Serra stops St. Francis for 2nd time

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St. Francis High halfback Cyrus Habibi-Likio breaks loose after catching a screen pass that went for 56 yards Friday night.

The 56-yard catch and run had to make St. Francis High players, coaches and fans wonder what might have been if Cyrus Habibi-Likio was at full strength for Friday’s Central Coast Section Open Division II football semifinal.

MV battles but is no match for top seed SF

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St. Francis High linebacker Dominic Graziani tackles Mountain View receiver Tommy Resnick, who finished with seven catches.

Although the score was lopsided – host St. Francis High routed Mountain View High 56-27 in Friday’s Central Coast Section Open Division II playoff opener – both football teams left the field feeling pretty good about themselves.

The top-seeded Lancers (10-1) moved one step closer to their goal of repeating as CCS champs, while the eighth-seeded Spartans (5-6) were happy just to get this far. Mountain View missed the playoffs by half a point the past two seasons and only made it this year by winning a coin flip for the final berth.

LA's mistakes costly in loss to Homestead

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Los Altos High’s Kyle Godfrey attempts a diving tackle on Homestead fullback Andrew Oduor in Friday’s playoff game.

In a football game decided by one point, Los Altos High’s six turnovers loomed large in Friday night’s Central Coast Section Division IV playoff opener at Homestead.

The fifth-seeded Eagles fell 17-16 to the No. 4 Mustangs, who totaled three turnovers.

All in: Eagles, Spartans & Lancers make football playoffs

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Led by halfback Cyrus Habibi-Likio, above with ball, St. Francis kicks off the playoffs Friday night by hosting Mountain View.

It’s not unprecedented for Los Altos, Mountain View and St. Francis highs to make the Central Coast Section football playoffs in the same season, but it is highly unusual.

It’s happened twice in the past 20 years – in 2010 and now this season.

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