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NCS PLAYOFFS DIVISION I First round Friday

  • No. 9 Pittsburg (7-3) at No. 8 Monte Vista (6-4), 7 p.m.

  • No. 13 Antioch (6-4) at No. 4 San Ramon Valley (5-5), 7 p.m.

  • No. 10 Deer Valley (6-4) at. No. 7 Foothill (5-5), 7 p.m.

    A closer look

    : Both teams will be trying to rebound from a rough final few weeks of the regular season. Foothill lost four of its final six contests, and the Wolverines dropped their last three after starting the season 6-1. Foothill will have to slow down Deer Valley's dual-threat QB Nsimba Webster. The Falcons have a couple top-notch athletes of their own, including Cal-bound TE Ray Hudson. Deer Valley will have to play without TE/LB Elijah Iakopo and RB/LB Ben Malolo, who will serve one-game suspensions after getting ejected in last week's loss to Heritage.

  • No. 14 Irvington (4-6) vs. No. 3 James Logan (9-1) at Tak Fudenna Stadium, 7 p.m.

    Saturday

  • No. 12 Castro Valley (5-5) at No. 5 Amador Valley (6-4), 7 p.m.

  • No. 11 Berkeley (5-4) at No. 6 Freedom (8-2), 7 p.m.

    DIVISION II First round Friday

  • No. 9 Livermore (2-8) at No. 8 Dublin (5-5), 7 p.m.

  • No. 10 Washington (6-4) at No. 7 Las Lomas (4-6), 7 p.m.


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    A closer look

    : The Huskies and Knights also squared off in a first-round playoff game last year, with Las Lomas winning 27-6. The rematch should be closer. Washington has a solid offense led by QB Kyle Malpede, who completed 17 of 18 passes for 182 yards against Irvington last week. The Knights also have a good QB in Adam Wood. None of Las Lomas' wins have come against a team with a winning record, though three of its losses have been by 10 points or fewer.

  • No. 12 Mt. Eden (6-4) at No. 5 Concord (8-2), 7 p.m.

  • No. 11 American (5-5) at No. 6 Newark Memorial (7-2), 7 p.m.

    DIVISION III First round Friday

  • No. 9 Bishop O'Dowd (6-4) at No. 8 Acalanes (7-3), 7 p.m.

  • No. 13 Terra Linda-San Rafael (6-4) at No. 4 Campolindo (9-1), 7 p.m.

  • No. 14 Sonoma Valley-Sonoma (7-3) at No. 3 Cardinal Newman-Santa Rosa (9-1), 7 p.m.

    Saturday

  • No. 15 Hercules (7-2) at No. 2 Marin Catholic-Kentfield (9-1), 1 p.m.

  • No. 11 Encinal (6-5) at No. 6 Novato (7-3), 7 p.m.

  • No. 7 Miramonte (6-4) at No. 10 Tennyson (9-1), 1 p.m.

    A closer look

    : This is a rematch of a Division III first-round game last year, which host Miramonte won 42-7. Miramonte's offense has been performing at a high level the last three games, as the Matadors have scored more than 40 points in each of those wins. They are averaging 33.7 points per game this season. The Lancers defense has not allowed more than 18 points to an opponent this season. It is allowing only 9.2 points per game.

  • No. 16 Kennedy-Fremont (4-6) vs. No. 1 El Cerrito (10-0) at De Anza HS, 7 p.m.

  • No. 12 Tamalpais-Mill Valley (6-4) at No. 5 Analy-Sebastopol (10-0), 7 p.m.

    DIVISION IV Friday

  • No. 9 St. Mary's (5-5) at No. 8 Middletown (7-3), 7 p.m.

  • No. 12 Piedmont (5-5) vs. No. 5 Fort Bragg (9-1) at Timberwolf Stadium, 7 p.m.

  • No. 15 Sir Francis Drake-San Anselmo (5-5) vs. No. 2 Valley Christian (8-2) at Chabot College, 7 p.m.

  • No. 11 Healdsburg (4-6) at No. 6 St. Helena (9-1), 7 p.m.

    Saturday

  • No. 13 Moreau Catholic (5-5) vs. No. 4 Arcata (9-1) at Humboldt State Univ., 7 p.m.

  • No. 10 San Marin-Novato (4-6) at No. 7 Fortuna (7-3), 7 p.m.

  • No. 14 Kennedy-Richmond (5-5) at No. 3 Salesian (8-2), 1 p.m.

    DIVISION V Saturday

  • No. 8 Upper Lake (5-5) at No. 1 Ferndale (9-1), 1 p.m.

  • No. 5 Berean Christian (3-7) at No. 4 St. Bernard Catholic-Eureka (6-4), 1 p.m.

  • No. 7 Tomales (6-4) at No. 2 California School for the Deaf (9-1), 1 p.m.

  • No. 6 Calistoga (6-4) at No. 3 St. Vincent-Petaluma (8-2), 1 p.m.

    OAL Saturday

  • Fremont (3-5, 1-3) at Castlemont (0-7, 0-4), 1:30 p.m.

  • Skyline (5-4, 2-2) at Oakland (3-4, 1-3), 1:30 p.m.

  • McClymonds (6-3, 4-0) at Oakland Tech (7-2, 4-0), 1:30 p.m.

    A closer look

    : The winner of this game will clinch the Oakland Athletic League title and the No. 1 seed in the Oakland Section playoffs leading to the Silver Bowl. McClymonds, the two-time defending champion, has been dominant in OAL play this season. The Warriors have shut out their last three opponents (allowing just seven points in its other OAL game), and have averaged 51 points a game in OAL play. The Bulldogs narrowly beat Fremont 17-14 on Oct. 26 but won their other three OAL games by at least 27 points.

    Community college

    Saturday Bay Valley Conference

  • Contra Costa (6-3, 4-0) at Los Medanos (6-3, 3-1), 1 p.m.

    Golden Gate Conference

  • Chabot (5-4, 3-0) at Reedley (3-6, 2-1), 2 p.m.

    Mid-Empire Conference

  • Diablo Valley (5-4, 1-1) at Feather River (3-6, 0-2), 3 p.m.

    Nonconference

  • Laney (4-5, 3-1) at Sacramento (5-4, 1-2), 1 p.m.

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