SF's Habibi-Likio commits to Ducks

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St. Francis High’s Cyrus Habibi-Likio signed with the University of Oregon last week.

Courted by more than 20 colleges, St. Francis High football standout Cyrus Habibi-Likio last week made his choice. He’s going to be a Duck.

Habibi-Likio signed a National Letter of Intent with the University of Oregon Feb. 1.

Coaching for the kids

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Egan head coach Wayne Smith talks football with players Grady Hofmann, left, and Michael Marras during a recent game.

There are many reasons Wayne Smith has served as a youth flag football coach in Los Altos the past seven seasons, but money isn’t one of them.

“Every year, the coaches are paid to coach the teams; Coach Wayne does not accept any money,” said Amy Hofmann, who has coached with Smith and has three sons who played for him. “He does it all for the kids.”

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.

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