Live blog: East Bay prep football playoff updates, Saturday, 7 p.m.

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  • footballfan415

    If BOD could put up 42 on CN, then i dont think even MC or Encinal could stop them, but i dont see that happening………28-21 BOD

  • KillerD

    I errored, and regarding my 1st Team PrepCorner Bloggers, I will move Renegades10 into the #4 slot and respectfully move Jimmy Durking to Honorable Mention.

    For Cardinal Newman at Bishop O’dowd, my official prediction is:

    Bishop Odowd 21 vs. Cardinal Newman 20

  • monarch86

    We are here – GATA Grizz! I’m interested to see how the 2 teams match up in terms of discipline and execution…
    If Cal stays focused on the job in front of them like they have all season I think KillerD has the right prediction and the BHS parents will have another injustice to carp about. Should be an exciting game with the talent on both sides but Cal’s OLine gets it done again.

  • Scl alum

    Speaking off Cal, what do you think Jeff Tedford’s offseason is going to look like? Go Bears!

  • MV Alum

    Sorry Jacket fans i have seen both Cal and Berkeley play this year though you have a good team Cal is playing at a different level Cal 48 Berkeley 12.

  • bigeasy

    Can cp pull off back to back upsets over EBAl teams…I think yes granda is going home and Cp will see Dls in the semis.

    Cal will dimantale Berkeley. their starters will be pulled by the second half. They will then face MV in the semis after they pull of a big win over SRV for the second time this season

  • renegades10

    NCS D1 Previews:

    #9 Heritage @ #1 DLS- The Pats are coming off of a big win over Pitt in a rematch of an earlier game between the two teams. But this time it was no thriller. Heritage dominated the game and I’m sure took a measure of satisfaction in beating their league champs. However, their prize is a date with DLS. These teams have matched up once before back in 2007 when DLS still played five BVAL opponents each year. It was a 56-14 victory for DLS, but it was also Heritage’s first season playing a full varsity schedule. The Pats have certainly come a long way since then, with back to back NCS D1 appearances. As matter of fact every year they have played varsity football they have made the playoffs with their first two appearances being in the lower divisions. DLS on the other hand is coming off a bye week, with their last game having been the thriller against Cal. They certainly showed some vulnerability in the 2nd half after playing a great 1st. However, Heritage has no passing game to provide a balance to a very strong rushing attack, and DLS has arguably the best run defense in the section. The curious aspect is to see how DLS comes out, if they are a bit rusty or ready to go after a disappointing finish to their last game. Either way, without the threat of a true passing game, DLS LB’s will be feasting on the Pats runners. 49-14 win for DLS.

    #7 Berkeley @ #2 Cal- The Jackets overcame some struggles to take care of Logan. This year the Jackets have pretty much stayed under the radar after early losses to Freedom, MC, and league foe PV. But after last week they find themselves back into the quarters against yet another EBAL team this year, this time it’s Cal Hi. Cal has been the story of the year picked to finish as low as sixth by one publication their only loss was a close game to DLS. The team has a good head about them though and is not overlooking anyone. I don’t feel that Berkeley can score enough points offensively and will have to hope to keep down Cal’s balanced but explosive offense. If Cal scores more than 21, it’s bad news for the Jackets. 35-14 Grizz advance.

    #6 SRV @ #3 MV- These two teams provided an absolute thriller at the end of the regular season, another great game in a storied rivalry that has produced some of the great classic moments in this area’s football history. The faces and names change, but the rivalry is never dead. MV has rebounded from a sluggish start thanks in part to young Jeff Lockie turning in some great performances to compliment the running of Sullas who has been the primary offensive weapon all year when playing. On the Wolves side a stout defense has kept them in many games, but the offense turned in maybe their best performance in the last meeting against MV. Zach Kline hasn’t quite lived up to the expectations heaped upon him after a great summer circuit that ended with him accepting a verbal offer from Cal. He will need to have a great game to help the Wolves upset the Mustangs. Recent history between these two teams shows the victor in the regular season wins if they meet in the post season as well. I think that holds true this year as well. Mustangs defend their turf and bragging rights with a 35-21 victory.

    #13 CP @ #5 Granada- Once again, CP plays spoiler in the playoffs this time taking out #4 Foothill. CP is a physical team that will usually keep them in games. That being said, once again I think Granada will pull out a close victory. And just like I predicted last week, it will come down to one play by Atkinson III. He just always seems to break one big one and it usually provides the difference. They also have some unsung heroes in Amick, Horn, and Kearney who play a big role for Granada. While I certainly would not have predicted it at the beginning of the season, Granada will advance to the semis with a 21-14 victory.

  • s1lverngreen

    IMHO these are the my pics for all league bloggers:

    1st team:

    Renegades10 – His knowledge of east bay football is top notch! Even though he is thousands of miles away in the tundra somewhere…very knowledgeable.

    KillerD – a bit opinionated, however, gets most of his picks…even tho, I disagree with KD that Cal will beat DLS in the finals..still a first teamer!

    YoMama – Have not seen him around much, however his posting are full of humor and knowledge.

    2nd team:

    MV Alum – bleeds black and red yet still rather objective about the EBAL.

    Mandown – Consistently good, entertaining postings.


    Ben and Jimmy…heck they own this damm blog!

    Happy Thanksgiving gentlemen! We’ll see you at the gridiron on Friday!

  • junior

    I will be very surprised if Heritage scores two TDs friday.

  • Chs1012

    MVPs football blogroll-
    Ben Enos, Jimmy Durkin, with alumni Chase Bryson and Kyle Bonugura. What would PVS-MD-Scl-MVAl-R10-Csprk-KD-EBfb-RegE-HSfbfn-OFMC-Is2-Lgr-PF-Outs-AJ-Dad-Jun-BJ-etc. and so on do without ’em? Be sure to renew your ANG OG paper editions- Ben and Jimmy need to get paid!
    -and send a fiver in the envelope to the paperboy-dude.
    Since the blog is for entertainment purposes solely, the Oscar goes to………. Chalktalk. He is the funniest poster with the most undecipherable keyboarding phrases ever that my kids help this old schooler- even though I grew up in the 94803- “get.” Hands down, funnier than all the prognosticators- although you guys have good knowledge too.

    btw, Happy Thanksgiving and GATA Grizz

  • first-down

    Wow no love for heritage what so ever. Heritage will probably lose but your so called ebal teams are also not that great this year. The only one that stands out except for dls is cal. Let’s just hope its somewhat of a game. If heritage does good, people will say dls isnt that good this year. We’ll see. Anything can happen. Gotta have hope… let’s go heritage… imagine, what IF…

  • mikeyb

    1st down, none of us at Sparta are taking Heritage for granted…i believe that Heritage will come out on fire and give the Spartans a good game…The fact they brought it to PItt last week will give the boys from B wood some umph! Looking forward to a competive injury free game! See you at OO tonight everyone!

  • MV Alum

    If Heritage could have beat Pitt 1st time around their a 4 seed at the least probably 3 playing at home but they put themselves in a bad spot and now we will see how they do. As far as beating other EBAL teams, they lose to DLS, Cal, and MV- either way with SRV just because of their D, beat the rest (Granada, Foothill, AV, and Livermore). Heritage is a good team and really coming up they don’t have the D yet to stop the top 3 from EBAL but they are getting there. They will be a contender for the next several years.

  • The 3 blogs who know the most, played the most and actually have a college education are Renagades, Big Joe and of course myself, Yo Mama.
    2 of us have seen high school football since the late 60’s. All of us have played against the best.

  • hold on now, yo mama, jack cates played with his best, his pecker. pecker got sawed off at salesian today. he was trying to use it as a hose. guess what for, to water down the astro turf. dont he know that there is no mud in mudville? i seen him prayin at the salesian school to stop the bleedin. bye the time the games was done, the ferny red and white was all red. they got the hell beat out of them, richmond style. hip hip man, the bloody british redcoats got banged.