This week, Ben and Jimmy add another new school to the Geek rostrum. And, they ask the question of whether Ben can cover himself as a reporter. Enjoy.
Continuing the theme of a very newsy Wednesday, Heritage’s leading rusher, junior running back Tyler McDonald, has been lost for the season. McDonald tore ligaments in his thumb in Friday’s 24-12 win over James Logan. Patriots coach Jeff Haagenson said Wednesday that McDonald has surgery on Sunday and will be out for the season. In four games this year, McDonald had 45 carries for 416 yards (9.2 yards per carry) and five touchdowns.
By this evening all six East Bay water polo leagues will have started up. Here’s a quick rundown on how the league title races might play out with predicted champions.
Got a press release today from the folks over at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. They are going to have a ceremony next Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Granada HS to select an All-American to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on January 8 in San Antonio. They’ll present the new All-American with a jersey and will honor him during a pep rally on campus.
Hmm. I wonder who it could be?
Get ready for this weekend’s East Bay prep football games by finding out the latest news during our East Bay Prep Corner live chat on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Monte Vista High’s top running back, Michael Sullas, has a knee infection that will sideline him for the Mustangs’ East Bay Athletic League opener Friday night against unbeaten host California.
Sullas, a senior who ran for 192 yards and four touchdowns in the Mustangs’ 70-21 rout of Hayward last week, spent Monday night at San Ramon Regional Medical Center, where his swollen knee was drained and he received heavy antibiotics, according to his dad, Mike.
Sullas, who is recovering quickly, could miss nine to 14 days of football and be hospitalized until Friday.
“It was so unbelievably random, it’s crazy,” Sullas’ dad said, noting that Sullas injured the same knee last year against Granada.
The Monte Vista (2-1) and California (3-0) game is one of the marquee matchups in the East Bay.
— Matt Schwab
Here’s the latest East Bay football poll. Enjoy.
So what does one do about assessing the Bay Counties League East teams?
Alright everyone. Jimmy and I just got back to the office, and I figured I’d get you the stats as soon as I could (also, some of you might not get it in your paper tomorrow because of the late start). Safe to say, we may not see two better teams around here this year. Man, what a game. Anyway, here’s the box.