Here’s a roundup of all the games from Friday night, as well as the key performers across the East Bay from our team of reporters and photographers. Read how De La Salle, California, Pittsburg and a half dozen other teams didn’t let slow starts prevent them from winning Friday night:
Castro Valley High football player Carlyle Garrick Jr. gave an oral commitment to Oregon this morning, he told Bay Area News Group-East Bay.
“I had two ACL surgeries (this year). They were always there … I just felt comfortable with them,” said Garrick about Oregon. Garrick, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound senior, has not played this season for the Trojans and said that he is out for the whole season.
Garrick was a first-team all-Hayward Area Athletic League selection as wide receiver last season and also played safety, but he said Oregon plans to use him at outside linebacker. Garrick said that he made his oral commitment to Oregon head coach Chip Kelly in person this morning on his official visit.
“When I was there, what I really liked was their academic center. That was really nice,” Garrick said. “The overall football facilities were great.”
Keep yourself updated with the latest scores and news from Friday night’s East Bay prep football action by joining our live blog on Friday, Oct. 22 at 6:45 p.m.
Here’s an updated post, which is the same as what ran in today’s paper, from after receiving an e-mailed letter from Nelson Gifford. Sorry I couldn’t edit this earlier, I was tied up last night and I’ll be out of town this weekend. – JD
I spoke with Berkeley High’s basketball player Chairese Culberson this evening and she confirmed that she has orally committed to San Diego State. Culberson is the third Yellowjacket senior to commit to a Division I school. Guard Brittany Boyd is headed to Cal and Khristina Hunter, a transfer from Rodriguez-Fairfield, also committed to SDSU. Here’s what I wrote for tomorrow’s paper:
Rushing (by yards)
|Cameron Stover, Northgate||6||92||1,158||12.6||17|
|Vince Ferrante, College Park||6||87||599||6.9||2|
|Matt Butler, Northgate||6||47||511||10.9||8|
|Emmanuel Reyes, Ygnacio Valley||6||81||506||6.2||4|
|Alec Pica, Concord||6||71||504||7.1||5|
|Jeff Dominguez, Clayton Valley||6||91||410||4.5||4|
Passing (by yards)
|Ricky Lloyd, Concord||6||158||235||67.2||2,150||4||26||Jamari Pope, Ygnacio Valley||6||41||75||54.7||650||3||8|
|Alex Cost, Northgate||6||27||41||65.8||637||2||8|
|Mateo Gomez, Clayton Valley||6||44||83||53.0||613||4||5|
|Taylor Valdez, College Park||6||29||60||48.3||555||2||5|
|Eddie Duenas, Mt. Diablo||6||43||119||36.3||404||4||0|
Receiving (by receptions)
|Kelly Starnes, Concord||6||58||823||14.2||13|
|Terrance Young, Concord||6||35||576||16.4||4|
|Alec Pica, Concord||6||24||300||12.5||3|
|Matt Butler, Northgate||6||20||429||21.4||6|
|Grant Jones, Ygnacio Valley||6||20||404||20.2||8|
|Kunie Fashola, Clayton Valley||6||15||251||16.6||3|
|Nick Sloss, Mt. Diablo||6||15||162||10.8||0|
|Cameron Stover, Northgate||6||19||0||1||0||116|
|Matt Butler, Northgate||6||15||0||0||0||90|
|Kelly Starnes, Concord||6||13||0||6||0||90|
|Grant Jones, Ygnacio Valley||6||10||0||1||0||62|
|Alec Pica, Concord||6||8||0||3||0||54|
|Emmanuel Reyes, Ygnacio Valley||6||4||3||1||11||46|
Here’s the third installment of stats for the Bay Valley Athletic League. Enjoy!
OK everyone, Jimmy and I are human, so we’re wrapped up in the Giants playoff run along with everyone else in the Bay Area. As a result, we’re moving our regularly scheduled Prep Corner Live football chat this week.
And, we’re trying something new. This time, we’re going to host it Friday at noon. We’re going to try to build a little gameday buzz by doing it. I hope you’ll join us then.
Also, our photo/video staff is wrapped up with shooting the Giants as well, so The Pigskin Geek is taking the week off. We’ll be back with a brand new episode next week. If you’re going through withdrawls, visit contracostatimes.com/two-geeks.
Here’s the third installment of stats for the East Bay Athletic League. Enjoy!