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
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
To the likely chagrin of the rest of the Academic Athletic Association, Galileo’s Kyle Nelson looked like his big brother Thursday.
Nelson, a skinny sophomore left-hander, doesn’t physically look like former two-time AAA Player of the Year Dylan Nelson in form or stature yet, but he showed he can take over a game on the mound and at the plate, just like his big bro, in a 7-4 win over Lincoln at the Moscone Recreation Center. Read More
Dominance is a term bandied about in sports, but no other word better describes what Mission High School’s defense did to Galileo on Thursday.
The Bears held Galileo to 85 total yards, forced eight turnovers and returned three interceptions for touchdowns in a 66-6 Academic Athletic Association win at Kezar Stadium. Read More
While most teams are taking bye weeks before the Academic Athletic Association and West Catholic Athletic League seasons begin, one school has the opportunity to do something a AAA team hasn’t done in a very long time — go 3-0 in nonleague play.
The San Francisco Section’s current incarnation only has available nonleague records going back to 2002, and only two teams have entered the AAA season unbeaten since then (Mission at 2-0 and Lowell at 1-0 in 2007). Read More
School officials have been enrolling students for years, but the district finally got around to defining what it means to be a resident of The City.
The new policy, which was approved by the Board of Education on Tuesday, is aimed at addressing a long-standing problem with families using false addresses to register for city schools. Read More
The Washington High School girls’ basketball team extended its winning streak to nine games, including a perfect 7-0 mark in Academic Athletic Association play, with a dominating 60-20 win against visiting Galileo on Monday.
After leading 24-12 at the half, the Eagles (14-8, 7-0) outscored the Lions (9-8, 4-2) 20-5 in the third quarter to put the game well out of reach. Read More
After Washington crushed Galileo last week, many coming to Eagle Stadium were expecting a similar result on Thursday, but instead saw an inspired Lions team nearly pull off the upset without star running back Quincy Nelson.
But Jeremy Jetton’s interception with 1:34 remaining in the game sealed Washington’s third Turkey Day appearance in four years as the Eagles held off a gritty Galileo bunch 19-13 in the CIF-San Francisco Section-Academic Athletic Association semifinals. Read More