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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.

Eagles go pro: Football team to open league at Levi's

Although it’s technically a home game, the Los Altos High football team will travel 9 miles to play its Sept. 23 league opener.

Not that the Eagles are complaining – the game will be at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Los Altos is slated to play Wilcox at 3:30 p.m., the first game of a doubleheader capped by St. Mary’s (Stockton) vs. Mater Dei (Santa Ana) at 7 p.m.

Hindered by heat, Eagles fall to Falcons


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Los Altos High senior defensive lineman TJ Bush rushes Scotts Valley quarterback Kyle Rajala.

The Los Altos High football team has to hope Saturday’s opener was an anomaly and not a sign of things to come in a season that promises only to get tougher after this week.

Shorthanded Scotts Valley prevailed 35-7 over the host Eagles, who avoided the shutout with a touchdown late in the fourth quarter as the temperature topped 90 degrees.

Eagles, Spartans are on the move


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Mountain View High quarterback JD Coyne prepares to take the snap from center Alphonso Barmore at practice last week. The Spartans open their season Saturday at Monterey.

It’s a season of change for the football teams at Los Altos and Mountain View highs, and it goes beyond their respective rosters.

The rivals have switched divisions of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League – the Eagles were promoted and the Spartans demoted – but they will still play each other in a late-season game that could have playoff implications.


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