Sixth months ago the Alameda Unified School District explored the possibility of combining the Island’s two public high schools. Last Friday’s rivalry between Alameda and Encinal high schools reminded the community that the Island Bowl is a tradition worth keeping.
The 65th Island Bowl wasn’t as close as last year’s matchup, but there were still fireworks between the Hornets and the Jets. When the dust settled, the Jets trotted off with a 42-0 victory and bragging rights for yet another year.
Players selected to compete in Paradise Bowl in Hawaii
Four members of the Encinal High School (EHS) football team took part in the second annual Junior Prep Sports (JPS) Northern California Patriot Bowl Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at Diablo Valley College in Concord.
Jet wide receiver Micah Puahl-Nieto and punter/kicker John Brindles played on Team Liberty, while linebacker Jezaiah Naigulevu and offensive/defensive lineman Kauakahi Kahuanui played for Team Freedom. Teams were picked at random.
All six Alameda high school cross-country teams competed in the North Coast Section (NCS) Cross Country Championships Saturday, Nov. 23, at Hayward High School.
The Alameda High School (AHS) women’s cross-country team had the best out of the Alameda high school teams. The Hornets finished in second place in the Div. III competition out of 20 teams. Campolindo High of Moraga won the overall competition.
With six minutes remaining before halftime, the Encinal Jets found themselves down 8-0 to Fortuna High School (FHS) in the first round of the North Coast Section (NCS) Division V playoffs.
The Huskies had just finished an 11-minute, 13-play drive that was punctuated by a Daeden Taylor touchdown run. But the No. 1 seed Jets needed just 14 seconds to respond. Senior Micah Konapiliahi hauled in a 63-yard touchdown catch from senior quarterback David Romero-Reinholz to narrow the Huskies’ lead to 8-7.
Alameda High School Hornets
The Alameda High School (AHS) women’s volleyball team advanced to the North Coast Section (NCS) Div. II semifinals after a victory over Benicia High School Saturday, Nov. 2, at home.
The Hornets defeated the Panthers, 3-1 (25-21, 29-27, 15-25, 25-19), in the NCS quarterfinal match. The team took on Carondelet in the semifinal on Wednesday, Nov. 6.
The Hornets entered the tournament as the No. 3 seed out of 16 teams. They defeated El Cerrito, 3-0 (25-12, 25-21, 25-23), in the first round on Oct. 30.
Another game means another shutout victory for the Encinal High School (EHS) football team. This time they blanked Piedmont High School (PHS), 26-0, in the West Alameda County Conference (WACC) Foothill League contest Friday, Oct. 11, on the road.
The Encinal High School (EHS) Jets football team used its defensive prowess to give previously unbeaten Skyline High (3-1) of Oakland its first loss on the season Friday, Sept. 20 at Stargell Field.
The Jets best offense in the non-conference bout was its defense. With its offense sputtering for much of the contest the Jets turned to its defense to put points on the board. The Jets forced five turnovers in the game. They returned three of those turnovers for touchdowns.
The first week of the 2019 high school football season was a success for both Alameda and Encinal high school teams.
Encinal High School (EHS) put a thumping on the overmatched Washington High School (WHS) of Fremont football team in route to a 42-0 shutout victory on Aug. 23 on the road. The Jets outdid last year’s blowout of WHS when they beat the Huskies, 41-0, in the 2018 season opener.
The Encinal and Alameda high school football teams will kickoff their 2019 seasons this weekend. Both teams have high expections after stellar seasons last year.
Alameda High School (AHS) went 8-3 overall and 4-1 in the West Alameda County Conference (WACC) Shoreline League last season. They finished in a three-way tie for the division crown with Hayward High School and Tennyson High of Hayward.