With another Friday night of high school football is in the books, what did we learn about East Bay teams?
- James Logan still has San Ramon Valley’s number. SRV came into the game fresh off an overtime win over Pittsburg while Logan had lost to San Leandro in the final minutes last week. But Logan prevailed over SRV for the third straight year, racing out to a 21-3 lead before Jose Rodriguez secured a fumble in the end zone late in the fourth quarter to stop the Wolves’ comeback attempt and win 28-23.
- De La Salle is one of the top teams in the country. OK, this is true just about every year. But the Spartans looked good on national TV for the second time in three weeks, taking down 11-time South Carolina state champion Byrnes-Duncan 56-28. The game marked the return of quarterback Anthony Sweeney, who was intercepted on the Spartans’ first play from scrimmage but was solid after that and allowed De La Salle to open up its passing game. He passed for 148 yards in the first half as De La Salle built a 35-7 halftime lead and overcame a long, penalty-filled third quarter to win comfortably for the third straight week.
- McClymonds is a candidate for the NorCal small school regional title game, again. With another productive game from QB Kevin Davidson, a transfer from San Ramon Valley, the Warriors scored a resume-boosting win over the defending NCS Division V champs. McClymonds has played in the last two NorCal small school games, but this team might be even better.
- The Stephens family is full of great quarterbacks. Campolindo starts the season 3-0 for the fifth straight year as QB Jack Stephens passed for 234 yards and four touchdowns in a 49-7- rout of Washington. Jack’s older brothers Tommy and Brett put up similarly big numbers for the Cougars in the past.
Other games from Friday night, with links to full recaps: