Riordan Crusaders

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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Gene Aberoutte celebrates winning at Bellarmine High School this month. The senior wrestler for Riordan won an individual league title. (Courtesy Riordan Athletics)

Riordan wrestlers win league title for first time in program history

When Archbishop Riordan’s Crusader Forum was renovated over the past few years,…

Gene Aberoutte celebrates winning at Bellarmine High School this month. The senior wrestler for Riordan won an individual league title. (Courtesy Riordan Athletics)
Mission and Lowell play different styles, but they’re both hard to beat when they’re executing. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)

The top-10 boys basketball teams in San Francisco

The first-ever Prep Focus midseason Top-10 ranking of the best boys’ basketball…

Mission and Lowell play different styles, but they’re both hard to beat when they’re executing. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Greg Hill, left, holds practice at Mission High School last season. Hill is out as head coach, replaced by Tobias Whitley. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A rundown of local high school football championships

AAA Championship: It’s not on Thanksgiving, but the AAA Championship has the…

Greg Hill, left, holds practice at Mission High School last season. Hill is out as head coach, replaced by Tobias Whitley. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mission forward U’jah Pratt (32) is the only starter to return from the Bears’ title-winning season last year. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Crusader Classic tips off new high-school basketball season

The Riordan Crusader Classic signifies the start of the high school basketball…

Mission forward U’jah Pratt (32) is the only starter to return from the Bears’ title-winning season last year. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Burlingame faces San Mateo on Saturday in the 90th playing of the Little Big Game. (Courtesy Cassis Brown/Burlingame Athletics)

Rivalry games take center stage as high school football season winds down

It isn’t the final week of the season, but it’s rivalry week…

Burlingame faces San Mateo on Saturday in the 90th playing of the Little Big Game. (Courtesy Cassis Brown/Burlingame Athletics)
Eric Sun/Special to The S.F. ExaminerSt. Ignatius guard Trevor Dunbar (10) will be playing in the Pac-12 Conference next year at Washington State.

Lee optimistic about first year at Riordan

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of San Francisco…

Eric Sun/Special to The S.F. ExaminerSt. Ignatius guard Trevor Dunbar (10) will be playing in the Pac-12 Conference next year at Washington State.