James Logan's Varsity football team travels to Heritage High School in Brentwood tonight with hopes of extending their winning streak.
Lineback Silaiman Habib told the Courier that he expect Heritage to be "one of the toughest teams we'll face. They have a well-put-together team, but if we play Logan football, we'll win."
The varsity game starts at 7 p.m. in Brentwood; the junior varsity game starts at 4:30 p.m.
Last Friday, the unbeaten Colts won their second game of the season against Foothill High in Pleasanton.
The Colts, the fourth ranked team in the East Bay, eked out a 13-9 win against the Falcons, who are unranked.
The 3-0 Colts struck early when Colt Jeffrey Prothro galloped into the end zone from the 18-yard line. The fourth down play in their first possession of the game. The Colts got the ball when Miles Long intercepted a Falcon pass, giving the Colts the ball on the 25-yard-line.
The Falcons struck back with a field goal, making the score 6-3 going in to half time.
Despite having the lead, the Colts struggled mightily to get their offensive on track, with limited success. The Falcons dominated the time of possession, keeping their offense on the field, while hamstringing Logan's offense. Foothill had the ball for 31 plays, while Logan had the ball for just six. Logan managed just one first down in the first half, compared to seven by the Falcons.
Despite those offensive struggles, the Colts were able to score a touchdown in the fourth quarter when Miles Long scampered 30 yards into the end zone, capping an 80-yard, six play drive. That pushed the score to 13-3 in favor of the Colts.
The Falcons kept up the pressure, though, adding a touchdown to their total on a one-yard dive into the end zone with less than one minute on the game clock.
Their attempt to get the ball back with an on side kick failed, capping a night of Falcon near-misses. Pleasanton got with 10 yards of the goal line four times during the game, but Logan's defense stiffened three of those times.