Arroyo needs a game Sept. 23-24

Turns out Arroyo will not be playing Milpitas on Sept. 23 as it temporarily thought it would after its Friday game against Irvington was cancelled. The Dons are back looking for a game. They are willing to play home or away. Contact coach James Barnes at headballcoach009@gmail.com if any team is interested.


Berkeley’s Morris-Walker to Oregon State

Berkeley High boys basketball star Langston Morris-Walker enjoyed his visit to the Oregon State campus over the weekend. On Monday morning, he decided he wanted to return.
The 6-foot-5 small forward gave his verbal commitment Monday to play for the Beavers.
“It’s always been my dream to play in the Pac-12,” Morris-Walker said. “The chance came and I had to jump on it.”
Morris-Walker chose Oregon State over UC Santa Barbara, Colorado and UTEP.
“There’s so many great people, it’s such a great town,” Morris-Walker said of Corvallis, Ore. “The coaching staff and players are such high-character people.”
He spoke highly of Beavers coach Craig Robinson, the brother-in-law of President Barack Obama.
“He’s a good person I wanted to be around the next four years.”
Morris-Walker was happy to get the decision over with so he can focus on his upcoming senior season.
“It’s such a relief,” Morris-Walker said. “ Now I just get to really think about school, and finish off my senior year.”


Live prep football chat today at 3 p.m.

Jimmy and I have a feeling it’s time to discuss what’s gone on for the first two weeks of the season. Thus, we’re going to kick off our live chats tomorrow at 3 p.m. Monday’s going to be the normal day this season, but we’ll normally shoot for 4 p.m. Tomorrow, we’ll go an hour early because Jimmy’s headed to the continuation of Mitty-SRV.

So, join us tomorrow at 3 p.m. and we’ll take a look at the events of the first two weeks. See you then!

Here’s the link to our chat: http://www.insidebayarea.com/ci_18875332


SRV-Mitty to resume Monday

The San Ramon Valley-Archbishop Mitty football game that was suspended Friday due to lightning is expected to be resumed Monday at 5:30 p.m. at Mitty, Wolves coach Mark Kessler said. The only hurdle is securing a bus and game officials, which Kessler expects to happen Monday morning. The game was suspended with 2:40 remaining in the third quarter and Mitty leading 14-13. San Ramon Valley was set to kick off before the lightning forced the teams off the field.


Video from Monte Vista-Serra

There wasn’t much to get excited about for Monte Vista against Serra this afternoon. The final score of 54-13 says it all. The Padres dominated. Here’s a little video from the game. I’m currently processing my video from Deer Valley’s 15-0 win over Washington. That’ll be up soon.


Live updates from tonight’s prep football games, 7 p.m.

Check out our live blog beginning tonight at 7 as we keep you updated from the high school football action throughout the East Bay.

As always, if you’re out at a game, we invite you to send us an update and we’ll pass it along for everyone to see.


Pittsburg to play Castlemont tomorrow

Got a scheduling change for tomorrow’s slate of high school football games. Pittsburg, which was scheduled to host Jefferson-Daly City, will instead host Castlemont. Kickoff is still slated for 7 p.m. at Pirate Stadium.

Here’s how we got here. Jefferson was unable to play Pittsburg this week because of a bench-clearing brawl in last Friday’s game against Milpitas. According to the Milpitas Post, 15 of the 27 Jefferson players came off the sideline to enter the fray, and thus earned suspensions for this week. That left Jefferson without enough players to play.

According to Pittsburg coach Victor Galli, there was never actually a signed contract to play Jefferson, only an agreement. That meant the Pirates wouldn’t get a forfeit win, but it did mean that they were looking at the possibility of a nine-game schedule.

 This morning, word came down from the OAL that St. Elizabeth would be forfeiting to Castlemont  because of a lack of players at practice this week. Thus, the Knights had an open date, potentially their third since they were only originally scheduled to play eight games this year anyway.

So, the two got together and now we have Knights vs. Pirates instead. Before they kick off, Pittsburg will still host Jefferson’s junior varsity team at the normal time (I’d assume 4 p.m.).