Week 9: Prep football recap from Friday night

The biggest game Friday night in the East Bay was top-ranked De La Salle’s showdown with No. 3 Monte Vista. But, thanks to perhaps the Spartans’ best performance of the season, this showdown was never in doubt as De La Salle rolled to a 41-9 win.

Other top stories included some showdown victories by Clayton Valley Charter, San Ramon Valley, Hayward and Pittsburg.

We’ve got you convered if you happened to miss out on any of Friday night’s East Bay prep football action, so check our recap right here.


O’Dowd’s Bostick commits to San Diego State

Bishop O’Dowd High girls basketball player Ariell Bostick orally committed to San Diego State today.
The 5-foot-2 senior is the starting point guard for the Dragons, who are defending California Interscholastic Federation Division III state champions. Bostick, who averaged 10 points, five assists and 4.7 steals last year for O’Dowd, said she picked San Diego State over Pacific.
Bostick joins O’Dowd teammates K.C. Waters (Cal) and Breanna Brown (Virginia Tech) in making a commitment to a Division I program. Teammate Oderah Chidom, considered the top prospect in Northern California in the 2013 class, is still undecided.


East Bay football poll — 10/15

Team Record Points Last week
1. De La Salle (5) 7-0 75 1
2. James Logan 6-1 70 2
3. Monte Vista 6-1 62 t3
4. El Cerrito 7-0 61 t3
5. California 6-1 56 5
6. Foothill 4-3 47 6
7. Freedom 5-2 44 7
8. Concord 6-1 36 8
9. Campolindo 6-1 34 9
10. Deer Valley 6-1 33 11
11. Pittsburg 4-3 27 10
12. Bishop O’Dowd 6-1 23 12
13. Northgate 6-1 16 13
14. Clayton Valley 6-1 11 14
15. San Ramon Valley 3-4 3 NR

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


Week 8: Prep football recap from Friday night

If you missed what happened in the East Bay prep football scene, check out our recap right here of all the East Bay games.

No. 7-ranked Freedom’s wild 49-48 BVAL win over No. 10 Pittsburg was arguably the game of the night. Other than a loss by No. 15 Antioch to Heritage, every other Top 15 team in action picked up a victory, including top-ranked De La Salle, which downed Amador Valley 52-24.


Campolindo’s Stephens out for season

Campolindo quarterback Brett Stephens, who led the Cougars to the North Coast Section Division III title in 2011, will miss the rest of the season with a left shoulder injury he suffered in the Cougars’ 35-14 win over Miramonte on Sept. 28.

Stephens, who threw for 2,977 yards and 31 touchdowns last season, had the shoulder examined recently, and it was discovered there were nerve issues. Surgery will not be required but Stephens said the shoulder needed time to heal.

“It’s pretty devastating,” said Stephens, who had thrown for 1,334 yards and 15 touchdowns this season as Campolindo got off to a 5-1 start.

Campolindo coach Kevin Macy said Stephens had been practicing as recently as Tuesday. Stephens can still throw a football, but doctors did not want for the shoulder to absorb any more contact.

Stephens said he will be ready to play baseball in the spring. He has committed to UCLA for baseball.

Replacing Stephens as Campolindo’s quarterback will be junior Andrew Zolintakis. The Cougars host Las Lomas this week.