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30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 20): Hot in the valley

Another day, another league. Today, the big one.

What’s new in the East Bay Athletic League?

Off the top, let’s address what isn’t new. De La Salle remains the prohibitive favorite to win the EBAL. After I get a chance to get over to Winton Dr., I’ll have a more in-depth preview of the Spartans. For now, you know the guys coming back. It should be extremely hard to score on DLS this year. Nothing new there.

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Posted on Monday, August 13th, 2012
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30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 19): Going North Central

I’ve lauded much of the results of the NCS Bay Shore Conference realignment, which created the new Tri County Athletic League and Western Alameda Athletic Conference. But there was one casualty in the process that will make things a little strange for a few local teams.

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Posted on Sunday, August 12th, 2012
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30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 18): Who’s on a Mission?

Let’s continue our run through through our East Bay leagues by taking a glance at the wide-open Mission Valley Athletic League.

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Posted on Saturday, August 11th, 2012
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30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 17): Transfer of power

Today’s question is something everyone will be keenly interested in come the middle of the season.

What impact will the new transfer rule have on football this season?

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Posted on Friday, August 10th, 2012
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30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 16): Eastbound and up?

We roll on here at football central. Today, a look at the Bay Valley Athletic League.

Is the BVAL wide open this year, or will Pittsburg rise to the top yet again?

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Posted on Thursday, August 9th, 2012
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30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 15): Who will run the Town?

It’s the midway point in our 30 Questions to Kickoff feature and so why not dive into taking a look at the Oakland Athletic League. Before the comments fill up the thread with the inevitable “When will the OAL join the NCS?” questions, just stop. It’s not going to happen, at least any time soon. I suppose the possibility does exist depending on who takes over as commissioner with Michael Moore Sr. having stepped aside, but too many high ranking Oakland Unified School District people have no interest in that happening. And there reasons for it are some valid ones. But I’ve ranted on that too many times and don’t want to again today. So let’s just look at this year’s OAL football.

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Posted on Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
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30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 14): Coaching turnover

I got all fired up today to address a usual staple of 30 Questions, that being how new coaches are going to do.

Then, I realized we really don’t have very many new coaches at all. Nevertheless, I forge on.

What can we expect from this year’s new head coaches?

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Posted on Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
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30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 13): Let the practices begin

It’s Aug. 6, a day that coaches and players have had circled on their calendar since about mid-December. At long last, it’s time for teams to strap on the pads and begin practicing. Today’s post isn’t necessarily a question, but just a look at the official beginning of the football season.

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Posted on Monday, August 6th, 2012
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30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 12): Surprise, surprise

Today, we double up on a question we’ve gotten a lot over the last few years.

What team will emerge as the surprise of the East Bay in 2012?

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Posted on Sunday, August 5th, 2012
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30Q-2-KICKOFF (No. 11): Dissecting Division III

Ben tackled a question about NCS Division II the other day, so since I’ve watched every NCS Division III championship game the past four years, I figured I would take a look at the always entertaining division.

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Posted on Saturday, August 4th, 2012
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