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CIF D6 State Championship Game on December 15, 2018 at City College of San Francisco in San Francisco , California. (Chris Victorio

Lincoln High varsity football team wins state championship game at City College

The Lincoln High School varsity football team, the San Francisco Section champion,…

 

Jack Gaughan (12) and Leonard Gallegos (75) celebrate Lincoln's San Francisco Section title on Dec. 1, 2018, at Kezar Stadium. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: Lincoln hosts Orange Glen in state title game at CCSF

As quarterback Jovon Baker knifed through the middle of his scout team…

 

Marin Catholic Quarterback Gaven Cooke scrambles to avoid a tackle by Rancho Cotate’s Elias Rantissi.(Bill Schneider/VarsityPix.com)

SF Preps Roundup: Marin Catholic and Lincoln advance, hoops tournaments open season

Defense has continued to do the heavy lifting for Marin Catholic’s football…

 

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…

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)
Senior linebacker Rocky Marania celebrates the Lincoln Mustangs' San Francisco Section title over Mission on Nov. 30, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: Family comes first as Lincoln wins 11th San Francisco Section title

KEZAR STADIUM — Ten years ago, on Thanksgiving night, Rocky Marania stood…

Senior linebacker Rocky Marania celebrates the Lincoln Mustangs' San Francisco Section title over Mission on Nov. 30, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
A referee places a football on the field. (Shutterstock)

North Coast Section details postseason football process in wake of fire delays

With the North Coast, Oakland and San Francisco Sections having been impacted…

A referee places a football on the field. (Shutterstock)
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)

Archbishop Riordan in search of a new football coach after Jay’Sen Morris takes promotion

Archbishop Riordan High School is in need of a football coach, but…

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)
Lincoln running back Desean Crawford runs the ball against Balboa on Nov. 23, 2018. (Eric Sun / Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: Lincoln braves storm to defeat Balboa to advance to section championship

By Jeff Weisinger Special to S.F. Examiner Entering Friday’s semifinal matchup against…

Lincoln running back Desean Crawford runs the ball against Balboa on Nov. 23, 2018. (Eric Sun / Special to S.F. Examiner)
McKinley Oliver (7) of Mission runs at Galileo on Oct. 5, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: Mission settles score with Galileo in Academic Athletic Association semifinal

GEORGE WHITE FIELD — After losing to the Galileo Lions in last…

McKinley Oliver (7) of Mission runs at Galileo on Oct. 5, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
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…

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)
St. Ignatius football players Beau Gardner (55), Nate Washington (24), Davis Desouza (19) and Will Burkett (50) sing the alma mater after losing to Sacred Heart Prep in a Central Coast Section quarterfinal game in Gilroy, Calif., on Nov. 17, 2018. (Courtesy / St. Ignatius)

SF Preps Football: St. Ignatius ousted in regional quarterfinal by Sacred Heart Prep

GILROY — As was often the case throughout a season filled with…

St. Ignatius football players Beau Gardner (55), Nate Washington (24), Davis Desouza (19) and Will Burkett (50) sing the alma mater after losing to Sacred Heart Prep in a Central Coast Section quarterfinal game in Gilroy, Calif., on Nov. 17, 2018. (Courtesy / St. Ignatius)
Mission running backJelani Al-Malik (4) is tackled by Galileo defenders Reese Bickart (8) and Jimmie Edwards III (6) on Oct. 5, 2018, in an Academic Athletic Association league game at Galileo High School. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: San Francisco Section postpones semifinal football games to Saturday due to air quality

The San Francisco Section has officially postponed its two semifinal football games…

Mission running backJelani Al-Malik (4) is tackled by Galileo defenders Reese Bickart (8) and Jimmie Edwards III (6) on Oct. 5, 2018, in an Academic Athletic Association league game at Galileo High School. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Mission running backJelani Al-Malik (4) is tackled by Galileo defenders Reese Bickart (8) and Jimmie Edwards III (6) on Oct. 5, 2018, in an Academic Athletic Association league game at Galileo High School. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Weekend Preview: Academic Athletic Association semifinals kick off busy football weekend

With cancelations, postponements and finally, some semblance of a schedule, Bay Area…

Mission running backJelani Al-Malik (4) is tackled by Galileo defenders Reese Bickart (8) and Jimmie Edwards III (6) on Oct. 5, 2018, in an Academic Athletic Association league game at Galileo High School. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
The Golden Gate Bridge as seen from The Presidio is mired in smog as smoke from the Camp Fire in Northern California drifts down into the Bay Area on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Central Coast Section football playoff games rescheduled for a third time due to fires, air quality

The Sacred Heart Cathedral football team's bus was just 20 minutes away…

The Golden Gate Bridge as seen from The Presidio is mired in smog as smoke from the Camp Fire in Northern California drifts down into the Bay Area on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Golden Gate Bridge as seen from The Presidio is mired in smog as smoke from the Camp Fire in Northern California drifts down into the Bay Area on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: High school football postponed due to poor air quality in San Francisco

Updated at 2:30 to include latest postponement. According to a call received…

The Golden Gate Bridge as seen from The Presidio is mired in smog as smoke from the Camp Fire in Northern California drifts down into the Bay Area on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Sacred Heart Cathedral running back Anthony Heard earned first-team All-City running back honors. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Academic Athletic Association football enters final week, as Central Coast Section starts playoffs

The Central Coast Section and North Coast Section playoffs will see their…

Sacred Heart Cathedral running back Anthony Heard earned first-team All-City running back honors. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
St. Ignatius quarterback Zach Taylor-Smith (14) scrambles against the Archbishop Riordan defense on Oct. 27, 2018, at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: St. Ignatius can advance with a win, Serra goes for WCAL title

SF Preps Game of the Week: St. Francis (8-1, 6-0 WCAL) @…

St. Ignatius quarterback Zach Taylor-Smith (14) scrambles against the Archbishop Riordan defense on Oct. 27, 2018, at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
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)
Siaki Gallegos-Hunkin (31) tackles Lavaka Kefu (22) of Archbishop Riordan in the second quarter of a WCAL game on Oct. 27, 2018, at Kezar Stadium. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Siaki Gallegos-Hunkin (31) tackles Lavaka Kefu (22) of Archbishop Riordan in the second quarter of a WCAL game on Oct. 27, 2018, at Kezar Stadium. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Mission quarterback McKinley Oliver (7) hands the ball off to running back Jelani Al-Malik on Oct. 26, 2018 against Balboa at Kezar Stadium. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: Big first half carries Mission past Balboa

KEZAR STADIUM — Coming off back-to-back losses, Mission didn’t waste any time…

Mission quarterback McKinley Oliver (7) hands the ball off to running back Jelani Al-Malik on Oct. 26, 2018 against Balboa at Kezar Stadium. (Ethan Kassel / Special to S.F. Examiner)