Bay Area high school football roundup 2023: Best of Week 10 action

Clayton Valley edges California, De La Salle tops Monte Vista, San Ramon Valley routs Foothill, St. Francis holds off Riordan, Live Oak stays unbeaten

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No. 1 Serra 24, No. 4 Valley Christian 13

In a season full of blowouts, Serra led Valley Christian 14-13 late in the third quarter on the road in this West Catholic Athletic League game. Then, with 1:27 left in the third period, quarterback Maealiuaki Smith threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Kyon Loud, making the score 21-13. With 8:18 remaining, Thomas Gooch hit a 31-yard field goal. With one game remaining next Friday at home against St. Ignatius, Serra improved to 9-0 overall and 6-0 in the WCAL. Valley Christian’s record fell to 5-4, 2-4. Mike Lefkow has more information here.

No. 2 De La Salle 31, Monte Vista 7

Dominic Kelley scored from near the goal line, and Jaden Jefferson added a 62-yard scoring run later in the first half to put visiting De La Salle up 14-0. The Spartans went on to win easily on the road in Danville, improving to 7-2. Monte Vista dropped to 4-5. In the third quarter, Finn Sepic’s 23-yard field goal increased DLS’s lead to 17-0, and Derrick Blanche’s short run made it 24-7. The Spartans outgained Monte Vista 376 to 149 yards. Jefferson, Blanche, and Kelley rushed for 228 yards on 31 attempts. Monte Vista’s touchdown came from a pass from Brayden Turner to Kellan Ford. De La Salle finishes the regular season at home against Clayton Valley next Friday, while Monte Vista travels to San Ramon Valley. Darren Sabedra’s

No. 3 San Ramon Valley 45, Foothill 14

Luke Baker threw for five touchdowns and 350 yards to lead SRV to a lopsided EBAL Mountain victory at home. Owen Scott had two touchdown receptions, and Marco Jones plowed into the end zone on fourth-and-1. Dominick Camera intercepted a pass as SRV’s defense kept Foothill at bay for the majority of the game. SRV (8-1, 3-0) finishes the regular season at home against Monte Vista on Friday. Foothill (1-7, 0-3) concludes its season at California on Friday. Darren Sabedra’s

No. 4 Pittsburg 34, No. 17 Liberty 13

The Pirates scored three touchdowns in the third quarter to break open a close first half. Elijah Bow ran for two touchdowns and Noah Quesada caught one of two touchdown passes from QB Marley Alcantara as Pittsburg turned a 14-0 halftime lead into a 34-7 fourth-quarter rout. The Pirates (9-0, 4-0 Bay Valley Athletic League) will play Antioch in the Big Little Game next Saturday and will have a chance to complete a perfect regular season for the first time in decades. During the Covid-shortened 2020, Pittsburg went 5-0. Pitt hasn’t been perfect during a full regular season since the 1960s, according to Pirates coach Charlie Ramirez. Bow rushed 29 times for 174 yards, falling 15 yards short of 1,000 yards for the season. RB Jamar Searcy, a Liberty transfer, scored in the first quarter to make it 7-0, and Alcantara connected with Jaydn Hudson to make it 14-0 at the half. In addition to a perfect regular season, the Pitt-Antioch game will determine the BVAL champion. With a win, the Pirates will win the league outright, but an Antioch win could result in a three-way tie with Liberty (6-3, 3-1). The Lions, who defeated Antioch 41-40 earlier this month, will face Heritage in their regular-season finale on Friday. Jaxon Bell, a sophomore running back, scored one of Liberty’s touchdowns against the Pirates, giving him 22 rushing touchdowns on the season. – Michael Lefkow

No. 11 St. Francis 27, No. 5 Archbishop Riordan 20

Kingston Keanaaina rushed for 133 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries, and a defense led by the Cahoon brothers, Jackson and Chase, at linebacker, Afoa Tuua on the line, and Mack Mrowka in the secondary held visiting Riordan scoreless late in WCAL play. More information is available from Joseph Dycus.

No. 6 El Cerrito 56, De Anza 0

Michael Vanhook threw for 109 yards and three touchdowns, and Lonzell Taylor ran twice for 90 yards and two scores to lead El Cerrito to a TCAL Rock Division victory over De Anza. Micah Avery had 79 yards and a touchdown on eight carries for El Cerrito, which improved to 7-1 heading into next week’s regular-season finale at Salesian. Vanhook threw touchdown passes of 26 yards to Zilton, 58 yards to Gary Youngblood, and 15 yards to Jayvon Bolds. Sione Fanaika had a pick-six and Ziare Eastman had 81 yards on six carries for the Gauchos. De Anza dropped to 1-7, 1-2. Darren Sabedra’s

No. 7 McClymonds 33, Oakland 0

Redmani Albert thrived in his transition from wide receiver to quarterback, throwing one touchdown and rushing for another in McClymonds’ third straight Oakland Athletic League shutout. Beginning in the second quarter, there was a running clock. In their three league games, the Warriors have won by a combined score of 156-0. John “Sharky” Tamale also scored on the ground, and William Puamau caught Albert’s touchdown pass. Interceptions were recorded by Markus Thomas, Dominic Davis, and Adon Dent. Dent scored after returning his pick. Isaac Espinosa connected on a 43-yard field goal. On Friday, McClymonds (5-2, 3-0) travels to Fremont-Oakland, while Oakland (5-3, 1-2) hosts Oakland Tech. — Dycus, Joseph

No. 25 Clayton Valley 33, No. 8 California 24

For the Ugly Eagles, quarterback Tyson Lovett had a big game. He ran 16 yards for Clayton Valley’s first touchdown, threw two touchdown passes, and ran in the 2-point conversion after the Uglies’ final touchdown. The lead changed hands five times in this back-and-forth contest. Clayton Valley (5-4, 3-1 EBAL Mountain) took a 25-24 lead with less than a minute remaining in the third quarter. Will Carranza kicked the extra point after Lovett threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Logan Knapp. With four minutes remaining, Jahson Jones’ 8-yard run, followed by Lovett’s 2-point conversion, increased the visitors’ lead to nine points. California (5-4, 1-2) now appears to be on the outside looking in in the North Coast Section’s tough 11-team Division I. Because the NCS determines its divisions before the season, there is no flexibility for a team like the Grizzlies to drop to a lower division, even though the computer ranks them as the section’s seventh-best team. The playoffs feature 56 NCS schools spread across eight seven-team brackets. Cal will play Foothill on Friday. Clayton Valley will travel to De La Salle. – Michael Lefkow

No. 9 Los Gatos 24, No. 10 Wilcox 21

Boxer Kopcsak-Yeung scored on a 7-yard run with 23.5 seconds left to cap a 79-yard, two-minute drill drive, giving Los Gatos a share of the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division title. The Wildcats can win the championship outright if they beat Menlo-Atherton next week. Kopcsak-Yeung also scored on a blocked punt. The full recap can be found here, thanks to Darren Sabedra.

No. 12 St. Ignatius 28, No. 16 Mitty 21

Jarious Hogan scored three short touchdown runs to lead St. Ignatius 21-7 at halftime. The Wildcats increased their lead to 28-7 on a scoring run by Cam Jones, then held on to defeat Mitty in the West Catholic Athletic League. Mitty scored three times on the ground, two by Joey Campagna and one by Jonah Kroenung. Caden Allard and Toju Maku each had two receiving touchdowns. On Friday night, St. Ignatius (6-3, 4-2) will travel to Serra, while Mitty (5-4, 2-4) will host Valley Christian at Foothill College. Glenn Reeves’

No. 13 Amador Valley 48, Dublin 0

The Dons finished their regular season with a 34-0 halftime lead and another easy win. Amador Valley has outscored its opponents 208-7 in four games since falling to Foothill 12-7 on September 22. All four wins came against EBAL Valley opponents. The Dons (7-2, 4-0) will now have to wait until Nov. 5 to find out where they will be seeded in the North Coast Section playoffs in the Open/Division I bracket. According to the computer rankings, the Dons could be as high as a fourth seed, which would mean a home game against Clayton Valley. Tristan Tia, who had to sit out the first five games after transferring from Granada, threw for five touchdowns and over 300 yards against Dublin. The Gaels (4-5, 0-3) fell for the fifth time in six games and will almost certainly need to beat Dougherty Valley next Friday to qualify for the D-II playoffs. – Michael Lefkow

No. 15 Menlo School 33, Half Moon Bay 0

Menlo, which won the PAL De Anza Division title last week, finished division play undefeated with a road win over Half Moon Bay. If the Knights win the Valpo Bowl at home next Friday against rival Sacred Heart Prep, they will finish the regular season 10-0. Mikey McGrath completed 6 of 12 passes for 159 yards and three touchdowns on Friday. Willis Johnson rushed for 60 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries, and Ryan Jabal caught three passes for 91 yards. Menlo led 7-0 at halftime and then blew it open in the third quarter with 19 points. Menlo’s second shutout of the season. The Knights (9-0, 5-0) have a 270-96 advantage over their opponents. HMB dropped to 2-7, 1-4. Darren Sabedra’s

No. 18 Acalanes 34, No. 19 Las Lomas 14

Jack Giorgianni rushed for all 83 yards in the fourth quarter to lead Acalanes’ punishing ground game, as the Dons handed Las Lomas its first loss of the season. Acalanes remained unbeaten in DAL Foothill play with one interception each from Trevor Rogers, Jake Boselli, and Gavin Bender in a game that was closer than the final score indicated. Joseph Dycus was in Walnut Creek at the time and has the complete story.

No. 21 Campolindo 41, Miramonte 21

Campolindo kept its hopes of a DAL Foothill Division title alive by scoring two touchdowns in the third quarter against visiting Miramonte. Sebastien Antonios-McCrea scored on a 5-yard run to make it 21-7, and Mack Fisher’s 10-yard run increased the lead to 28-7. Joe Revelos then caught a 50-yard pass to set up Jake Spencer’s 5-yard run early in the fourth quarter to make it 35-7. Micah Parker’s 30-yard run extended the lead to 41-7 after Luke Bonardi’s interception. The first 24 minutes of the game were much tighter. Miramonte tied the game 7-7 on a touchdown pass from Carson Blair to Gabe Roman after Scott Lyon scored on a 5-yard reception to put Campo up 7-0. Campo took the lead again on a 10-yard touchdown reception from Tim Daugherty, who set up the score with a long catch. Spencer intercepted a pass just before halftime, keeping the score at 14-7. If Campo wins at Acalanes on Friday, the teams will share the division title or be tied for third place with Los Lomas. On Friday, Miramonte (6-2, 3-2) will host Las Lomas. Darren Sabedra’s

No. 22 Christopher 42, Leland 0

Jaxen Robinson completed 10 of 20 passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns and added a 3-yard run for Christopher. Matthew Boles and Saed Mustafa were the recipients of his touchdown passes. Will Rizqallah gained 108 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries. Amari Bluford scored after returning an interception. On defense, linebackers Nick Strangis and Evan Vernon stood out. Christopher (9-0, 4-0 BVAL Mt. Hamilton) hosts undefeated Live Oak on Friday with the division title on the line. On Friday, Leland (2-7, 1-3) travels to Lincoln. Glenn Reeves’

No. 23 Antioch 44, Deer Valley 21

Quarterback Larenzo Mayfield scored five of Antioch’s six touchdowns – three rushing, two passing – to set up a Bay Valley Athletic League title game against Pittsburg next Saturday. If Antioch (7-2, 3-1) defeats Pittsburg (9-0, 4-0) for the third time since 2006, the BVAL standings will be tied at least twice and possibly three times. Liberty is 3-1 and will play host to Heritage on Friday. Deer Valley (3-6, 0-4) did not go down without a fight. At the half, it was only down 24-14. However, Mayfield’s running and touchdown passes to Angel Jr Buezo and Kha’mahri Jones ensured the Panthers’ 10th consecutive victory over their crosstown rivals. The Panthers’ Yusef Jenkins also scored on the ground. – Michael Lefkow

No. 24 Live Oak 28, Oak Grove 10

Luke Newell threw two touchdown passes and Zach Rocha had a big game as Live Oak defeated Oak Grove to remain undefeated on Thursday. Newell completed eight of eleven passes for 144 yards. He hit Austin Jennings for a 6-yard touchdown and Tanner Holeman for a 66-yard touchdown. Rocha had 12 tackles, an interception, and a forced fumble in addition to blocking a field goal that Christian Hauge returned for a touchdown. Live Oak’s other touchdown came on a short run by Josh Gagni. With the victory, Live Oak (8-0, 4-0 BVAL Mt. Hamilton Division) keeps the Mt. Hamilton Division title on the line next Friday at Christopher, which has yet to lose this season. “A great matchup,” Live Oak coach Mike Gemo said. “It’s always been a good, hard-fought rivalry game.” Oak Grove (3-6, 1-3) finishes the regular season at home against Santa Teresa on Friday. Glenn Reeves’

East Bay

Berkeley 76, Mt. Eden 6

Berkeley scored 42 points in the first quarter of an MVAL/WACC Mission Division game that had a running clock for the entire second half, according to coach David Perry. To help lead the way, Deontae Faison threw for five touchdowns and ran for another, and Cahlil Snead caught two touchdown passes. Jalen Harris had one touchdown reception, and Kamren Bell ran for one and caught another. Adonis Cunningham-Wheeler, Nate Garland, and Drew Henderson all scored on the ground, and PJ Jataafa scored on a punt return. Jin Jones had three sacks, and defensive backs Robbie Jones and Leon McDaniels led a defense that did not allow a pass to be completed. Berkeley (6-3, 4-0) hosts Irvington on Friday, while Mt. Eden (0-9, 0-4) travels to Encinal on Saturday. — Dycus, Joseph

Heritage 35, Freedom 0

Heritage kept its NCS D-II playoff hopes alive with a 161-yard run by Mekhi Adanandus. The Patriots (4-5, 2-2 BVAL) are ranked sixth in their division by the computer, closely followed by Vintage, a team they’ve already defeated this season, and three East Bay Athletic League teams. Heritage’s regular season concludes Friday with a tough road game at Liberty. If the Patriots defeat the Lions, they will appear to be in the playoffs. A loss, on the other hand, means they’ll most likely need assistance to qualify. Against Freedom, Heritage had 429 yards of total offense, including 267 yards rushing and four touchdowns. Ilias Muhammad rushed for 63 yards and one touchdown. Phillip Babbitt and Austin Peters completed nine of ten passes for 162 yards and a touchdown. Brooks Davis hauled in four passes for 68 yards. J.J. Kinnaird was the one who caught the touchdown pass. Freedom dropped to 1-8, 0-4. In BVAL play, the Falcons have yet to score and have been outscored 174-0. – Michael Lefkow

James Logan 33, Bishop O’Dowd 29

Danzel Mercado caught two touchdown passes, including the game-winning touchdown with less than a minute remaining in the fourth quarter. The Colts’ quarterback, Jonathan Craft, had a big game, throwing three touchdown passes and running for another. Logan (5-4, 4-0 MVAL/WACC Foothill) has won five straight games but faces a must-win situation next Friday when it travels to Moreau Catholic. A win results in an outright championship and an invitation to the North Coast Section Open/Division I playoffs. If Logan loses to the Mariners, the Foothill Division will end in a two- or three-way tie, effectively eliminating him from the postseason. Bishop O’Dowd and Moreau Catholic are both 3-1 in the league, one game behind Logan, but are well-positioned for the playoffs due to their lower divisions. The Colts led 19-6 after one quarter, but the Dragons (5-4) rallied to take a 23-19 lead into the fourth. It stayed that way until the final four minutes, when the teams combined for three touchdowns. Logan scored to take a 26-23 lead, Bishop O’Dowd responded to make it 29-26, and Marcado scored on a short pass from Craft. “One of the best high school games I’ve ever seen,” said Logan coach Eddie Smith. O’Dowd quarterback Devin Wilson threw four touchdown passes, two to Miles Dixon and two to Deji Ajose. On Friday, the Dragons will play their regular-season finale against San Leandro. – Michael Lefkow

Kennedy-Fremont 30, Alameda 24

After defeating Alameda, Kennedy-Fremont remained tied for first place in the MVAL/WACC Shoreline. Adrian Velasquez led Kennedy with three touchdown runs and one touchdown pass to Jaden Roman. Velasquez’s third rushing touchdown was decisive. The Titans’ Junaid Kahn recovered a fumble, and Gianni Pereda, Maynard Lorenzo, and Alex Ramirez all had strong defensive games. Deon Bier returned one of his two interceptions for a touchdown for Alameda, and Will Hester and Sinisa Finau each had one sack. Alameda’s Dominic Hernandez had 13 tackles. Kennedy (6-2, 4-1) concludes the regular season next Saturday at San Lorenzo, while Alameda (6-3, 2-3) travels to American on Friday. — Dycus, Joseph

Livermore 17, Dougherty Valley 7

In an EBAL Valley victory over Dougherty Valley, Kamarri Robinson rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns after gaining 534 yards the previous week. This season, Robinson has 1,917 rushing yards. Livermore coach John Wade said the stars on defense were lineman Xavier Thorpe and defensive back Nate Moniz, who played cornerback and safety. Next Friday, Livermore (5-4, 2-1) will play host to Granada, while Dougherty Valley (2-7, 0-3) will travel to Dublin. — Dycus, Joseph

Mt. Diablo 48, Concord 26

Herschel Turner Jr. passed 2,500 yards for the season in Mt. Diablo’s DAL Valley Division win over Concord. Turner rushed for 300 yards and four touchdowns on 14 carries, giving him 2,544 yards and 37 touchdowns this season. Jeremiah Owens rushed for 102 yards and Jakorey Robinson rushed for 39 yards and a touchdown to help balance the Red Devils’ offense. Angel Carbajal and Jalen Downs led the team in tackles, and sophomore Sheldon Silas recorded a sack. Concord running back Monte Beam rushed for 150 yards and two touchdowns in his final home game on senior night. Landon Wilson intercepted two punts. Concord coach Paul Reynaud praised Julian Martinez and Dawson Ryther for their defensive line play. Freshmen Juan Gonzalez and Erik Madayag, according to Reynaud, “gave us a spark on offense in the passing game.” Mt. Diablo (6-3, 2-2) finishes the regular season at Berean Christian on Friday. Concord finished the season with a record of 3-7. — Dycus, Joseph

Moreau Catholic 42, Tennyson 12

Jeremiah Charles threw three touchdown passes to Jalen Arnold, Lance Mitchell, and Donovan Edwards, and Jayden Bryant scored twice to lead Moreau Catholic to an MVAL/WACC Foothill Division victory over Tennyson. Julio Ramos added two field goals for the Mariners, including one from 43 yards. Moreau improved his overall record to 5-4 and 3-1 in the division. They are tied for second place with Bishop O’Dowd, one game behind James Logan. On Friday, Moreau will play Logan to close out the regular season. On Friday, Tennyson (2-7, 1-3) travels to Castro Valley. Darren Sabedra’s

Northgate 28, Alhambra 17

After starting the season with seven straight losses, the Broncos won their second game in a row. The teams combined for five touchdowns and 35 points in the third quarter of a non-league game at Northgate, and 10 points in the other three quarters. The lead changed hands five times before Northgate sealed the victory with a 65-yard run by Jake Berger in the third quarter and a 71-yard sprint to the end zone by Ben Hosler. All four Northgate touchdowns came as a result of explosive plays. Kawika Boyd hit Berger with a 49-yard pass for the Broncos’ first score, and Hosler added a 66-yard run to make it 14-10 Northgate in the third quarter. The only points in the first half came from Sylas Mankin’s 1-yard run, Jaxson Allred’s 11-yard run, and Mason Stinson’s 25-yard field goal. Alhambra (6-2, 4-0 DAL Valley) will advance to the D-V playoffs, win or lose to College Park on Friday. The Bulldogs have already won their division and will host the first round of the playoffs. They are the only D-V team in first place with one week left in the regular season. – Michael Lefkow

Salesian 38, Hercules 0

Salesian won for the eighth time in nine games, thanks to two touchdowns from Marco Turqueza and Luis DeJesus. The win sets up a home game against El Cerrito for the TCAL Rock Division championship next Saturday afternoon. Both teams are undefeated in league play, but Salesian leads the Gauchos by a half-game after Hercules chose not to play El Cerrito. Salesian is currently 8-1 and 4-0. El Cerrito has a 7-1, 3-0 record. Salesian’s rushing touchdowns came from Cahmari Blakely and A’Million Morgan. – Michael Lefkow

Vallejo 56, St. Patrick-St. Vincent 54

Vallejo quarterback Jasier Smith threw for 365 yards and eight touchdowns in a thrilling TCAL Stone victory. D. Darrell Hurd and Buddha Bernstine each had two touchdown receptions. Sedrick Vaughn had four receptions for 88 yards and three touchdowns. Vallejo led SPSV 56-32 early in the fourth quarter and held on to take first place in the division. SPSV’s near-comeback was led by Trevor Moelk, who threw five touchdowns and ran for another. Josiah Jones and Jalil Christoff each had two SPSV touchdown receptions, and Moise Henderson ran for two touchdowns and was on the receiving end of another. St. Patrick’s Day-St. Vincent (5-4, 1-2) visits St. Mary’s-Berkeley on Saturday, while Vallejo (6-3, 3-0) travels to Richmond on Friday. – Dycus, Joseph

South Bay/Peninsula

Branham 35, Silver Creek 28

Jack Lewis completed 20 of 28 passes for 235 yards as Branham defeated Silver Creek on the road to clinch a CCS playoff spot and a tie for the BVAL Santa Teresa-Foothill Division title. Lewis scored twice through the air and once through the ground. Glenn Reeves has written about the game here.

Carlmont 43, Fremont-Sunnyvale 33

Carlmont defeated Fremont-Sunnyvale at home thanks to 204 yards and a touchdown from Braeden Kumer and two rushing touchdowns from Christian Booth. Sean Chopoff, a tight end, caught two touchdown passes, including one for 62 yards from John Dunne in the second quarter. RB Alexander Solarez rushed for 155 yards on 10 carries for Fremont, and QB Henry Buenrostro was 7-of-8 passing for 155 yards and two second-half touchdowns. Jordan McKinney caught both of the game’s touchdown passes, from 30 and 32 yards out. Carlmont, Fremont, and Woodside are now tied for second place in the PAL El Camino Division, one game behind champion Los Altos. If Fremont (6-3, 3-2) had won, it would have become one of El Camino’s two automatic qualifiers for the CCS playoffs, along with Los Altos. Instead, Woodside will receive the second bid due to victories over Carlmont and Fremont. Carlmont (3-6, 3-2) finishes the season at home against Sequoia on Thursday. On Friday, Fremont will host Homestead. Darren Sabedra’s

Del Mar 39, Gunderson 25

Del Mar rallied from a 17-0 halftime deficit to remain undefeated in BVAL West Valley play on Thursday. The result sets up a must-win game against Prospect next week for the division’s lone automatic CCS playoff spot. Gunderson’s lead was boosted by Andrew Fernandez’s 85-yard touchdown pass to Terreon Hunt and Marquise Hall’s 11-yard rushing touchdown. Del Mar’s senior quarterback Andre Latimore rushed for five touchdowns and the majority of his 267 yards in the second half to lead a comeback. Del Mar (6-3, 6-0) got 157 yards and a touchdown from Bradley Tavish and 84 yards from Maarcus Hogans. After allowing 25 unanswered points, Gunderson briefly tied the game late in the third quarter with another Fernandez touchdown pass to Hunt. Latimore scored two rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter to put Gunderson away. Gunderson (4-5, 4-2), which is out of playoff contention, pays a visit to Yerba Buena on Friday. — Dycus, Joseph

Los Altos 35, Woodside 7

Los Altos won the PAL El Camino Division title with the victory. Woodside finished in a three-way tie for second place with Fremont and Carlmont, but it will receive the division’s second automatic qualifying spot into the CCS playoffs due to its victories over both Fremont and Carlmont. Los Altos jumped out to a 20-0 lead after one quarter and a 28-7 lead at halftime. Max Morelle, a sophomore, rushed for 92 yards and scored three touchdowns. Noah Beedon passed for 208 yards and two touchdowns to Andrew Campos (114 yards) and Colt Caputo (86 yards). Mountain View (5-4, 4-1) visits Los Altos on Friday. On Thursday, Woodside (6-3, 3-2) travels to Milpitas. Glenn Reeves’

Menlo-Atherton 38, Burlingame 7

As M-A rolled at home, sophomore Teddy Dacey, who was called up from the junior varsity, threw two touchdown passes on jump balls to 6-foot-7 receiver Alek Marshall. Jordan Masuisui scored two touchdowns on the ground, and sophomore Evaimalo Ama added another on a 45-yard run. Aiden Mulcahy made a field goal from 24 yards out. James Gray, the safety, had an interception. M-A coach Chris Saunders said DE Khayri Jett “provided a spark with his physicality” and Devin Hyde was “in the backfield disrupting everything.” “He’s one of the best edge players in the Bay Area, if not all of Northern California.” M-A (4-5, 2-2 PAL Bay) travels to Los Gatos on Friday. Burlingame (3-6, 1-4) plays San Mateo in the Little Big Game on Saturday. Glenn Reeves’

Milpitas 28, Terra Nova 9

The Trojans scored four times to snap a three-game losing streak. Milpitas finished PAL Ocean play with a 2-3 record, thanks to goals from Malachi Jackson, Ezekiel Medina, Rey Dunbar, and Jacob Alvarado in the first half. The Trojans, who are 5-4 overall, play Woodside in a non-league game on Friday. Jacob Alvarado had the longest touchdown run of the game, measuring 63 yards. He finished the game with 210 yards rushing, bringing his season total to 941 with one game remaining. Dunbar’s touchdown run was 48 yards, Jackson ran 38 yards, and Medina ran 10 yards. Jackson and Atticus Roberts both had interceptions. Terra Nova (3-6, 0-5) has lost six straight games. According to the computer, Milpitas is the 36th-ranked team in the Central Coast Section, but it would need a lot of help to make the section playoffs. There are forty teams that qualify, but the Trojans would need one of the five at-large berths. Capuchino and Aragon have already clinched the PAL Ocean’s two automatic spots. – Michael Lefkow

Overfelt 68, Mt. Pleasant 0

On Thursday, it was all Overfelt in this BVAL Santa Teresa-Valley Division matchup, as the host Royals were led by QB Gabe Martinez, who completed 14 of 19 passes for 465 yards and six touchdowns. Walter Smith had eight receptions for 263 yards and five touchdowns. He also had a pass intercepted and returned a fumble 90 yards for a touchdown. Taylor Gordon had two receptions for 110 yards and a touchdown, while John Stowers carried 10 times for 111 yards and a touchdown. With four sacks, Jeremiah Lara led the defense. Overfelt’s record now stands at 5-4, 2-2. The Royals finish the regular season at home against Sobrato on Friday. Mt. Pleasant (3-6, 0-4) finishes its season at home against Willow Glen on Thursday. Darren Sabedra’s

Piedmont Hills 33, Independence 15

In a game between rivals from Northeast San Jose, Dylan Blank scored three touchdowns to lead Piedmont Hills to an upset victory over Independence. Blank’s two touchdowns and two touchdown passes from Alex Tran to Alonzo Johnson and Blank put the Pirates up 26-0. Independence scored on passes of 11 yards from John Figueroa to Solomon Bocage and 9 yards from Myles Pagaduan to Minh Vu. On Thursday, Piedmont Hills (3-5, 1-3 BVAL Santa Teresa-Foothill) travels to Gilroy. Independence (4-5, 2-2) hosts Silver Creek on Thursday in a game that will determine third place. Glenn Reeves’

Prospect 48, Evergreen Valley 6

Prospect quarterback Tommy Lewit threw three touchdown passes as the Panthers defeated Evergreen Valley at home to remain undefeated in BVAL West Valley play. Two of the touchdowns were caught by Jack Austin, and the other was pulled in by Shak Edelstein. Lewit scored on a quarterback sneak as well. Prospect Afanyu, Ahmed Alnaimi, and Julian Herrera-Walston each had one rushing touchdown for Saratoga. Prospect’s top tacklers on defense were Afanyu, Jordan Sharpe, and Caleb Coito, according to coach Rick Esparza. On Thursday, Evergreen Valley will host James Lick, and Prospect (8-1, 6-0) will host Del Mar on Friday, with the West Valley championship and the division’s one automatic CCS playoff spot on the line. — Dycus, Joseph

San Mateo 21, Sequoia 7

The PAL Ocean victory was decided by San Mateo’s dominance of time of possession. Sequoia was limited to six plays in the first half, and the Bearcats controlled the ball for 34 of the 48 minutes. Emmanuel Fitzgerald had 119 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Cameron Palma, the quarterback, rushed for 92 yards and two touchdowns. Logan Davis had seven tackles and a sack on defense. Brody McKenna’s third-quarter pass to Luke Rowell set up Sequoia’s touchdown. San Mateo will host Burlingame on Saturday in an attempt to snap a 13-year losing streak in the Little Big Game. On Friday, Sequoia (3-6, 2-2) travels to Carlmont. Glenn Reeves’

Santa Teresa 27, Lincoln-San Jose 7

Santa Teresa is closing in on a CCS playoff berth after defeating Lincoln at home. The top four teams in the BVAL Mt. Hamilton qualify automatically. Santa Teresa is alone in third place with one week to go, one game ahead of Leland and Oak Grove. Santa Teresa will visit rival Oak Grove on Friday, while Leland will travel to Lincoln. Santa Teresa won on Friday thanks to a strong defense led by Jacob Soria (12 tackles) and freshman middle linebacker Richard Arechiga and strong safety Sebastian Romo, both of whom had ten tackles. Santa Teresa scored on a 25-yard run by Jaikob Wright, and Robert Estrada added two touchdowns for the Saints, one on a 35-yard catch from Joseph Tapia and another on a 60-yard run off an option from Tapia. Lincoln’s Ezariah Sofeni scored on a 6-yard run. Santa Teresa’s record improved to 4-5, 2-2. Lincoln dropped to 3-6, 0-4. Darren Sabedra’s

The King’s Academy 41, Hillsdale 35

TKA was led by Jeaden Underwood, who carried 33 times for 229 yards and five touchdowns on a big night for the offenses. Hillsdale’s Erick Waugh threw five touchdown passes. With six minutes remaining, Waugh’s 27-yard TD pass to Jack Haywood tied the game at 35-35. With two minutes remaining, Underwood scored on an 11-yard run. Hillsdale then advanced the ball past midfield before TKA’s Joshua Taylor recovered a fumble to seal the victory. Underwood added touchdowns on runs of 11, 2, 24, and 59 yards. Waugh’s touchdown passes included two to Kingston Hua, two to Haywood, and one to Drew Rollolazo. TKA (5-3, 3-1) scored on a 26-yard pass from Reid Black to Grant Shanafelt on Thursday. Hillsdale (7-2, 3-2) hosts Aragon in a traditional rivalry game on Friday. Glenn Reeves’

Westmont 34, Willow Glen 7

Mason Pound at quarterback and Mason Price at receiver were quite the duo in this BVAL Santa Teresa-Valley Division game against visiting Willow Glen. On a night when Pound completed 17 of 24 passes for 300 yards and three touchdowns, Price had 11 catches for 223 yards and two touchdowns. The quarterback gained 45 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Westmont’s defense was led by Chance Lavoie, who had 10 tackles, three of which were for a loss. Willow Glen took a 7-0 lead on Chris Meissner’s 1-yard run. The BVAL Santa Teresa-Valley receives two automatic CCS playoff spots. Westmont (6-3, 3-1) is in second place, a half-game behind Leigh and a half-game ahead of Sobrato. Leigh hosts Sobrato on Saturday afternoon and Westmont visits on Friday. Darren Sabedra’s

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