Granite Bay (2-1) at Pittsburg (3-1), Friday, 7 p.m.

  • A win over the defending Division I state champions would help Pittsburg cement its status as the No. 2 ranked team in the East Bay behind De La Salle. The Pirates have posted wins over Division I playoff contenders Monte Vista, California and Berkeley the last three weeks, but beating the Grizzlies would likely be their biggest victory to date. The Pirates will come into the game with confidence after beating Granite Bay 28-27 last year, accounting for the Grizzlies' only home loss before their impressive playoff run. Granite Bay will have to slow Harris Ross, who has rushed for 969 yards and 13 TDs in four games.

    Campolindo (4-0) at Acalanes (4-0), Friday, 7 p.m.

  • Diablo Foothill Athletic League play kick off with a bang with the league's only unbeaten teams squaring off against each other. Campolindo hasn't lost a DFAL game since 2010, but the Cougars closest call came last year against Acalanes. Campolindo scored on the final play of the game to win 40-39. The Cougars' are coming off an eye-opening 42-27 win over a talented El Cerrito team as QB Andrew Zolintakis threw for 305 yards. The Dons' schedule includes a win over Division I Castro Valley. Running back Peter Mitchell has been productive for Acalanes in the early part of the season.

    James Logan (3-1) at Berkeley (2-2), Friday, 7 p.m.


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  • Both the Colts and Yellowjackets thrive on defense, so this nonleague matchup between perennial Division I playoff teams could be a low-scoring affair. Berkeley has struggled offensively at times, especially last week when it was shut out by Pittsburg. It's the Yellowjackets' final nonleague game before they begin defense of their WACC-Foothill title. Logan has won three straight since dropping its season-opener to Del Oro-Loomis. The Colts most recently defeated Heritage 21-7. But they, too, have struggled to put points on the board consistently, averaging just 17.5 points per game.

    San Leandro (1-3) vs. Deer Valley (3-0) at Burrell Field, Friday, 7 p.m.

  • Deer Valley has bolted out to a 3-0 start and none of the games were close. The Wolverines' offense, behind QB Nsimba Webster, is averaging nearly 400 yards a game while the defense hasn't given up more than 18 points. Though they've lost three straight, the Pirates may give Deer Valley its toughest game to date. All three of San Leandro's losses have come to formidable opponents in James Logan, Bellarmine-San Jose and Freedom, and all the games were reasonably close.

    San Ramon Valley (1-2) at De La Salle (4-0), Friday, 7 p.m.

  • San Ramon Valley's nonleague gauntlet continues against what will likely be the Wolves' toughest opponent of the season, the four-time defending state champions from Concord. The Wolves' offense, which is averaging over 40 points per game, may be held in check by a De La Salle defense that didn't allow a touchdown last week in a 41-3 win over Sac-Joaquin Section power Del Oro-Loomis. However, the Wolves do a good job of staying balanced and that could provide the Spartans with a challenge. De La Salle is still looking to get its passing game going, though the running game, led by John Velasco and Antoine Custer, has been excellent the past two weeks.