Menlo-Atherton at Aragon, 3 p.m.
After an 0-3 start to the season, Menlo-Atherton has turned things around just in time for PAL Bay Division play. The Bears have won two straight and now hit the road to meet a reeling Aragon team fresh off a 42-7 loss.
San Mateo at Menlo, 3 p.m. Read More
Friday afternoon’s football game at Carlmont High School will literally be a tale of two 3-2 teams going in two very different directions.
Visiting Hillsdale High School, the defending Lake Division champions in the Peninsula Athletic League, come into the game riding a two-game losing streak. The Knights are also trying to rebound from a disappointing league-opening 23-20 loss to El Camino last week. Read More
Behind a match-high 18 kills from senior middle hitter Clara Cardillo, the Bay School girls’ volleyball team defeated Leadership High School 25-27, 25-22, 25-17, 22-25, 15-7 in Bay Counties League Central play on Tuesday at Letterman Gym in the Presidio.
“Clara’s attacking is outstanding,” Bay coach James Scrivano said. “Her communication during dead balls with her setter needs to improve, but I like what she did on the block and I like what she did with her swings.” Read More
It only took one goal to end International High School’s 13-game undefeated run, and it came at the hands of the also-undefeated Roseland University Prep Knights from Santa Rosa.
Roseland (9-0-2) beat International (11-1-2, 7-0) 1-0 at Crocker Amazon Playground.
The nonleague game matched Roseland, which leads the North Coast South II section, against the Bay Counties League Central-leading Jaguars. Read More
In a football season where so many things have gone as planned in San Francisco, the first real shocker of the year came from maybe the most unlikely source — Archbishop Riordan High School.
Behind the play of standout wide receiver and defensive back A.J. Lewis, the Crusaders stunned rival St. Ignatius 21-14 on Saturday.
The win is the first for Riordan and first-year head coach Bryan Blake, a St. Ignatius graduate, who was visibly emotional after the game. Read More
Last year, the Burlingame High School girls’ volleyball team won the Bay Division of the Peninsula Athletic League and advanced into the second round of the Central Coast Section playoffs before falling to Valley Christian.
This year, the Panthers want to get deeper into the postseason, but first they will have to defend their league title. Burlingame, which boasts a 17-3 overall record and 6-0 mark in league play, appears to be well on its way to doing that and the scary fact is this year’s Panthers team may be even better than last year. Read More
Up 2-1 in games with a 24-23 lead, Washington senior outside hitter Jessica Nicerio launched herself toward the ball and delivered the kill.
Not a player or fan from either side doubted the result, as Nicerio hit a perfectly placed shot to win the game and defeat Academic Athletic Association rival Lowell.
“[Nicerio] is probably the best power hitter in the league,” said Washington coach Jennifer Gee. “To be honest, whenever the ball was set for her, I knew we’d win the point.” Read More
Balboa at Galileo, 3 p.m.Both teams cruised against less-talented opponents in their AAA openers, but this could be the league’s most closely contested game. Both teams feature standout running backs in Galileo’s Quincy Nelson and Balboa’s Greg Warren. Both ran for 200 yards or more last week. Read More
Burlingame at Sacred Heart Prep, 3 p.m.
The Gators have been impressive in nonleague play, compiling a 4-0 mark. But SHP will be tested against a solid Burlingame team fresh off a 42-12 win over Woodside.
Skyline at Carlmont, 3 p.m.
The Scots are coming off an impressive win over Aragon and look to continue their success at home in a nonleague title.
Hillsdale at El Camino, 3 p.m. Read More
Now the season really begins.
When the Aragon High School football team travels to Pacifica to take on Terra Nova High School on Friday night, the previous four weeks will no longer count.
The two teams, each at 2-2 after nonleague action, kick off Bay Division action in the Peninsula Athletic League with the same goal in mind: Sitting on top of the division standings when league play concludes on Nov. 5. Read More