There’s only one more week until the East Bay high school football season starts! Here’s the fifth of 10 daily posts as we look at the East Bay high school football scene.
Today, we head to Union City to take a look at the James Logan High team.
Q: Will the Colts be the same power that they have been in the past?
A: Probably, but perhaps in a slightly different way. James Logan’s offense this season revolves around quarterback Christian Leota, who has made a verbal commitment to UC Davis.
“We are definitely going to utilize his arm more. He is a great runner, so he will run the ball a decent amount as well,” said Logan coach George Zuber about the 6-foot-3 Leota.
James Logan will still have a dangerous running back in Ahmari Davis, a quick junior who had a lot of carries last season. Davis also leads the Logan secondary, where the Colts have two starters returning.
Zuber said the Colts’ defense is a strength. “They are playing well together,” he said. The question for the Colts is how well its offensive line will play
As is the case for most independent team every year, Logan faces a tough schedule throughout this season. After opening at Tennyson on Aug. 30, the Colts face San Leandro, San Ramon Valley, Castro Valley, Bishop O’Dowd and De La Salle before four games against Mission Valley Athletic League teams to close the regular season. Logan’s bye is after the San Ramon Valley game.
“Tough, tough. There’s no breaks at all,” said Zuber about the competition.
Zuber found out this afternoon that his team’s game against De La Salle has been moved to Levi’s Stadium on Oct. 10.
“It’s going to be a great opportunity for our players and our fans and our community, along with the De La Salle community,” Zuber said.