Archbishop Riordan High School

Galileo wide receiver Reese Bickart stands on the sideline before the second half of a game on Sept. 15, 2018, in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Galileo-Lincoln clash headlines this week’s prep matchups

Multiple rivalries and a battle for Academic Athletic Association supremacy between Galileo…

Galileo wide receiver Reese Bickart stands on the sideline before the second half of a game on Sept. 15, 2018, in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Serra linebacker E.J. Lahlouh (6) sacks Archbishop Riordan quarterbackAdham Abdelghani on Oct. 6, 2018, at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: Archbishop Riordan makes a change at quarterback

Last weekend, Archbishop Riordan quarterback Adham Abdelghani exited after the first half…

Serra linebacker E.J. Lahlouh (6) sacks Archbishop Riordan quarterbackAdham Abdelghani on Oct. 6, 2018, at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Serra linebacker E.J. Lahlouh (6) sacks Archbishop Riordan quarterbackAdham Abdelghani on Oct. 6, 2018, at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: Serra and Valley Christian headline another big weekend

This week’s high school football schedule includes games that won’t just determine…

Serra linebacker E.J. Lahlouh (6) sacks Archbishop Riordan quarterbackAdham Abdelghani on Oct. 6, 2018, at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Galileo quarterback Ronald Fox (3) hands the ball off to Michael Duran (4) in the fourth quarter of a game against Mission on Oct. 5, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps football roundup: Galileo and Sacred Heart Cathedral take home dramatic wins

SF Preps Game of the Week: Galileo 42, Mission 36: In a…

Galileo quarterback Ronald Fox (3) hands the ball off to Michael Duran (4) in the fourth quarter of a game against Mission on Oct. 5, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Mateo-Serra quarterback/cornerback Daylin McLemore fakes a pass after handing the ball off in the fourth quarter of the Padres' 57-6 win over Archbishop Riordan on Oct. 6, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: Daylin McLemore turns in two picks in 57-6 San Mateo-Serra win over Riordan

SAN MATEO — During a 45-35 loss to Pittsburg a month ago,…

San Mateo-Serra quarterback/cornerback Daylin McLemore fakes a pass after handing the ball off in the fourth quarter of the Padres' 57-6 win over Archbishop Riordan on Oct. 6, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Jack Castiglione and the St. Ignatius Wildcats look to change the course of their season on Friday night in the Bruce-Mahoney Game.

Bruce-Mahoney and Mission-Galileo to headline huge weekend of high school football

Bruce-Mahoney Game: Sacred Heart Cathedral (2-3, 0-2 WCAL) vs. St. Ignatius (0-5,…

Jack Castiglione and the St. Ignatius Wildcats look to change the course of their season on Friday night in the Bruce-Mahoney Game.
Galileo running back Yarvell Smith sits injured on the sidelines during the Lions' loss to Rio Vista on Sept. 15, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: League showdowns all around a busy weekend of prep football

Galileo (3-1) @ Burton (4-0), Saturday, 2 p.m. The resurgent Pumas made…

Galileo running back Yarvell Smith sits injured on the sidelines during the Lions' loss to Rio Vista on Sept. 15, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Sacred Heart Cathedral running back Anthony Heard earned first-team All-City running back honors. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football Roundup: Lincoln continues undefeated run, Galileo returns to form

Game of the Week: San Jose-Valley Christian 45, Sacred Heart Cathedral 7…

Sacred Heart Cathedral running back Anthony Heard earned first-team All-City running back honors. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Sacred Heart Cathedral running back Anthony Heard (24) is tackled by Kyane Schmidt (54) in a game on Sept. 21, 2018 at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Game of the Week: Sacred Heart Cathedral stumbles in WCAL opener

KEZAR STADIUM -- A week after 52-point win over Homestead a week…

Sacred Heart Cathedral running back Anthony Heard (24) is tackled by Kyane Schmidt (54) in a game on Sept. 21, 2018 at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Mateo-Serra quarterback Luke Bottari attempts a pass during the third quarter of a game at Pittsburg on Sept. 7, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Prep Football Preview: Lincoln travels to El Camino, Sacred Heart Cathedral tangles with Valley Christian

Lincoln (3-0) @ El Camino (1-2), Friday, 7:30 p.m. Already boasting solid…

San Mateo-Serra quarterback Luke Bottari attempts a pass during the third quarter of a game at Pittsburg on Sept. 7, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Napa High Grizzlies Quarterback, Gunner Schoeps (16) takes the sack sandwich from Archbishop Riordan Crusaders Zachary Charlton (9) and  middle-linebacker, Michael Estrada (52) on September 8, 2018. (Courtesy / Don Lex)

SF Preps football roundup: Galileo wins big again, Riordan wins shootout and Serra falls to talented Pittsburg

Game of the Week: San Mateo-Serra 35 @ Pittsburg 45: Padres quarterback Luke…

Napa High Grizzlies Quarterback, Gunner Schoeps (16) takes the sack sandwich from Archbishop Riordan Crusaders Zachary Charlton (9) and  middle-linebacker, Michael Estrada (52) on September 8, 2018. (Courtesy / Don Lex)
Archbishop Riordan Crusaders Varsity, Adham Abdelghani (8) scrambles for a 1st down in the first quarter against Napa on Sept. 8, 2018. (Photo: Courtesy / Don Lex)

SF Preps Football: Archbishop Riordan wins shootout in Napa

By Kyle Foster Special to S.F. Examiner NAPA -- There was a…

Archbishop Riordan Crusaders Varsity, Adham Abdelghani (8) scrambles for a 1st down in the first quarter against Napa on Sept. 8, 2018. (Photo: Courtesy / Don Lex)
San Mateo-Serra quarterback Luke Bottari (10) leads his teammates Owen Tapang (51), AJ Gonzalez (12) and David Coker (21) onto the field in the second half of the season opener against Gardena-Serra. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Prep Focus: Third week of high school football headlined by big games

Game of the Week: San Mateo-Serra (1-1) @ Pittsburg (1-2), Friday, 7…

San Mateo-Serra quarterback Luke Bottari (10) leads his teammates Owen Tapang (51), AJ Gonzalez (12) and David Coker (21) onto the field in the second half of the season opener against Gardena-Serra. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
St. Ignatius running back Jahsai Shannon runs off the field in the second half of the Wildcats' Sept. 1 loss to Moraga-Campolindo. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Prep Football Roundup: Serra bounces back, a star emerges for St. Ignatius

Games of the Week: Oakland Tech 20, Mission 6: Suiting up just…

St. Ignatius running back Jahsai Shannon runs off the field in the second half of the Wildcats' Sept. 1 loss to Moraga-Campolindo. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Serra and St. Ignatius (seen last season) will both be back in action this week. (Courtesy: Paul Ghiglieri)

PrepFocus: San Francisco high school football preview for Labor Day weekend

Game of the Week: Oakland Tech (1-1) @ Mission (0-1), Friday, 7:30…

Serra and St. Ignatius (seen last season) will both be back in action this week. (Courtesy: Paul Ghiglieri)
Bryce Monroe (13) and Je'Lani Clark (middle), seen here at the NorCal Clash on Aug. 26, 2018 at Chabot College, team with one another at Archbishop Riordan this winter. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

NorCal Clash: Archbishop Riordan basketball set for big season with cousins Je’Lani Clark and Bryce Monroe

HAYWARD -- When Bryce Monroe was considering where to transfer after his sophomore…

Bryce Monroe (13) and Je'Lani Clark (middle), seen here at the NorCal Clash on Aug. 26, 2018 at Chabot College, team with one another at Archbishop Riordan this winter. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Spencer Spivy led University to a 31-4 record and earned honors as the top senior in San Francisco. (Courtesy Laura Spivy)

High school basketball end-of-season awards

Freshman of the Year: Nigel Burris, Stuart Hall. Burris was one of…

Spencer Spivy led University to a 31-4 record and earned honors as the top senior in San Francisco. (Courtesy Laura Spivy)
Miles Amos scored 21 points in Stuart Hall’s loss to View Park of Los Angeles in the CIF Division IV Championship Game on Friday (Courtesy Jemima Scott/Convent & Stuart Hall)

Bright future ahead for SF high school hoops

With the CIF State Championships wrapping up over the past weekend, the…

Miles Amos scored 21 points in Stuart Hall’s loss to View Park of Los Angeles in the CIF Division IV Championship Game on Friday (Courtesy Jemima Scott/Convent & Stuart Hall)
St. Ignatius head coach Rob Marcaletti hopes to be yelling commands from the sideline throughout a long state tournament run. (Courtesy Paul Ghiglieri/SI Athletics)

New high-school state basketball tournament format is filled with surprises

The brackets for the 2018 CIF Basketball Tournament were released on Sunday.…

St. Ignatius head coach Rob Marcaletti hopes to be yelling commands from the sideline throughout a long state tournament run. (Courtesy Paul Ghiglieri/SI Athletics)
Riordan boys basketball won its section on Saturday. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Riordan wins section title with furious comeback

SAN JOSE — It looked unlikely until the final moments, but the…

Riordan boys basketball won its section on Saturday. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)