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Levar Watkins Jr. (kneeling) is consoled by Sacred Heart Cathedral running back Anthony Heard on Saturday, Nov. 24, after a playoff loss to Sacred Heart Prep. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)

Sacred Heart Cathedral falls in defensive struggle against Sacred Heart Prep

ATHERTON — Facing Sacred Heart Prep’s defense would have been tough enough…

 

Anthony Heard (24) of Sacred Heart Cathedral runs for a touchdown in the second quarter of the Irish's first-round playoff game against Live Oak. The score was called back because of holding, but Heard rushed 23 times for 108 yards and another touchdown in the 20-0 win on Nov. 17, 2018 at Live Oak High School. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Prep Roundup: Sacred Heart Cathedral gets revenge, WCAL, AAA and CCS cross country runners advance

Central Coast Section Playoffs — Sacred Heart Cathedral 20 @ Live Oak…

 

Evan Dere (27) of Sacred Heart Cathedral goes for a tackle against Jalen Rios (25) of Live Oak High School during a first-round Central Coast Section playoff game on Nov. 17, 2018, in Morgan Hill, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: Sacred Heart Cathedral shuts out one of NorCal’s most productive offenses in first round of playoffs

MORGAN HILL — Exactly a year before Sacred Heart Cathedral's first-round playoff…

 

Serra quarterback Luke Bottari stands on the sideline during the second half of the Padres' 42-0 win over Sacred Heart Cathedral on Oct. 26, 2018, at Kezar Stadium. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Game of the Week: Serra explodes behind EJ Lahlouh in 42-0 thumping of Sacred Heart Cathedral

KEZAR STADIUM -- On the second play of the season against Southern…

Serra quarterback Luke Bottari stands on the sideline during the second half of the Padres' 42-0 win over Sacred Heart Cathedral on Oct. 26, 2018, at Kezar Stadium. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Sacred Heart Cathedral head coach Barry McLaughlin celebrates a Stanfel Cup win with his team on Oct. 19, 2018 at Kezar Stadium. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: Sacred Heart Cathedral wins Stanfel Trophy in 38-0 romp

KEZAR STADIUM -- Heading into Friday's Stanfel Cup game between Archbishop Riordan…

Sacred Heart Cathedral head coach Barry McLaughlin celebrates a Stanfel Cup win with his team on Oct. 19, 2018 at Kezar Stadium. (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)
Sacred Heart Cathedral running back Anthony Heard (24) runs into the line of scrimmage, pursued by Mountain View-St. Francis's Joshua Pakola (7) in the third quarter of a 14-0 loss to the Lancers on Sept. 28, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Game of the Week: St. Francis vs. Sacred Heart Cathedral

KEZAR STADIUM -- For the second week in a row, Sacred Heart…

Sacred Heart Cathedral running back Anthony Heard (24) runs into the line of scrimmage, pursued by Mountain View-St. Francis's Joshua Pakola (7) in the third quarter of a 14-0 loss to the Lancers on Sept. 28, 2018. (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)