve been watching some film on encinal this week and i’ll be the first to admit, those boys are fast. in any case, good luck to both teams. i, of course, am obliged to root for miramonte but win or lose, i’m really proud of our boys for pulling together this year. to all of you encinal fans, good luck.

  • perry

    oh yeah … go mats!!! :-)

  • its great to see the dfal well represented i feel that Miramonte and Alhambra will beat tough to beat.