East Bay football: Friday Night Recap Week 2

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:

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East Bay football poll — 9/9

After two weeks of action, here’s our latest East Bay prep football poll.

Team Record Points Last week
1. De La Salle (6) 2-0 90 1
2. San Ramon Valley 2-0 84 5
3. Pittsburg 1-1 78 2
4. California 1-1 72 3
5. Clayton Valley Charter 2-0 64 4
6. Foothill 2-0 60 6
7. Campolindo 2-0 56 7
8. McClymonds 2-0 47 9
9. Concord 2-0 41 10
10. San Leandro 1-1 37 12
11. Amador Valley 2-0 28 11
12. James Logan 1-1 27 8
13. Liberty 2-0 17 t14
t14. Freedom 1-1 6 13
t14. St. Mary’s 2-0 6 t14

Also receiving votes:  Antioch (2-0, 4 points), Bishop O’Dowd (1-0, 3).  The East Bay Football Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay. Records are through Saturday.


East Bay football poll — 9/2

A week of football is in the books, but there isn’t much movement in the poll. Notably, Cal High stays at No. 3 after losing to No. 2 Pittsburg.

Team Record Points Last week
1. De La Salle (4) 1-0 60 1
2. Pittsburg 1-0 56 2
3. California 0-1 49 3
4. Clayton Valley Charter 1-0 48 4
5. San Ramon Valley 1-0 47 5
6. Foothill 1-0 39 6
7. Campolindo 1-0 37 7
8. James Logan 1-0 32 8
9. McClymonds 1-0 27 10
10. Concord 1-0 25 11
11. Amador Valley 1-0 18 13
12. San Leandro 0-1 16 9
13. Freedom 1-0 11 12
t14. Liberty 1-0 6 15
t14. St. Mary’s 1-0 6 14

Also receiving votes:  Bishop O’Dowd (0-0, 3 votes).  The East Bay Football Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group East Bay. Records are through Saturday.


East Bay high school football 2014: League previews

In case anyone missed these earlier, here are the links to our league previews, with analysis of each team and predicted finishes.

BVAL — Pittsburg looks favored again, but Antioch, Heritage and Liberty should all be improved.

De La Salle — Loss to St. John Bosco drives Spartans in 2014

DFAL — Campolindo aims for a fourth straight league title

DVAL — Clayton Valley Charter has questions to answer, so can Concord knock off the Uglies?

EBAL — California aims for repeat performance, but SRV, Foothill will also contend

James Logan — QB Leota has Colts thinking big in 2014

MVAL — Parity rules with no clear-cut favorite for league  title

OAL — McClymonds is head of the class once again

TCAL-Rock — Can St. Mary’s end El Cerrito’s recent dominance?

TCAL-Stone — Plenty of motivation for Kennedy-Richmond in 2014

WACC-Foothill — San Leandro looks primed to repeat

WACC-Shoreline — With Tennyson gone, which team will step up to take control?



Game information for De La Salle vs. Jesuit at Cal’s Memorial Stadium

Here are the details on ticket information, etc. for the De La Salle vs. Jesuit football game on Aug. 29. The game has been moved from Levi’s Stadium to Memorial Stadium on the Cal campus. It’ll be shown live on ESPN2. Here’s what you need to know:

- Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Seating will be general admission.

- Tickets can be purchased in advance at the De La Salle bookstore or online here: https://prepmo.com/games/475/

- Gates open at 7 p.m. Will call opens at 7 p.m.

- Tickets purchased for the Levi’s Stadium game will NOT be accepted at the doors. Contact Ticketmaster or the 49ers for refunds.

- Fans are encouraged to use public transportation. A limited number of on-campus parking lots will be open for day-of-game permit purchase, primarily the Foothill, Upper Hearst, Lower Hearst and Underhill lots.


Football: Samia, Langley, McKenzie selected preseason all-state

Cal-Hi Sports has released its preseason all-state selections in football and several locals made the list.

Leading the way are San Ramon Valley offensive lineman Dru Samia, Foothill defensive back Isaiah Langley and Clayton Valley Charter defensive lineman Kahlil McKenzie, who all made the first-team.

Second team selections included De La Salle defensive lineman Boss Tagaloa and Campolindo tight end Tyler Petite.

Third team picks were De La Salle linebacker Simba Short and Pittsburg defensive back Shurod Thompson.

You can check out the full team here.

Cal-Hi Sports also released its preseason All-East Bay/NCS team recently, which can be viewed here.