McClymonds High beat Skyline 33-19 today to win its second straight Silver Bowl and seventh overall. Harold Halcomb III rushed for 161 yards and two touchdowns and the Warriors had two fumbles returned for touchdowns in the fourth quarter to pull away later. More to come later at www.insidebayarea.com/high-school-sports and I’ll also be posting a video later.
The unofficial start to the basketball season is Saturday at Newark Memorial at the NorCal Tip Off Classic. Here’s a preview of the event from correspondent Steve R. Waterhouse, who will be covering the event Saturday.
Here’s an updated look at the past Silver Bowl champions, as well as the full history of Oakland Athletic League football champions dating back to 1921, the first year of OAL football. There is a gap of missing champions from 1922-30.
I hope you enjoy this video taking a look at Friday’s Oakland Athletic League Silver Bowl between Skyline and McClymonds. Game time is 1 p.m. at Laney College.
The 2011 All-Diablo Valley Athletic League football team, as selected by the league’s coaches.
The 2011 Oakland Athletic League All-City football team, as selected by the league’s coaches.
Interested in some early-season basketball? Well, this one won’t count, but it will give you a chance to see two of the East Bay’s top teams on the same court. De La Salle and Bishop O’Dowd will play each other Tuesday at 7 p.m. at De La Salle in a NCS Foundation Game.
It’s a glorified scrimmage, but there’ll be plenty of talent on display. The game was originally going to be played at BOD, but got switched to DLS.
And, if you really want to get your basketball fix, Mater Dei-Santa Ana is in town on Friday to take on the Spartans. That happens Friday at 4 p.m. at DLS.