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High school football: Weekend scoreboard, how Top 25 fared

<b>Friday</b><p>Las Lomas 12, Acalanes 7<p>Deer Valley 36, American Canyon 21<p>Campolindo 35, Marin Catholic 21<p>Alameda 48, College Park 40<p>Dougherty Valley 22, …

High School Football

Football: Opportunistic Clayton Valley shocks Pitt in double overtime

PITTSBURG — You almost wanted to feel sorry for Clayton Valley Charter coach Tim Murphy after listening to him before Friday night’s season-opener …

College Sports

High school football: San Leandro potent through the air in win over Foothill

SAN LEANDRO – The San Leandro High football team showed on its first offensive play of the season Friday night that it will not rely solely on …

High School Football

Football: De La Salle blanks high-powered Folsom

CONCORD — They worked the entire summer for this moment, watching game after game, remembering play after play.<p>The De La Salle Spartans were so ready …

High school football: Friday scores, Saturday schedule

<b>Friday</b><p>Las Lomas 12, Acalanes 7<p>Deer Valley at American Canyon, 7 p.m.<p>Campolindo 35, Marin Catholic 21<p>Alameda 48, College Park 40<p>Dougherty Valley 22, …

High School Football

Football: Campolindo airs it out in battle of NCS champs

MORAGA — An unlikely hero for Campolindo stole the spotlight Friday night during a season-opening 35-21 victory at home over Marin Catholic.<p>Plagued …

College Football

Recruiting: Pittsburg star Jacob Bandes commits to Washington

PITTSBURG — Two hours before the first game of his senior season, Pittsburg defensive lineman Jacob Bandes announced in a video posted on his Twitter …

College Football

Football: St. Francis roster doesn’t list star tailback

MOUNTAIN VIEW — St. Francis’ football roster on its MaxPreps team page was updated Thursday, and it did not include the running back who broke the …

College Football

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Welcome to Bay Area Preps HQ<p>Our team<p>The best part of high school sports are the stories. No matter the season, no matter the results, no matter who …

LaSalle

High school football: Bay Area games to watch this weekend

It’s finally here.<p>Six months after announcing the matchup, De La Salle and Folsom will step onto the field Friday night in Concord for the Battle of …

High School Football

Sabedra: Why De La Salle-Folsom so much bigger than clash of titans

CONCORD — De La Salle football is not about second place, second tier, second anything.<p>Seasons are measured by state championships — more …

LaSalle

Lost season: Pittsburg quarterback ready to make up for missed time

PITTSBURG — Trey Turner remembers dropping back and throwing a simple hitch pass.<p>“Right when I threw it,” the Pittsburg quarterback said. “I got hit …

Football (U.S.)

Countdown to kickoff: Which teams are ranked Nos. 1-5?

With the start of the high school football season just five days away, we continue our countdown of the Bay Area News Group’s rankings, which this …

College Football

Is St. Francis football star Darrell Page still on team?

MOUNTAIN VIEW — It appears record-setting running back Darrell Page is no longer on the St. Francis football team.<p>Sources outside of the program have …

Northern California

Countdown to kickoff: Which teams are ranked Nos. 6-10?

With the start of the high school football season less than two weeks away, we continue our countdown of the Bay Area News Group’s rankings, which …

College Football

Countdown to kickoff: Which teams are ranked Nos. 11-15?

With the start of the high school football season less than two weeks away, we continue our countdown of the Bay Area News Group’s rankings, which …

College Football

High school football: Cupertino moves up to De Anza Division

After spending many years in the same division, the Cupertino High School football team is moving on up in 2018.<p>The Pioneers, who have resided in the …

High School Football

High school football: Leland moves up to Mt. Hamilton

The Leland High School football team, which won a co-Blossom Valley Athletic League Santa Teresa Division championship in 2017, has a whole new …

College Football

High school football: Los Gatos aims for physical play this season

The Los Gatos High School football team produced 1,175 total tackles last season, including 193 from Cal-bound middle linebacker Kyle Smith.<p>Wildcats …

College Football

Countdown to kickoff: Which teams are ranked Nos. 16-20?

With the start of the high school football season less than two weeks away, we continue our countdown of the Bay Area News Group’s rankings, which …

Countdown to kickoff: Which teams are ranked Nos. 21-25?

With the start of the high school football season less than two weeks away, we begin our countdown of the Bay Area News Group’s rankings, which this …

College Sports

De La Salle football: How Bob Ladouceur bobblehead became a reality

CONCORD — Bob Ladouceur is not one to draw attention to himself. In other words. the legendary former De La Salle football coach would never say, …

Bobbleheads

Football recruiting: Stanford lands another East Bay standout

Stanford’s next football recruiting class will include a second Bay Area player as San Ramon Valley’s Tristan Sinclair — a 6-foot-2, 205-pound strong …

College Football

High school football primer: Season arrives early

Justin Alumbaugh was offered box seats to an A’s game this week, but the De La Salle football coach had to decline.<p>It’s high school football season, …

High School Football

Cal football: Los Gatos star commits

Los Gatos High School senior linebacker Kyle Smith will be staying close to home for his college career.<p>The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Smith announced on …

College Sports

South keeps early lead, wins Charlie Wedemeyer All-Star game

<i>(Click here, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)</i><p>LOS GATOS — After an unusual start to the 44th annual Charlie …

Bishop O’Dowd basketball standout to attend Castlemont

OAKLAND — Bishop O’Dowd basketball standout Raymond Hawkins is moving on to Castlemont for his senior season, aiming to improve academically while …

Stanford gets commitment from 4-star East Bay running back

Bishop O’Dowd running back Austin Jones verbally committed to play at Stanford on Friday afternoon.<p>The consensus four-star recruit by ESPN, 247Sports …

Sam Piraro resigns as Willow Glen baseball head coach

SAN JOSE — After a successful four-year run, Sam Piraro said that he is resigning as Willow Glen High School’s baseball head coach effective Aug. …