CP’s Raciti commits to SJSU

More good news for Central Contra Costa football fans who are also San Jose State supporters. College Park ATH Travis Raciti, who can play defensive end, linebacker, tight end and offensive line, has given his oral commitment to play for the Spartans next season according to his dad. We’ll have more once we talk to Travis this afternoon.


Pre-sale for O’Dowd-Castro Valley showdown next week

Some information was provided today from the Bishop O’Dowd athletic department regarding Wednesday’s showdown with Castro Valley at 7 p.m. (preceeded by the girls game at 5:30). Due to the expected high interested in the game, the school will be conducted an online pre-sale and its unlikely any tickets will be available at the door.

Click here for more information and to buy tickets once they become available, but the earliest the general public will be able to buy tickets is noon Tuesday. Tickets sales begin for students on Monday and any tickets that remain will go on sale to the public on Tuesday. An allottment has been made available for the visiting team, Castro Valley, and details on those tickets can be found out through the Trojans athletic department or coaching staff.

Anyone who is unable to secure a ticket, can watch the game online by clicking this link.


The latest info on Jabari (UPDATED, 9:25 p.m.)

Some more information on the Jabari Brown situation after returning from Oakland’s 65-63 win over Fremont that puts the Wildcats in sole possession of first place. The CIF has told Oakland High and Oakland Section officials that a decision is expected by Wednesday. Oakand doesn’t play again until next Friday — a make-up of Wednesday’s “rained out” game when the roofs at both Oakland High and Oakland Tech were leaking — so we’ll know in advance of the Wildcats next game if Brown will finally get to suit up. It’s certainly been a frustrating situation for all involved. After today’s game ended, Brown took a beeline toward the lockerroom while the rest of his teammates shook hands with Fremont. Oakland coach Orlando Watkins expressed those frustrations.

“It’s frustrating because the kid didn’t do anything wrong,” Watkins said. “His parents didn’t do anything wrong. We submitted the paperwork and the OAL approved it.”


Less than two hours from tip-off of today’s Oakland Athletic League showdown between Fremont and Oakland, there is still no decision from the California Interscholastic Federation on the transfer of Jabari Brown. Brown, who was ruled eligible for play by the Oakland Section before his eligibility was challenged, played in two games for Oakland and averaged 29.5 in those games, has sat at the past two for the Wildcats while awaiting word on his eligibility. We’re all stuck playing the waiting game right now. I’ll be up at Oakland High tonight, so I’d expect to find out more information if it becomes available in the next couple of hours.