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Logan finalizes 2012 football schedule

The James Logan High football team has finalized its 2012 schedule, during which the Colts will play as an independent.

Logan will open its season with a Week 0 home game against Reed of Sparks, Nev. Reed went 12-2 last season, losing to Bishop Gorman-Las Vegas in the Nevada Class 4A state championship game.

The other addition to the schedule is a Week 5 road game against Del Oro-Loomis. The Golden Eagles went 13-2 and were the Northern California representative to the California Interscholastic Federation Division II state championship bowl game and lost to Helix-La Mesa 35-24.

That completes Logan’s schedule around previously announced games with San Leandro, San Ramon Valley, Heritage and Berkeley. The Colts will play four games against Mission Valley Athletic League teams (Washington, Newark Memorial, Irvington and Mission San Jose).

“The main goal is to be battle-tested for the playoffs,” Logan coach George Zuber said.

Here’s the Logan schedule by week:

Week 0 (8/24): vs. Reed-Sparks, Nev.

Week 1 (8/31): vs. San Leandro at Chabot

Week 2 (9/7): at San Ramon Valley

Week 3 (9/14): vs. Heritage

Week 4 (9/21): vs. Berkeley

Week 5 (9/28): at Del Oro-Loomis

Week 6 (10/5): Bye

Week 7 (10/12): vs. Washington

Week 8 (10/19): at Newark Memorial

Week 9 (10/26): at Irvington (TAK)

Week 10 (11/2): vs. Mission San Jose

*Note: I only listed dates as Fridays, but some of those games, particularly against MVAL teams, could end up being Saturday dates.

Jimmy Durkin

I cover mostly San Jose State football for the San Jose Mercury News/Bay Area News Group, but also fill in from time to time with the 49ers, Warriors, A's and Giants.

  • http://aol YoMama

    Mabey DeLa can get Harry Welch to send up a QB from Santa Margarita.
    Voice of Reason can put him up in his house and pay the reduced tution rate.

  • Daddio

    I meant Tautalatasi, Hooper, & the Houston’s are from San Ramon

  • junior

    EBAL would fair very well vs the WCAL every year. There is not much difference between the two as evidenced by the recent head to head games. Cal Preps rates the leagues very closely year after year.

    I have long hoped for an EBAL/WCAL triple header (12:00, 4:00, 8:00pm) the opening weekend of the season. They could alternate each year bewteen DVC and SJ. That would be a fun day.

  • Prep Fan

    Great idea. It would be a fun day indeed. Kind of like what they have at the Battle at the Capitol in Sacto every year, but rotating between the East Bay & SJ. It shouldn’t be that hard since just last year, we had 3 EBAL teams face 3 WCAL teams, just not all in one place; DLS-Bells, MV-Serra & SRV-Mitty. Put it together Junior. I’ll support it.

  • junior

    Dream lineup for 2012:

    SRV v VC or Mitty
    Cal v Serra
    DLS v Bells

    Prep gets $1 off his ticket if I am in charge (I can be generous)

  • Daddio

    EBAL/EVAL triple header would be AWSOME

  • Daddio

    Meant EVAL/WCAL

  • Daddio

    Posting from this phone sucks

  • All Bay Area Preps Fan

    Sac Town has Battle @ The Capitol & Smack Down In Sac Town. I can’t confirm, but I heard of a “Battle of the Bay,” was played but did not know what teams participated. The ones in Sac has teams from the NCS,CCS,SS & SJS. Hopefully, the “Battle of the Bay,” cud get more publicity ans similar results cuz, SoCal also is having one after the Battle at the Capitol/Smack Down In Sac Town against teams from the SJS.

  • http://www.twitter.com/Jimmy_Durkin Jimmy Durkin

    The Smackdown in SacTown is the is the Battle at the Capitol. It changed names last year.

    The Battle in the Bay at DVC featured Ygnacio Valley vs. Acalanes and Folsom vs. San Ramon Valley.

  • All Bay Area Preps Fan

    The Smackdown in Sac Town & The Battle at the Capitol have different sponsors. I believe (The Battle at the Capitol(which keeps changing their names, has now become Wounded Warriors, it has become popular in which they have two events, the first is in Norcal where the Sac Joaquin Section Team face off with teams from the Southern Section. The 2nd one is a week after in SoCal where the teams from the Southern Section hosts the Sac Joaquin Section, Westlake Village,Oaks Christian,Granite Bay,Del Oro,Oceanside,Oakdale & several other teams are in it.) Any info for the 2012 Battle in the Bay?

  • Not so fast

    Who is DLS QB for next year?

  • Rogue Warrior

    @Not So…Go stand in line they have about 6 contenders.
    More News in August.

  • Not so fast

    @Rogue Warrior. Word has it they have a Freshman QB that is real good by the name of Tyler Loanstar.

  • Not so fast

    Who will be the starting QB at SRV and MV?

  • Prep Fan

    SRV will start Cameron Birse, who was the back up to Kline this year. Cal will have junior Cameron Owen under center, as he was the backup to Farley this year. MV is a big question mark. The backup to Lockie was also a senior and their JV team was just 3-7 this year. Their frosh only won a couple of games as well.

  • Not so fast

    Thanks “Prep Fan”. Do you know anything about Foothill”s QB position?

  • http://aol YoMama

    SRV needs some of that soceer talent for scoring opportunities. A couple of SRV players from the girl’s championship team might help- female kickers have performed well in football as kickers in the past, now’s the time to break the mold and experiment at SRV.

  • Prep Fan

    Not So Fast, I’m not sure about Foothill. Paulsen was a senior this year, and the back up Parker Bryan was a junior but I don’t know if they might have a stud coming up from the JV ranks. Same goes for Granada, as the back up Austin Ochoa only threw 2 passes this season. DLS is in the same boat as well, without an experienced varsity back up, but they have a stable of possibilities and I’m pretty sure they be OK. Just a hunch.

    Amador Valley has their QB Kyle Moreno coming back for his 3rd year as the starter, and Livermore returns Zach McPherson, who had a nice junior season for the Cowboys.

  • Pitt Grunt

    I have heard from more than one observer that Foothill has a stud Freshman (i think) that many are comparing to Sean Manion. These observations are from individuals that attend Roger Theder’s QB camp/workouts at Pittsburg High every Sunday morning. Both Birse and Owen have attended those workouts and also look solid.

  • renegades10

    Lonestar got some work with the DLS JV’s last year before being sent to the frosh for the season. I’d be surprised if he was even on varsity not because of talent but because of how many guys are likely in front of him. He’d really have to separate himself from Chris Williams (Demetrius and Anthony’s little brother and JV starter last year), Joe Metcalf (split some time with Williams on JV, typical veer QB small but very athletic), and potentially Austin Hooper if Lad decides to have him go both ways (I think this would be the emergency plan if nobody else separates themselves as the field general. He brings a lot as a TE on the offensive side of the ball with his size and athleticism not to mention his defensive line abilities.) Anyways, I don’t know that they would want Lonestar sitting on the bench all year if he could be starting on the JV team and getting more experience. He may camp with the varsity now and over the summer but I suspect he will be on JV next year.

  • junior

    Lad has a history of putting players on varsity when they are ready-regardless of potential playing time. If Lonestar is varsity ready-he will make it even if he ends up riding pine.

  • renegades10

    Early EBAL predictions for next year. Think it will be a bit of a down year again however:

    1. DLS- Imo, I think this could be the best defense the school has had since 2003. They do have to replace all 3 DB’s but they have the guys who will step up. 4 seniors with offers to play defense in the Pac-12 as long as they get a DT who can get the push in the middle they have enjoyed over the last few years this could be a fantastic defense.

    2. Cal- I think they will return to this spot next year and provide the biggest challenge for DLS again. They have had solid to great underclass teams for the last few years and their coaching is top notch. Jut need some news on their preseason schedule? I hope they step it up from the previous two years.

    3. SRV- Went back and forth between them and Cal and put SRV here because of all they lose. They have had some talented underclass teams as well, but not sold on them as much as Cal based on coaching. As Birse goes, so go the Wolves. He has the talent but minimal PT last year leaves a little question mark.

    4. Foothill- They should return back to this spot. QB situation leaves a question mark, but defense should be good.

    5. Livermore- Haubner has turned around the culture. They do lose some of their better players but this isn’t the Livermore of previous years. they are developing football players and athletes and I expect they make the playoffs this year.

    6. MV- I don’t believe the Mustangs will make the playoffs this year. The decline in talent is becoming more apparent as pointed out in a previous post. No D1- athlete at the QB position for the first time in six years will hurt them and the system and let’s be honest defense hasn’t been something they can hang their hat on in quite some time.

    7. Granada- They could overtake MV but I’m going to go on previous track record. Another year removed from the Atkinson twins will leave the Mats moving back down.

    8. AV- Feel bad for Moreno as he has some talent, but there isn’t much around him. Foothill sure wishes they had him. He’d instantly make them better. Regardless the Dons are likely the basement team again.

    Again these are way early predictions and will definitely update as teams head into the summer and we see the players and teams at camps.

  • EBAL FB FAN

    Prep Fan, The Freshman from foothill is Kyle Kearns. He has a big arm.

  • dj falong

    Now that I think about it Logan 6-0 first six games insiders say these new additions lost alot but still well coached with winning traditions. This colts group has played together since little league, they know each other very well this should turn out good.

  • concrete17

    @ dj falong…….any word on where Miles Long’s college interests might be leaning?

  • UC rancher

    I have some friends who I went to school who happen to be teachers & coaches who say that he does have interest in Stanford due to the fact that their head coach David Shaw is a Logan Alum. He already has been offfered by Northwestern.

  • Barefoot

    #123 EBAL predictions: The debate for second place is spot on. Cal has a monster running back coming up this year that will run through the EBAL behind a huge O line that was missing last year. Kline may be gone, and Birse is unproven, but the defense, last years Achilles heel, is loaded. The linebackers, led by D1 prospect Dunn, is close to as good as DLSs. I would put SRV ahead of Cal, for now, because of their defense.

  • Prep Fan

    I’m aware of Kyle Kearns and his big arm. He is a San Ramon kid that played QB for the Bears youth team. Not sure why he is commuting to Foothill or if he didn’t want to compete with Owen, but good luck to the kid. He has a bright future.

    re: post 128 – I guess we’ll see in a few months if SRV’s defense “is close to as good as DLSs”. That will be a good LB corps to follow.

  • renegades10

    That’s a bold statement saying the LB corps is close to DLS’. Curious to see if that holds true. 3 of the 4 DLS LB’s (assuming Egu plays LB and not DE) hold offers from Pac-12 schools and the likely 4th will get one too although not sure on which side of the ball. Don’t forget all 4 of the likely LB’s started at least half of the games last year and saw major playing time in every game they were healthy for. So I’m curious to see how SRV’s LB’s can stack up to what might be DLS’ best collection of talent at the LB position since the streak and that’s saying something given the LB’s DLS had in 10 and 11.

  • barefoot

    I probably should have said “much improved over last year” rather than “close to as good as DLS”. It is rather bold considering DLSs overall strength and depth at every position which sometimes makes comparing individual positions difficult. Klein was ranked higher individually than Houston, but the two teams had differt results. Botom line and what I was really trying to say is that SRV’s defense has improved enough, and its offense has enough talent returning, to compete with Cal Hi for that second spot in the EBAL. Will wait to see what happens in the Fall.

  • Prep Fan

    Barefoot, how was the SRV JV team last season? Do they have some studs moving up or were they varsity backups last year? I know in addition to Kline, they’ll be losing all those D1 lacrosse players like Tagliaferri, Weiss & Worstell. And they also lose all league TE Sean Miller & 3 All league linemen in Fisher, Simonich, & Haggard. That is a lot to replace. Besides Birse & Dunn, who else is in the pipeline that are difference makers?

  • barefoot

    The JV lost 3 games last year. One to DLS, one to CAL that could have gone either way and were upset by Amador. So I guess I wouldn’t base my optimism on that performance. And yes, the new team has to replace a group of Srs that did very well. I’ve been watching a core group of SRV underclassmen work out this off season and compete in 7 on 7 tournaments. They are doing well against Nor Cal elite. I would look for names like Kim and Arotzarna on the line (both are close to 275lbs). Dunn, Yehl and Burkhart at LB and Gubera at DB. Matt Green will be back as possesion receiver and De La Pena in the backfield with Birse. None of these guys are know yet, but with the exception of Kline, this time last year neither were any of the guys you mentioned. Of the names I mentioned, only Burkhart is from the JV. The rest played varsity last year as Jrs or Sophs.

  • Prep Fan

    SRV had 4 players on the preseason Times Cream of the Crop watch list last year, with Kline, Miller, Simonich and I forget who the 4th was, but I remember they had 4. It might have been Tagliaferri? So there was expectations and known talent last season, but especially from Kline, who came through in his senior season.

  • EBfootball

    Any former Bay Area Preps to look out for in the draft?

  • Ernie

    There have always been great players at James Logan HS. The problem is not who they play during the season but, who they are coach by during the year. JL might win 4 games next season.