For a team that has relied heavily on big plays for most of the season, the Mission High School football team exhibited a noticeable patience to punch its ticket to the Academic Athletic Association-San Francisco Section championship game.
The Bears racked up 318 yards rushing from five different ball carriers and pieced together several sustained scoring drives in a 47-28 win over Galileo in the AAA semifinals on Thursday at Kezar Stadium. Read More
Buoyed by four touchdowns from Demetrius Williams, top-seed Lincoln High School punched its ticket to Thanksgiving Day’s Academic Athletic Association-San Francisco Section championship game with a 26-6 victory over visiting Lowell on Thursday.
Williams scored two touchdowns rushing, one on special teams and one on defense, to go along with a game-high 143 yards rushing on 15 carries. Read More
The two city Catholic high schools in the Central Coast Section playoffs have outlooks and circumstances that could not be more different.
St. Ignatius, following its winningest season since 2006, is in the elite Open Division for the second time in school history, while Riordan, after going winless in West Catholic Athletic League for the second straight year, snuck into the Division III playoffs by winning a coin flip. Read More
Barring a substantial upset, the consequences of the matchup between the Balboa and Galileo high school football teams is pretty simple — win and you’re in.
Washington can complicate the Academic Athletic Association playoff picture considerably with an upset of Mission, but both programs are viewing the game as a play-in game for the playoffs. Read More
The Sacred Heart Cathedral girls’ volleyball program has won four Northern California regional championships, but one title continues to evade it.
With a 25-11, 25-20, 25-14 loss on the road to Mitty in the West Catholic Athletic League championship game Thursday, the Irish have still yet to claim a league title.
“We’re always going to work toward [a WCAL title], but all we can do is control our side of the net and we can’t control how great the other team might be,” Sacred Heart coach Margi Beima said. Read More
It’s not Turkey Day just yet, but it might as well be.
The two best teams in the Academic Athletic Association will be on the same field Saturday at School of the Arts, and the gap between the Lincoln and Mission high school football teams and the rest of the league is
Entering the game that will decide the regular-season league title and the top seed in the AAA playoffs, Lincoln and Mission are both undefeated, and have outscored league opponents by a combined margin of 288-78. Read More
The default platitude in the West Catholic Athletic League and Central Coast Section football discussions this season has been pretty simple.
Bellarmine is king until someone someone knocks it off.
For the first time in a long time — maybe the first time since it left the Academic Athletic Association in 1968 — St. Ignatius has an opportunity to take the crown as the top team in the WCAL and in the CCS when the Wildcats host Bellarmine on Saturday. Read More
Will McKee has played at Kezar Stadium more times than he can remember.
Playing football, lacrosse and soccer in four years at St. Ignatius Prep, big games were always at Kezar, but he didn’t wear the familiar red, white and blue uniform in his final appearance at the iconic stadium.
This time, he informally launched his college lacrosse career as a freshman midfielder for Lehigh University, which played Ohio State in the San Francisco Lacrosse Fall Classic on Sunday at Kezar. Read More
At the midpoint of the Academic Athletic Association season, it’s clear that the Turkey Day favorites reside at Lincoln and Mission high schools.
Both sit a 3-0 in league play and have all but clinched playoff spots already, but the final two postseason berths are very much up for grabs and there may not be a more important week for the contenders. Read More
As much attention as the West Catholic Athletic League football clash between Bellarmine and Serra is getting this week, just 20 miles south of San Mateo there is another meeting of 2-0 WCAL teams that is flying under the radar.
St. Ignatius travels down to Mountain View to take on St. Francis on Friday night, and as impressive as the Wildcats have been this season, it’s actually St. Francis that has been the biggest surprise. Read More