Eagles fall from ranks of unbeaten


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Los Altos High’s Max Higareda tries to drag down Homestead’s Rajah Ward in Saturday’s game. The Eagles fell 18-13.

There are many reasons why the Los Altos High football team is no longer undefeated. Blame Saturday’s 18-13 home loss to Homestead on the Eagles’ struggles moving the ball, their inability to stop the run and perhaps even global warming.

The heat – it felt more like August than October – did Los Altos no favors; the Eagles’ sideline was on the sunnier side of the field for most of the afternoon game.

Spartans shine in overtime


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Mountain View High senior quarterback Colin Dickerson takes off running in Friday’s 21-20 overtime win against Hillsdale.

When the lights go on at Mountain View High, the Spartans always shine with the game on the line.

Hosting a night football game for only the fourth time in school history, Mountain View edged Hillsdale 21-20 in double overtime Friday to thrill the throng of fans on hand for homecoming.

St. Francis steamrolls Riordan


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St. Francis High defensive lineman Tyler Manoa takes down Riordan receiver Max Mezie. Manoa had eight tackles, including two sacks – the first for a safety – in Friday’s home win.

St. Francis High’s offense – and defense – outscored Riordan in Friday’s West Catholic Athletic League football opener. The Lancers’ 37-0 shutout included eight points from their dominant defense.

St. Francis recorded a safety and returned an interception for a touchdown in the home win, which raised the team’s overall record to 4-0.

Pride Bowl trophy returns to Los Altos

As the Los Altos High football team remained on the field to celebrate Friday night’s 12-9 win and pose for photos with the Pride Bowl trophy, stunned rival Mountain View trudged to the locker room to face disappointed head coach Shelley Smith and his staff.

By the time the somber Spartans emerged, the ebullient Eagles were getting on the bus and the stadium lights at Foothill College had been turned off.

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