The Foothill High football team left little doubt as to who gets the bragging rights in Pleasanton this year with a 35-7 win over Amador Valley on Nov. 6.
The Falcons captured the East Bay Athletic League title with a perfect 6-0 record and are 10-0 overall. Amador finished 4-2 in league and 7-3 overall.
The Falcons got four touchdowns from Isaiah Floyd and one from Cash Connolly for their scoring. The lone Amador score came on a 41-yard pass from Ronnie Jones to Hakim Tokhi.
Up next for both teams are the North Coast Section playoffs. Foothill somehow was bypassed for the second seed of the tournament and was seeded third, still earning a first-round bye.
The Falcons will play the winner of Freedom and Dublin on Saturday, Nov. 21 at Foothill.
Amador was seeded seventh but will have play No. 10 seed San Leandro on the road thanks to the absurd seeding process of NCS. The Dons will take on the Pirates at 7 p.m. Friday at Burrell Field. With a win, Amador would then travel to second-seeded Antioch on Friday, Nov. 20.
On a day when the times were very fast, the Amador boys' cross country team ran to a third-place finish in the EBAL championships on Friday, Nov. 6. The Dons finished behind only Monte Vista and Granada by seeing their top five runners finish within 38 seconds of each other.
Thomas Gallagher finished ninth for the Dons with a personal best time on the course. Brett Walsh, who returned from injury to race for the first time since September was 14th and freshman Sean Carrick was 15th . Alex Laurence and Drew Helmers rounded out the top five.
On the girls' side, the Dons had a solid day in their own right, but were no match for the top three teams of Monte Vista, Granada and San Ramon.
Melodie Leroudier led the way with a fourth place finish and was followed by Kaitlin Cartwright, Karly Laffer, Isabelle Smedley, Kayla Schroeder, Maura Carrick, and Bliss Bergmark.
Next up for both teams is the NCS meet on Nov. 21 at Hayward High.
The Foothill girls redeemed one of their losses from earlier in the season, thumping Liberty 15-5 in the first round of the NCS playoffs during the week of Nov. 2.
Seven different players scored for the Falcons. Hailey Morse (4 goals, 3 assists), Madison Weiglein and Maddie David (3 goals and 2 assists each), Mikayla Theide (2 goals and 2 assists), Meghan Hogue and Emily McElroy (1 goal and 1 assists each) and Katie Earle (1 goal) all got on the score sheet. Langi Kailahi and Laura Belichak both had assists. Goalie Negar Tehranian had four saves and six steals. Maddie Hobbs also got time in the goal and made a pair of saves.
The Falcons run came to an end on Saturday, losing to third-seeded Lomas 16-8.
The Foothill boys' team ended their season with a 17-8 loss to De La Salle on November 5 in NCS. The Falcons ended the season 4-3 in league and a 13-10 overall record.
Leading the way was All American, First Team All-League, Academic All-American, and Co- captain Joe Schafer with 92 goals this season. Senior co-captain Dominic Scalise (41 goals, 52 assists, 54 steals), junior Aaron Li (26 goals, 23 assists, 34 steals), junior Fabio Salvioni (17 goals, 25 assists, 59 steals), and senior co-captain Bryan Meyn in goal (157 saves, 36 steals, 15 assists), Matthew Dotson (27 goals, 26 assists, 33 steals) and freshman Nathan Williams (16 goals, 30 assists, 41 steals) also had great seasons.
NOTE TO WINTER COACHES
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