EBAL Football Captured in Photos

 De La Salle Spartans v. Cal High Grizzlies; Nov. 11 2011

A blog capturing the best of the Tr-Valley’s EBAL HS Football League in color photos.  Wanted to do this for a while, so here goes…

The first game I was able to cover with the camera is also the last of the 2011 regular season in the EBAL.California High of San Ramon vs. De La Salle Concord, at DLS on a rainy Friday night.

This would be the last home game for a number of DLS seniors and they made it memorable one, winning 24-3 to go undefeated in league play and take the #1 seed in the North Coast Section (NCS), where playoff games begin next week and the Spartans will have a bye.

But this blog isn’t so much about who won or lost, as I really have no favorites, but it is about capturing timeless images of the game. While these are the property of myself (Gregory Cross) and are for purposes of this blog, do view, share and enjoy them * but do not download to use for commercial or promotional purposes.



Sr. RB Joe Te’o with family for last home game, he started tonight at RB for the Spartans

Coin flip, lets get this thing started

RB Joe Te’o (#10) heads left

Where it starts, the Epicenter of the line, Cal Center Brandon Linkhart

The DLS Veer in Action,  1 second after the snap

Grizzly line shoots out

Armani Washington (#3) Cuts through the middle of the Spartans

Cal High QB Farley with a shifty scramble for 15 yds
(in the fray for DLS is  #36 Alex Bucklet and Chris Olinger (#50)

DLS on the nose

Bart Houston (13) takes snap

DLS LBs corps

DLS return team on the move

Cal High QB Farley sets offense. He made great throws all year after replacing graduated QB Drew Riel

Coach Eric Billeci, a former DLS player, Gathers the Grizzly offense during time out

DLS QB Bart Houston (#13) gears up to pass

Coach Ladoceur confers with his brain trust late in the second half.

DLS RB Tiapepe Vitale (#20) makes first steps of 68 yard run left to Cal’s 2 yard line

Cal’s O-Line shows it wont be pushed around, cut block  on Spartan DE Austin Hooper (#18)

Cal’s David Pray (#36) and Armani Washington (#3) line up ‘Trips Right’

A Bread & Butter run for the Cal Grizzlies’ “Dunn –Jerrell Dunn” courtesy of OL Brian Watkin (#60)

DLS LB #54 Sumner Houston wraps up a Grizzly RB with Text Book Style

Cals Armani Washington (#3) finding some space – but not much

In second half, the Grizzly D, including LB Brian Krause (#27), Anthony Galasso #27,
and CB Grant Sherrod (#9) stand united in the face of the State’s #1 team

Houston we have a shotgun 5 WR set – So what happened to the Veer?

DLS Anthony Williams (#21) who eluded the camera all night catches a screen

DLS Sideline huddle

QB Bart Houston and OL Chris Olinger (#50) look to sideline for Coach Lad’s guidance
As they close in near North goal line for another touchdown.

Cal’s #4 WR Blake Guardino and fellow Grizzlies huddle up tight early on in the game

Toss sweep play to the left, more staple for the Grizzlies ground and pound style

Grizzly Defenders in action: Izaiah Ortega (#56), Paul McBam #51 and Brian Watkin (#60)
flush Bart Houston out of the pocket

Opposing Forces on 2nd down. Cal C Brandon Linkhart #62 seems to never miss a snap.


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