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  • Oakland Tech Boys 12-1 Oakland Tech watched the girl's hoop team win state in 2019 and now the boys seem like they want to put their bid in to win state this season. Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine
  • Still at the top If you think that Sue Phillp's has lost a step, think again. She has Archbishop Mitty back again as one of the top teams in the state for the 2019-20 season. Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine
  • The 2017 CIF Prep football O'Dowd girls hungry A very tough schedule the rest of the year will have the Lady Dragons reday for the post season.
  • Dare to Believe Granada High boys hooop team has started the 2019-20 season 9-0 and they have plans to do it big this season. Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine
  • San Ramon's Daniel Connolly plays Pebble Beach San Ramon's Daniel Connolly plays Pebble Beach The First Tee returns to Pebble Beach. It is now called The PURE Insurance Championship and plays out Sept. 25-30, 2018 . Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine

 

 

McClymonds comes up short in the D2 CIF State finals

Photo by Eric Taylor

High school Football

It has been quite a ride that shows little signs of coming to a halt.

Mack had their 3-year title streak at the hands of Pacifica (Oxnard, Ca), a school 3-4 times the size of McClymonds.

That's shows just how much Mack has dominated the past few years.

Mack ran away from D2 Manteca to win the Nor Cal Regional finals for a 4th time in a row.

Even though they all did not play Var all four years, to be apart of a program that ended their year in the state finals, winning 3 of them, the seniors had quite a ride playing football for McClymonds.

 

Prep football taking center stage

Three weeks into the high school football season and things are starting to come into focus. One thing we know is De La Salle is still very good. If you did not think the Spartans were going to be able to rule over Northern Cali this long after their hall of fame head coach, Bob Ladueser stepped away from his head coaching duties, think again.

The Spartans might not be one of the nations best teams, they are the regions best no doubt. They are not too far behind the nations best. There only loss this year was at the hands of St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale Fl) 24-14.

Since then De La has blown out

 

Welcome back to school

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High school Football

That also means welcome back to practice for the kids who are still playing football. Basketball, smart phones and parents are sapping football teams of athlete's.

Thankfully not all of them. Games are kicking off earlier then ever with games all over the bay area as soon as Aug 24th.

De La Salle will see where they stand in the nation pecking order when big bad St Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, FL comes thru.

De La Salle are staring a very rare two game losing streak right in the face after getting beat in the CIF state championship game by Mater Dei last December.

It does not stop there for the Spartans. Central Catholic (Modesto), St. Francis (Mountain View), and a road game at Folsom (14-1 last year) are next up for De La Salle.

The most successful team in the bay area is McClymonds out of West Oakland. The Mack Warrior's have one state the past three years and they have not lost an OAL (Oakland Athletic League) game in nine years.

Mack is young with a lot of sophmores and jr's having to step up and fill big roles on the team. The youngsters will have to grow up fast. McClymonds first four games are against teams with a combined 35-16.

Marin Catholic, Campolindo (Moraga), Encinal (Alameda) and Downey (Modesto) will get MACK ready for the OAL and whatever the playoffs (if they make them) has to offer. The players know winning state this year is not going to be easy and that they have work to do in order to make that happen.

There is no team in the state with a brutal schedule as the Fremont Tigers (Oakland). They play their first seven games on the road and their first home game (Oct 25th) is against three time defending state champion McClymonds.

Good luck Tigers.

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