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Anticipated Game

Noah Lombardi grows into pinnacle of Foothill’s success

There wasn’t a day where Foothill senior linebacker/tight end Noah Lombardi wasn’t grinding during the summer.  “I was about 160 pounds last year, so I feel like I’ve grown a little bit of weight in the weight room, so that’s...

League title run brings lots of emotions at Rancho Cotate

Rancho Cotate always wanted this moment, this type of celebration, this type of emotions. It worked as hard as ever for this. Utilizing a meditation coach. Staying together through adversity. Pulling through in those close games that could make...
After Winning the Game

Dublin linebacker KJ Sweeney checks all the boxes

Dublin senior linebacker KJ Sweeney wrote down a few goals in mind ahead of his final high school slate. Straight A’s in the classroom. Being the best captain. Being the best leader. Being the leading tackler in the North Coast...

Bay Area Recruiting Notebook

Granada baseball commitment Granada junior pitcher/outfielder Jason Krakoski is heading to one of college baseball’s most prestigious programs. Krakoski committed to Cal State Fullerton, which has four national titles and another runner-up appearance. Krakoski was 3-1 in eight appearances on the mound...

Landon Heard just makes plays at Los Gatos

From Texas, to the east coast and to California, Los Gatos junior safety Landon Heard’s football bloodlines range from every state. Heard was originally born in Plano, Texas, located in a football hotbed in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Nearby is...

Viliami Teu was destined to break records. Just ask his St. Francis teammates

This was exactly what Viliami Teu’s St. Francis teammates anticipated. Teu was balling, absolutely running his way behind a stout offensive line and racing his way past defenders all season. He already had three efforts of 200-plus yards in the...

Tony Schillaci makes a difference for league champion Foothill Falcons

Foothill senior running back and defensive end Tony Schillaci is a rising recruit on the Pleasanton campus. Entering the fall, the potential was there for Schillaci. A 6’1” and 195-pound athlete, it would be hard to stop opponents from taking...

Bay Area Football Rankings

The latest Bay Area Football Rankings are officially here ahead of the Central Coast Section and North Coast Section playoffs.  Only teams located in cities on the Bay Area Census are eligible for the rankings. St. Francis (9-0) Last week: No. 1 Viliami...

Haro’s leadership transcends Salesian, aiming for another state run

The father of Salesian senior lineman Max Haro knew what was possible.  Haro was one of the more imposing people at 11 years old. At that age, they were going to put him with the 13- and 14-year-olds for his...