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Live blog: Bay Area in-game updates, including De La Salle, 5 p.m.

Join our weekly live blog where we’ll provide score updates and other news from games throughout the Bay Area, including the big De La Salle vs. St. Thomas Aquinas game. The blog begins at 5 p.m.

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Live from FLA: Thursday thoughts

Alright, I’m finally sitting down to the blog after a day chock-full of football goodness. Cranked out tomorrow’s preview for the print edition, and it’s only about 8 p.m. on the East Coast as I start this.

Having spent a good portion of Tuesday evening at De La Salle, I figured today would be my day to spend some time at St. Thomas Aquinas. It’s in Fort Lauderdale, and this being my first time to Florida, I was reminded of where I was when I was covered in sweat not five minutes into standing out near the football field.

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Tomorrow from FLA

Well, I’m on the ground in Florida and ready to get cracking with some coverage of the De La Salle-St. Thomas Aquinas game. While I don’t have much to humor you with now, I will have some coverage tomorrow.

I have a couple previews going into tomorrow’s paper, so be sure to check those out (hint, don’t just look in the sports section).  We also plan to have the very first 2011 Pigskin Geek episode up on Friday morning in advance of the game. So, be sure to check that out.

And, after I’ve made the rounds tomorrow, I’ll be sure to throw up some game-week impressions here on the blog. Lots of stuff coming at you over the next couple days. And, as usual, follow me on Twitter at @Ben_Enos for my random musings as we traverse South Florida.

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East Bay Football Poll — 9/19

Here’s our poll that will run in Wednesday’s paper.

Team Record Points Last week
1. De La Salle (7) 2-0 105 1
2. Pittsburg 3-0 97 2
3. California 3-0 91 3
4. James Logan 3-0 83 4
5. San Ramon Valley 1-1 75 5
6. Encinal 1-1 74 6
7. Freedom 3-0 63 7
8. Las Lomas 3-0 51 9
9. Miramonte 3-0 48  10
10. Monte Vista 1-2 41 8
11. Heritage 2-1 36 11
12. Granada 2-1 28 14
13. Salesian 3-0 24 13
14. Campolindo 3-0 10 NR
t15. Deer Valley 1-2 4 15
t15. Livermore 3-0 4 NR

Also receiving votes: Amador Valley (2-1, 3 points), Foothill (1-2, 2), San Leandro (1-2, 1. The East Bay Prep Football Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay.

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Campolindo’s Carrie Verdon wins invite

Carrie Verdon won her opening race of the 2011 high school cross country season today with a decisive move in the second mile of the De La Salle/Carondelet Nike Invitational girls varsity race. Her time of 17 minutes, 48.77 seconds for the 3-mile Newhall Park course was nearly 25 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Carina Novell of Granada (18:13.11). Novell led the Matadors to the girls varsity team title with an outstanding score of 66.
Campolindo took the boys varsity team title with a score of 85, paced by the fourth-place finish of Thomas Joyce (15:53.82). Alex Conner of Sonoma Valley won the race in 15:31.68.