Last week, former Oakland Raiders running back Charlie Smith stopped by Pinole Valley High — along with a $1,000 check from the NFL team.
It was a big honor but not a huge surprise, as the Spartans have opened with a 7-0 overall record, 3-0 in league, including a 52-20 win over Vallejo on Sept. 14, a 27-21 win over De Anza High on Sept. 21, and a 35-6 win over Bethel this past Friday.
Each week, coaches from the Oakland and Las Vegas areas are selected for the Raiders’ program on Raiders.com and $1,000 is gifted to their programs.
During Week 2, De Anza High coach Tyree Reed earned the same honor.
Here’s the Raiders video from their visit last week to Pinole Valley High.