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November 21, 2007 > Colts continue winning streak while Huskies upset Cougars in NCS Playoffs

Colts continue winning streak while Huskies upset Cougars in NCS Playoffs

By Biff Jones

Of the four Tri-Cities teams from the Mission Valley Athletic League that qualified for the North Coast Section high school football playoffs in 2007, two teams have moved on to second round play while the other two had their season's end.

The James Logan Colts of Union City, the number two seed in the 4A, or largest Division by enrollment, defeated number seven seed, Foothill of Pleasanton, 31-7, to improve their record to 11-0. They next play California High School of San Ramon on the Logan Campus, 1800 H Street, Union City, this Saturday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m.

Washington Huskies of Fremont, the number seven seed in the 3A Division, upset the number two seed, Newark Memorial Cougars, 21-7. The loss dropped the Cougars record to a very respectable 9-2. For the Huskies, who improved to 5-5-1, it is on to the second round of 3A East Bay play where they will travel to number three seed, Pinole Valley of Pinole, also this Saturday night at 7 p.m.

The other MVAL team to go down to defeat was American of Fremont who, as the eight seed in 3A, lost to number one seed, San Ramon Valley of Danville. American's record fell to 6-5.

All the teams from the Hayward Area Athletic League lost their first round games. In 4A, San Leandro fell to Monte Vista of Danville, 35-7, 3A saw Arroyo of San Lorenzo lose to Pinole Valley, 28-18, and in 2A action, Bishop O'Dowd of Oakland fell to Ygnacio Valley of Concord, 21-14.

Milpitas Trojans, playing as the number seven seed in the Large School Division of the Central Coast Section, lost 30-20 to number two seed, North Salinas, thus preventing the Trojans from defending their CCS Large School Division Championship which they won in 2006, also as the seven seed. Milpitas ended up 5-6 for the year.

Good luck to the Colts and Huskies this coming Saturday night.

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