The Mission Valley Athletic League might not have a ton of teams ranked at the moment, but it is going to be compelling theatre this year. Things are changing a bit, and most matches are going to be very competitive.
Check out our recap right here of all the East Bay prep football action from Friday night. Friday night’s action included surprisingly big victories for California and El Cerrito, along with not-so-surprising wins from top-ranked De La Salle and Freedom.
Meanwhile, Encinal took home bragging rights in the 58th Annual Island Bowl, thanks to Tyrell Carrigan’s 97-yard touchdown run with 55 seconds left.
Oakland High is forfeiting its scheduled game against Eureka on Friday due to a lack of players.
Wildcats coach Jayce Goree said his team suffered several injuries in its nonleague game last week against Tennyson, bringing his team from 24 to 19 available players.
“It’s a safety precaution,” Goree said. “We could play with (those numbers), but I’m not comfortable with that.”
He said Oakland will field a team for its opening Oakland Athletic League game on Oct. 12 against Fremont. Oakland’s record is now 2-2 with the forfeit loss.
|1. De La Salle (6)
|2. James Logan
|t5. El Cerrito
|7. Monte Vista
|11. Amador Valley
|12. Bishop O’Dowd
|14. Deer Valley
Also receiving votes: Granada (3-1, 1 point), Salesian (5-0, 1). The East Bay Football Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay.
The 2012 East Bay girls volleyball season seems to have a good collection of talent, and it could equal a very interesting Player of the Year race. Let’s take a look at some of the top players in the East Bay.
Get a recap right here of all the East Bay prep football action from Friday night, which includes some big victories for old time’s sake for Foothill and De La Salle, as well as California’s showdown with Amador Valley.
Also, read about the top performers from Friday night, perhaps none better than Dublin’s Ondre Rudolph, who enjoyed a huge rushing night.
Follow the live prep football action from around the Bay Area tonight with in-game updates and scores beginning tonight at 7.
High school basketball fans, mark your calendars. I haven’t looked at any schedules for this season yet, but Dec. 22 will have to rank as one of the top matchups you’ll see before the postseason. Moreau Catholic is hosting the first Catholic School Winter Classic at Cal State East Bay. I’ll provide the full lineup — and there are several good games — but the nightcap is a doozy. Salesian vs. Archbishop Mitty. Yep, two defending state champions. Two favorites to represent NorCal in this year’s new Open Division state championship game. Oh and possibly the two best players in all of California in Salesian’s Jabari Bird and Mitty’s Aaron Gordon. Here’s the full lineup.
Noon: Central Catholic-Modesto vs. St. Elizabeth
1:30 p.m.: Moreau Catholic vs. Archbishop Riordan-San Francisco
3 p.m.: St. Mary’s-Stockton vs. St. Francis-Mountain View
4:30 p.m.: St. Patrick-St. Vincent vs. Sacred Heart Prep-Atherton
6 p.m.: St. Joseph Notre Dame vs. Serra-San Mateo
7:30 p.m.: Salesian vs. Archbishop Mitty-San Jose
Admission is $10, $7 for kids ages 6-17. 5 and under are free.
KNBR 1050 will debut its High School Football Insiders show this Friday from 10-11 p.m. It’s hosted by Ted Ramey and Kyle Bonagura, a name that should be familiar to many on the blog. The show will recap Friday night action around the Bay Area and feature scores, interviews with coaches/players/writers and will take calls from listeners. Yes, you’ll probably even hear my voice on the air. Be sure to check it out starting this Friday. The show can be heard on the radio at 1050 AM, online at KNBR.com or via the iHeart Radio app on smartphones and tablets.