East Bay high school football preview section

Our 2013 East Bay high school football preview season hit the web Thursday and the papers Friday. There are quite a few elements, so here are the links to everything in one spot:

A story on how social media is changing the recruiting game.

A story on Freedom’s Joe Mixon, one of the nation’s hottest recruits.

A story on how some coaches view the role of social media in recruiting.

Our 25 Players to Watch (with photos)

Five games to watch

Our East Bay preseason poll

And, of course, our league by league breakdowns with predicted order of finish. (We’ll add links for North Central II and the OAL later this week)

Bay Valley Athletic League: Mixon, Ross take center stage in run-heavy league

Diablo Foothill Athletic League: Campolindo looks for three-peat in balanced league

Diablo Valley Athletic League: Clayton Valley Charter looks to repeat

East Bay Athletic League: California may have slight edge in Year of the Lineman

Mission Valley Athletic League: Returning starters should keep Newark Memorial on top

TCAL-Rock: El Cerrito eyes another league title, and much more

WACC-Foothill: Berkeley’s defense will be tough to beat

WACC-Shoreline: Ground game should power Tennyson’s offense

James Logan not backing down

De La Salle well-stocked for new coach Justin Alumbaugh



Stephanie Hammon

  • Junior

    Stephanie (and team) you guys have produced outstanding coverage for the start of the season! Congrats- this is quality stuff.

  • I agree.

  • Juice

    What about the TCAL-STONE Division

  • cvman

    Yes, thank you for doing this. I was just wondering whether this would be posted.

  • Paydirt

    Kudos to the BANG HS sports writers! The East Bay football preview is great stuff: comprehensive, knowledgeable and informative.

    I am looking forward to a season of competitive HS football in our own backyard. Here’s to good health for the student-athletes, wisdom for the coaches, patience for the parents, and good eyesight and judgment for the game officials.

    See you at the gridiron!

  • Prep Fan

    Yeah, good job on the previews. Looking forward to some actual football talk now that the season is upon us. Should be some good games tonight.

  • renegades10

    Amen to that Prep.

  • Waldo

    lots of games streaming on nfhsnetwork.com… for anyone staying in tonight

  • Shocked to see that Pitt beat Analy. Way to common for Galli to lose to teams that he should obviously beat. Year in and year out there are always a couple a year. Especially hearing that they were supposedly hanging with DLS in a scrimmage.

  • Sorry Analy beat Pitt.

  • EB Prep Fan

    Teams that he should obviously beat???
    Is Analy a push over, 12-1 team?
    Analy is a pretty good team. I’m no expert like you guys, but I don’t even think that was THAT big of an upset…..

  • .Gramp

    After the way College park came back poised even though losing lead to Alhambra at halftime, they grew up enormously with lots of new players. Just the beginning, Go Falcons

  • Here’s TheSchoolmarm’s Greater Bay Area Top 15 for Zero Week.(Since CCS teams don’t open until Week 1, only NCS/OAL teams that have played at least 1 game are listed.)

    1. De La Salle 1-0. Beat Clayton Valley 34-14. Next: at Serra(San Mateo) Sept. 7.

    2. El Cerrito 1-0. Beat Sutter at Sutter 34-14. Next: Bellarmine at DeAnza HS(?) Sept. 7.

    3. San Ramon 1-0. Beat Buhach Colony at Atwater HS 67-30. Next: bye.

    4. California 1-0. Beat Washington(Fremont) 46-20. Next: at Pittsburg, 0-1, Sept. 6

    5. Amador 1-0. Beat Freedom at Freedom 35-28. Next: Concord 0-1, Sept. 6.

    6. Foothill 1-0. Beat Novato at Novato 51-6. Next: at Freedom 0-1.

    7. Marin Catholic 1-0. Beat Miramonte 45-14. Next: at St. Ignatius Sept. 7.

    8. Clayton Valley 0-1. Lost to De La Salle at De La Salle 14-34. Next: bye.

    9. Analy 1-0. Beat Pittsburg 37-21. Next: at Maria Carrillo Sept. 6.

    10. Casa Grande 1-0. Beat Eureka 51-13. Next: at Heritage 0-1 Sept. 6.

    11. Campolindo 1-0. Beat Heritage at Heritage 40-26. Next: at Menlo-Atherton Sept. 6.

    12. Freedom 0-1. Lost to Amador 28-35. Next: Foothill 1-0, Sept. 6.

    13. James Logan 0-1. Lost to Del Oro at Del Oro 14-27.
    Next: San Leandro 1-0, Sept. 6.

    14. Castro Valley 1-0. Beat Monte Vista(Danville) at Monte Vista 57-56(OT). Next: Acalanes 1-0, Sept. 6.

    15. Cardinal Newman 1-0. Beat Modesto Christian at Modesto Christian 41-28. Next: Novato 0-1, Sept. 6.

    The following teams are shown so there are 15 East Bay teams listed.

    (16) Pittsburg 0-1. Lost to Analy at Analy 21-37. Next: California 1-0, Sept. 6.

    (17.) Northgate 1-0. Beat Hayward at Hayward 49-6. Next: San Marin 1-0, Sept. 6.

    (18) Monte Vista(Danville) 0-1. Lost to Castro Valley 56-57(OT).
    Next: at Berkeley 1-0, Sept. 6.

    (20) Berkeley 1-0. Beat Washington(SF) at Washington 41-8. Next: Monte Vista(Danville) 0-1, Sept. 6.