Castlemont football team will play Friday
Castlemont will field a varsity football team for the first time this season on Friday when it opens the Oakland Athletic League season at Oakland Tech.
Knights coach Lloyd Johnson said his team will have 24 academically eligible players, an increase from 12 in mid-September.
“We have been practicing every day,” said Castlemont coach Lloyd Johnson about the team’s five-day-a-week practice schedule.
Castlemont was forced to cancel nonleague games against Healdsburg and Encinal in September because of a lack of eligible players. It also forfeited its game on Sept. 7 against Vista del Lago-Folsom because of player eligibility issues. The Knights enter Friday’s game with an 0-3 overall record.