Bishop O’Dowd’s Miroglio out against Encinal

I talked with Bishop O’Dowd football coach Hardy Nickerson tonight. Dragons quarterback Dominic Miroglio will miss his second straight game due to a shoulder injury.
Backup quarterback Kevin King suffered a concussion against Sacred Heart Cathedral on Sept. 14, and he’s got to get doctor’s clearance before he plays, Nickerson said.
Sophomore Chris Hagmaier will play quarterback after starting in last week’s game against Arroyo. The Dragons travel to face Encinal on Oct. 5 in the West Alameda County Conference-Foothill Division opener for both teams. The kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. It is a matchup between two 2011 league champions — Bishop O’Dowd won the Hayward Area Athletic League and Encinal was the Bay Shore Athletic League champion.


East Bay football poll — 10/2

Team Record Points Last week
1. De La Salle (5) 5-0 75 1
2. California 5-0 67 4
3. Concord 5-0 65 3
4. James Logan 5-1 63 2
5. El Cerrito 6-0 55 t5
6. Monte Vista 4-1 49 7
7. Foothill 3-2 41 t5
8. Freedom 4-2 40 8
9. Campolindo 5-1 37 9
10. Pittsburg 4-2 32 10
11. Bishop O’Dowd 4-1 23 12
12. Deer Valley 4-1 21 14
13. Antioch 5-0 17 13
14. Acalanes 5-1 8 15
15. Clayton Valley 4-1 5 NR

Also receiving votes: Amador Valley (2-3, 1 point), Newark Memorial (4-1, 1). The East Bay Football Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay.


De La Salle’s Michael Hutchings selected to Army All-American Bowl

De La Salle linebacker Michael Hutchings has been selected to participate in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Hutchings, who has orally committed to USC, will be presented with his jersey at a ceremony in the school cafeteria on Oct. 9.
The all-star game features 90 of the nation’s top players and will be held Jan. 5, 2013 at the Alamodome. It will be broadcast live on NBC.
The 6-foot-2, 215-pound senior has helped De La Salle to a 5-0 record with a team-high 33 tackles.


St. Joseph Notre Dame cross country awarded first place at Stanford after Crespi DQ

The St. Joseph Notre Dame High boys cross country team has been moved from second to first place in the final team standings of the Stanford Invitational Division V boys race on Sept. 29 after a disqualification. Joe Wagstaffe, the Stanford Invitational meet director, said today that original team champion Crespi-Encino competed in the wrong division. Wagstaffe said that he did not know the reason for the error.
“The way that our meet is structured, because we have such a high volume of teams, we expect each coach to put their team in the correct division. We have guidelines for what division you are in,” Wagstaffe said. He said the invitational follows California Interscholastic Federation guidelines for divisions for teams. The Crespi cross country team is listed as a Division IV team by the Southern Section.
Crespi originally had a team score of 62 with the Pilots second with a score of 67. St. Joseph Notre Dame’s winning score is now 55. Gabe Arias-Sheridan led the Pilots with a third-place finish and a time of 16 minutes, 41 seconds for the 3.1 mile course at Stanford Golf Course. Other Pilots scorers were Michael Murphy (fifth, 16:59), Matthew Murphy (10th, 17:14), Louis Rodrigues (13th, 17:30) and Sam Levy-Wendt (27th, 18:07).