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.

SF football team edges Valley Christian in OT

The St. Francis High football team overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to beat Valley Christian 13-10 in overtime Friday.

The Lancers’ first points came late in third quarter when Tre’Sean Bishop blocked a punt that Brandon Baines returned 62 yards for a TD.

Eagles extinguish Firebirds

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Los Altos High’s players, coaches and fans celebrate receiver Kai Jarmon’s touchdown Saturday.

The desire to play well in front of its homecoming crowd Saturday was only one of many motivators for the Los Altos High football team. The Eagles were also desperate to end a two-game skid and keep their fading playoff hopes alive.

Los Altos channeled all that will into a win – the biggest of the season. The Eagles trounced Fremont 51-16, evening their SCVAL El Camino Division record at 2-2 and improving to 6-2 overall.

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