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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]

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]

Without Najee Harris, Antioch still can thrive

For the first time in three seasons, the spotlight of expectation won’t be shining on Antioch’s Eells Stadium. [...] scouts and fans will make the trip to watch a running back named Harris. Cal commit Omari [Read entire story]

Novato will field varsity football team after late turnout

After the school petitioned the Marin County Athletic League last week to drop the sport for at least one varsity season because of low participation, 25 players — all juniors and seniors — arrived for Monday’s [Read entire story]

High school Media Day: Memories and hopes

Bitter season-ending losses or losing seasons were on the minds of many of the coaches and players heading into the 2017 season, while others chose to look forward to a new beginning. “We think about that loss every [Read entire story]

All-Metro regional baseball players of the year

Sacred Heart Cathedral At 22-8 and 9-5 in the rugged West Catholic Athletic League, Sacred Heart Cathedral had more wins overall and in league play in more than 13 seasons. The 6-3 right-handed pitcher and middle [Read entire story]

The Chronicle’s All-Metro softball team

Chronicle All-Metro softball team First team Player School Foothill Fr. 26-4, 0.84 ERA, 293 Ks for No. 1 team Missouri commit had 0.34 ERA, 1.85 K per IP Repeat 1st-teamer went 20-2 with 207 Ks Freedom 16-6, [Read entire story]

Ex-Stanford, Riordan athlete Tyrone McGraw dies at 29

A year ago, Tyrone McGraw announced to the 2016 graduating class at Riordan — where a decade before he had spoken as the school’s valedictorian — that he was born with crack cocaine in his blood system. McGraw’s [Read entire story]