Sacred Heart Prep-Riordan highlights week of prep football action 

click to enlarge Tyler McCool and Sacred Heart Prep take on Riordan on Friday. - EXAMINER FILE PHOTO
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  • Tyler McCool and Sacred Heart Prep take on Riordan on Friday.

Prep football games to watch this week:


Sacred Heart Prep at Riordan, 3:30 p.m.

The Crusaders made considerable strides in the second half against Dougherty Valley last week, but will face another game opponent in the defending CCS champs. The Gators and Tyler McCool dismantled San Lorenzo Valley 39-0 in their opener and defeated Riordan 56-26 last year.

Mission at Menlo, 3:15 p.m.

Mission looked like an Academic Athletic Association powerhouse in a dominating 36-0 win over Tomales on Saturday night, but will take a considerable step up on the road against the Knights. Menlo fell to eventual champion Sacred Heart Prep in the Central Coast Section Division IV semifinals in 2010 and edged Santa Cruz in its opener this season.

Stuart Hall at Pinewood, 4 p.m.

The Knights certainly started off their season with a bang after a 40-8 win over rival Woodside Priory and will look to avenge another loss from 2010. Pinewood beat Stuart Hall 50-30 in last season’s meeting.

Galileo at Gonzales, 7 p.m.

Originally scheduled to play Fremont of Oakland on Saturday, the Lions had to scramble to schedule Gonzales after the Fremont game was canceled. The young Lions looked solid against Mills last week, and will look to continue their success on the road against the Spartans, who went 3-7 last season.

Marshall at Ukiah, 7:30 p.m.

After surprising many by beating Richmond on the road last week, the Phoenix will travel more than 100 miles to face the Wildcats, who went 4-6 last season and won their opener 47-37 against Casa Grande last week.


Sacred Heart Cathedral at St. Mary’s (Albany), 1:30 p.m.

The Irish escaped with a win against Terra Nova last week and will come into their matchup against the Panthers as considerable favorites. Sacred Heart cruised to a 49-27 win over St. Mary’s in last year’s meeting and the Panthers were routed by Justin-Siena last week 60-25.

Oakland Tech at Balboa, 2 p.m.

Oakland Tech defeated the Bucs 41-20 last season and will be favorites again, but Balboa shrugged off last season’s nonleague funk with a 13-12 win over Kennedy last week.

Tamalpais at Lincoln, 2 p.m.

It’s hard to see the Mustangs challenging the Red-Tailed Hawks, after a 41-0 loss to San Marin last week and a 34-8 loss to Tamalpais last season.

El Camino at Washington, 2 p.m.

The defending AAA champs welcome the Colts, whom they beat 21-14 last season, but could be undermanned at quarterback, as starter Aram Gevandian might miss significant time with a thumb injury. El Camino didn’t impress in its opener, falling to Menlo-Atherton 43-7 last week. The Colts went 5-5 last season, but were winless on the road.

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