Eagles survive wild fourth quarter, take down Fremont

Los Altos High’s football opener against Fremont was ho-hum for three quarters, but the fourth more than made up for it. The teams combined for six touchdowns, and the host Eagles came away with a 27-24 win.

“Today was going to be a big eye-opener for us, to get a barometer to see where we’re at on the scale,” Los Altos coach Trevor Pruitt said. “I’m very pleased with our effort, and our passion, and the way we play football.”

Lancers kick off season with 'Honor'

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Defending state champ St. Francis High returns standouts such as halfback Darrell Page, right.

The St. Francis High football team kicks off a quest to defend its state title Friday night, but the Lancers’ home opener won’t be the only one played at Brother Fisher Field this weekend.

The Lancers are slated to host the 2018 Honor Bowl, a high school football showcase dedicated to the service and sacrifice of members of the military. Five games will be played this weekend at St. Francis.

Spartans enter season with optimism, despite their lack of experience & size

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Mountain View High quarterback JD Coyne is among the team leaders, according to coach Shelley Smith.

With his team lacking experience and size, Mountain View High football coach Shelley Smith doesn’t expect the Spartans to win the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division this season. But Smith isn’t counting his team out, either.

“Maybe we’ll surprise someone – or maybe ourselves,” said Smith, whose team is slated to open at home 7 p.m. Friday (under temporary lights) against Homestead. “When you have good kids, anything can happen.”

Locals provide all of North's points in all-star game

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Los Altos High’s Vincent Colodny hauls in a touchdown pass in front of a South safety in last week’s all-star football game.

Los Altos High’s Vincent Colodny didn’t check off everything on his to-do list for last week’s 44th annual Charlie Wedemeyer High School All-Star Football Game – his North team wasn’t able to beat the South – but the tight end did make a touchdown catch.

“That was exciting,” Colodny said of scoring the North’s lone TD in the showcase for the county’s top graduated seniors, which the South won 17-7 July 18 at Los Gatos High. “It was one of my goals. I wanted to win, too, but it was a lot of fun tonight no matter what. I had a good time.”

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