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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)
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 roundup: Galileo falls, Lowell opens with milestone

Game of the Week: Galileo 30, Rio Vista 54: In a rematch…

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)
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 Game of the Week: Rio Vista gets revenge on Galileo in state title rematch

With under six minutes left in Saturday's 6-A regional final rematch between…

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)
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)
Reese Bickart (right) of Galileo catches a two-point conversion against Hoopa Valley. Michael Duran (middle) had a 60-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage, and Bickart also had a TD reception from Ronald Fox. (Rob Schnitzer / Galileo High School)

Prep Football Roundup: Galileo wins big, Mission set to host Oakland Tech

Game of the Week: Clash of Serras (Full recap) Galileo 52, Hoopa…

Reese Bickart (right) of Galileo catches a two-point conversion against Hoopa Valley. Michael Duran (middle) had a 60-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage, and Bickart also had a TD reception from Ronald Fox. (Rob Schnitzer / Galileo High School)
Galileo’s state football title is just one sign of the rise of competition all around the Academic Athletic Association. (Photo: Robert Schnitzer, special to the S.F. Examiner)

Prep Focus: AAA sees more parity, harder battles for teams at the top

Beginning with Mission’s boys basketball Division III title last winter, the last…

Galileo’s state football title is just one sign of the rise of competition all around the Academic Athletic Association. (Photo: Robert Schnitzer, special to the S.F. Examiner)
Galileo football winning the state title is a prime example of San Francisco public schools’ athletic ascendence in the last couple years. (Courtesy Robert Schnitzer/Galileo Athletics)

Galileo’s title caps off banner year for SF public schools

San Francisco is a city of champions. No, not the 49ers. Even…

Galileo football winning the state title is a prime example of San Francisco public schools’ athletic ascendence in the last couple years. (Courtesy Robert Schnitzer/Galileo Athletics)
Yarvell Smith, just a sophomore, has rushed for more than 1,300 yards this season while scoring 20 touchdowns for Galileo. (Courtesy Robert Schnitzer/Galileo Athletics)

Galileo football wins state championship

The Galileo Lions were out of their element Saturday night. Having taken…

Yarvell Smith, just a sophomore, has rushed for more than 1,300 yards this season while scoring 20 touchdowns for Galileo. (Courtesy Robert Schnitzer/Galileo Athletics)
Yarvell Smith, just a sophomore, has rushed for more than 1,300 yards this season while scoring 20 touchdowns for Galileo. (Courtesy Robert Schnitzer/Galileo Athletics)

Galileo football aims to conquer state

When the California Interscholastic Federation first announced its decision to increase the…

Yarvell Smith, just a sophomore, has rushed for more than 1,300 yards this season while scoring 20 touchdowns for Galileo. (Courtesy Robert Schnitzer/Galileo Athletics)
The St. Ignatius football team won two of its final three games after losing to Riordan in overtime. (Courtesy Paul Ghilglieri/Saint Ignatius Athletics)

New wave of contenders dominate Peninsula fall prep sports

High school football and volleyball playoffs are under way, and there’s no…

The St. Ignatius football team won two of its final three games after losing to Riordan in overtime. (Courtesy Paul Ghilglieri/Saint Ignatius Athletics)