East Bay Football Poll – 8/27

Team Record Points Last week
1. De La Salle (6) 0-0 90 1
2. James Logan 1-0 84 4
3. Pittsburg 1-0 78 5
4. Campolindo 1-0 65 6
5. San Ramon Valley 0-1 64 2
6. Concord 1-0 63 7
7. Bishop O’Dowd 1-0 55 t8
8. Foothill 1-0 52 t8
9. Amador Valley 1-0 33 NR
10. Freedom 0-1 32 3
11. Monte Vista 1-0 31 10
12. California 1-0 22 t13
13. Encinal 0-0 17 12
t14. Berkeley 0-0 13 t13
t14. El Cerrito 0-0 13 t13

Also receiving votes: Dublin (1-0, 6 points), Livermore (1-0, 1), McClymonds (0-0, 1). The East Bay Football Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay.


Chabot, DVC ranked in state football

The Chabot College football team is ranked 12th and Diablo Valley College 16th in the preseason California Community College Football Coaches Association  State Poll. 

Chabot is ranked sixth in Northern California, DVC ninth and Contra Costa 18th. Laney, coming off a 2-8 season, is listed in Others Included.

In 2011, Chabot, guided by coach Danny Calcagno, lost to unbeaten American River 41-18 in the Capital City Bowl. The Gladiators won the Golden Gate Conference championship with wins over Diablo Valley, Merced, Los Medanos, West Hills, and DeAnza.


30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 30): Picking the champs

Yep, it’s Aug. 23. We’ve finally reached No. 30 in our 30 Questions to Kickoff countdown. The season officially kicks off today when Concord travels to face Kennedy-Fremont at Tak Fudenna Stadium in Fremont. And then we really get underway with a host of games tomorrow. I know we’re all excited. So let’s get to our final question?

Who will win section titles?

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O’Dowd’s Kevin King commits to Washington

Bishop O’Dowd defensive back Kevin King orally committed to the University of Washington on Sunday night.
“I felt they showed a lot of interest in me,” King said Monday. “I was talking to them a lot. I felt like they really wanted me.”
King chose Washington over Cal, West Virginia and Arizona State, among others.
“They have a lot of junior and seniors DBs,” King said. “I felt I could definitely be in the running to come in and play early.”
King was a ball hawk for the Dragons last year with a team-high six interceptions. The 6-foot-2, 172-pound King increased his profile over the summer when he was named defensive back MVP of the Nike Football Training Camp at Contra Costa College in July.
“That brought my confidence level up a bit,” King said. “I know I can play with those top guys. It showed me where I was at.”
O’Dowd opens its season Friday at home against Las Lomas at 7 p.m. and King said he wanted to have this decision out of the way before the season started.
“That definitely was a goal of mine,” King said. “I wanted to focus on the season. It’s definitely a big weight lifted off my shoulders.”


Skyline to host concussion training

Skyline High is hosting an advanced concussion training on Tuesday in the school’s Farnsworth Theatre (12250 Skyline Blvd., Oakland) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The training is presented by Sports Legacy Instittue, a non-profit organization found in 2007 by concussion expert Dr. Robert Canut and former Harvard football player and WWE professional wrestler Chris Nowinski. It’s also hosted by the California Concussion Coalition: Northern Chapter. The training will be conducted by Nowinski, the SLI co-founder and executive director, and Coalition co-chairs Dr. Cindy J. Chang and Dr. Eric Freitag.