Week 2 prep football preview: Union vs. El Cerrito


Union (1-0) vs. El Cerrito (1-1)


WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE: El Cerrito HS, 540 Ashbury, El Cerrito, Calif.


LAST WEEK: Union beat Mountain View 17-14; El Cerrito lost to Rancho Cotate (Calif.) 30-7.

2017 MEETING: Did not play.

GAME NOTES: Union got a scare in Week 1, recovering a late fumble in the red zone to fend off rival Mountain View. Jojo Sjofele rushed for 107 yards last week, and QB Lincoln Victor rushed for 110. Victor passed for 58 yards on 5-of-9 passing. Highly recruited Darien Chase had limited production on offense — one catch for 12 yards and three runs for -2 yards. El Cerrito, which is located just north of Berkeley, Calif., is ranked No. 19 in the Bay Area by the San Jose Mercury. The Gauchos are coming off a big loss to Rancho Cotate of Rohnert Park, Calif. El Cerrito have a trio of players being recruited. Makai Polk, a senior athlete, just made a visit to Arizona and also is considering California, Oregon State and Colorado. Franklin Banks, a 360-pound defensive lineman, is getting looks from Cal and San Jose State. Safety Daego Albert also made the San Francisco Chronicle’s list of top 50 Bay Area recruits. The Gauchos have size and speed, but lack depth. They only took 25 players to Rohnert Park last week, and the team wore down in the second half.

FANS’ PICK: Union (68 percent, as of 5 p.m. Wednesday)



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