Kevin Fixler
    Sport Matters

12 December 2011

Op-Ed: In death, Fred Thompson’s Oakland dreams live on

Courtesy of Oregon State Athletics

Courtesy of Oregon State Athletics

Fred Thompson was 18 when I met him, and I had never seen a body so large move so fast, and with such agility. He was what makes quarterbacks wake up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night.

Sunday would have been his 20th birthday.

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1 November 2010

Raiders ruin homecoming for Oakland Tech’s Lynch

Photo by Laith Agha

Photo by Laith Agha

Marshawn Lynch, the often written and talked-about NFL player who graduated from Oakland Tech High School, made his hometown pro football debut during a trip to Oakland this weekend as a member of the Seattle Seahawks.

He was fresh off a trade that sent him from the Buffalo Bills to the Seahawks. But the visit home didn’t go quite as he had expected.

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18 October 2010

Tech Bulldogs fall to Fremont in league play

Photo by Roberto Daza

Photo by Roberto Daza

Led by running back Jordan Sanford’s four touchdowns, the Fremont Tigers took down the Tech Bulldogs, 26-7, in opening weekend Oakland Athletic League (OAL) football action this past Saturday at Curt Flood Field.

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15 October 2010

Oakland Tech’s ‘Coach D,’ 15 years in charge, pushes players on football and family

It’s Saturday, a day off for the Oakland Tech football team, but a familiar SUV still sits in the high school’s back parking lot, overlooking the Bulldogs home playing field.

Tech head coach Delton Edwards fills out the driver’s seat of his 2007 GMC Yukon XL and watches through his windshield as the Oakland Dynamites—the Pop Warner football team he grew up playing for—clash with Oak Grove’s visiting elementary and middle school peewees.

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13 September 2010

Oakland Tech wins varsity football season opener

Despite some early turnovers, the Oakland Tech Bulldogs defeated the visiting Balboa Buccaneers of San Francisco, 41-20, in Tech’s varsity football season opener Friday night. The non-conference matchup marked the Bulldogs’ only home game of the season.

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10 September 2010

With key players off to college, Oakland Tech football team starts new season tonight

Photo by Laith Agha

Photo by Laith Agha

Delton Edwards, or “Coach D,” as he has affectionately been known over his 15-year career as the head football coach at Oakland Technical High School, has a tough act to follow.

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