Bay Area high school football roundup 2023: Best of Week 1 action

Leland stuns No. 24 Half Moon Bay by 33 points. Campolindo rallies late, edges Vanden in 2 OTs. Clayton Valley wins Nick Tisa’s first game as head coach, shutting out Salinas.

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Ranked teams

No. 1 Serra 21, Folsom 14

On the first play of the game, Serra’s Nano Latu caught a backward pass from Maealiuaki Smith and threw the ball deep down the field to Charlie Willey for an 80-yard touchdown and a 7-0 lead. The Padres added two more touchdowns before the first quarter ended, then held on in the fourth quarter to win their season opener against a NorCal powerhouse. Folsom dropped to 1-1. The full recap can be found here, thanks to Darren Sabedra.

Orange Lutheran 35, No. 2 De La Salle 14

After being tied at halftime, De La Salle gave up three unanswered second-half touchdowns and lost at home to an opponent from the same league as Mater Dei and St. John Bosco.Steve Chavez was the standout performer for Orange Lutheran, rushing for three touchdowns, one of which was appropriately dubbed “Beast Mode 3.0” by the junior running back’s coaches. Darren Sabedra has the scoop.

No. 3 Pittsburg 49, Sacred Heart Cathedral 13

In Charlie Ramirez’s first game as full-time head coach, Pittsburg dominated from the start. After one quarter, the Pirates led 21-0, and a running clock began in the fourth. Junior quarterback Marley Alcantara completed 17 of 21 passes for 211 yards and four touchdowns, while junior wide receiver Makari Kenion caught seven passes for 107 yards and two touchdowns. Jadyn Hudson, a safety, had a 51-yard pick-six in addition to a touchdown reception. Legend Williams of Sacred Heart Cathedral had 124 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown for the Irish. Pittsburg travels to Granite Bay on Friday, while SHC travels to Sacred Heart Prep on Saturday afternoon.

No. 4 Clayton Valley 17, Salinas 0

In their first game under new coach Nick Tisa, the Ugly Eagles displayed a strong defense throughout the game before exploding for two touchdowns in the fourth quarter. The game was scoreless until midway through the third quarter, when Will Carranza kicked a 31-yard field goal, giving Clayton Valley all the points it needed. Salinas, which was 10-2 last season and defeated the Uglies in Concord, threatened in the fourth period, driving to the CV 30. However, Nathan Underwood intercepted a pass to put an end to that drive. From there, the CV offense took control, driving 80 yards. With about nine minutes remaining, quarterback Mason Lovett capped the drive with a 45-yard touchdown pass to Tony Keck, making the score 10-0 Clayton Valley. On the ensuing possession, the Cowboys drove into CV territory, but they missed a field goal, and Lovett scampered 5 yards for another TD with a minute left. Tisa has been CV’s co-head coach with Tim Murphy for the last few years, but he has not been the sole head coach since leaving Dougherty Valley at the end of the 2017 season. He was the Wildcats’ coach for six years. – Michael Lefkow

No. 5 San Ramon Valley 42, No. 8 St. Ignatius 14

Luke Baker, the Bay Area News Group’s player of the year last season, completed 19 of 25 passes for 307 yards against St. Ignatius. Owen Scott, a junior wide receiver, had eight receptions for 133 yards, including a 65-yard touchdown. SI’s Pierce St. Geme scored on a 34-yard run to tie the game early, but SRV scored 21 unanswered points to take control. Madeline Kenney, who was in San Francisco at the time, has the full story.

Helix-La Mesa 45, St. Francis 21, No. 6

St. Francis started the game with a three-and-out and a quick ground touchdown, but Helix answered with 25 unanswered first-half points to win. Alex Simon was in Mountain View at the time, and he has the story here.

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No. 7 Los Gatos 45, Soquel 14

On Thursday, AJ Minyard had a fantastic night leading the Wildcats to a season-opening victory over Soquel at home. After a competitive first two quarters, the senior completed 16 of 21 passes for 249 yards and five touchdowns as Los Gatos put the game away in the second half. Scott Garwood caught three touchdown passes, while Jaylen Thomas caught two. Here’s Darren Sabedra’s game story.

No. 10 Valley Christian 16, No. 9 Wilcox 15

The clash of CCS titans did not disappoint, with Valley’s Aaron VanderVeen’s third-quarter field goal the game-winner in a defensive struggle. Uchenna Eke, last year’s WCAL RB of the year, ran for 54 yards, and four-star WR Kai Hamilton had 48 receiving yards for VC. Wilcox got 201 yards rushing from Tyson Bonilla and Elijah Walker. Glenn Reeves has the complete San Jose report.

Riordan (No. 13) 36, Sacred Heart Prep (17).

Riordan led 33-3 at halftime after scoring on its first three possessions. Michael Mitchell Jr. hit Chris Lawson for an 85-yard touchdown and Tyrone Jackson for a 34-yarder. Isi Tuugamusu, a freshman, scored on the ground. Greg Gamitian and Ravu Savail scored rushing touchdowns in the second half for Sacred Heart Prep. On Friday, Riordan will face Moreau Catholic. On Saturday, SHP will host Sacred Cathedral. Glenn Reeves’

No. 14 El Cerrito 14, Amador Valley 7

Micah Avery, a Clayton Valley transfer, made an immediate impact for El Cerrito with a 69-yard run in the first quarter. Senior quarterback Michael Vanhook added a rushing touchdown in the second quarter to give El Cerrito a two-score lead. With five minutes remaining, Amador Valley’s Aiden Foley connected with Nate Jetter for a six-yard touchdown to cut the Gauchos’ lead to seven. Curtis Pashelka has the complete Pleasanton story.

No. 15 Liberty 49, Enochs-Modesto 3

In their season opener on the road Thursday, the Lions led 42-0 at halftime. Jaxon Bell, the younger brother of Nate Bell, last year’s star quarterback, scored three touchdowns. Ryan McKendry caught a 25-yard touchdown pass and returned the opening kickoff for six points. Liberty has outscored the Eagles 105-3 in the first two games of the last two seasons. Enochs is a newer school that started playing football in 2007. It has only had three seasons with a winning percentage above.500. When Liberty opens its home schedule against Los Gatos on Friday, it will go from one extreme to the other in terms of opponent quality. – Michael Lefkow

No. 16 Campolindo 29, Vanden-Fairfield 23 (2 OT)

Joe Revelos caught a 17-yard touchdown pass with 1:29 left in a wild game in Fairfield to tie Campo (1-0). The home team scored on the Campo 30 in the final seconds before time ran out, sending the game into overtime. In overtime, both teams began possessions at the opposing team’s 25-yard line rather than the 10. “There was a lot of confusion about the overtime ruling,” said Campo coach Kevin Macy. “It was explained differently a couple of times.” Campo took the lead in overtime on Max Robeson’s 15-yard touchdown pass to Scott Lyon. However, the extra point was denied. Vanden (1-1) responded with a touchdown reception from Marcellus Chandler, but a bobbled snap prevented what would have been the game-winning extra point. Vanden was stopped on the first series of the second overtime, one of many red-zone stops by Campo’s defense, and the visitors won the game when Lyon kept Campo’s possession alive with a fourth-down reception to the 8-yard line and Tim Daugherty followed with a “Jet Sweep” run for the walk-off touchdown. “Complete madness,” Macy said to the Bay Area News Group. “Our coaches all agreed that it was the strangest game they had ever seen. “Campo’s defense was incredible,” said James Giordani, who had an interception and numerous tackles. Darren Sabedra’s

San Marin 27, Acalanes 20, No. 17

Sully Bailey’s two touchdown passes gave the visiting Dons a 14-10 lead at halftime, but defending CIF State 4A champion San Marin scored 14 unanswered points in the third quarter and never trailed again. Bailey connected on 13-yard passes to Henry Souza and 12-yard passes to Cal-bound Trevor Rogers in the second quarter, putting Acalanes up 14-3. After three periods, San Marin led 24-14, but the Dons cut the lead to 24-20 with four minutes left when Bailey threw his third touchdown pass of the night, this one to Paul Kuhner from 26 yards out. After a field goal extended San Marin’s lead to three points, Acalanes had one last chance to score, getting the ball back with 1:02 remaining, but San Marin’s defense held firm for the hard-fought victory. — Michael Lefkow

No. 23 Archbishop Mitty 20, No. 18 James Logan 12

Mitty’s crazy cross-section victory over James Logan was keyed by junior WR/DB Alec Grimaldo’s 60-yard onside-kick return for a touchdown. AJ Cenizal of Mitty rushed for 63 yards and a touchdown, and Joey Campagna threw for 179 yards and a touchdown. Jonathan Craft, quarterback for James Logan, threw for two touchdowns and rushed for 73 yards. The full story is available from Joseph Dycus.

No. 19 Christopher 23, North Monterey County 13

Jaxen Robinson threw for 255 yards and two touchdowns, and Amari Bluford, Jaxen Mundorff, and Matthew Boles each had an interception as Christopher defeated North Monterey County at home in Gilroy on Thursday. Bluford was also a dynamic offensive player, catching six passes for 166 yards and two touchdowns for a team that was picked to win the Blossom Valley Athletic League Mt. Hamilton Division. Evan Vernon, the Cougars’ strong safety, also had 10 tackles and a sack. “North Monterey County was very tough,” said Christopher coach Darren Yafai. “A large, experienced team. They’ll win a lot of games and be competitive in their league.” Christopher will travel to Piedmont Hills next Friday. Darren Sabedra’s

Bellarmine 17, No. 20 Menlo-Atherton 14

Bellarmine’s David Diaz-Infante won his first game as head coach by relying on senior quarterback Parker Threatt. Threatt scored on a 23-yard run, and running back Reece McKeever added 113 yards on 29 carries. Menlo-Atherton’s 6-foot-7 TE Alek Marshall led M-A’s late rally, catching eight passes for 95 yards and one touchdown. From San Jose, David Kiefer has the full story.

No. 21 Monte Vista 42, Granada 3

Throughout the offseason, there was speculation that Monte Vista would be significantly better than last year’s dreadful 2-8 record under first-year coach Johnny Millard. One game does not make a season, but the Mustangs’ convincing win over the Matadors and talented QB Quinn Boyd certainly sent a message. Three-star running back Julian McMahan rushed for 153 yards and two touchdowns, quarterback Brayden Turner completed 15 of 18 passes for 203 yards and three touchdowns, and receivers Luke Claussen and Brandon Breedlove combined for nine receptions. Claussen had two touchdowns, and Breedlove had six receptions. At the half, the Mustangs were up 28-3. On defense, two-star recruit LB Talan Jones had nine tackles, including two for loss of yardage, forced a fumble, and recovered a fumble. Granada moved the ball at times, according to Millard, but the Mustangs tightened up in the red zone to prevent any touchdowns. — Michael Lefkow

Leland 40, No. 24 Half Moon Bay 7

In what was perhaps the night’s most stunning result, Leland, which finished 2-8 last season, went on the road and routed traditionally strong Half Moon Bay. The Chargers led 27-0 at halftime after scoring 14 points in the first quarter and 13 more in the second. In the fourth quarter, the visitors scored the final 13 points. Brady Hernandez led Leland with a touchdown pass to Luke Whitson and a touchdown run. The Chargers also got rushing touchdowns from Diego Vasquez, Jack Christensen, and Jordan Visperas to avenge a 35-9 loss to Half Moon Bay at home in 2022. On Friday, Leland will host Palo Alto. Half Moon Bay will play at San Mateo on Thursday. Darren Sabedra’s

No. 25 Live Oak 53, Gilroy 0

In his first varsity start, Luke Newell completed 5 of 6 passes for 119 yards and one touchdown in a rout of traditional rival Gilroy on Thursday. Josh Gagne rushed for 118 yards and two touchdowns on 16 attempts. Linebacker Kieton Dietz had two catches for 68 yards and a touchdown, as well as 10 tackles and an interception. The Acorns play at Mountain View on Friday. On Saturday, Gilroy travels to Carmel. Glenn Reeves’

East Bay

Alhambra 27, Sonoma Valley 26

With less than a minute remaining, the Bulldogs stopped Sonoma Valley’s 2-point conversion attempt and held on for a one-point victory. The Dragons scored one more touchdown than Alhambra, four to three, but the Bulldogs added a safety and a 2-point conversion, as well as five points from kicker Mason Stinson, who booted a field goal and added two PATs. With four minutes remaining, Alhambra scored the game-winning touchdown on a 1-yard run by quarterback Beau Blau, his second of the game. Earlier in the game, he threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Sylas Mankin. Logan Thompson ran in the 2-point conversion after Blau’s final touchdown to make it 27-20 Alhambra. Sonoma Valley responded quickly, with QB Trent Ohman scoring from the 1 with less than a minute remaining. However, the 2-point attempt failed, allowing Alhambra to win. Ohman threw three touchdown passes in addition to his 1-yard run in the fourth quarter. — Michael Lefkow

Arroyo 8, Antioch 41

All 41 points were scored by the Panthers in the first half. Antioch scored quickly and furiously. Yusef Jenkins started the party by returning the first kickoff for a touchdown. QB Larenzo Mayfield then completed a 25-yard pass to Keon Fosselman to put the Panthers up 13-0. Elijah Stingley scored twice, including a 35-yard run, Mayfield scored once, and Roshaud Bartlow recovered a fumble and returned it for a touchdown. The entire second half was played against the clock. — Michael Lefkow

College Park 14, Fremont-Oakland 0

Due to fights between spectators, host Fremont forfeited in the second quarter. College Park coach Casey Moreno said before the game that RB Hunter Pelayo and QB Jimmy Voorhies were doing well. Fremont’s four-star linebacker Naki Tuakoi had eight tackles and a forced fumble. Next Friday, College Park visits Oakmont-Roseville, and Fremont visits American Canyon. — Dycus, Joseph

Foothill 25, Heritage 28 (OT)

Emanuel Rankins scored in overtime from 2 yards out to lead the Patriots past a tenacious Foothill team. Heritage trailed 22-7 entering the fourth quarter, with JJ Kinnaird’s 100-yard dash off the opening kickoff accounting for the Patriots’ only score. Rankins and Kinnaird scored fourth-quarter touchdowns to tie the game. With the score 22-14, quarterback Austin Peters connected with Kinnaird to make it a two-point game, and the two connected again for the 2-point conversion. Foothill took the lead in overtime on a 30-yard field goal by Matt Fields, making the score 25-22. Heritage then regained possession of the ball for one final shot. When faced with a fourth-and-14 at the Foothill 17-yard line, Peters completed a 15-yard pass to Charlie Blaise, bringing the ball to the 2. Rankins then scored the game-winning touchdown. — Michael Lefkow

Vintage 22, Las Lomas 34

As the host Knights cruised to a surprisingly easy win, sophomore quarterback Dylan Thomas threw three first-half touchdown passes. Roman Mercado caught two of Thomas’ TD tosses. He added six more points after connecting with 6-foot-3 junior wideout Colby Cooley. On a 3-yard run, Kaden Lagaya scored. Las Lomas scored four touchdowns in the first half to take a 28-7 lead into halftime. To round out the scoring for the winners, Daniel Soccol hit two second-half field goals. Vintage scored a touchdown and a 2-point conversion with four minutes remaining to put the game out of reach. — Michael Lefkow

Miramonte 28, Berkeley 12

Miramonte used three quarterbacks in its season opener as it looks for a replacement for Luke Duncan, who is now at UCLA. Coach Jack Schram, on the other hand, said Carson Blair was outstanding in the third quarter, when the Matadors pulled away from a talented Berkeley team. Berkeley’s defense was strong, with BJ Thurman returning an interception for a score and Shawn Brown recovering a fumble for a score. PJ Mataafa led Berkeley in rushing with 85 yards. The Matadors (1-0) host Piedmont on Friday, while Berkeley (0-1) visits Casa Grande. — Dycus, Joseph

Pierce 33, Piedmont 21

The Highlanders played a competitive game against Pierce in their first game since the program was suspended midway through the 2022 season. Junior quarterback Markos Lagios connected with wide receiver Sam Shelby for a 60-yard touchdown. Miguel Long had an interception as well. Highlander coach Jordan Seiden said the team “just couldn’t sustain anything in offense until late in the game.” The Highlanders, who are playing all of their games on the road while their field is being renovated, travel to Miramonte next Friday. — Dycus, Joseph

Pinole Valley 33, American 3

The Spartans, the defending CIF State 7A champions, started their season with a rout of American. Maddox Wu rushed for 94 yards and a touchdown on eight attempts. Tony Thompson caught three passes for 66 yards, ran twice for 32 yards, had a touchdown reception, and added six points on the ground. — Michael Lefkow

St. Mary’s-Berkeley 20, Moreau Catholic 2

The Panthers dominated their old Catholic Athletic League rivals, defeating them for the first time since the North Coast Section playoffs in 2014. St. Mary’s was led by Marley Filson, who had an interception and scored on a 70-yard run from the wildcat formation. On a long first-quarter run, Elijah Hines gave the Panthers a 6-0 lead, but Moreau Catholic cut it to 6-2 at halftime when a bad Panthers snap sailed out of the end zone for a safety. That turned out to be the Mariners’ only goal. Filson’s long run and a 2-point conversion made it 14-2 after three quarters, and Marcus Hughes iced it with a 3-yard TD blast in the fourth. The Panthers, led by third-year coach John Trotman, have now won 12 of their last 13 games dating back to last season. Moreau had one scoring chance in the first half, but it was foiled by a goal-line stand. The Mariners’ schedule gets a lot tougher in the next two weeks, when they host Archbishop Riordan and defending CIF State 4A champion San Marin. – Michael Lefkow

East Union-Manteca 30, Tennyson 14

East Union won, but Tennyson coach John Pangelina may have discovered the program’s future stars on Friday night. Freshman Troy Finau rushed for 100 yards, and fellow first-year player Lamont McDonald piled up 200 yards from scrimmage, two touchdowns, and three pass breakups as a defensive back. Montell Rice, a sophomore, had three tackles for loss. On Friday, Tennyson (0-1) will host Salesian. – Dycus, Joseph

Peninsula/South Bay

Aragon 41, Homestead 13

Aragon was led by Sean Hickey, who threw four touchdown passes. Jalen Scroggins caught three touchdown passes, including a 99-yarder. The Dons got rushing touchdowns from Amaziah Tanielu and Spencer Unga. Aragon led at halftime 20-13 before pulling away. “They gave us problems in the first half,” said Aragon coach Steve Sell. “I was pleased we were able to clean it up in the second half.” Aragon hosts Monterey next Friday, while Homestead hosts Silver Creek. Glenn Reeves’

Branham 48, Cupertino 7

Branham jumped out to a 22-point lead after the first quarter and cruised to a season-opening home victory. The Bruins led 42-7 at halftime and finished the third period with six points. Jack Lewis completed 15 of 23 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns, as well as rushing for 26 yards and three touchdowns. Elias Antillion had eight carries for 91 yards and a touchdown and caught five passes for 55 yards. Cupertino will host Bear Creek-Stockton on Friday. Branham will have a bye week next week before hosting Soledad on September 8. Darren Sabedra’s

Capuchino 20, Burlingame 19

Burlingame led 16-0 at halftime thanks to two touchdowns by Sam Felton before Capuchino’s Lucas Zayac scored two touchdowns in a 30-second span to end the first half. Eddie Gill’s 24-yard field goal in the third quarter extended Burlingame’s lead to 19-14. However, Capuchino controlled the clock from that point on, limiting Burlingame to two fourth-quarter possessions, and the Mustangs scored the game-winning touchdown on a hook and lateral play. QB Brandon Arceo completed a short pass to Travis Ciardella, who pitched to Zayac, who ran the rest of the way for his third touchdown. Capuchino, a PAL Ocean team, defeated a Burlingame team two levels higher from the PAL Bay. Capuchino returns to action against South San Francisco on Thursday. On Friday, Burlingame visits Soquel. Glenn Reeves’

Leigh 28, Lincoln-San Jose 0

In 11 carries, Shayan Shariat rushed for 134 yards and three touchdowns and T. J. Donaldson threw for 104 yards and a touchdown as Leigh defeated Lincoln at home on Thursday. Junior defensive end Jonathan Blanchard had a big game for the Longhorns, leading the team in tackles and tackles for loss. Lincoln had 83 yards passing (all by DeZario Burciaga) and 36 yards rushing. The win at Lincoln avenged Leigh’s 16-13 loss there last season, which ended with Leigh winning just three games and Lincoln tied for first place in the Blossom Valley Athletic League’s “A” division, the Mt. Hamilton. “Great team effort to beat a good A league team,” said Leigh head coach Kyle Padia. Lincoln hosts San Jose in the Big Bone Game next Friday, while Leigh hosts Pioneer at home. Darren Sabedra’s

Menlo 15, American Canyon 14

Mikey McGrath’s 17-yard touchdown run and Ben Salama’s two-point pass to Tyler Fernandez with 1:56 left in the first half were the game-winning points in a home victory over American Canyon on Saturday. Mason Harris’ 20-yard run put American Canyon up 14-7. Menlo’s Nicky Scacco also scored a touchdown. Darren Sabedra’s

Mountain View 48, The King’s Academy 34

Mountain View quarterback Kevin Conway connected with Lex Silver for one touchdown, but senior running back Arturo Hernandez led the Mountain View offense with five touchdowns. Next Friday, TKA (0-1) travels to Santa Teresa, while Mountain View (1-0) hosts Live Oak. – Dycus, Joseph

Mt. Pleasant 21, Gunderson 10

The Cardinals rallied from a 7-0 deficit to win their first game under new coach Manuel Ramirez. Terreon Hunt started the scoring by racing 75 yards with an interception to give visiting Gunderson a 7-0 lead. Dareuis Williams’ 5-yard touchdown run and QB Jonathan Rosas’ 17-yard touchdown pass to John Paul Meza gave Mt. Pleasant the lead back. Brayan Ramirez, a senior running back from Mt. Pleasant, scored the game’s only touchdown in the second half. Ramirez was Mt. Pleasant’s defensive coordinator before taking over for Frank Lopez this season. He spent several seasons coaching at James Lick before joining the Cardinals’ staff three years ago. — Michael Lefkow

Overfelt 36, San Jose 0

Overfelt was led by San Jose State commit John Stowers, who rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns while also recording 12 tackles and three tackles for loss. Senior quarterback Gabriel Martinez rushed for 122 yards and three touchdowns, and Saulala Niufe scored one touchdown while gaining 38 yards. Lino Eti and Jermiaha Lara each had two sacks against the pass. Next Friday, Overfelt (1-0) hosts Woodside, while San Jose (0-1) travels to Lincoln-San Jose in the Big Bone Game. — Dycus, Joseph

Palo Alto 28, Fremont-Sunnyvale 10

Palo Alto won its season opener thanks to Declan Packer’s three first-half touchdown passes, two to Jason Auzenne and one to Jeremiah Fung. “He played nearly flawless,” Palo Alto coach Dave DeGeronimo said of Packer. MLB Joey Kessler performed admirably on defense. On 12 carries, Henry Buenrostro led Fremont-Sunnyvale with 52 yards and one touchdown. Jonathan Delos Santos gained 39 yards on five carries. Emmanuel Perez, a linebacker, had six tackles. On Friday, Palo Alto travels to Leland, while Fremont hosts Westmont. Glenn Reeves’

Pioneer 17, Santa Teresa 6

Pioneer scored 10 points in the first quarter and went on to defeat a team that won section and regional championships last season. Jesse Herrera led the way with 83 yards and two touchdowns on the ground and seven tackles. Marcus Perez had 11 tackles, Edgar Orozco had an interception, and Geovani Quintero Villalvazo recovered a fumble as the Mustangs defeated Santa Teresa for the second year in a row. Pioneer will host Leigh at home next Friday, while Santa Teresa will host The King’s Academy. Darren Sabedra’s

El Camino 7, San Mateo 20

After falling behind 7-0 in the second quarter, the Bearcats scored 20 unanswered points on Thursday. San Mateo’s workhorse was junior Emmanuel Fitzgerald, who rushed for 200 yards and a touchdown on 28 attempts. Cameron Palma, a junior quarterback, broke a 7-7 tie in the third quarter with a 9-yard touchdown run. He rushed for 73 yards on the night. Senior Cole Mannick also scored for the Bearcats, who racked up 346 yards rushing. Midway through the second quarter, El Camino’s Joseph Conti recovered a San Mateo fumble and returned it 55 yards to the house. Next Thursday, San Mateo will host Half Moon Bay. El Camino travels to Hillsdale on Friday. – Michael Lefkow

Sequoia 34, Kealakehe-Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i 0

The Ravens made a successful trip to Hawai’i. Luke Rowell scored twice, once on an interception return of 80 yards and the other on a 10-yard pass from quarterback Brody McKenna. Logan Kerr and Aaron Harkov also scored, and Luke Ulrich had a 16-yard touchdown run. Sequoia led 21-0 at halftime. Sequoia faced an out-of-state opponent for the seventh time since the MaxPreps era began in 2004. In those games, the Ravens are 4-3. This season, the Waveriders are 0-3. They are 3-3 all-time against opponents from outside Hawaii, including a 23-21 win over Central Coast Section foe Scott’s Valley in 2017. — Michael Lefkow

Terra Nova 52, Santa Clara 42

Terra Nova took a 28-7 lead in the second quarter, forcing Santa Clara to play catch-up. Mateo Corona and Zachary Perez, Terra Nova’s running backs, stood out in the Wing-T offense. Santa Clara’s Jeremiah Karongo scored two touchdowns on a reception and a kickoff return. Matt Nguyen scored twice on the ground. For the Bruins, Joseph Ting scored on the ground and Mitchell Pacheco scored through the air. They play at Monte Vista Christian on Friday. Terra Nova plays Lincoln-San Francisco at home on Friday. Glenn Reeves’

Westmont 23, Del Mar 7

Westmont won a non-league game on the road Thursday thanks to Mason Pound’s 80-yard run, 42-yard pass, and two touchdowns. Del Mar was led by quarterback Andre Latimore, who rushed for 231 yards and one touchdown. The full story is available here, thanks to Joseph Dycus.


Castro Valley 26, Carlmont 23

The Trojans stunned visiting Carlmont with three fourth-quarter touchdowns. The Scots led 20-6 going into the fourth period. Castro Valley scored the game-winning points on a 70-yard touchdown pass from QB Cooper Matthews to WR Anthony Mares with 16 seconds remaining, with Carlmont trailing 23-20. The PAT was blocked, but Carlmont did not have enough time to set up for a game-tying field goal. Matthews completed 285 passes for 285 yards and three touchdowns. Linebacker Conner Cooper led the Trojans’ defense with 18 tackles. Carlmont quarterback Carlo Campobello threw two touchdown passes. Daniel Mattioli, a receiver, caught four passes for 74 yards and a touchdown.

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