Foothill vs. Amador Valley in big game tonight


Amador Valley High and crosstown rival Foothill compete against each other in Pleasanton's equivalent of a college bowl at 7 p.m. tonight on the Foothill football field.

"I know it sounds like a stupid cliche, but this game is always a dog fight," said Matt Sweeney, Foothill's coach in an interview for the Pleasanton Weekly by reporter Dennis Miller. "Our league is set up as such, that a great natural rivalry occurs the last game of the season. It's just a great thing about high school sports."

Amador's coach Rick Sira agrees.

"It's a unique rivalry," Sira said in the interview. "Everybody in the community gets into it. Our kids want to beat Foothill every year and I know their kids want to beat us. But these are kids who are friends, have grown up together and played junior football together. It's a friendly, good and healthy rivalry. It's special."

Rallies are being held on both campuses today before Amador fans make their way across town to the Foothill campus, where they'll be greeted by banners reading: "Make Pleasanton blue tonight."

The game will be videotaped by TV30, Pleasanton's community television station, and rebroadcast over the weekend.


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Posted by Chris
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Nov 13, 2009 at 8:35 am

I read where the game was going to be showed live by TV30 this evening and not simply videotaped to be shown later. I guess I will find out tonight which of the two articles is correct.

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Posted by Rick
a resident of Parkside
on Nov 13, 2009 at 8:35 am

This is always a great night of football. A wonderful experience for any Pleasanton citizen - to get out and see these teams.

I'll be there as I have been for almost 20 years. Regardless of who you root for, in my opinion, this game is a great way to enjoy our own version of Rivalry football under "Friday Night Lights".

And, it's also another example of why living in our city is so special.

Go Foothill....Go Amador. Go Pleasanton!

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Posted by milliken
a resident of Valley Trails
on Nov 13, 2009 at 8:43 am

Great tradition that we miss. Now residents of Ariona we do miss the neighborhood and community we lived in. Our children all attended Foothill. Go Foothill!

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Posted by Kelly
a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Nov 13, 2009 at 8:57 am


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Posted by tyu
a resident of Birdland
on Nov 13, 2009 at 9:34 am

Foothill is a major underdog but should be a good game either way. It would be FANTASTIC if TV30 was to air it live. I don't know if they have the capability to do that outside of the studio but it would be great for TV30, Pleasanton and fans or the sport and teams. I hear it would benifit Amador to lose to avoid DLS early in NCS but even if that's true they will be playing to win tonight. I just hope for no injuries, good sportsmanship and a competetive game.

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Posted by Foothill Fan
a resident of Val Vista
on Nov 13, 2009 at 10:25 am

Heard it would be live on TV30

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Posted by
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 13, 2009 at 11:00 am

also find it live on KBCSPORTS.COM

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Posted by Emily West
Pleasanton Weekly staff reporter
on Nov 13, 2009 at 11:17 am

Emily West is a registered user.

According to TV30's Susan Astbury, it will not be broadcast live on TV30 tonight, but it will be rebroadcast on Saturday and Sunday.

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Posted by tyu
a resident of Birdland
on Nov 13, 2009 at 2:06 pm

Thanks Emily for the facts and thanks KBCSPORTS for making it available.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Nov 13, 2009 at 2:24 pm


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Posted by doozi1
a resident of Stoneridge
on Nov 13, 2009 at 5:35 pm

Go Foothill!!

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Posted by tyu
a resident of Birdland
on Nov 13, 2009 at 8:54 pm

Amador came out quick and put 14 pts up then nothing. Foothill put up 24 unanswered even while fumbling the ball on AV's goal line and losing the ball. Langford missed a gimme early but then nailed a 45 and it would have made it at 55 and the game was over. It's still going on but it's over for AV. Foothill deserved it, wanted it and took it. Good luck to both teams in NCS. It was a huge night of upsets with Berkley also losing.

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Posted by tyu
a resident of Birdland
on Nov 13, 2009 at 9:12 pm

I blaim Friday the 13th. I think Foothill might get 10th in NCS and Amador will get 4th. If AV would have won with Berkeley losing they would have maybe got 2nd. Didn't hurt AV in the schedule but boosted Foothill big time. All and all a win for P-town with regards to NCS. Amador Freshmen won and Foothill JV won. Amador 14 Foothill 31. Foothill still goes 6-4 and Amador went 8-2 with Amador beating all but DLS out of the teams that beat Foothill. What a horrible season for Foothill when they had a Pac-10 QB.

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Posted by tyu
a resident of Birdland
on Nov 13, 2009 at 9:17 pm

correction TD Amador 21-31 with a minute left in game - these posts are as it happens if you look at the post time

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Posted by blame
a resident of Foothill Farms
on Nov 14, 2009 at 9:17 am

blame the foothill qb S. Mannion for the come back!

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Posted by tyu
a resident of Birdland
on Nov 14, 2009 at 3:02 pm

The kids really good.

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Posted by Peachy
a resident of Mohr Park
on Feb 9, 2012 at 3:56 pm


AVHS all the way!!!

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