The weekends come quickly once the football season kicks off.
Week 2 is already here.
It technically starts Thursday night as Bishop ODowd and its Stanford commit running back Austin Jones travel to play Kennedy-Fremont at Washington.
The weekend headliners include top-ranked De La Salle playing host to Central Catholic, No. 8 Menlo-Atherton taking on No. 19 Bellarmine College Prep and the Honor Bowl at St. Francis, a five-game showcase that raises money and awareness for military veterans.
The schedule is full.
Heres a look at some of the top games:
Central Catholic-Modesto (1-0) at No. 1 De La Salle (1-0), 7:30 p.m.: Will De La Salle have a letdown after its huge win over Folsom? It would be wise not to. Central Catholic is a very good team and could cause trouble if DLS doesnt bring its A game. The Raiders are physical, especially on defense, and last week flattened Clovis West 21-0. Central Catholic prefers to run the ball, and last week gained 272 yards on the ground compared to just 72 yards passing. The teams star is running back/safety Dawaiian McNeely. The three-star has been offered by Arizona State, Oregon State and a host of Mountain West schools. McNeely, a likely safety in college, ran for 145 yards against Clovis West. Kyle Jacklich had both rushing touchdowns for the Raiders. DLS coach Justin Alumbaugh plans to open up the offense a bit more than he did against Folsom. The Spartans were very conservative in their 14-0 shutout win. De La Salles defense might be one if its best ever, with speed, size and a pass rush that will be a nightmare for quarterbacks. Mike Lefkow
St. Marys-Stockton (0-0) at No. 5 Pittsburg (0-1), 7 p.m.: Pittsburg will be looking bounce back from last weeks heartbreaking 38-31 double-overtime loss to Clayton Valley Charter, but it wont be easy against a typically solid Rams team. St. Marys is coming off an 11-3 season and has won at least 10 games in each of the past four years. Pittsburg quarterback Trey Turner saw his first action in a year against Clayton Valley and completed 16 of 25 passes for 59 yards. The Pirates biggest issues to clean up, though, may be penalties and turnovers. Pittsburg turned the ball over three times against the Eagles and had been flagged 11 times for 82 yards by the late stages of the fourth quarter. Curtis Pashelka
No. 7 Valley Christian (0-0) at No. 21 Wilcox (0-0), 7 p.m.: This is the third consecutive year that the teams have played. Valley Christian won 48-7 last year and 35-14 in 2016. Valley Christian returns three-star tight end Skylar Loving-Black from its 9-3 team last year. Wilcox has two of its top three rushers back Paul M. Rosa (1,246 yards, 10 touchdowns in 2017) and Gabe Herrera (878 yards, eight TDs). Darren Sabedra
No. 8 Menlo-Atherton (0-0) vs No. 19 Bellarmine College Prep (0-0) at San Jose City College, 7 p.m.: This will be the fourth meeting between the teams since August 2016. Bellarmine has won two of the previous three, including a 21-16 victory at M-A in a season opener last year. Bellarmine returns a small number of starters from last seasons team, which finished 4-7, the programs first losing season since 2006. Harry Mingrone started at quarterback for the Bells in the opener last year. The senior is expected to share snaps with junior Nick Teresi. M-A has two major college prospects, 6-2, 280-pound tackle Noa Ngalu, a Washington commit, and 6-2, 225-pound linebacker Daniel Heimuli, who has offers from Alabama, USC, Washington and Notre Dame, among others. Darren Sabedra
No. 12 Antioch (1-0) at California (1-0), 7 p.m.: Antioch travels to San Ramon to face the Grizzlies in a game between teams that have made the North Coast Section Division I playoffs each of the past four seasons. Antioch began the year with a 24-7 home win over Lincoln-Stockton in which it rushed for 245 yards, including 144 yards from junior running back Jasyn Wade. California traveled to South Lake Tahoe for a season-opening 24-7 win over Spanish Spring-Sparks (Nevada). The teams last met in the semifinals of the NCS Division I playoffs in 2016, with Antioch winning 38-31. Curtis Pashelka
No. 22 Monte Vista (1-0) vs. No. 14 San Leandro (1-0) at Burrell Field in San Leandro, 7 p.m.: These teams won their openers in vastly different ways. Monte Vista didnt allow Granite Bay to reach the end zone in a 9-3 victory. The Mustangs scored all their points in a 14-second span on a sack for a safety by Mikie Roy and a touchdown return of the free kick by Jacob Oliphant in the first quarter. San Leandro increased its 17-9 halftime advantage substantially to beat Foothill 51-29. Osaro Aihie rushed for three touchdowns and Cameron Stanley passed for two more in the offensive onslaught. This game will be streamed live by norcalsportstv.com. Phil Jensen
No. 23 Los Gatos (0-0) at Leland (0-0), 7 p.m.: The Tillman Legacy Classic game features teams that have not played each other in at least 14 years. Leland returns quarterback Carson Yates, last years Blossom Valley Athletic League Santa Teresa Division sophomore of the year. But the junior of the year, Leland running back Kyle Anderson, has decided not to play football his senior year. Los Gatos graduated quarterback Robert Nelson, running back Will Fordyce and wide receiver Tyler Davis, all first-team Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division selections. But the Wildcats offense returns a potent receiver in first-team selection at tight end, Trent Huesby, who averaged 16 yards per catch as a junior last year. Phil Jensen
Notre Dame-Sherman Oaks at St. Francis, 7:30 p.m.: Fridays Honor Bowl schedule includes a homecoming for Notre Dame coach Kevin Rooney, who used to be on the St. Francis staff under then-coach Ron Calcagno, whose 24-year tenure at the helm included 11 CCS titles and ended after the 1995 season. The Lancers are now led by his son, Greg Calcagno, who capped his fifth season at the helm with a state title this past December. St. Francis is loaded with NCAA Division I talent, including linebacker/tight end Joshua Pakola and safety/wide receiver Evan Williams, but will need to replace the school-record 2,206 rushing yards by Darrell Page, who is not on the roster after a stellar junior year. Vytas Mazeika
No. 18 Archbishop Mitty (0-0) vs. Oakdale (1-0) at St. Francis, noon: Saturdays Honor Bowl schedule kicks off with this intersectional matchup. Mitty begins a new era as Sione Taufoou moves from offensive coordinator to head coach. The Monarchs return quarterback Shamir Bey (1,644 yards passing; 775 rushing in 2017) and receiver/safety Joseph Vaughn, a two-star college prospect. Mittys defense struggled against West Catholic Athletic League heavyweights last season, particularly Serra. Oakdale had no trouble in its season opener, routing Sonora 49-0. Darren Sabedra
Serra-San Mateo vs. Serra-Gardena at St. Francis in Mountain View, 7:30 p.m.: Theres one guarantee in the finale of this weekends The Honor Bowl series Serra will win. Coming off its first state title, the local squad out of San Mateo the Padres will rely on the right arm of Luke Bottari, who as a junior threw for 2,768 yards with 25 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers feature three heralded recruits from the class of 2019 according to 247Sports in cornerback Max Williams (No. 18), wide receiver Melquan Stovall (No. 112) and defensive tackle Jalen Rudolph (No. 121). Vytas Mazeika
Bishop ODowd vs. Kennedy-Fremont at Washington, 7 p.m.
Alisal at Live Oak, 7:30 p.m.Alvarez at Burlingame, 7:30 p.m.Branham at Pioneer, 7 p.m.Christopher at Monte Vista Christian, 7:30 p.m.Gunn at Soquel, 7:30 p.m.Half Moon Bay at Jefferson, 7:30 p.m.Harbor at Yerba Buena, 7 p.m.Hill at Gunderson, 7 p.m.Homestead at Mountain View, 7 p.m.Independence at Evergreen Valley, 7 p.m.Lick at Harker, 7 p.m.Lincoln-San Jose at Silver Creek, 7 p.m.Los Gatos at Leland, 7 p.m.Menlo-Atherton vs. Bellarmine at San Jose City College, 7 p.m.Mt. Pleasant at Leigh, 7 p.m.Overfelt at Piedmont Hills, 7 p.m.Sacred Heart Prep at Carlmont, 7 p.m.San Benito at Terra Nova, 7 p.m.San Jose at Willow Glen, 7 p.m.San Mateo at El Camino, 7:30 p.m.Santa Clara at Prospect, 7 p.m.Santa Teresa at Saratoga, 7 p.m.St. Francis-Watsonville vs. Sobrato at Santa Cruz, 7:30 p.m.St. Ignatius at Palo Alto, 7 p.m.Valley Christian-San Jose at Wilcox, 7 p.m.Westmont at Monta Vista, 7 p.m.Woodside at South San Francisco, 7:30 p.m.Balboa at Lynbrook, 6 p.m.Christian at Kings Academy, 7 p.m.Del Oro-Loomis vs. Oak Grove at St. Francis in Mountain View, 4 p.m.Fremont-Oakland vs. Marina at Monterey Peninsula College, 7 p.m.Mills at Oakland Military Institute, 7 p.m.Menlo def. Mission, forfeitNotre Dame-Sherman Oaks at St. Francis, 7:30 p.m.Sacred Heart Cathedral at Fernley, 7 p.m.Sequoia at Newport Harbor, 7 p.m.Alameda vs. Berkeley at Thompson Field in Alameda, 7 p.m.Albany vs. San Lorenzo at Albany MS, 6:30 p.m.Alhambra at Las Lomas, 7 p.m.Antioch at California, 7 p.m.Berean Christian at Kelseyville, 7:30 p.m.Castro Valley at Hayward, 7 p.m.College Park at Mt. Eden, 7 p.m.Concord at Arroyo, 4 p.m.De Anza at El Cerrito, 7 p.m.Dougherty Valley at Logan, 7 p.m.Encinal at Analy, 7:30 p.m.Foothill at Heritage, 7 p.m.Freedom at Windsor, 7:30 p.m.Granada at Newark Memoria, 7 p.m.Irvington at Amador Valley, 7 p.m.Livermore at Washington, 7 p.m.Middletown at Hercules, 7:30 p.m.Northgate at Deer Valley, 7 p.m.Pinole Valley at Benicia, 7:30 p.m.Monte Vista vs. San Leandro at Burrell Field in San Leandro, 7 p.m.San Marin at Moreau Catholic, 7 p.m.Stellar Prep at Clayton Valley Charter, 7 p.m.Vintage vs. Acalanes at Memorial Stadium in Napa, 7 p.m.Central Catholic at De La Salle, 7:30 p.m.Dublin at Milpitas, 7 p.m.Fort Bragg at Castlemont, 7 p.m.Kennedy-Richmond at Oakland Tech, 7 p.m.Marin Catholic at McClymonds, 7:15 p.m.Miramonte at Hillsdale, 7:30 p.m.Monterey Trail at San Ramon Valley, 7 p.m.Mt. Diablo at Mountain House, 7 p.m.Rodriguez at Piedmont, 7:30 p.m.Skyline at Swett, 7 p.m.St. Marys-Stockton at Pittsburg, 7 p.m.
American vs. Tennyson at Washington, 7 p.m.Richmond at St. Marys-Berkeley, 1:30 p.m.California School for the Deaf at North Tahoe, 1 p.m.Gilroy vs. Liberty at St. Francis in Mountain View, 4 p.m.Oakland vs.Terra Linda at San Rafael, 7 p.m.Riordan at Salesian, 1:30 p.m.Del Mar at Cupertino, 7 p.m.Fremont-Sunnyvale at Los Altos, 1:30 p.m.Capuchino at Lincoln-San Francisco, 2 p.m.Oakdale vs. Mitty at St. Francis in Mountain View, noonSerra-San Mateo vs. Serra-Gardena at St. Francis in Mountain View, 7:30 p.m.