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High school football leads off fall sports calendar

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High school football begins with five games involving local teams on the Aug. 23-24 weekend, highlighted by the nationally-televised game with St. Thomas Aquinas of Fort Lauderdale visiting De La Salle in Concord on Friday, Aug. 23.

MaxPreps has rated this as the eighth biggest game of the 2019 high school season. The schools met in 2011 with the Florida powerhouse beating the visiting Spartans 30-6 as defensive standout Joey Bosa (third draft pick in the 2016 NFL draft out of Ohio State) led the Raiders defense that stifled a DLS team which went on to win the California State championship and finish third in final national rankings.

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THE BEAUTIFUL BLOG Bay Area Soccer: SF City and SF Glens end seasons

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On Friday night, Orange County SC U23 defeated SF City FC 3-1 in City’s final match of the season. With the result, City will finish in sixth place in USL League Two’s Southwest Division, a disappointing result for a club that had an abundance of talented players but was prone to the kind of defensive lapses that caused them to give up 39 goals this season, most in the eight-team division.

The match was decided in the first ten minutes. Excellent ball movement led to Orange County’s 7th-minute goal.

Goalkeeper Paulo Guerin played a long ball into City’s half. After two passes, Devin Cornejo sent in a cross from the right side that Miguel Berry headed past a leaping Marcus Lau.

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