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Pittsburg RB Harris Ross changes college plans

Pittsburg High running back Harris Ross has flipped his college commitment to Oregon State.

The senior with 1,368 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns in six games had originally orally committed to Hawaii. He made the switch on Wednesday night after being offered by the Pac-12 school.
Ross suffered a leg injury in the second half of Pittsburg’s win over Heritage last week, but said he expects to be back in action when the Pirates take on Liberty on Friday.

Posted on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
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East Bay football poll — 10/15

Here’s our latest East Bay football poll. Deer Valley and Campolindo each move up a spot.

Team Record Points Last week
1. De La Salle (5) 6-0 75 1
2. Pittsburg 4-2 69 2
3. California 5-1 66 3
4. James Logan 5-1 60 4
5. Clayton Valley 5-1 55 5
6. Deer Valley 6-0 50 7
7. Campolindo 6-0 44 8
8. Foothill 6-1 40 6
9. El Cerrito 5-2 35 9
10. San Ramon Valley 3-3 31 10
11. Northgate 6-0 25 11
12. Amador Valley 4-2 17 12
13. Miramonte 5-2 15 13
14. Las Lomas 5-1 7 t15
15. Hercules 5-1 6 14

Also receiving votes:  McClymonds (3-2, 3 votes), Granada (4-2, 2). The East Bay Football Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay.

Posted on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
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East Bay football poll — 10/8

Here’s our final East Bay poll before league play gets underway for everyone this week.

Team Record Points Last week
1. De La Salle (5) 5-0 75 1
2. Pittsburg 3-2 70 2
3. California 4-1 65 3
4. James Logan 5-1 60 4
5. Clayton Valley 4-1 51 5
6. Foothill 6-0 50 6
7. Deer Valley 5-0 49 7
8. Campolindo 6-0 40 8
9. El Cerrito 4-2 35 9
10. San Ramon Valley 2-3 29 11
11. Northgate 5-0 24 t14
12. Amador Valley 4-1 22 10
13. Miramonte 4-2 12 12
14. Hercules 4-1 7 NR
t15. McClymonds 3-2 5 t14
t15. Las Lomas 4-2 5 NR

Also receiving votes:  Granada (3-2, 1 vote). The East Bay Football Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay.

Posted on Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
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East Bay football poll — 10/1

Very few changes this week. Amador Valley and SRV swap spots as do Acalanes and Miramonte.

Team Record Points Last week
1. De La Salle (5) 5-0 75 1
2. Pittsburg 3-2 70 2
3. California 3-1 63 3
4. James Logan 4-1 62 4
5. Clayton Valley 3-1 54 5
6. Foothill 5-0 49 t6
7. Deer Valley 4-0 45 t6
8. Campolindo 5-0 42 8
9. El Cerrito 3-2 35 9
10. Amador Valley 4-0 27 11
11. San Ramon Valley 1-3 26 10
12. Miramonte 4-1 20 13
13. Acalanes 4-1 12 12
t14. McClymonds 3-1 9 14
t14. Northgate 5-0 9 15

Also receiving votes:  Hercules (3-1, 1 vote), Granada (3-2, 1). The East Bay Football Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay.

Posted on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
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Ready for kickoff in the DFAL, EBAL, MVAL and TCAL-Rock

With league play beginning this week in the DFAL, EBAL, MVAL and Tri-County Rock, I thought it would be a good time to take a closer look at those divisions. Who are the favorites, which teams have surprised and what games should high school football aficionados make sure they see? We’ll take a look at the other leagues when they kick off in the next few weeks.

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Posted on Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
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East Bay football poll — 9/24

Here’s our latest poll. Our only new team is Northgate, ranked No. 15 after improving to 4-0 with its Battle of the Creek win over Las Lomas. Pitt is the new No. 2 team with El Cerrito losing to Campo last week.

Team Record Points Last week
1. De La Salle (5) 4-0 75 1
2. Pittsburg 3-1 70 3
3. California 2-1 65 4
4. James Logan 2-1 60 5
5. Clayton Valley 2-1 53 7
t6. Deer Valley 3-0 44 8
t6. Foothill 4-0 44 9
8. Campolindo 4-0 42 10
9. El Cerrito 2-2 37 2
10. San Ramon Valley 1-2 34 6
11. Amador Valley 3-0 26 11
12. Acalanes 4-0 20 12
13. Miramonte 3-1 14 13
14. McClymonds 3-1 11 14
15. Northgate 4-0 4 NR

Also receiving votes:  Monte Vista (1-2, 1 vote). The East Bay Football Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay.

Posted on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
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Time change for De La Salle-Del Oro

The time for Friday’s game between host De La Salle and Del Oro has been changed to 7:30 p.m.  to accommodate the Golden Eagles.

The game will be streamed live here:  http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/channels/de-la-salle-concord-california

It will also be broadcast by Comcast Hometown (channel 104) on tape delay on Saturday at 8:30 p.m.

Posted on Thursday, September 19th, 2013
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East Bay football poll — 9/17

Here’s our latest poll. Miramonte jumps in at No. 13 after its win against Analy while James Logan climbs a few spots after beating SRV.

Team Record Points Last week
1. De La Salle (5) 3-0 75 1
2. El Cerrito 2-1 68 t3
3. Pittsburg 2-1 67 t3
4. California 2-1 60 5
5. James Logan 2-1 55 8
6. San Ramon Valley 1-1 48 2
7. Clayton Valley 1-1 43 6
8. Deer Valley 2-0 42 7
9. Foothill 3-0 37 9
10. Campolindo 3-0 29 10
11. Amador Valley 3-0 26 11
12. Acalanes 3-0 19 14
13. Miramonte 2-1 10 NR
14. McClymonds 2-1 9 13
15. Monte Vista 1-2 8 12

Also receiving votes:  Northgate (3-0, 2 votes), Hercules (2-1, 2). The East Bay Football Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay.

Posted on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
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Liberty High forfeiting two football wins

The Liberty High football team is forfeiting its wins over Concord and West-Tracy due to the use of an academically ineligible player.
The Lions, who were off to their best start since 1998, are now 0-2 after self-reporting the problem.
“Our head coach was doing a grade check and realized that one of the kids may have been out of compliance,” Liberty athletic director Curtis Cunningham said. “We started investigating and realized that he was out of compliance. It’s really important to us that we uphold the values of integrity, honesty and good sportsmanship, so we self-reported as soon as we could… It was just a clerical error, it kind of just slipped through.”
After finishing 2-8 last season, Liberty was off to a strong start under new coach Jeff Walters, having outscored Concord and West by a combined 98-37. Instead, Concord and West will each be credited with a victory for those games.
Liberty’s next game is at home against Hayward on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
“Everyone’s disappointed, but I think Jeff is doing a good job of turning it into a rallying point,” Cunningham said.

Posted on Thursday, September 12th, 2013
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East Bay football poll — 9/10

Here’s our latest poll. The top five get shuffled around a bit while McClymonds re-enters and Acalanes makes it 2013 debut.

Team Record Points Last week
1. De La Salle (5) 2-0 75 1
2. San Ramon Valley 1-0 67 4
t3. El Cerrito 1-1 63 3
t3. Pittsburg 1-1 63 5
5. California 1-1 57 2
6. Clayton Valley 0-1 49 6
7. Deer Valley 1-0 42 7
8. James Logan 1-1 41 8
9. Foothill 2-0 38 9
10. Campolindo 2-0 28 12
11. Amador Valley 2-0 21 14
12. Monte Vista 1-1 17 13
13. McClymonds 2-0 15 NR
14. Acalanes 2-0 14 NR
15. Castro Valley 1-1 4 11

Also receiving votes:  Berkeley (1-1, 2 votes), Northgate (2-0, 1). The East Bay Football Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay.

Posted on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
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