Eagles edged by Mustangs

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Los Altos High’s Ben Parker races to the end zone in Friday’s game at Homestead. The junior scored a pair of touchdowns.

The Los Altos High football team’s execution may still be lacking at times, but it’s hard to find fault with the Eagles’ effort and enthusiasm – even as the losses pile up.

The last example of that came Friday at Homestead, where Los Altos showed plenty of fight before falling 22-19.

Lancers get back on winning track

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St. Francis High linebacker Tyler McCabe tackles Sacred Heart Cathedral quarterback Will Irons Friday night.

Friday’s football game between St. Francis High and Sacred Heart Cathedral showed that records can be deceiving. Although the Lancers came into the contest 2-2 and the Fightin’ Irish were 4-0, it didn’t take St. Francis long to establish that it was the superior squad.

The host Lancers crushed Cathedral 45-17, building a big enough lead by halftime to sit starting quarterback Reed Vettel for the rest of the West Catholic Athletic League game.

Spartans fall to Firebirds in shootout

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Mountain View High fullback Michael Capote tries to break a tackle in Friday’s game. He rushed for 100 yards in the loss.

Every time the Mountain View High football team clawed its way back into Friday’s league opener at Fremont, the Spartans lost their grip – either on the ball or on the opposing ball carrier – enabling the Firebirds to hold on for a wild 58-41 win.

“You score 41 points, you should win the game,” Mountain View coach Shelley Smith said. “But we gave up big plays and made too many mistakes.”

Experienced Pinewood football team aims for league title

It’s been six years since Pinewood School’s eight-man football team won its first and only league title – and the Panthers had to share it with two other teams.

Coach Matt Irvin is hopeful that this is the year Pinewood breaks through.

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