Updated NCS playoff football outlook — Divisions I and II

We have one more weekend of games then it’s Selection Sunday. Here’s a look at who’s in, who needs to win to become eligible and the projected fields. Below are the breakdowns for Divisions I and II. Divisions III and IV will be posted tomorrow.

We’ll also be hosting a live chat here on Sunday at 3 p.m. after playoff brackets are announced, so be sure to stop by then. Hopefully we’ll be discussing what an excellent job the seeding committee did.

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St. Elizabeth forfeits football game to CSD

St. Elizabeth athletic director Brandon Garcelon said today that St. Elizabeth’s football team is forfeiting its scheduled game Thursday against California School for the Deaf due to a lack of players because of injuries. He said the team sustained several injuries in its game against Stellar Prep last Saturday.
St. Elizabeth will finish its season with an 0-10 overall record.


East Bay football poll — 10/29

Team Record Points Last week
1. De La Salle (5) 9-0 75 1
2. James Logan 8-1 70 2
3. El Cerrito 9-0 63 4
4. California 8-1 61 5
5. Freedom 7-2 56 6
6. Monte Vista 6-3 47 3
7. Campolindo 8-1 43 7
8. Pittsburg 6-3 41 8
9. Clayton Valley 8-1 35 9
10. San Ramon Valley 4-5 31 10
11. Foothill 5-4 22 t12
12. Deer Valley 6-3 17 11
13. Northgate 7-2 13 t12
14. Amador Valley 5-4 12 NR
15. McClymonds 5-3 11 14

Also receiving votes: Newark Memorial (7-2, 3 points). The East Bay Football Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay.


Week 10: Prep football recap from Friday night

Surprising Amador Valley High staged another fourth-quarter comeback, this time stunning No. 3 Monte Vista in the process, to highlight Friday’s action.

Meanwhile, Clayton Valley, California, Campolindo and Freedom all grabbed shares of league titles. Freedom star Darrell Daniels (pictured above) had another huge game for the Falcons.

Here’s a quick recap from the prep football action around the East Bay Friday night.


Berkeley-Bishop O’Dowd game near sellout

Bishop O’Dowd and Berkeley High are pre-selling tickets for Friday’s football games at Bishop O’Dowd. Each school will sell its allotted tickets until the game is sold out. It is anticipated that the games will be sold out before noon Friday. Here’s a link to buy tickets:



Harris headed to Boulder

St. Joseph Notre Dame girls basketball star Desiree Harris has orally committed to the University of Colorado.
“I just felt that it was the best fit for me. I really liked the coaches and the team,” the 5-foot-8 point guard said. “The school was great.”
She took official visits to Colorado and the University of the Pacific, and also seriously considered Santa Clara.
Harris averaged 23.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.9 steals and 2.7 assists per game last season for the 22-11 Pilots, who reached the California Interscholastic Federation Division V Northern regional semifinals. She was also a key player for the 2010-2011 squad which advanced to the CIF Division V Northern regional final.
Colorado finished 21-14 last season and reached the quarterfinals of the WNIT. Its roster this season has only two seniors on it.


NCS football playoff outlook

North Coast Section playoffs are coming up quick. With two weeks left in the regular season, it’s time to take a quick look at the playoff picture. I’ve broken down Divisions I-IV into teams that have already qualified and teams needing win(s) in the final two weeks. Keep in mind that there’s no rhyme or reason to the order the teams are listed. I’ll update this playoff picture next week and might take a stab at playoff seeding then.

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East Bay football poll — 10/23

Team Record Points Last week
1. De La Salle (5) 8-0 75 1
2. James Logan 7-1 70 2
3. Monte Vista 6-2 63 3
4. El Cerrito 8-0 61 4
5. California 7-1 56 5
6. Freedom 6-2 49 7
7. Campolindo 7-1 39 9
8. Pittsburg 5-3 38 11
9. Clayton Valley 7-1 33 14
10. San Ramon Valley 4-4 29 15
11. Deer Valley 6-2 26 10
t12. Northgate 7-1 21 13
t12. Foothill 4-4 21 6
14. McClymonds 4-3 8 NR
15. Bishop O’Dowd 6-2 7 12

Also receiving votes: Concord (6-2, 2 points). The East Bay Football Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay.