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Mission comes back in 2nd half for win over Galileo

Mission’s football team overcame three first-half deficits, scoring three consecutive touchdowns to start the second half to record a 40-34 Academic Athletic Association win Friday over Galileo at Kezar Stadium. [Read entire story]

Remembering San Marin-Novato basketball coach Craig Pitti

He was known to his Novato friends as “The Mayor,” but not because he was in any way political or schmaltzy. To the contrary, Craig Pitti was utterly authentic, self deprecating and transparent. [Read entire story]

S.F. Section board to decide fate of postponed games

Does a regular season get cut short? Or do 74 years of history, by and large, get tossed aside? That will be discussed in a special San Francisco Section Board of Managers meeting Thursday following the [Read entire story]

S.F. Section board to decide fate of postponed games

Does a regular season get cut short? Or do 74 years of history, by and large, get tossed aside? That will be discussed in a special San Francisco Section Board of Managers meeting Thursday following the [Read entire story]

Schools offer aid to Wine Country fire victims

Jan Smith Billing has been in education 40 years and concedes, “I sometimes get disappointed in the individual decisions of teenagers.” But in a time of widespread need, the North Bay League [Read entire story]

Middletown’s Valley Fire survivors reach out to Cardinal Newman football coach

After the scorching flames of the Tubbs Fire destroyed portions of Cardinal Newman-Santa Rosa’s high school campus on Monday, the first people head football coach Paul Cronin heard from were from the Lake County city [Read entire story]

Fremont-Oakland to test McClymonds in meeting of unbeaten teams

As much as he hates to admit it, Fremont-Oakland football coach Terry Hendrix Jr. is on crutches these days. The 29-year-old partially tore the patellar tendon in his left knee a week ago. “I was [Read entire story]

Sacred Heart Prep-Atherton alum Ben Burr-Kirven thriving with Washington

There was talk when Ben Burr-Kirven was dominating on offense and defense at small-school Sacred Heart Prep-Atherton, that it might not translate to Pac-12 football. All along, his high school coach [Read entire story]

Top Bay Area high school football players to watch in October

October is here, league play is in full swing and the cream of the crop is about to emerge. Here is a quick look at the early top contenders — in order — for Metro Player of the Year: [Read entire story]

Alabama’s Najee Harris makes big leap against Vanderbilt

Najee Harris, the Bay Area’s most prolific high school running back, still doesn’t have a Twitter account. But the freshman at Alabama, even as a backup, still dominates the social-media space. [Read entire story]

The Chronicle’s high school football rankings

All 25 ranked teams remained so following a 21-4 week. All four losses came against other ranked squads. The biggest jump was previous No. 8 Valley Christian which jumped to No. 4 following a 28-21 home [Read entire story]

St. Ignatius, Sacred Heart Cathedral primed for football matchup

There’s no better way to spend a bye week than getting ready for the Bruce-Mahoney football game. More than 7,000 fans are expected at Kezar Stadium on Friday for the annual game between Sacred Heart [Read entire story]

Clayton Valley jumps back into Chronicle’s high school football rankings

With nine byes, there didn’t figure to be much movement in The Chronicle’s Top 25 rankings, and among the top 11 teams, there was none. Top-ranked De La Salle-Concord did lose — decisively so — [Read entire story]

Gorman defense too much for DeLaSalle

When De La Salle’s football team takes control, it usually squeezes the life out of foes. But, clearly, Bishop Gorman-Las Vegas is no ordinary opponent. The three-time defending [Read entire story]

Sacred Heart Cathedral off to 3-0 start

First-year Sacred Heart Cathedral football coach Barry McLaughlin received an email from the West Catholic Athletic League office Monday, with a list of scores, schedules and standings. The Irish were [Read entire story]

High school top 25: A tough first week

It was a rough start for The Chronicle’s preseason top 25 as nine teams lost — including four of the top nine. Granted, No. 2 Serra and No. 6 Pittsburg lost to state juggernauts St. [Read entire story]

High school top 25: A tough first week

It was a rough start for The Chronicle’s preseason top 25 as nine teams lost — including four of the top nine. Granted, No. 2 Serra and No. 6 Pittsburg lost to state juggernauts St. [Read entire story]

No. 19 Bellarmine rallies to defeat No. 9 Menlo-Atherton

Austin Ajiake scored his third touchdown of the night on a 1-yard run with 1:33 left, giving visiting Bellarmine a 21-16 victory over Menlo-Atherton on Friday night. Ajiake’s score gave the [Read entire story]

McClymonds, Bishop O’Dowd football teams still strong

When Oakland schools McClymonds and Bishop O’Dowd won their first state football titles in December, the attention each program received was unprecedented. Mayor Libby Schaaf honored both teams, and [Read entire story]

McClymonds, Bishop O’Dowd football teams still strong

When Oakland schools McClymonds and Bishop O’Dowd won their first state football titles in December, the attention each program received was unprecedented. Mayor Libby Schaaf honored both teams, and [Read entire story]