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November 9, 2010 > Prep football teams make last push for postseason

Prep football teams make last push for postseason

By Biff Jones

Over the past weekend -- Thursday, Nov. 11 through Saturday, Nov. 13 -- prep football teams made strides aiming toward earning bids into the California Interscholastic Federation playoffs.

Bay Football League
Salesian 54, California School for the Deaf 18
On Thursday, CSD quickly found themselves trailing 21-0 to the BFL co-leaders after one quarter. CSD attempted to make a comeback, putting up 18 second-quarter points courtesy of Steve La's 46-yard scamper, Carlos Lopez's 15-yard quarterback keeper and Conrad Baer's 23-yard catch-and-run. Despite the offensive punch, Salesian expanded its lead with 20 second-quarter points, taking a 41-18 halftime lead.

League leaders would add two more touchdowns in the third quarter to make the final score. Lopez was 12-18 for 185 yards to lead the way for the Eagles as they dropped to 5-4 (0-4 in BFL). CSD returns to action Thursday, Nov. 11, at Burrell Field in San Leandro to take on winless St. Elizabeth High School of Oakland at 7 p.m.

Bay Shore Athletic League
Moreau Catholic 28, Piedmont 13
Moreau Catholic High School Mariners traveled to Piedmont High School for a conference match. Moreau jumped out to a 21-7 halftime lead on three touchdown runs by Brendan Nugent. Mariners would score once more late in the fourth quarter on a 25-yard pass from Adam Robinson to Joey Fiandor.

Robinson was 9-20 for 167 yards while Nugent ran 19 times for 85 yards, Fiandor had 13 rushes for 55 yards, as well as three catches for 54 yards, while helping Moreau improve to 6-2-1 (4-2 in BSAL) with the 28-13 victory. Mariners host BSAL leader Encinal High School at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Hayward Area Athletic League
Arroyo 28, Tennyson 27 (OT)
Arroyo scored on the first play of overtime to take a 28-21 lead. Lancers would then answer with a touchdown on their first possession of overtime. However, Tennyson elected to disdain going for the one point extra point to tie and continue the game, and instead went for the win with a two-point conversion attempt which was no good.

Arroyo jumped out to a 15-0 halftime lead. Tennyson countered with 21 unanswered, second-half points on a 30 yard pass from Pablo Magallanes to Michael Head, a three-yard run by Thomas Jimenez and a 25-yard fumble return by Thomas Ah-hing. Magallanes also scored on one-yard run in overtime and converted a two-point conversion. Lancers are now 4-5 (2-4 HAAL) and plays Friday, Nov. 12, against San Leandro at Burrell Field at 7 p.m.

Castro Valley 29, Hayward 26
Damarriay Moody got Hayward on the board first with a 70-yard punt return in the opening quarter. Castro Valley then scored the next 21 points to take a 21-6 lead as the game reached the third quarter. Hayward would finally score again on a 19-yard pass from Kimani Dyous to John Hughes.

Castro Valley would open the fourth quarter with a touchdown and two-point conversion to take a 29-12 lead. After an 89-yard pass from Dyous to Anthony Salary, Hughes returned another Castro Valley punt for a touchdown, this time 87 yards, to make the final score 29-26.

Hayward is now 4-5 (3-3 HAAL) and hosts Mt. Eden on Friday at 7 p.m. at Sunset Field.

San Lorenzo 48, Mt. Eden 6
Mt. Eden struggles continue with their loss at San Lorenzo. Monarchs only touchdown came in the fourth quarter on a 27-yard pass from Issac Robinson to Devante McGowan. Robinson was 10-19 for 123 yards and two interceptions while McGowan rushed 28 times for 72 yards, and caught four balls for 61 yards. Mt. Eden fell to 0-9 (0-6 HAAL) before this week's game with cross-town and league rival Hayward.

Santa Clara Valley Athletic League, De Anza Division
Milpitas 7, Saratoga 0
Milpitas High School Trojans, the only TCV readership area team playing in the Central Coast Section (all the aforementioned schools are part of the North Coast Section), kept its CCS Division I playoff hopes alive with a 7-0 must win at home last Friday against league rival Saratoga High School. Milpitas (5-3-1, 3-3 in SCVAL) is the CCS DI defending champion.

Another must win will come this Friday at home, 7:30 p.m., against undefeated Los Altos High School, winner of this year's SCVAL El Camino Division. Extra bonus points received from defeating a league or division champion should be enough to get the Trojans an at-large bid to the post season.

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