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Mission High Football Team Wants the Turkey Bowl

Joe Albano pushes his sleeves up. It’s not just the unseasonably warm weather that’s making Mission High’s head football coach sweat. His team wants a championship year, and he knows how quickly one can vanish. Following an undefeated season last year, the Mission Bears were eliminated in the first game of the playoffs and lost their chance to play in...

Mission High Bears Dominant in First League Game

With only three minutes remaining in an otherwise lackluster first half, Mission High senior captain Darius Grays took charge. Snatching the ball from the grasp of Marshall’s quarterback, Grays rumbled 40 yards down field into the end zone for a rare touchdown by a defensive end. There was no looking back for the Bears, who went on to score 26...

Can Mission High Repeat Championship Season?

Mission High School’s football team won its first championship in half a century last year, but the graduation of 10 senior players in the off season raises questions about whether the team can repeat. Last spring the Bears lost 10 veteran players, including starting quarterback and safety Davon Hargraves, running back and linebacker Algeron Malbarough and offensive tackle and defensive end Darius Grays. Malbarough attends...

Mission–Marshall Game Ends in Disarray

Mission High’s football team didn’t have to play a whole game on Saturday to beat Thurgood Marshall High School. Instead, they left a memorable mark on Marshall’s homecoming game that raised questions about Marshall’s football program. With less than two minutes left in the second quarter, the referees called the game after Marshall’s head coach made a rude gesture to...

Mission Beats Galileo to Clinch Turkey Bowl Spot

The Mission High Bears beat the Galileo High Lions 47-28 Thursday night to clinch a spot in the Turkey Day Championship at Kezar Stadium. The Bears will play the Lincoln Mustangs at 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Mission was first to score in the contest, and scored again on an almost an untouched 15-yard run from running back Matthew Yee...