Bay Area high school football roundup 2023: Best of Week 8 action

No. 2 Pittsburg routs Freedom. No. 7 California fends off No. 16 Monte Vista. No. 22 Christopher stays unbeaten after routing Santa Teresa.

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Ranked teams

No. 2 De La Salle 33, No. 3 San Ramon Valley 27, OT

The showdown between the best teams in the North Coast Section lived up to, and then exceeded, the pregame hype, as the schools went into overtime following San Ramon Valley’s rally from 15 points down in the final four minutes of regulation. In an unforgettable game that kept De La Salle’s 32-year unbeaten streak against NCS opponents alive, SRV quarterback Luke Baker rushed for 181 yards and threw for 204, and Derrick Blanche scored the winning touchdown. Darren Sabedra was in Danville and has the complete story.

No. 4 Pittsburg 54, Freedom 0

Pittsburg led host Freedom by 48 points at halftime en route to a Bay Valley Athletic League victory. Marley Alcantara led the way, completing 9 of 14 passes for 114 yards and four touchdowns as the Pirates improved to 7-0 overall and 2-0 in the league. Alcantara’s touchdown passes were caught by Jamar Searcy, Jadyn Hudson, Bobby Shaw, and Anthony Bookout. Searcy finished with two touchdowns, and Rolph Mosley, Jr. and Elijah Bow also scored on the ground for the Pirates. Freedom was defeated 1-6, 0-2. Pittsburg will host Heritage on Friday, while Freedom will travel to Antioch. Darren Sabedra’s

No. 6 El Cerrito 47, Pinole Valley 0

El Cerrito extended its Tri-County Athletic League Rock Division winning streak to 17 games with a convincing victory over Pinole Valley. Guardian Harper, an EC defensive back weighing 185 pounds, rushed the passer like a player twice his size, finishing the night with four sacks and one forced fumble. Michael Vanhook, the Gauchos’ quarterback, completed all five of his passes for 168 yards and three touchdowns. WR Jayvon Bolds caught two passes for 51 yards and two touchdowns, and Washington State commit Kamani Jackson added a 30-yard touchdown reception. Micah Avery scored three touchdowns on the ground, and Ziare Eastman added one. El Cerrito’s season-ending matchup against Salesian could decide the league title. On Friday, the Gauchos (7-0, 2-0) travel to Hercules, while Pinole Valley (2-5, 0-2) visits De Anza on Saturday. — Dycus, Joseph

No. 7 California 21, No. 16 Monte Vista 14

California outplayed Monte Vista on defense to win a thrilling EBAL Mountain Division game. Monte Vista took the lead at the end of the first quarter on a six-yard touchdown run by running back Julian McMahan. Derek Trottier recovered a backward Monte Vista pass and ran it in for a touchdown in the second quarter to tie the game. On a wide receiver reverse in the third quarter, Luke Taylor put Cal High up 14-7, and Saydi Abdul-Kareem scored on a 35-yard TD run to put the Grizzlies up 21-7. McMahan, who rushed for 156 yards on 29 attempts, cut Cal High’s lead to seven points in the fourth quarter, but the Mustangs were unable to complete the comeback. On Friday, California (5-2, 1-0) hosts San Ramon Valley, while Monte Vista (4-3, 1-1) travels to Clayton Valley Charter. — Dycus, Joseph

No. 8 McClymonds 56, Castlemont 0

In a rematch of last year’s Silver Bowl, McClymonds opened its Oakland Athletic League schedule with a rout. Troy Hill, a defensive end, returned a fumble 51 yards for a touchdown, intercepted a pass 62 yards for another touchdown, and had three sacks. Tajir Golden rushed 12 times for 146 yards and three touchdowns while also catching two passes for 92 yards and one touchdown. Redmani Albert ran for 58 yards and one touchdown on nine carries by John “Sharky” Tamale. Castlemont (2-4, 0-1) will play Oakland on Friday, while McClymonds (3-2, 1-0) will play Oakland after a bye week on Oct. 27. – Dycus, Joseph

No. 9 Los Gatos 55, Mountain View 2

Six different players scored touchdowns in the first half, helping the Wildcats improve to 5-2 overall and 2-0 in the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division. Quarterback A.J. Minyard threw touchdown passes to Boxer Kopcsak-Yeung and Jaylen Thomas in the first half, Jay Mallugari blocked a punt that Max Thomas returned 8 yards for a score, and Shane Timmons, Scott Garwood, and Kayden Bakhtiari added rushing touchdowns as Los Gatos led 41-0 at halftime. In the second half, Zane Frey and Andrew Sandoval rushed for touchdowns, bringing Los Gatos’ total to eight. The Wildcats appear to be on track to face Wilcox for the Bay title on Oct. 27. Mountain View dropped its third game in a row after leading 3-1. The Spartans’ three losses have all come against Bay opponents, putting them in danger of missing the Central Coast Section playoffs. Five Bay Division teams will receive automatic berths, but one will have to hope for one of the CCS seeding committee’s five at-large berths. Los Gatos led 48-0 before Mountain View scored on a fourth-quarter safety. – Michael Lefkow

No. 14 St. Ignatius 15, No. 10 Valley Christian 14

St. Ignatius’ second consecutive trip from San Francisco to Santa Clara County appeared doomed when Valley Christian scored two touchdowns with 11:10 remaining to take a 14-0 lead over St. Francis. However, SI rallied late to take the lead and won the West Catholic Athletic League game when Valley Christian missed a 48-yard field-goal attempt as time expired. The game-winning points came from Soren Hummel’s pass to Pierce St. Geme on a two-point play. Jarious Hogan scored from 4 yards out to tie the game at 14-13. Hummel’s 21-yard touchdown pass to Hogan cut the lead to 14-7. Valley Chrisitan took the lead in the third quarter on Uchenna Eke’s 38-yard touchdown run. Early in the fourth quarter, Joseph Stephens’ 23-yard run made it 14-0. Joseph Patterson also had an interception for Valley. Valley (5-2, 2-2) will travel to St. Francis, while SI (4-3, 2-2) will face Sacred Heart Cathedral in the Bruce-Mahoney game at Kezar Stadium on Friday. Darren Sabedra’s

No. 11 Wilcox 41, Burlingame 7

Wilcox dominated on the ground, with eight players totaling 384 yards. On nine carries, Elijah Walker led the Chargers with 141 yards and three touchdowns. Jamontay Amataga rushed for 64 yards and two touchdowns. Brayden Rosa gained 51 yards on five carries and scored one touchdown. Wilcox (5-2, 3-0 PAL Bay) will play Sacred Heart Prep on Saturday. On Thursday, Burlingame (3-4, 1-2) will host Los Gatos. Glenn Reeves’

No. 12 St. Francis 44, Sacred Heart Cathedral 22

Kingston Keanaaina led St. Francis with three touchdown runs of 41, 35, and 22 yards. The Lancers took a 14-0 lead after Aaron Knapp threw two touchdown passes to Grant Righellis. On a 3-yard run by Jayden Crane and an 18-yard pass from Michael Sargent to Obryan Flanigan, SHC tied the game at 14-14. St. Francis then went on to score the game’s next 23 points on two Keanaaina runs, one by Daniel Swank, and a 29-yard field goal from Christopher Han. Sargent’s 26-yard touchdown pass to Griffin Merrit sealed the Irish victory. Interceptions came from Sione Tuiileila and Jackson Cahoon, and Asher Kolodziej “did a great job of pushing the pocket and putting pressure on their quarterback,” according to St. Francis coach Greg Calcagno. On Friday, St. Francis (4-3, 3-1 WCAL) hosts Valley Christian, while SHC (0-7, 0-4) hosts St. Ignatius. Glenn Reeves’

No. 13 Campolindo 35, Northgate 14

Northgate put up a fight early on, but the Broncos, who were looking for their first win of the season, led 14-7 late in the second quarter. Campo, however, tied the game with 32 seconds remaining before halftime and outscored Northgate 21-0 in the second half to remain undefeated in the Diablo Athletic League Foothill Division. Timothy Daugherty, whose first touchdown gave Campo a 7-0 lead, gave his team a 21-14 lead when he crossed the goal line from the 1. Sebastien Antonios-McCrea’s 1-yard run increased the lead to 28-14, and Daugherty’s fourth touchdown of the game increased the lead to 21. Campo’s interceptions came from Josh Tsai and Luke Bonardi. Mack Fisher added 78 yards on 12 carries for the Cougars, and Joe Revelos had four catches for 62 yards. Campo’s record now stands at 5-1-1, 3-0. Northgate’s record is 0-7, 0-4. Campo will be in Las Lomas on Friday, while Northgate will be in College Park. Darren Sabedra’s

No. 19 Menlo 19, No. 18 Hillsdale 13

When Hillsdale and Menlo met Friday afternoon at Menlo, they were both 6-0 and tied for first place in the PAL De Anza Division. Menlo had a 19-0 lead at halftime after a shutout win over Palo Alto. The Fighting Knights of Hillsdale, however, made a game of it in the second half before falling short as Menlo celebrated a narrow victory. Mikey McGrath threw for 166 yards and Jack Freehill threw for 105 yards to lead Menlo’s shared quarterback position. Glenn Reeves has a comprehensive recap here.

No. 20 Liberty 41, No. 24 Antioch 40

With less than a minute remaining, sophomore running back Jaxon Bell scored his third touchdown of the game, and William Geer booted the extra point to break a 40-40 tie at Liberty. The Lions (5-2, 2-0 Bay Valley Athletic League) scored two touchdowns in the second half to take a 34-24 lead after trailing by three points at halftime. Antioch (5-2, 1-1) rallied to take a 40-34 lead before Bell scored from the 1 and Geer added the PAT, snapping the Panthers’ four-game winning streak. Bell gained 139 yards on the ground, giving him 1,126 yards on the season. He has 20 touchdowns to his credit. Sage Robertson, the quarterback, threw for 188 yards and three touchdowns, with all three six-pointers going to Ryan McKendry, who had eight catches for 163 yards. Larenzo Mayfield of Antioch was the most spectacular player on the field. He rushed for 175 yards and passed for 156 yards and three touchdowns. Javion Smith led Antioch with four receptions for 152 yards and two touchdowns. Total offense for both teams was around 900 yards. – Michael Lefkow

No. 22 Christopher 45, Santa Teresa 13

Christopher led 21-13 at halftime on its home field in Gilroy on Thursday and went on to defeat Santa Teresa to improve to 7-0 overall and 2-0 in the Blossom Valley Athletic League’s Mt. Hamilton Division. Jaxen Robinson threw for 164 yards and three touchdowns on 11 of 18 attempts. William Rizqallah added 96 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries for the Cougars. Ray Waller scored one touchdown on the ground. Christopher remained tied for first with Live Oak, a team it hosts on Nov. 3 to close the regular season, as Amari Bluford caught two touchdown passes and Evan Vernon caught one. Santa Teresa had previously won three games. The Saints dropped to 3-4, 1-1. Next Thursday, Christopher will be in Lincoln-San Jose. On Friday, Santa Teresa will travel to Live Oak. To make the Central Coast Section playoffs, the Saints will most likely need to win two of their final three games. The top four finishers on Mt. Hamilton qualify automatically. Darren Sabedra’s

No. 23 Las Lomas 41, College Park 0

The Knights (7-0, 3-0 DAL Foothill) led 21-0 at halftime, their best start since starting the 2019 season with eight straight wins. Dylan Thomas, a sophomore quarterback, threw four touchdown passes, bringing his season total to 14 so far. Kaden Lagaya had two touchdown receptions and one rushing score. The other two touchdown passes from Thomas were caught by Landon Gilmore and Daniel Downes. College Park dropped its fifth game in a row after starting the season 2-0. – Michael Lefkow

No. 25 Sacred Heart Prep 27, Menlo-Atherton 21, OT

In a game between Atherton rivals, Ravu Savali scored on a 5-yard run in overtime to give SHP the victory. In the final minute of regulation, M-A forced overtime with a 5-yard touchdown pass from Thomas Scott to Owen Van Loben Sels. Savali also scored the first touchdown for Sacred Heart Prep. QB Jack Scully threw two touchdown passes, one to Jack Gartner and the other to Kyle Chai. Kareem Franklin scored on a 91-yard fumble return for M-A, and Scott threw a touchdown pass to Alek Marshall after being inserted into the game after Xander Eschelman suffered a hip injury early in the first quarter. “Both sides played with tons of heart,” M-A coach Chris Saunders said. “A very intense game,” Sacred Heart Prep (4-3, 2-1 PAL Bay) says of Saturday’s game against Wilcox. On Thursday, Menlo-Atherton (2-5, 0-2) travels to Mountain View. Glenn Reeves’

East Bay

Alhambra 49, Mt. Diablo 47

In a wild showdown for the top spot in the Diablo Athletic League Valley Division, Alhambra quarterback Beau Blau accounted for six touchdowns, Mt. Diablo running back Herschel Turner rushed for 299 yards, and a halftime adjustment changed the game for Alhambra. Martinez’s story is available here, thanks to Joseph Dycus.

Berkeley 35, Washington-Fremont 10

The Yellowjackets led host Washington-Fremont 21-0 after the first quarter, setting up a potential showdown with Hayward for the MVAL/WACC Mission Division title next Saturday. Both teams enter the game in Berkeley with a 2-0 league record. Overall, Berkeley is 4-3, while Hayward is 5-2. Deontae Faison threw three touchdown passes and ran for one as the Yellowjackets won their third straight game. Washington is 3-4 with a 1-1 record. After one quarter, the score was 14-10. Berkeley scored on a pair of Faison pass plays that converted WR Jalen Harris, a two-star recruit with offers from California and San Jose State. QB Esean Johnson scored a touchdown and Arnav Pophale kicked a field goal for the Huskies. The Jackets dominated the second period. Faison scored on an 8-yard run to make it 20-10 at halftime, then threw a 62-yard touchdown pass to Kamren Bell to make it 28-10 after three quarters. Damonte’ Smith’s 51-yard pick-6 capped the scoring – Mike Lefkow

Bishop O’Dowd 57, Moreau Catholic 20

Bishop O’Dowd left no doubt about this one, as the Dragons roared to a 41-14 halftime lead and never looked back in an MVAL/WACC Foothill Division game in Hayward. Devin Wilson, a 6-1, 200-pound junior, threw for 352 yards and six touchdowns on 19-of-30 passing. Wilson’s top target was Miles Dixon. The senior hauled in nine passes for 170 yards and five touchdowns. On defense, he also forced a fumble. Deji Ajose had seven receptions for 123 yards and one touchdown. Evan Garrison had nine tackles, two sacks, three tackles for loss, and a fumble recovery to lead the O’Dowd defense. Kyle Turner contributed five tackles, two tackles for loss, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. Moreau’s touchdowns came from Jalen Arnold, Jayden Bryant, and Andrew Placido. O’Dowd (4-3, 2-0) travels to Castro Valley on Friday, while Moreau (3-4, 1-1) travels to San Leandro. Darren Sabedra’s

Clayton Valley 41, Foothill 29

The Ugly Eagles led 28-0 early in the second quarter, with star receiver Daven Amos healthy for the first time this season. Amos, who has been hampered by a hip injury, caught his first two touchdown passes of the season, including a 19-yarder from QB Tyson Lovett that put the Uglies up 28-zip one minute into the second period. Amos also caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Lovett in the third quarter, making the score 34-7. Clayton Valley (3-4, 1-1 EBAL Mountain) was led by Justin Underwood’s two rushing touchdowns, and Dion Lew-Beverly opened the scoring with a 60-yard kickoff return. The Eagles’ Hayezon Jackson scored on a long run in the first quarter. The Eagles’ next two games are against EBAL rivals Monte Vista and California, and the results could determine whether they qualify for the North Coast Section playoffs. Despite a large early deficit, Foothill (1-6, 0-2) did not go away quietly. When QB Erik Olsen threw his second of three touchdown passes with four minutes left in the third quarter, the Falcons trailed by only two points, 34-22. However, Underwood’s 2-yard run early in the fourth period gave the Eagles a three-point lead, 41-22. Olsen scored on a quarterback sneak for Foothill in addition to three touchdown passes. Olsen’s touchdown passes were intercepted by Brayden Brown, Graham Zander, and Nathan Bodensteiner. – Michael Lefkow

Granada 42, Dougherty Valley 7

quarterback, threw for 312 yards and five touchdowns. Granada (6-2, 2-0 EBAL Valley) led 21-0 at halftime and never looked back. Granada will host Amador Valley next Friday in a game that could decide the EBAL Valley championship. Boyd distributed his passes, with four receivers catching at least four passes and scoring one touchdown. Boyd’s first touchdown pass was caught by Christian Clouser, who led all receivers with eight receptions for 121 yards. Quinn Boyd’s younger brother, Mikey Boyd, had six catches, including two for touchdowns in the second quarter. Quinn Boyd iced the victory in the second half, throwing touchdown passes to Hayden Hobbs and Peyton Richards, who also had a 92-yard kickoff return. In eight games, Boyd has thrown for 2,087 yards and 24 touchdowns. Both Mikey Boyd and Richards have eight touchdown catches. Jake Blake, a linebacker, led the defense with 11 tackles. In two league losses, Dougherty Valley has been outscored 112-6. – Michael Lefkow

Hayward 38, Encinal 0

Mateaki Paongo rushed for 80 yards and a touchdown to lead a diverse Hayward offense that easily defeated Encinal in an MVAL/WACC Mission Division game. On two carries, Maurice Hall gained 79 yards and a touchdown, and sophomore Jordyn Wilson gained 19 yards and a touchdown. Kennedy Braziel, the senior quarterback, ran for 35 yards and scored once while also completing 8 of 12 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns. Emmanuel Sega led the team in receiving yards with 63 on three catches, while Eusebio Goncalves and Dillion Lobo each caught a touchdown. According to Hayward coach Virgil Hart, the Famers limited Encinal to 91 yards rushing. Encinal (1-6, 0-2) hosts Irvington on Friday, and Hayward visits Berkeley on Saturday in a battle of the division’s top two teams. — Dycus, Joseph

James Logan 42, Castro Valley 7

Quarterback Jonathan Craft, who transferred from Valley Christian to Logan before the season, threw four touchdown passes and ran for a fifth in the Colts’ win. Logan has won three games in a row after going 0-4. They are 2-0 and tied for first place in the MVL/WACC Foothill Division with Bishop O’Dowd. The teams meet on Oct. 27 at Logan, and the game has significant playoff implications for Logan. If the Colts defeat O’Dowd and win the Foothill, they will be guaranteed a spot in the NCS Division I playoffs. Otherwise, the Colts will most likely be on the outside looking in when the playoffs begin. Kemani Blackmon caught two touchdown passes, and Jonathan Craft’s older brother, Jeremy Craft, caught one. Castro Valley fell to 2-5, 0-2 and will most likely need some help to make the NCS Division II playoffs. – Michael Lefkow

Kennedy-Richmond 30, St. Patrick-St. Vincent 29

Deondre Prim, a senior, was a one-man show in Kennedy’s stunning upset of host St. Patrick-St. Vincent. Prim was at home on the Bruins’ turf, scoring all four Eagles touchdowns and two of the team’s three 2-point conversions in the come-from-behind victory. Kennedy (6-2, 1-1 TCAL Stone) was down 29-16 entering the fourth quarter. Prim, who was playing quarterback, scored both touchdowns on keepers in the period, then added the 2-point conversion to put the Eagles up by the final margin with 7:07 remaining. Prim rushed for two touchdowns, passed for six more, and recovered a fumble for a score. He also had nine tackles, two interceptions, and a fumble recovery. “I’ve been here for nine seasons,” said Kennedy coach Greg Marshall. “That was probably the best performance I’ve witnessed.” I think so. The win should put Kennedy in good shape to make the North Coast Section Division VI playoffs; the Eagles still have games against Vallejo and Richmond left, but should go no worse than 1-1 in those. SPSV (5-2, 1-1) is also in good shape for the Division VII playoffs, but the loss to Kennedy hurts its chances of winning the TCAL Stone. The Bruins finish the regular season on Nov. 4 at St. Mary’s-Berkeley, and the Panthers are the division’s highest-rated team, according to the computer. – Michael Lefkow

De Anza 13, Salesian 55

The Pride led 27-0 at the end of the first quarter, and De Anza never got closer than three points after that. Salesian was led by Marco Turqueza, who ran for three touchdowns and passed for another. Salesian is now 6-1 overall and 2-0 in the TCAL Rock Division. El Cerrito stands in the way of a nine-win regular season for the Pride, who have three games left against Rock opponents. The Pride and Gauchos meet at Salesian on November 4. De Anza dropped to 1-6, 0-2. – Michael Lefkow

Peninsula/South Bay

Aragon 36, Milpitas 20

Aragon (6-1, 3-0 PAL Ocean) was led by Ivan Nisa, who rushed for nearly 200 yards and scored two touchdowns. Sean Hickey scored on the ground and then passed to Josh Jacobs for another. On the ground, Pau’uvale Hokafonu also scored. Milpitas led at halftime, 20-15. “They’re a good team,” said Aragon head coach Steve Sell. “I don’t want to play them again.” Aragon plays Terra Nova on Thursday, with 255 yards rushing and 118 passing. Milpitas (4-3, 1-2) visits San Mateo on Friday after gaining 169 yards rushing and 70 passing.Glenn Reeves’

Piedmont Hills 7, Branham 43

Branham built a 21-7 halftime lead on its way to a blowout victory in BVAL Santa Teresa-Foothill Division play on Thursday. The Bruins (5-2, 2-0) fell behind 7-0 before Jimmy Scibetta’s 10-yard touchdown reception from Jack Lewis tied the game in the first quarter. After taking a 14-7 lead, Branham increased its lead to two touchdowns when Lewis connected with Elias Antillion from 54 yards out. Lewis threw five touchdown passes. Preston Conrad caught two of them for distances of 80 and 45 yards. Antillion also had two touchdown catches. Piedmont Hills finished 2-4, 0-2. Next Friday, Branham will host Independence, while Piedmont Hills will host Pioneer. Darren Sabedra’s

Carlmont 48, El Camino 3

Carlmont has started league play with two straight blowout victories after starting 0-5. Carlmont routed El Camino in a PAL El Camino Division game, led by Braeden Kumer’s four touchdown runs. Last week, Carlmont defeated Santa Clara 56-28. Christian Booth scored a 34-yard touchdown to start the scoring, and Juan Olvera scored a rushing touchdown with less than a minute remaining in the first half. Carlmont’s Nate Long also scored on the ground. Carlmont (2-5, 2-1) travels to Woodside on Friday, while El Camino (0-7, 0-2) hosts Los Altos. — Dycus, Joseph

Capuchino 42, San Mateo 35, OT

Capuchino, playing at home in San Bruno, defeated San Mateo in overtime to improve to 7-0 overall and 3-0 in the PAL Ocean Division. Cap had taken the lead on the first possession of overtime when Brandon Arceo threw a 10-yard screen pass to Issa Keishk for a touchdown. After rallying from a 35-14 deficit, the Bearcats (3-4, 1-2) were thwarted by the finish. In 10 carries, Gabe Buenrostro led San Mateo with 160 yards and three touchdowns. San Mateo will host Milpitas at home next Friday, while Capuchino will host Sequoia. More information is available from Darren Sabedra.

Cupertino 38, Jefferson 12

Cupertino remained undefeated in PAL Lake Division play with a lopsided win at home, thanks to Shen Hernandez-Ong’s two touchdown runs and two touchdown passes to James Xue and Malachi Perez. Jaidyn Sinclair also had a 28-yard interception return for a touchdown for the Pioneers. Victor Silva had two sacks, a strip sack, and three tackles for loss, and Anthony Silva capped the scoring with a 28-yard field goal. Cupertino (5-2, 4-0) hosts South San Francisco on Friday for a first-place matchup. On Friday, Jefferson (1-6, 1-3) travels to Saratoga. Darren Sabedra’s

Del Mar 35, Yerba Buena 0

In a BVAL West Valley Division game, Del Mar’s defensive front controlled the line of scrimmage. Angel Nolasco and Julian Reyes combined for three sacks and a fumble recovery. DT Ayden Ayala had two TFL and an interception, and DT Alex Estrada had four tackles and a sack in the backfield. Adrian Hernandez scored on a kickoff return. Andre Latimore had 230 total yards, three rushing touchdowns, and a 20-yard touchdown pass to top target Jacob Schwoob. On Friday, Del Mar (4-3, 4-0) hosts Hill, while Yerba Buena (1-6, 0-4) hosts Evergreen Valley. — Dycus, Joseph

Leigh 17, Willow Glen 7

Willow Glen took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter of this BVAL Santa Teresa-Valley Division game when Cedeno Chavez threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Spencer Bartlinsk. Later in the period, Cam Tchir’s 28-yard field goal made it 7-3. Late in the half, Tyler Donaldson’s 22-yard touchdown pass to Carter Williams gave Leigh a 10-7 lead at the half. Leigh improved to 5-2 overall and 2-0 in the league after Donaldson’s 38-yard scoring pass to Shayan Shariat in the third quarter. Willow Glen leads the game 4-2, 1-1. Donaldson finished 14 of 24 for 189 yards passing. He also rushed for 87 yards on 17 attempts. Shariat gained 65 yards on the ground and caught two passes for 63 yards. Carter Williams hauled in three passes for 51 yards. Next Friday, Leigh will return home to face Overfelt, while Willow Glen will host Sobrato. Darren Sabedra’s

Leland 13, Live Oak 44

With an easy road win, the Acorns kept their perfect regular season streak alive. Live Oak (6-0, 2-0 BVAL Mt. Hamilton) fell behind 7-0 after fumbling its first possession, but then scored the next 37 points. The Acorns appear to be headed for a Mt. Hamilton Division showdown with Christopher on Nov. 2 at Live Oak in what will be both schools’ regular-season finale. Regardless of the outcome, the two teams are automatic qualifiers for the Central Coast Section playoffs. Live Oak scored six touchdowns on Thursday. Luke Newell threw three touchdown passes, Josh Gagni ran for 154 yards and two scores, and Luke Richey caught four passes for 70 yards and two scores. Christian Hauge had four receptions for 92 yards and a touchdown, and junior running back Dominick McKinney raced 96 yards for the game-winning touchdown. Gagni now has 1,058 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns on the season. Timmy Blocker scored a third-quarter safety to put Live Oak up 30-7. The Acorns total offense was 482 yards, and the defense had five sacks. Leland (1-6, 0-2) has now lost six straight games following a season-opening victory. In the previous six games for the Chargers, the junior had only two carries for minus-2 yards. – Michael Lefkow

Overfelt 46, Westmont 21

Several Royals players contributed significantly to the offense, including Javier Mendoza (15 carries, 196 yards, two touchdowns), Duron Hall (12 carries, 123 yards, one touchdown), sophomore Lorenzo Garcia (8 carries, 87 yards, one touchdown), and QB Gabriel Martinez, who completed two of three passes for 127 yards and a touchdown. Martinez’s completions were both intercepted by Taylor Gordon. As a safety, Walter Smith had eight tackles and an interception. “The offensive line won this game and physically controlled the line of scrimmage,” Overfelt coach Carlo Maningo said. On Friday, Overfelt (4-3, 1-1 BVAL Santa Teresa-Valley) travels to Leigh. Mt. Pleasant (4-3, 1-0) visits Westmont on Thursday. Glenn Reeves’

Prospect 35, San Jose 0

All five Prospect touchdowns came on the ground, with Tommy Lewit scoring three and Ahmad Almaini scoring two. Defensive standouts included lineman Zach Allard, LB Riley Roberts, and CB Jordan Sharpe, who all contributed to the shutout. James Perez had a pick-six. “We made good halftime adjustments to take advantage of what they were giving us defensively,” said Prospect coach Rick Esparza. Prospect (6-1, 4-0 BVAL West Valley Division) visits James Lick on Friday, while San Jose (2-5, 2-2) hosts Gunderson. Glenn Reeves’

Silver Creek 28, Pioneer 0

Silver Creek scored seven points in each quarter thanks to Trajan Sinatra’s completion of 12 of 17 passes for 165 yards. Dominic Roman caught four passes from Sinatra for 75 yards and a touchdown. Alonzo Hernandez led the team in rushing with 65 yards on 12 attempts and two touchdowns. Gabriel Lim also scored on the ground. Dominic Lim and Mathias McClain both had sacks, while James Arriaga intercepted two passes and Joshua Rodriguez intercepted one. On Thursday, Silver Creek (5-2, 2-0 BVAL Santa Teresa-Foothill) hosts Gilroy. On Friday, Pioneer (2-5, 0-2) travels to Piedmont Hills. Glenn Reeves’

Sobrato 48, Mt. Pleasant 6

Noah Taylor, the CCS’s leading rusher, had another big game to help the Bulldogs beat BVAL Santa Teresa-Valley. Taylor rushed for 268 yards and four touchdowns on 12 attempts. He scored on runs of 42 yards, 48 yards, 10 yards, and 59 yards. QB Braden Hughes completed a 73-yard pass to Parker Hughes and a 60-yard pass to Ryan Hankins. Sobrato (4-3, 1-0) visits Willow Glen on Friday. On Thursday, Mt. Pleasant travels to Westmont. — Dycus, Joseph

Fremont-Sunnyvale 15, Woodside 35

With a big win at home on Thursday, Woodside moved into a three-way tie for first place in the PAL El Camino standings with Fremont and Carlmont. Evan Usher had 140 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries to lead Woodside. Oliver Lyssand had six carries for 54 yards and a touchdown and caught a 51-yard pass. Mason Furtado rushed for 56 yards and a touchdown on four attempts and also caught a 14-yard touchdown pass. Furtado also played a significant defensive role. Woodside’s interceptions came from Daniel Torre and Cal Adasiewicz. The Wildcats scored the first two touchdowns before Alexander Solarez’s 6-yard run made the score 14-7 at the half. With five minutes left in the third quarter, Henry Buenrostro’s 54-yard touchdown pass to Solarez pulled Fremont within 21-15. However, Woodside added two more touchdowns to put the game out of reach. The Wildcats improved to 5-2 overall and 2-1 in conference play. Fremont was defeated 5-2, 2-1. Woodside will host Carlmont on Friday, while Fremont will host Santa Clara at home. Darren Sabedra’s

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