In the Academic Athletic Association football playoffs, familiarity breeds upsets.
In the past four seasons and in six of the past seven years, a AAA underdog has beaten a higher seed, and the feeling is fresh in the minds of the players and coaches at Mission High School.
A year ago, after completing an undefeated league season, the Bears were stunned by fourth-seeded Balboa in the AAA semifinals. Read More
With the most important games of the fall season just beginning, basketball tips off this week and The City will not be short on solid boys teams.
Things could very well change as the season progresses, but here are our Top 10 teams to start the 2011-2012 season: Read More
So many of Lowell High School’s wins in the past two seasons have been blowouts, but the Cardinals were pushed to the brink again in the Academic Athletic Association boys’ soccer championship game on Saturday.
Lowell rallied back from an early 1-0 deficit, then withstood a frenetic push from Lincoln in the final minutes in a 2-1 win at Boxer Stadium. Read More
Both Mission and Lowell have locked down Academic Athletic Association playoff berths, but no other game this week can shake up the postseason picture more.
The winner of the Friday matchup at Lowell High School will clinch second place outright in the AAA and host a first-round playoff game.
Beyond that, things get considerably complicated. Read More
With their league schedules out of the way, San Mateo and Burlingame renew their rivalry in the 84th annual Little Big Game on Saturday.
“It’s fun; it’s exciting and the kids are really positive,” San Mateo coach Jeff Scheller said. “It’s not about the students per se. It comes down to the tradition. We just tell them how fortunate they are to be part of this.” Read More
Half Moon Bay at Aragon, 2:45 p.m.
The PAL Ocean Division will be on the line when these two square off. Half Moon Bay has turned it around after a slow nonleague slate and can clinch the title outright with a win. An Aragon win forces a shared title.
Carlmont vs. El Camino at South City, 7 p.m. Read More
The Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division championship comes down to Friday’s showdown between Terra Nova and Menlo-Atherton.
With a win, Terra Nova (6-2, 4-0 PAL Bay) would clinch its third consecutive Bay Division title, while M-A (6-2, 4-0 PAL Bay) can claim its first Bay championship since 2008 with a victory. Read More
Add another dagger to the St. Ignatius football team’s season of heartbreak.
The Wildcats dropped another gut-wrenching game at home, this time a 38-35 West Catholic Athletic League loss to St. Francis, and it came down to one play.
After St. Ignatius (2-5-1, 0-4-1 WCAL) took a 35-31 lead on a 1-yard touchdown run from fullback Dom Truoccolo with 1:34 remaining in the game, St. Francis (4-4, 3-2) drove down to the Wildcats 25-yard line with just over 30 seconds to play. Read More
Lowell at Lincoln, 3 p.m.
Lincoln (3-4, 3-1) escaped an upset against Marshall last week, but Lowell (3-3, 2-2) wasn’t so fortunate, falling to previously winless Balboa.
Lowell will look to running back Reggie Webb to lead it past Lincoln, as the winner of this game will take hold of third place in the league standings.
Archbishop Riordan High School’s football team is getting better. It’s just hard to see against the West Catholic Athletic League’s best teams.
The Crusaders limited a potent Serra offense to 284 yards, but familiar problems with their young offense led to a 35-10 loss Saturday at Archbishop Riordan High School. Read More