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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…

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)
Galileo guard Ryan Huang scored 17 of his game-high 23 points in the first half in a game against Jefferson on Nov. 29, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: With star player sidelined, University wins tournament opener

DALY CITY — It looks like life without Max Fried isn’t as…

Galileo guard Ryan Huang scored 17 of his game-high 23 points in the first half in a game against Jefferson on Nov. 29, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / 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)

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)
Ben Knight (15) and Ahjae Holdman (32) of Mission box out San Ramon Valley's Eric Ficken (24) and Nate Roberto (10) in a game on Nov. 28, 2018, at Archbishop Riordan High School. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Mission gets first experience in defeat

ARCHBISHOP RIORDAN HS — Young high school basketball teams with minimal experience…

Ben Knight (15) and Ahjae Holdman (32) of Mission box out San Ramon Valley's Eric Ficken (24) and Nate Roberto (10) in a game on Nov. 28, 2018, at Archbishop Riordan High School. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)
Archbishop Riordan guard Zachary Quanico (20) guards Sacred Heart Prep guard Ryan Von Thaden (1) during a game at the Crusader Classic on Nov. 28, 2018, at Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Riordan uses explosive third quarter to cruise past Sacred Heart Prep

ARCHBISHOP RIORDAN HS — With 2:48 left in the third quarter of…

Archbishop Riordan guard Zachary Quanico (20) guards Sacred Heart Prep guard Ryan Von Thaden (1) during a game at the Crusader Classic on Nov. 28, 2018, at Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Lincoln running back Desean Crawford runs against Galileo in a 52-18 win on Oct. 20, 2018, at Lincoln High School. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Much-awaited AAA championship between Lincoln and Mission to answer some questions, present others

When Lincoln and Mission finally meet for the City title this weekend,…

Lincoln running back Desean Crawford runs against Galileo in a 52-18 win on Oct. 20, 2018, at Lincoln High School. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
St. Ignatius head boys’ soccer coach Alan Downey, flanked by Kol Van Giesen (left), Sean Bitler (second from left) and P.J. Rich (right), instructs his players during one of their indoor practices. (Ryan Maquiñana / Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Glens Soccer Spotlight: Can St. Ignatius repeat as NorCal champions?

By Ryan Maquiñana Special to S.F. Examiner The San Francisco Glens of…

St. Ignatius head boys’ soccer coach Alan Downey, flanked by Kol Van Giesen (left), Sean Bitler (second from left) and P.J. Rich (right), instructs his players during one of their indoor practices. (Ryan Maquiñana / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Je'Lani Clark goes up for a basket against Dublin in the NorCal Tip-Off Classic on Nov. 24, 2018, at Newark Memorial High School. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Archbishop Riordan drops frustrating game to Dublin in NorCal Tip-Off Classic

NEWARK — Slamming his hand on the scorers table, Archbishop Riordan head…

Je'Lani Clark goes up for a basket against Dublin in the NorCal Tip-Off Classic on Nov. 24, 2018, at Newark Memorial High School. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Miles Amos (5) of Stuart Hall  and Miles Bow (2) of Sacred Heart Cathedral, go after a loose ball during the second period of the game at the 12th Annual Nor Cal Tip-Off Classic on November 24, 2018 at Newark Memorial High School in Newark, California. (Chris Victorio - Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Sacred Heart Cathedral comes back to down Stuart Hall in NorCal Tip-Off Classic

NEWARK — After having their preseason derailed due to the poor air quality…

Miles Amos (5) of Stuart Hall  and Miles Bow (2) of Sacred Heart Cathedral, go after a loose ball during the second period of the game at the 12th Annual Nor Cal Tip-Off Classic on November 24, 2018 at Newark Memorial High School in Newark, California. (Chris Victorio - Special to 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)
Stuart Hall's Miles Amos goes up for a basket against Aragon’s Noah Salah on Nov. 21, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Basketball: Stuart Hall opens season with win over Aragon

PACIFIC HEIGHTS — Faced with a solid challenge to open the 2018-19…

Stuart Hall's Miles Amos goes up for a basket against Aragon’s Noah Salah on Nov. 21, 2018. (Ethan Kassel / S.F. Examiner)
Galileo quarterback Ronald Fox throws on the run against Mission in an Academic Athletic Association game against Mission on Oct. 5, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football: Galileo battles air quality issues and postponements during playoff prep

By Jeff Weisinger Special to S.F. Examiner Players of the Galileo High…

Galileo quarterback Ronald Fox throws on the run against Mission in an Academic Athletic Association game against Mission on Oct. 5, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
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…

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)
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)