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.

Stephanie Hammon


    Something needs to be done my kids worked to hard to be sitting at home !!!

  • EBfootball

    What happened JB?

  • WACC Coach

    Where is Arroyo? They deserve to be in the playoffs!!

  • Clayton’s schedule was tougher than Rancho’s so I guess they deserve the #1 seed. I’m surprised Arroyo didn’t apply, only 12 teams in Div. II just seems off. Good luck to Mt. Eden!

  • Tri-City Dude

    This should be a good bracket, as there will be a new winner in D2. I think anyone of the top 5 teams can win this thing, with Newark and Dublin as sleepers. Looking foward to some great games.

  • TJ

    well Coach JB did you even apply?

  • Oh Boy


    According to NCS website, arroyo failed to file any at-large application to the playoffs.

  • jD

    That is too bad. Arroyo kids deserve to be playing. Why would Washington have to travel to Las Lomas? Lost to the Cal, Logan and Oak Ridge..only bad loss to Newark. 6-4 travelling to 4-6.

  • Moreaufan2

    awwww man, what happen?? Come on dons!!!

  • hoodboy

    I dont know if I am looking at it wrong but it looks like Berkeley and Mt Eden didnt apply and they got in. Whats really going on?

  • hoodboy

    Oh nevermind. Yea I saw it wrong. Arroyo screwed up

  • The_415

    Livermore (2-8) and and LL (4-6) the NCS is watered down…. not everybody should get it in… seems like a joke!

  • MiraMan

    I like the brackets overall for DII, but Las Lomas seems out of place. The only “big win” they have is over Dublin and Dubling is 5-5 and skidded pretty bad the last 5 games. I think both DFAL teams could see a first round exit: Dublin against Livermore and Las Lomas against Washington.

    By the way, I think Livermore absolutely deserves to be in the playoffs; DII in the EBAL is brutal, plus they play DLS and Consumes Oaks. Not suprised their 2-8, but they might be a good as all but 3 or 4 DII teams.

  • FootballFan

    Can someone explain where do we find the real ranking for DII, just saw the DII brackets of the playoffs, so whats on MaxPrep is false? I understand Clayton had a tougher schedule (who gave them their schedule in the first place?) On MaxPrep I see there were other schools I thought would be in the playoffs but did not make it but had other school like Las Lomas and Livermore were ranked lower than them like Windsor, Hayward… I’m sure it was planned to have “new winners” as they placed Concord in the same brackets as Clayton. Thinking that Concord is placed 3rd. Are we going by point average or are they just placed in spots like how NCSNBL.com say: “Clayton’s schedule was tougher than Rancho’s so I guess they deserve the #1 seed”. If that’s the case, its not fair for any teams. I’m sure there are other teams in the same situation. I guess it’s politics, nothing changes.


    Arroyo kids deserve to be PLAYING IN THE PLAYOFFS …. This some bs .. livermore took they spot

  • TJ

    Nah cuz, they arroyo coach did not file they papah work. They coach screwed they playaz cuz.

  • Tri-City Dude

    Arroyo claims that they did file the paperwork, but I think the paperwork either is incomplete or it just got lost somewhere. Whatever it is, Arroyo is talking with NCS to see if they can let them in the bracket.

  • chalktalk

    u mean 2 tell me
    u lose eight straight games
    the last 8 games u played and u get a 9th seed

  • mvalfan2

    What 2-8 and you get a 9th seed???? explain that one please???

  • TJ

    Livermore would destroy the other seeds behind them, it makes sense.

  • JK

    Livermore didn’t take anyones spot.Its not their problem that they are stuck in EBAL that is all DI schools. So it only takes one DII win to get in and their schedule is harder then any other teams in DII.

  • C/O98

    Any upset predictions? And what game has the best chance of being an upset. Also which game would be the biggest upset?

  • mvalfan2

    I like Las Lomas beating Washington. That would be an upset based on seeding only to me

  • C/O98

    But LL is the higher seed

  • FootballFan

    They should redraw, allow other teams to play that deserves to be in this bracket. I don’t understand how you drop #1 Rancho with record of (10-0) over #2 Clayton (9-1), Concord(8-2) with Casa Grande (7-3)… so on? Again NCS is playing around, I don’t care who played in harder games, lets be fair and go by the records. Obviously NCS controls everything, no one else does. Lets redraw and allow Arroyo and maybe add more teams to play.

  • Straight record doesnt always matter. Just because a team is 10-0 doesnt mean they get a higher seed over a team that is 9-1. Clayton played a tougher schedule in a tougher league than Rancho. I’m a Rancho fan so dont get me wrong. Clayton has better wins even with the loss to Div. I Pittsburg. We should let it play out.

  • DFAL Fan

    Dublin had a rough season because of inconsistent coaching. Among other things, head coach couldn’t decide on a QB, and ended up going mostly with an untrained sophomore instead of the more experienced senior. Couldn’t figure that one out.

  • HAAL Fan

    North Coast Section Division 2 1st Round
    *league champ

    Friday 7pm
    #12 Mt Eden-WACS 6-4 @ #5 Concord-DVAL 8-2
    mt eden has its 1st winning season since going 8-2 in 2006 and is in ncs for the 1st time since either the late 80s or early 90s not sure. perenon should be coach of the year. concord has olito thompson one of the top running backs in the state and his night should be done by halftime.
    CalPreps: Concord 46-3

    Friday 7pm
    #11 American-MVAL 5-5 @ #6 Newark Memorial-MVAL* 8-2
    played each other 3 weeks ago. Newark won 41-16
    CalPreps: Newark Memorial 34-13

    Friday 7pm
    #10 Washington-MVAL 6-4 @ #7 Las Lomas-DFAL 4-6
    both teams lost to good teams. i think this game should be in fremont.
    CalPreps: Las Lomas 28-27

    Friday 7pm
    #9 Livermore-EBAL 2-8 @ #8 Dublin-DFAL 5-5
    livermore went 1-0 in division 2 and 0-8 in one of the toughest leagues in northern california. dublin looked like a championship team before rb ondre rudolph injured his ankle against las lomas. Division 2 Game of the Week
    CalPreps: Livermore 27-26

  • Rancho Mom

    –name–overall record–league record–rating–strength of schedule

    1-Rancho Cotate (Rohnert Park) 10-0 7-0 36.1 6.6
    2-Clayton Valley (Concord) 9-1 5-0 33.1 6.3
    Rancho has higher numbers in all aspects so why does everyone keep saying C.V. has a harder schedule or higher rating?
    Casa’s schedule was clearly harder than Concords at 11.7 vs 8.3 so that switch I can understand but bumping Rancho into 2nd makes no sense at all.

    Yes I realize its not that big of deal to most people but to the kids who played their hearts out to achieve their perfect season its a HUGE letdown…

  • TJ

    Perenon… coach of the year? I always figured haal fan had a mt eden bias lol.

    They did coo this year but they DID lose to oakland… thats a black eye loss in my book.

  • Big Dog!

    Rancho Mom is right. Rancho is undefeated, had better wins including a win vs. parenial power Cardinal Newman who is 9-1. Also, acording to Calpreps, the NBL is a tougher league than the DVL. The one common opponent was Montgomery and Rancho was beating them 34-0 at half and played 2nd and 3rd stringers the rest of the way while CV was ahead just 22-21 at half and had to play starter the entire game winning 57-35. Rancho clearly deserved the #1 seed and got hosed

  • EB Football Coach

    COY should be Terry Smith for Shoreline and Fred Simms for Foothill.

  • Prep Fan

    Rancho got hosed alright, but it shouldn’t matter. They & CVC were clearly the top 2 teams and should make it to the finals to meet at a neutral site. They’ll get NG in the semi finals while CVC gets Casa in 2 good East Bay vs. North Bay matchups if the seeds hold.

  • MtEdenHomer

    Nobody can take anything away from what Coach Perenon did at Mt. Eden this year. He came in with a blueprint for success and stuck to it. However, I too have to say Coach Terry Smith should be Coach of the Year for going 9-1 at Tennyson. Regardless of what happens in the post season, it’s been one hell of a year for both of these guys. Hats off to both of them.

  • Billjohnson

    What do u mean regardless of what they do in playoffs? There finally gonNa play a good team and it dont matter incrediable! I wanna see if rhey really turned there programs around or they a productive of playing in a crap league.they both better show up thiS weekend or will no are answer.

  • MtEdenHomer

    Learn how to spell “incredible” before you can say something is “incredible”.

  • Billjohnson

    Worried about spelling and not winning your are a loser. I know mteden cant win this week but atleast b competitive and prove your so called turnaround! Please no fifty burgers! Tennyson better win home game a loss means there season was phony ballony money!

  • TJ

    Billjohnson, though you appear to be INCREDIBLY (lol) uneducated.. I have to agree with you, Tennyson and Mt. Eden both have something to prove this weekend. If Mt. Eden can be competitive I will be a believer. If Tennyson can win, I will be a believer. Anything less than that, they just played cupcake schedules.

  • MtEdenHomer

    I’m a loser? You’re a fool. Any coach who can take a team that’s gone a combined 5 – 35 over the past four years and scrap out a 6 – 4 season definitely deserves some credit in my book. I would assume you’d think the same, but then again your math skills are probably on par with your spelling skills.

  • Guru

    Rancho Mom Comment #29:

    Lets be honest here that it was a toss up which way NCS seeded #1 & #2 and either way wouldn’t have been wrong.

    Claytons only loss was to a D1 school (Pittsburgh) in game 1 of the season and I applaud Clayton for scheduling a team like Pitt.

    Rancho’s signature win came against Cardinal Newman which is a D3 school and no matter how good they are NCS still considers them a D3 school this year.

    In 2008 Clayton was 10 & 0 and Cardinal Newman was 10 & 0 and NCS gave Newman the #1 seed which guaranteed if Newman advanced that the championship game would be up north which it was as Newman beat Clayton 17 to 7

    The bottom line is if both #1 & #2 seeds advance to championship game they will get to prove who is best on the field.

  • EBfootball

    couldn’t just leave well enough alone mtedenhomer. snuck into the playoffs with that cupcake b-league schedule and now you want to be coach of the year? please. your best win was alameda high and they couldn’t even qualify for the playoffs.

  • Pawn Star

    I’m with Mt.EdenHomer,
    Mt. Eden and Tennyson had horrible records and were in the cellar of the old HAAL for years. Programs are almost never turned around in one season – it takes time to build the program back up, getting kids to play, getting them to buy into the program, and devising a game plan to win more than you lose. Sure if this was Encinal, Marin Catholic, Serra, De Lasalle then going deep in NCS is the goal. For these programs moving from losing to winning and making NCS are two good goals. I think you have to give credit where credit is due.

  • hoops

    Care to list the 6 teams ME beat this year and their combined won loss record??For ME to 6-4 is a positive no matter how weak their schedule was but there is a certain reality to consider.

  • Billjohnson

    ill let mteden do there talkin on the field cant wait to see the score to see how good you really are. Whats mteden non league looking like next year? More cupcakes or you ready to take of the training wheels and play someone besides albany or oakland.

  • C/O98

    I belive most schools do 2 year deals that said only game to change next year would be Richmond. I’d list Piedmont as there best win they finished 5-5 made playoffs and beat Alameda they also beat a Moreau team that beat Mt. Eden. Also how does a team that’s 3-27 over the last 3 years get blasted for having a “soft” schedule when playing teams with identical if not better overall records over that same period.

  • DVAL Fan

    Concord should get by Mt. Eden no problem. However, Olito Thompson needs to show the olito of 2011 if they are going to advance far in these playoffs. He has often looked sluggish and slow as compared to last year.

    The real matchup will be a trip to Casa Grande. Concord SHOULD be seeded ahead of the Gauchos yet they will have an opportunity to prove it when they travel to petaluma. It will certainly be a tough test!

  • Crazy

    Just heard arroyo will not be playing. Looks like the AD and Head coach drop the ball! Not surprised the NCS didn’t help them play because it is for the kids right? I think the hole thing is a joke. You have to apply to get in. So I hope every team learned to double check. We should all learn from Livermore and play one sorry Division team. So now we know how to get in play a higher division. No one should be made a Livermore just that they know how to bet the NCS. Livermore win it all!

  • Olito is not the best back in concord.

  • billjohnson

    C/O98 im not knocking them for playing a soft schedule they should there weak thats my point THAT’S A SOFT 6-4!

  • Prep Fan

    Joe Protheroe of Clayton Valley is leading the NCS in yards (2091) and yards per carry (15.84), despite having 50% less carries than the other 2 more heralded RBs who attend school in Concord.