Friday BVAL

  • Pittsburg (6-3, 3-1) at Antioch (6-3, 1-3), 7 p.m.

    A closer look: The rivalry has been a one-sided affair in recent years, with the Pirates beating their traditional rival in five straight Big Little Games. Although both teams are already playoff-eligible, a BLG win could improve their seeding for the North Coast Section Division I playoffs. To break the losing streak to Pittsburg, Antioch must contain the Pirates' running game, which has averaged 334 yards the last three weeks.

  • Deer Valley (6-3, 2-2) at Heritage (2-7, 2-2), 7 p.m.

  • Freedom (7-2, 4-0) at Liberty (2-7, 0-4), 7 p.m.

    DFAL

  • Campolindo (8-1, 5-0) at Dublin (5-4, 3-2), 7 p.m.

  • Las Lomas (3-6, 2-3) at Dougherty Valley (0-9, 0-5), 7 p.m.

  • Alhambra (3-6, 2-3) at Miramonte (5-4, 3-2), 7 p.m.

    A closer look

    : This game has NCS Division III playoff implications for both teams. Alhambra needs a win to get to attain a .500 record in league play and become playoff eligible. Miramonte gained its playoff eligibility last week, but a victory could help improve its seeding. Matadors quarterback Drew Anderson returned from injury two weeks ago and has been strong in his return, throwing for 484 yards and six touchdowns in two wins. Alhambra is led by RB Taylor Poyadue.

    DVAL


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  • Mt. Diablo (2-7, 0-4) at Clayton Valley (8-1, 4-0), 7 p.m.

  • College Park (4-5, 2-2) at Concord (7-2, 2-2), 7 p.m.

  • Ygnacio Valley (2-7, 1-3) at Northgate (7-2, 3-1), 7 p.m.

    EBAL

  • Foothill (5-4, 3-2) at Amador Valley (5-4, 3-2), 7 p.m.

  • Livermore (2-7, 0-5) at Granada (3-6, 0-5), 7 p.m.

  • San Ramon Valley (4-5, 4-1) at Monte Vista (6-3, 3-2), 7 p.m.

    A closer look: The Wolves need a victory to earn a share of the East Bay Athletic League title with California. A Mustangs win would clinch a three-way tie for second, among the Mustangs, Wolves, and the winner of the Foothill-Amador Valley game. San Ramon Valley surged in league play behind quarterback Cameron Birse, running back Marcus de la Pena and linebacker/tight end Ryan Dunn. The Mustangs' dynamic offense, which stalled late in a 24-21 loss against Amador Valley last week, is averaging 31.7 points a game.

    MVAL

  • American (5-4, 2-3) at Moreau Catholic (4-5, 2-3), 7 p.m.

  • Irvington (4-5, 2-3) at Washington (5-4, 4-1), 7 p.m.

    TCAL-Rock

  • Salesian (8-1, 4-1) vs. Valley Christian (7-2, 3-2) at Chabot College, 7 p.m.

  • St. Mary's (4-5, 2-3) at Pinole Valley (3-6, 2-3), 7 p.m.

  • El Cerrito (9-0, 5-0) at St. Patrick-St. Vincent (1-8, 0-5), 7:30 p.m.

    TCAL-Stone

  • Hercules (6-2, 4-0) at Kennedy (5-4, 4-0), 7 p.m.

    A closer look

    : Both teams have been dominant defensively in Tri-County Athletic League-Stone Division play entering this game, which will decide the division title. The Titans have allowed only 14 points in division play, and the Eagles have allowed 20. Hercules has averaged 42.5 points per game in division play, and Kennedy has averaged 30.5 points.

  • De Anza (2-6, 0-4) at Richmond (1-8, 1-3), 7 p.m.

  • Albany (1-8, 1-3) at John Swett (4-5, 2-2), 7 p.m.

    WACC-Foothill

  • Castro Valley (5-4, 3-1) at Berkeley (4-4, 4-0), 7 p.m.

    A closer look

    : The Trojans are aiming for a share of the West Alameda County Conference-Foothill Division title. In division play, Castro Valley lost to Bishop O'Dowd, which Berkeley beat last week. An interesting matchup will be Castro Valley's offense versus Berkeley's defense. Castro Valley has averaged 34.0 points per game in division play, and Berkeley has allowed an average of only 8.5 points in division action. But the Yellowjackets might need to improve their scoring production to win -- they have not scored more than 17 points in a division game this season.

  • Hayward (4-5, 2-2) at Encinal (5-5, 1-3), 7 p.m.

    WACC-Shoreline

  • Mt. Eden (5-4, 2-2) at Piedmont (5-4, 1-3), 7 p.m.

  • Tennyson (8-1, 4-0) vs. San Lorenzo (2-7, 1-3) at Sunset Field, 7 p.m.

    Nonleague

  • De La Salle (9-0) at California (8-1), 7 p.m.

    A closer look

    : The last two times these teams have faced each other in San Ramon, the Grizzlies have given the Spartans some of their toughest games. Behind RB Karris Johnson and QB Cameron Owen, Cal has shown it can score quickly and often. While Cal's strength is its offense, De La Salle's is its defense. The Spartans' starters didn't give up a touchdown the last two weeks against Monte Vista and San Ramon Valley.

    Saturday MVAL

  • Newark Memorial (7-2, 5-0) vs. Kennedy (4-5, 3-2) at Tak Fudenna Stadium, 7 p.m.

    North Central II

  • Stellar Prep (2-7, 1-5) at Emery (3-5, 2-4), 2 p.m.

    WACC-Shoreline

  • Alameda (3-6, 1-3) at Arroyo (5-4, 3-1), 1:30 p.m.

    Community college

    Friday Golden Gate Conference

  • Reedley (3-5, 2-1) at Laney (3-5, 2-1), 7 p.m.

    Mid-Empire Conference

  • Sacramento (5-3, 2-1) at Diablo Valley (4-4, 0-1), 7 p.m.

    Saturday Bay Valley Conference

  • Contra Costa (5-3, 3-0) at Redwoods (3-5, 0-3), 1 p.m.

  • Los Medanos (5-3, 2-1) at Yuba (4-4, 2-1), 6 p.m.

    Golden Gate Conference

  • West Hills-Coalinga (2-6, 0-2) at Chabot (4-4, 2-0), 6 p.m.

    Live blog Friday night

    Visit contracostatimes.com/high-school-sports or insidebayarea.com/high-school-sports on Friday at 7 p.m. for live scoring updates from high school football games from throughout the East Bay.