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Contra Costa wins Holiday Classic
Ygncaio Valley High's Jamari Pope, pictured, helped the Contra Costa team beat Alameda County 23-20 in the Holiday Classic All-Star football game on Dec. 22 at Pittsburg High. Pittsburg's Craijon Menefee scored on a 1-yard run with just under three minutes left for the winning touchdown. Pope completed 7 of 11 passes for 65 yards and also scored on a 1-yard run to help the Contra Costa take a 16-0 lead. Alameda then scored 20 straight points. Other Concord area athletes selected to compete in the game include Concord High's Olito Thompson, Jay Yesin, Uaisele Manoa, Daniel Golden and Keenan Mahler; Clayton Valley's Joe Protheroe, Jesse Medrano, Dakohta Cramer and Logan Bangert.