Football: Hot start revs up Livermore’s student body

LIVERMORE — Nothing excites a high school student body quite like a successful football team, which explains those loud cheers in Cowboy Nation.

Livermore, guided by first-year head coach John Wade and piloted by dual-threat quarterback Shaun Smith, is off to a 3-0 start for the first time since 2011. The Cowboys are coming off a hard-fought 20-14 win up north at Windsor (2-1), and they will travel to winless Healdsburg this week.

“This is exciting, it’s very exciting,” said Wade, an on-campus teacher at Livermore for two years who has vast experience at Dublin and Miramonte. “The competition that we’ve been playing against has been pretty good. Windsor was very good, and we were able to win that game, which I thought was a very good benchmark for where we’re at right now.”

Other Bay Area unbeaten teams off to feel-good starts include Hayward (3-0), which has won its first three games for the first time since 2006; Half Moon Bay (2-0), which finished 3-7 in 2018, and No. 24 Seaside (2-0), which moved into the Bay Area Preps HQ rankings after upsetting Bishop O’Dowd.


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The Cowboys’ refreshing start has the student body, and the community, revved up with East Bay Athletic League play just a couple of weeks away.

“Yeah, everyone seems really excited,” says Smith, one of 17 junior starters on the young squad. “Our …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Sports


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