A number of issues plagued the Balboa football team last season.
Injuries, eligibility issues and cohesiveness all played a part.
All of them reared their ugly heads in the team’s Sept. 10 nonleague game against Oakland Tech, when the Buccaneers lost a lead in the final minute to fall 26-21. Read More
Of the six long-standing football programs in the Academic Athletic Association, Balboa High School has one of the longest championship droughts, going without a Turkey Bowl title since 1984.
This year appeared to be just another title-less season for the Buccaneers when they dropped all four of their nonleague games and waited until the last week of the regular season to clinch the fourth and final playoff spot in the AAA. Read More