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Female football player from Bay Area makes history

Before Morgan Salzwedel became the first female to play in a football game for Cal Lutheran, the freshman reached out to her high school coach to let …

College & University

High school football: Bay Area games to watch this weekend

Menlo-Atherton won the Peninsula Athletic League’s Bay Division championship last season and shared the league crown two years ago. But the Bears’ …

San Mateo County

High school football: Mitty’s loss total cut in half

SAN JOSE — Archbishop Mitty will step onto its home field Friday night against St. Francis with only one loss on its resume after Sacramento was …

College & University

NCS considers reducing football playoff brackets this season

SAN RAMON — The North Coast Section will hold a special executive committee meeting Friday to discuss cutting its 16-team football playoff divisions …

College Football

High school football: Three things to ponder down stretch

This high school football season has been through just about everything imaginable — a heat wave, anthem protests and unhealthy air from wildfires. …

High School Football

Anthem protest: Bellarmine assistant coach resigns after players kneel

SAN JOSE — Jacob Malae was a star defensive lineman for the Bellarmine College Prep football program a quarter century ago, his passion for the San …

Anthem Protests

Bay Area prep football team fills trailer, delivers goods to fire victims

PITTSBURG — The Pittsburg football program was obviously upset to have its game canceled this weekend because of concerns over air quality from the …

Napa County

High school football: Friday’s scoreboard

<b>Friday</b><p><b>East Bay Athletic League</b><br>Amador Valley 24, Dublin 3.<br>California 49, Dougherty Valley 7<br>San Ramon Valley 49, Livermore 7<br>Granada 27, Monte Vista …

San Francisco

High school football: De La Salle avoids cancellation, rolls to victory

PLEASANTON — No one knew for sure if the game between De La Salle and Foothill would be played until late Friday morning, just hours before kickoff. …

College Basketball

High school football: How two East Bay schools arranged to play on four hours’ notice

CONCORD — There will be a lot of different opinions about whether Clayton Valley Charter and Stellar Prep should have played Friday night. Most will …

Education

High school football: De La Salle, others will play Friday

One day after high school administrators worked the phones to postpone or cancel athletic contests because of unhealthy air from the North Bay …

Education

High schools: Football playoff schedule adjusted because of fires

Unhealthy air from the North Bay wildfires sent high school administrators throughout the Bay Area scrambling Thursday, canceling and postponing …

Palo Alto

High school football: Bay Area games to watch this weekend

<i>***If games are canceled, postponed or moved because of smoke from the North Bay fires, we will update them below***</i><p><b>Friday</b><p><b>No. 11 McClymonds (6-0,</b> …

San Francisco

Friday night fights: Prep football coach says of security, ‘It’s not enough’

One of the first high school football games I covered as an embryonic sportswriter — no, the players were not wearing leather helmets — shaped up as …

High School Football

High school football: U.S. Army All-American in WCAL

Tyler Manoa welcome to the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl #ArmyBowl pic.twitter.com/lOAWBQt5r4<p>— #ArmyBowl Tour (@SelectionTour) October 5, …

College & University

High school football: Tough new security measures for OAL games

Fans planning to attend Oakland Athletic League football games on Friday will be dealing with strict new security measures, league commissioner …

Education

High school football: Can this team end McClymonds’ streak?

OAKLAND — Terry Hendrix Jr. was at home last Friday, the day after knee surgery, when he called his brother to come and get him. Forget the doctor’s …

High School Football

Athletes of the week: Top Bay Area performers

<b>South Bay/Peninsula athletes of the week</b><p>Tariq Bracy, Milpitas<br>Sport: Football<br>Position: Running back<br>Class: Senior<p>Moved Milpitas a significant step …

College Football

Movin’ On Up: Keeping track of former prep athletes

<b>Emma Leach, University of the Pacific field hockey:</b> The former Gilroy High player is a co-captain for a UOP team that is ranked 22nd nationally by …

College Football

Highlight reel: Week’s high school standouts

<b>Darrion Bartley, Pittsburg football:</b> Rushed for 131 yards and two touchdowns in 17 carries as Pittsburg opened Bay Valley Athletic League play with a …

College Football

Prep football rankings: Week 8 Bay Area News Group Top 20

Antioch was the big mover this week.<p>The Panthers jumped four spots, to No. 13, after an impressive 36-14 victory over Heritage, which was coming off …

High School Football

Notebook: Unbeaten Aragon takes on defending champs

A league championship won’t be decided Friday night when Aragon travels to Menlo-Atherton, but the outcome figures to have a significant impact on …

Santa Clara

High school football: Valley Christian star makes college choice

SAN JOSE — Valley Christian running back Charlie Bostic has made an oral commitment to play for San Jose State, he announced Monday on Twiiter.<p>The …

College & University

High school football: Weekend scoreboard, how Top 20 fared

<b>South Bay/Peninsula</b><p><b>Friday</b><p><b>BVAL Mt. Hamilton</b><p>Lincoln 16, Santa Teresa 14<p>Live Oak 49, Leigh 13<p>Oak Grove 27, Pioneer 6<p>Piedmont Hills 49, Westmont 21<p><b>BVAL</b> …

San Francisco

High school football: Which teams sent loudest message?

Message heard, loud and clear.<p>The high school football weekend began with interesting matchups across the Bay Area and questions about some of the …

High School Football

High school football: Two more East Bay games interrupted by fighting, threats

Continuing problems at high school football games in the East Bay caused one game to be postponed and another to be stopped early in the second half …

High School Football

High school football: Carlmont staves off San Mateo

SAN MATEO – To summon an old Prince song, Carlmont celebrated like it was 1991. That happens to be the last time the Scots were in the Central Coast …

College Football

High school football: Tariq Bracy leads Milpitas past Wilcox

MILPITAS — There would be no last-second heartache for Milpitas this time. Not with this team, not this season. In their toughest test to date, the …

College Football

High school football: Friday scores, Saturday schedule

<b>South Bay/Peninsula</b><p><b>Friday</b><p><b>BVAL Mt. Hamilton</b><p>Lincoln 16, Santa Teresa 14<p>Live Oak 49, Leigh 13<p>Oak Grove 27, Pioneer 6<p>Piedmont Hills 49, Westmont 21<p><b>BVAL</b> …

California