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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.

Local North all-stars not satisfied with tie in Wedemeyer game

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Los Altos High’s Tonga Keti, right, battles a blocker in Saturday’s game.

Don’t tell these guys that the result of the 43rd annual Charlie Wedemeyer All-Star Football Game didn’t matter. Exhibition game or not, local players on the North weren’t satisfied with having to settle for a 13-all tie against the South.

“I really wanted OT,” St. Francis High linebacker Dominic Graziani said.

Football players from LA, MV & SF to play in Saturday's Wedemeyer game

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Mountain View High’s Race Modderman is among eight local players on the North.

On the first day of practice for the 43rd annual Charlie Wedemeyer High School All-Star Football Game, the coaches for the North offered their players two ways to approach Saturday’s contest. They could treat it like an exhibition game or more like one that counts.

“They’re leaving it up to the kids, which is great,” said Mountain View High linebacker Race Modderman, one of eight local players on the squad. “We can go out and have fun or try to stick it to the South and beat them.”

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