NCS football brackets — Division II

Division II
First round

No. 9 Livermore (2-8) at No. 8 Dublin (5-5), 7 p.m.
No. 10 Washington (6-4) at No. 7 Las Lomas (4-6), 7 p.m.
No. 12 Mt. Eden (6-4) at No. 5 Concord (8-2), 7 p.m.
No. 11 American (5-5) at No. 6 Newark Memorial (7-2), 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 16

Livermore/Dublin winner at No. 1 Clayton Valley (9-1), 7 p.m.
Washington/Las Lomas winner at No. 2 Rancho Cotate (10-0), 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 17
Mt. Eden/Concord winner at No. 4 Casa Grande-Petaluma (7-3), 7 p.m.
American/Newark Memorial winner at No. 3 Northgate (8-2), 7 p.m.

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  • Brock Galvin

    Olito is still probably the better back honestly. He has two pac-12 offers and 5 overall. Protheroe is absolutely amazing. However, the scheme that he plays in has always (under Murphy) produced gaudy numbers. Meanwhile, Concord was a passing team before they got Olito Thompson.

    Not trying to take anything away from protheore, he is a complete stud. But Olito set the NORCAL record last year and teams have obviously been keying on him. Throw in the fact that it appears he got a little lazy. And the fact that Concord tried to use a balanced attack this year. One year after giving the ball to olito over 300 times!

    All that being said, I would be intrigued at a CV vs. Concord rematch. Yes, the first game was a complete blow-out but i think Concord would give them a scare. Similar to how CV beat Concord in the playoffs in 2009 after getting killed in the regular season (46-

  • MtEdenHomer

    Billjohnson, You’re right. Mt. Eden will do its talking on the field and I apologize for getting riled up like I did. All I’m saying is Coach Perenon did a good job at Mt. Eden in getting a winning record out of a losing program and turning the culture of that place around.

  • MtEdenHomer

    Hoops, I said Coach Smith should win Coach of the Year honors.

  • Billjohnson

    Terry smith coach of the year no way! Hollow 9-1 record if you dont agree look he got the 10seed ncs wasnt fooled. A loss on saturday will prove there season was as fake as a 3dollar bill!

  • hoops

    It will be interesting to see who ME plays next year.I agree it was a challenge to go 6-4 no matter what the schedule considering how bad the program had become.The challenge now is do they have a real program and play decent teams or do they load up on the Richmonds and MT.Diablos of the world.
    Some coaches believe in scheduling the best competition and some believe in scheduling automatic wins.It is a philosphical choice and coaches usually go one way or the other,and they have their history if they have been coaching for 20 plus years.

  • Tri-City Dude

    I think that while Mt. Eden did not play the toughest scehdule ever, it still takes good coaching and a commitment from the players to perform well and win games. For a team that has been known as a perennial loser for many years, this would be a step in the right direction for the Monarchs. They will probably lose badly to Concord, but they can build on this season and the playoff berth for the next few years. How they decide to use this will determine what kind of program they will be the next few years.

  • MtEdenHomer

    It also depends on how many years are left on the contracts with the schools from this year’s schedule.

  • FootballFan

    CV wasn’t the only school that played a DI team, other team played against DI like NG & Concord, so shouldn’t they be seeded higher than the other team above them. If they say its the reason why CV got bumped to #1 and Rancho got bumped to #2?

  • FootballFan

    Just heard that NG had a non-eligible player, play during the season, when he wasn’t cleared by NCS. Yet NCS ignored it? What’s going on?

  • lancer4life

    Mt.Eden got smashed by Tennyson btw.

  • Prep Fan

    FootballFan @58, who’s to say they didn’t already bump up those teams a seed higher due to their scheduling? It is hard to get a handle on what really goes on with the secret committee, except it’s pretty obvious they rely heavily on head to head results.

    Concord had 2 nice D1 wins over AV and Heritage and I’m sure that factored into their seeding, but it seems NG’s loss to 5th place Antioch would have hurt them rather than help them (Rome).

  • Azcdno1

    If that bracket was anymore watered-down it would be an ocean are you kidding me 2-8 and playing in the playoffs. Really’!!!!!!!!!!! NCS come on!!!!!!!!

  • C/O98

    What’s the point spread on tonight’s games lol

  • wacc@1

    How do 8 Alameda players make 1st team that league is a joke…

  • C/O98

    Wacc@1 where did you get that info? How many did the other teams get?

  • C/O98

    What’s worse Alameda only had 8 selections. There qb got first team over Tennysons qb and I don’t think he was even under center when they won there 1 league game I call BS

  • Big Poppa

    Did Charlie Davis or any SLZ wide receivers get 1st team?

  • TJ

    Cuz Alameda has talent.. their coaches are just bad at football lol.

  • coach l

    8 1st teamers and you only win game in league! the moyers are terrible! wow all this talent and he still begged to be in the b league!