Fri12192014

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Lancers reign in the rain


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
St. Francis High’s Riley Quinn makes an interception in Friday’s game. Quinn and teammate Trillion Hebert, left, were part of a stingy defense that allowed just 27 points in the playoffs.

There probably aren’t many football teams that could overcome the loss of their quarterback nine minutes into a tightly contested championship game. But for St. Francis High – which relies on its potent running game and stout defense – it wasn’t much of a problem.

Scoring all their points after Kamalii Akina suffered a foot injury, the top-seeded Lancers beat Mitty 17-7 in Friday’s Central Coast Section Division II final at rainy Westmont in Campbell.

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Haven't we met before? Lancers face familiar foe in final


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St. Francis High’s Dennis Green congratulates Lutoviko Ahoia for scoring Friday. The pair combined for 247 yards rushing.

Along with doing what it does best – run and play defense – the St. Francis High football team showed off its aerial attack in Friday’s 42-14 blowout of visiting Leland in the Central Coast Section Division II semifinals.

The top-seeded Lancers (8-4) passed for a pair of touchdowns and ran for four more against the fifth-seeded Chargers (6-6).

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SF football team crushes Cardinals to open playoffs

St. Francis High proved that records are often deceiving in the Central Coast Section football playoffs.

The Lancers – who entered Friday’s CCS Division II opener with a 6-4 record – dismantled a 9-1 Mt. Pleasant team 55-6.

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Lancers make football playoffs as top seed; MV just misses cut

The St. Francis High football team finds itself in a familiar position as postseason play kicks off Friday.

Like last year, the Lancers are the top seed in the Central Coast Section Division II playoffs.

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Payback for Pinewood


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Pinewood freshman Alex Dagman – flanked by brothers Oscar Fick, left, and Bo Fick – celebrates scoring a touchdown Friday.

Jack Sweat didn’t forget. With last year’s lopsided loss to Woodside Priory still fresh in his mind, the senior powered Pinewood School’s eight-man football team to a 60-26 rout of its rival Friday afternoon.

He cited losing to Priory by the same margin a year ago as one of the factors fueling him in Friday’s home and season finale.

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Pick-six saves Spartans


Shirley Pefley/Special to the Town Crier
Mountain View High’s Regan Mszanowski reaches the end zone after intercepting a pass Saturday.

An injury-depleted Mountain View High football team made things a little more crowded at the top of the league standings with Saturday’s 39-27 upset win over Homestead.

The victory moved the Spartans into a second-place tie with the Mustangs in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division at 3-1. Mountain View improved to 6-2 overall, while Homestead dropped to 5-3.

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