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All in: Eagles, Spartans & Lancers make football playoffs

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Led by halfback Cyrus Habibi-Likio, above with ball, St. Francis kicks off the playoffs Friday night by hosting Mountain View.

It’s not unprecedented for Los Altos, Mountain View and St. Francis highs to make the Central Coast Section football playoffs in the same season, but it is highly unusual.

It’s happened twice in the past 20 years – in 2010 and now this season.

SF football team edges Valley Christian in OT

The St. Francis High football team overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to beat Valley Christian 13-10 in overtime Friday.

The Lancers’ first points came late in third quarter when Tre’Sean Bishop blocked a punt that Brandon Baines returned 62 yards for a TD.

Eagles extinguish Firebirds

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Los Altos High’s players, coaches and fans celebrate receiver Kai Jarmon’s touchdown Saturday.

The desire to play well in front of its homecoming crowd Saturday was only one of many motivators for the Los Altos High football team. The Eagles were also desperate to end a two-game skid and keep their fading playoff hopes alive.

Los Altos channeled all that will into a win – the biggest of the season. The Eagles trounced Fremont 51-16, evening their SCVAL El Camino Division record at 2-2 and improving to 6-2 overall.

Spartans slip past Saratoga 42-41; Lancers shutout Mitty 42-0

In what coach Shelley Smith called a “great win for our program,” the Mountain View High football team rallied to beat Saratoga 42-41 Friday night.

Down 13 points midway through the fourth quarter, the visiting Spartans roared back with their ground attack. Halfback Elias Davidson followed a 25-yard touchdown run with a 19-yarder that tied the game. Ozzy Ortiz-Verdi’s extra point gave Mountain View the lead with just under two minutes left.

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