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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: Four San Francisco football players earn high honors as WCAL hands out awards

 A pair of San Francisco-area quarterbacks have been recognized by the…

 

Terence Loville (1) and Daylin McLemore (2) of San Mateo-Serra lament their CCS loss to St. Francis on Nov.23, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: Serra’s run comes to an end against familiar foe

MOUNTAIN VIEW — Don’t be fooled by the 38-8 final score. Serra’s…

 

Mountain View-St. Francis celebrates on Saturday, Nov. 4, after a resounding victory over San Mateo-Serra. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: Serra suffers historic loss as St. Francis wins WCAL title

SAN MATEO — The recent trend of down-to-the-wire games between the Serra…

 

St. Ignatius linebacker Christoper Carlton (15) tackles Archbishop Riordan running back Jalen Camp (17) in the second quarter of a 35-0 WIldcats win on Oct. 27, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football Roundup: Lincoln pounds Burton, St. Ignatius shuts out Riordan

St. Ignatius 35 vs. Riordan 0: The Wildcats re-captured the Gil Haskel…

St. Ignatius linebacker Christoper Carlton (15) tackles Archbishop Riordan running back Jalen Camp (17) in the second quarter of a 35-0 WIldcats win on Oct. 27, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
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)
McKinley Oliver (7) of Mission runs at Galileo on Oct. 5, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football Preview: Playoffs coming into focus in this week’s prep football matchups

Balboa (5-1, 2-0 AAA) vs. Mission (3-4, 1-2 AAA), Friday, 2 p.m.…

McKinley Oliver (7) of Mission runs at Galileo on Oct. 5, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Lincoln quarterback Jovon Baker runs in the third quarter against Mission on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 at Kezar Stadium. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football Roundup: St. Ignatius winless no more and Lincoln wins duel with Mission

Game of the Week: St. Ignatius 38, Mitty 24: After losing six…

Lincoln quarterback Jovon Baker runs in the third quarter against Mission on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 at Kezar Stadium. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Skylar Loving-Black and San Jose-Valley Christian celebrate after beating San Mateo-Serra on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (Ethan Kassell / Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Mateo-Serra suffers worst league loss since 2001 at the hands of Valley Christian

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The only thing that resembled the last three…

Skylar Loving-Black and San Jose-Valley Christian celebrate after beating San Mateo-Serra on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (Ethan Kassell / Special to 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)
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 Preps Game of the Week: Inconsistent Serra falls to talented Pittsburg

PITTSBURG -- Down by 10 points with under two minutes to go,…

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)
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)
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)

Game of the Week: San Mateo-Serra can’t overcome injuries in Honor Bowl loss to Gardena-Serra

MOUNTAIN VIEW -- With its top two defenders sidelined and constant rotation…

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)
Serra football beat Saint Francis on Friday. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Serra football team wins first league title in 49 years

MOUNTAIN VIEW — Tom Brady never won a WCAL title at Serra.…

Serra football beat Saint Francis on Friday. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)