Aug 28, 2014
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The Contra Costa Times just published a thorough varsity football preview for the Tri County Athletic League (TCAL).

The newspaper predicts Richmond’s Kennedy High, which finished 4-1 in the division last year and 4-6 overall, to come out on top in the TCAL Stone Division, with Albany coming in second, Berean Christian third, John Swett fourth, Richmond fifth and De Anza sixth.

“If Kennedy can enter division play after its challenging nonleague schedule with a relatively clean bill of health, then it should be the favorites,” the Times said.

In a separate Times report on the Rock Division, St. Mary’s is predicted to surpass El Cerrito for the division title. Salesian is predicted to come in third, followed by Pinole Valley fourth, Hercules fifth, Valley Christian sixth and St. Patrick-st. Vincent seventh.

While El Cerrito graduated key players there remains “plenty of talent,” the Times said.

“Perhaps the biggest threat to El Cerrito’s division dominance is St. Mary’s, which 18 starters, including 10 on defense,” the newspaper wrote.

Read the full report, as it lists the top returnees and newcomers along with a synopsis of every team in both  divisions.



About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.