How’s this for Friday night drama?
Serra rallies from two touchdowns behind in the fourth quarter to win on the road over De La Salle 24-21. McClymonds survives Bellarmine’s comeback to turn back the Bells in overtime, 24-21.
St. Francis falls at home to Monterey Trail-Elk Grove by three touchdowns.
The Bay Area News Group’s roundup provides all the details from the weekend’s action.
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No. 2 Serra 24, No. 1 De La Salle 21
Dylan Joudieh kicked a 20-yard field goal with two seconds on the clock as Serra overcame a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to win on the road against De La Salle. Darren Sabedra has the game story here.
Monterey Trail-Elk Grove 28, No. 3 St. Francis 7
St. Francis probably didn’t need to be reminded that its opponent on Friday wasn’t going to be a pushover. Aside from Serra, no team in Northern California put together a season-opening schedule quite like Monterey Trail. In the opener, the Mustangs lost at Folsom 47-18. The following week, they fell at home to De La Salle 36-20 after cutting the deficit to two in the fourth quarter. This week, they traveled to Mountain View to face St. Francis and quickly set the tone for the night. Joseph Barrientos’ 62-yard run less than two minutes into the game gave Monterey Trail a 7-0 lead. Daelin Ellis scored on an 18-yard run later in the opening quarter to widen the advantage to 14-0. St. Francis cut the margin in half when Matthew Dougherty Jr. connected with Andrew Adkison in the third quarter to make it 14-7. But by the end of the quarter, the lead was back to 14 as Barrientos threw an 18-yard TD pass to Ali Collier. Fatafehi Puloka’s 81-yard run late in the fourth quarter completed the scoring as St. Francis’ nine-game home winning streak was snapped. Next Friday, St. Francis (1-1) will travel to De La Salle, and Monterey Trail (1-2) returns home to face Merced. — Darren Sabedra
No. 5 Menlo-Atherton 40, Elk Grove 20
Five-star wide receiver Jurrion Dickey caught two touchdown passes, including one that covered 79 yards on the second play of Menlo-Atherton’s opening drive, as the Bears rolled to a victory at home to improve to 2-0. Check out Madeline Kenney’s game story here.
No. 6 Wilcox 38, Hollister 14
Maulidi Saleh’s 70-yard touchdown run helped ignite Wilcox to a dominating victory at home in Santa Clara over Hollister on Thursday. The Chargers improved to 2-0. Joseph Dycus has the details in this report.
No. 9 McClymonds 24, No. 7 Bellarmine 21, OT
On a night McClymonds honored its famous alum, the late basketball legend and civil rights icon Bill Russell, Tayshon Clayton forced a fumble and Gregory Kenny recovered to clinch the Warriors’ victory in overtime over Bellarmine on Friday in Oakland. Joseph Dycus provides a complete recap of the dramatic outcome here.
Del Oro-Loomis 31, No. 8 Clayton Valley 27
Clayton Valley’s nine-point lead evaporated down the stretch as Del Oro scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to hand the Ugly Eagles their second consecutive home loss to start the season. Read Curtis Pashelka’s recap here.
No. 11 Los Gatos 31, Liberty 0
Los Gatos, coming off a season-opening loss last week to Corona del Mar, converted a fourth-down call on its opening drive and went on to breeze at home past Liberty. Jake Boyd threw for 219 yards to help lead Los Gatos. Read Phil Jensen’s recap here.
No. 12 Campolindo 30, Aptos 22
After last year’s 49-0 drubbing at home against Aptos, there was no game Campolindo wanted more. The Cougars got their revenge by scoring two fourth-quarter touchdowns to erase a 22-16 deficit. “We’re pretty ecstatic at how the kids played,” coach Kevin Macy said by phone from the team bus as it barreled through San Jose on the way home to Moraga. “We wore them down in the fourth quarter. Last year that didn’t happen.” Fourth-period touchdowns by Robbie Mascheroni and Lucas Concepcion were the difference. Concepcion had two TDs for the Cougars. Macy said Concepcion had a big night running the ball. “Last year we couldn’t run on them,” Macy said. Campolindo managed only 40 yards rushing in that loss. Friday night’s rematch didn’t get off to a good start for the Cougars, who were intercepted on their first three possessions. But quarterback Dashiell Weaver settled down after that. Still, Campo trailed 14-2 until scoring its first touchdown right before the half. “The biggest thing was the drive before the half,” Macy said. Campo improved to 2-0 and Aptos fell to 1-1. The Cougars remain on the road for the next two Fridays with games at Windsor and San Leandro. – Mike Lefkow
No. 13 El Cerrito 27, Freedom 13
Freedom led 6-0 early courtesy of two field goals by kicker Justin Dallas, but El Cerrito’s offense had an answer ready in the second quarter. Tony McAdoo and Tome Veukiso each had a touchdown to give El Cerrito a 14-6 halftime lead. Gavin Thompson and Michael Vanhook added to El Cerrito’s advantage as the Gauchos won at home in a non-league game. Samaje Featherstone had Freedom’s only touchdown. El Cerrito improved to 2-0, Freedom fell to 0-2. – Jesús Cano
No. 16 Heritage 54, Granada 14
Another Heritage win, another strong performance by Devon Rivers. After becoming Heritage’s career touchdown leader in last week’s victory, the Fresno State-bound running back had four TDs in a non-league win on the road over Granada. Quarterback Austin Peters completed 6 of 11 passes for 199 yards and three touchdowns. Jeremiah Ruffin, Brooks Davis, Jayson Gripe and Brock Lombardi each contributed one touchdown for the Patriots, who improved to 2-0. Granada’s Quinn Boyd had a touchdown pass to Christian Clouser. The Matadors dropped to 0-2. – Jesús Cano
Vintage 28, No. 18 Antioch 22, OT
At one point, Antioch led 22-8 in the third quarter thanks to three touchdowns by Charles Brown, but Vintage tied it up in the fourth with a touchdown and two-point conversion. The Napa school won with a touchdown in overtime. Antioch, which fell to 1-1, will play will host to Rocklin next Friday. – Jesús Cano
No. 19 Half Moon Bay 35, San Mateo 6
The Cougars (2-0) unleashed a balanced offensive attack, rushing for 171 yards and passing for 172. “When was the last time we passed for more yards?” HMB coach Keith Holden said. QB Liam Harrington completed 7 of 14 passes for 148 yards and a touchdown and carried 12 times for 48 yards. RBs PJ Modena had eight carries for 40 yards and Harrison Tobias seven for 20 with both scoring touchdowns. Dio Lucido caught three passes for 71 yards and Ryan Harrington two for 57 and a TD. The HMB defense allowed 96 yards rushing and 38 passing. — Glenn Reeves
Palma 21, No. 20 Sacred Heart Cathedral 8
SHC traveled from San Francisco to Salinas to face a Palma team that was beaten soundly by Archbishop Mitty in a season opener last week. Palma bounced back in a big way, building a 21-0 advantage through three quarters. SHC’s only touchdown came on a 10-yard slant pass from Aidan McGrath to Jackson Irons late in the fourth quarter. The Fightin’ Irish, who edged Sacred Heart Prep last week, dropped to 1-1. – Jesús Cano
No. 22 Sacred Heart Prep 42, Homestead 13
The Gators rebounded from a one-point loss to Sacred Heart Cathedral in their season opener to build a 42-0 lead after three quarters. QB Mitchell Taylor completed 9 of 11 passes for 147 yards and one TD. His touchdown pass went to Carter Shaw, who had four receptions for 87 yards. Taylor also rushed for a touchdown. Andrew Latu carried six times for 53 yards and another TD. Brandon Tsing also scored. Luke Maxwell came up with two interceptions and Shay O’Kelly had a sack. “Defensively we played really well,” SHP coach Mark Grieb said. “O’Kelly was all over the field.” Homestead plays at The King’s Academy on Friday while SHP hosts Mountain View on Saturday. — Glenn Reeves
No. 23 Acalanes 28, Bishop O’Dowd 7
Four different players scored touchdowns for the Dons, who ran their record to 2-0. Ellis Burger began the scoring with an 18-yard TD run, Sully Bailey and Jake Boselli followed with quarterback sneaks, and Jake Miller had a 5-yard run. Bailey and Boselli each played a half. Coach Floyd Burnsed said he would choose a No. 1 quarterback before the beginning of league play. Acalanes led 28-0 before Bishop O’Dowd scored late in the fourth quarter. “We played well as a group on defense,” Burnsed said. “They’ve got speed and they have some athletes. They will be a good team.” Bishop O’Dowd is off to an 0-2 start under new coach Hardy Nickerson, who is back after an eight-year absence. The Dragons were 29-17 in four seasons under Nickerson from 2010-2013. – Mike Lefkow
No. 24 Foothill 28, College Park 12
The Falcons may have won the game, but coach Greg Haubner said the team “played sloppy football” against College Park. He credited his offensive line, which included Jackson Braden and Josh Taylor, for powering the running game. Halfback Jackson Chandler was an explosive presence in the backfield. Their defense was led by Kade Millard, Jake Patterson and the versatile Graham Zander. Foothill travels to Fairfield next to play reigning 3-AA state champion Vanden, while College Park stays at home to play Oakmont. — Joseph Dycus
Berkeley 39, American 24
Berkeley, playing at home, picked up its first win of the season in a non-league game against American on Thursday night. The Yellowjackets did it behind strong performances from quarterback Drew Henderson and wide receiver Jackson Harris. Henderson completed 12 of 18 passes and threw five touchdowns, four to Harris and one to BJ Thurman. “I am so proud of the way our team responded,” Berkeley coach David Perry said. “The bond is becoming stronger every game!” Berkeley improved to 1-1. American fell to 0-2. – Jesús Cano
Dublin 20, Castro Valley 0
Junior quarterback Sean Collins threw three touchdown passes to lead the Gaels past Castro Valley. Adam Moore caught two of the TD passes and Garrett Esomonu had the other. Dublin (1-1) led 14-0 at the half. Jonah Dixon had an interception for Dublin. Linebacker Troy Matheny played really well, coach Brandon Black said. Castro Valley is off to a disappointing 0-2 start and has been outscored 69-6 thus far. The Trojans will host Granada on Friday in a matchup pitting two teams seeking their first wins. – Mike Lefkow
Fremont-Oakland 33, Esparto 22
Fremont traveled 80 miles to play its season opener against Esparto, which had forfeited its game last week. Sefo Akuila threw three touchdown passes and ran for 140 yards to lead the visitors. Jamario Smith caught three touchdowns and had around 200 all-purpose yards, and Amanakilelei Tuakoi had 100 rushing yards and had 13 tackles.The Tigers will travel to Walnut Creek to play Northgate next Friday. “We had a good first game of the season and we have a very young team,” Fremont coach Omarri Murphy said. “We’ve got to clean up our mistakes. We’re going to continue to get better.” – Jesús Cano
James Logan 35, Las Lomas 26
The Colts evened their record at 1-1, storming to a 28-0 halftime lead. The home team was a bit frustrated after a 31-7 loss to California last week. “We were not disciplined enough,” Logan coach Eddie Smith said of his team’s performance against California. “We fumbled. We had a 5-yard punt. That can’t happen against a team like California. We got the jitters out.” QB Thomas Miller ran for a touchdown and threw for another. Alwishus Jacko and Jaleel Jones had rushing touchdowns. Las Lomas (0-2) made it interesting in the second half. The Knights are banged up and are playing without starting quarterback Michael Wood, a 6-foot-6 senior recovering from a broken wrist on his non-throwing hand. Coach Doug Longero said he should be back by the start of league play. Freshman Dylan Thomas went 10 of 18 for 195 yards replacing Wood. – Mike Lefkow
Miramonte 41, Encinal 14
It was another big day for UCLA commit Luke Duncan, who tossed five touchdown passes in a dominant win over the Jets. Coach Jack Schram said the passer completed all seven of his passes on the opening 95-yard drive. Overall, touchdown passes went to John Williams, Jimmy Foster and Bennett Destino. They each caught one apiece. Matt Litwin also ran for a touchdown. Miramonte hosts Skyline next week, and Encinal will continue to look for its first win when it visits Hayward. — Joseph Dycus
Monte Vista 47, Hayward 14
Junior quarterback Matteo Congdon threw four touchdown passes as the Mustangs (1-1) won their first game under new coach Johnny Millard. Jacob Shehata caught two of the TDs while John Breedlove and Luke Claussen each had one. Shehata, Breedlove and Claussen are all juniors. Monte Vista jumped out front 13-0, then Hayward (0-1) cut the margin to 13-7 on a 90-yard kickoff return by Kevin Fowler Jr. But it was all Mustangs after that, as the visitors scored the next 34 points. Another junior, Alex Fry, scored Monte Vista’s final TD on a 2-yard run early in the fourth quarter. Monte Vista hosts James Logan next Friday while Hayward will be at home against Encinal. – Mike Lefkow
San Leandro 60, Franklin-Stockton 0
San Leandro shut out visiting Franklin to capture its first win of the season. On San Leandro’s first offensive play, Ashton Dotson ran for a 50-yard touchdown, then Devan Daniels returned a punt to put San Leandro up 14-0 in the first quarter. Daniels scored the next three touchdowns — two rushing and one receiving off a throw from Radman Beatty — for the Pirates. Jamal Perry and Martis Ferguson’s touchdowns gave San Leandro a 53-0 lead heading into halftime. San Leandro is 1-1. The Pirates will have a tough task next week when they play host to Bellarmine, which lost in overtime Friday against McClymonds. – Jesús Cano
Aragon 7, Monterey 6
Aragon lost quarterback Dylan Daniel to an injury and struggled offensively, but the defense came through against an athletic Monterey team. Jared Walsh scored on a 4-yard run shortly before halftime to give Aragon a 7-0 lead. After Monterey’s TD in the second half, the PAT hit the upright leaving the Dons with the lead. Lloyd Walter, who plays a hybrid defensive back/linebacker position, and defensive end Albert Zheng stood out on defense along with cornerback George Saad, who was matched up against Monterey’s top receiver. Aragon will play at Lincoln-San Jose on Friday. — Glenn Reeves
Archbishop Mitty 48, Mountain View 7
Mitty surpassed its win two from the past two seasons combined as Wills Towers threw for 209 yards and AJ Cenizal ran for 149 yards to lead the Monarchs (2-0) past host Mountain View (1-1). Read David Kiefer’s game story here.
Carlmont 17, Los Altos 14
Conner Cook’s 35-yard field goal midway through the fourth quarter broke a tie and provided the winning margin for Carlmont (2-0) in a non-league game played Thursday at Los Altos (1-1). Cook also got off a 60-yard punt that was downed inside the 3. John Hanna carried 35 times for 174 yards, eight first downs and both Carlmont touchdowns. Hanna has 390 yards rushing and five TDs after two games. Junior Carlo Campobello filled in for senior Jack Wiessinger at QB. Matt Abiezzi had two receptions for 48 yards. Next Friday, Carlmont travels to Half Moon Bay and Los Altos visits Hillsdale. — Glenn Reeves
Christopher 51, Piedmont HIlls 9
The Cougars were about as close to perfect as one could expect a high school team to be against Piedmont Hills. Damiann Gomez threw for a touchdown and ran for another, while Jaxen Robinson passed for 171 yards and two scores. Steven Juarez ran for 37 yards and a touchdown, and Eric Argumedo led the team with 47 yards on the ground. Jaterius Lee had his one reception go for 75 yards and the score. Piedmont Hills plays host to Oak Grove next week, and Christopher will try to make it a 3-0 start with a road date against San Mateo. — Joseph Dycus
Gunderson 26, Evergreen Valley 7
The fastest Grizzlies in California produced another quality win for the second week in a row, this time against the Cougars of Evergreen Valley. Running back Jaikob Wright scored two touchdowns on the ground. Tight end Marquise Hall added balance with a 25-yard touchdown catch through the air. And guard Edgar Padilla punched in a one-yard score from the goal line. Gunderson’s next matchup is a big-time road game against Branham. Evergreen Valley travels to Lynbrook. — Joseph Dycus
Leland 35, Palo Alto 21
Leland led 14-0 at halftime behind a 50-yard interception return by Eshaan Adusumalli and a 2-yard run by Pierre Goldstein. Then Jayson Jinguji recovered a fumble on the second-half kickoff and returned it 25 yards for a touchdown to make it 21-0. Palo Alto came back to tie 21-21 early in the fourth quarter on a TD pass from Declan Packer to Jason Auzenne and two touchdown runs of 30 and 5 yards by Jeremiah Madrigal, who had close to 200 yards rushing in the game. Leland responded with a 65-yard touchdown pass from freshman Brandon Mann to Adusumalli to regain the lead. The Chargers added a 45-yard interception return by Miles Roberts in the final minute to conclude the scoring. Alexander Ly had a sack for Leland, which hosts Wilcox next Friday, the same day Palo Alto plays next at Gunn. — Glenn Reeves
Lincoln-San Jose 56, San Jose 28
Lincoln roared to a 43-point halftime lead on its way to its 24th consecutive victory over host San Jose in the Big Bone game, the long-running Thanksgiving Day clash between San Jose’s oldest public high schools now played on Labor Day weekend. Glenn Reeves has the game story here.
Overfelt 50, Santa Clara 33
Quinton Togia’i had another spectacular game for Overfelt. The senior linebacker/halfback ran for 223 yards and two touchdowns in 16 carries and helped the defense with three sacks and 10 tackles as Overfelt (2-0) won on the road over Santa Clara on Thursday. Mathias Legrand Carrillo accounted for more than 200 yards for Overfelt as the senior ran for 162 yards and two TDs in 10 carries and caught one pass for 42 yards. Linebacker John Stowers dominated on defense, finishing with 22 tackles and three sacks, Donavan Johnson ran for two TDs and Walter Smith caught two passes for 62 yards and a TD. Next Friday, Overfelt will play host to Mt. Pleasant and Santa Clara (0-2) will be at home to face Del Mar. — Darren Sabedra
Pioneer 28, Leigh 21
Pioneer rallied from a 21-7 deficit in the second half to beat visiting Leigh in dramatic fashion Friday night as Kyle Louie’s interception late in the game set up teammate Jesse Herrera’s touchdown run. “Leigh was taking it to us pretty good,” coach Eric Perry said. “Gave up one right at the end of the first half, went down 14-7, and then we kicked it off to them (after halftime) and they went right down and scored. It was 21-7, and we were able to get the ship righted.” Gage Houser completed 15 of 21 passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns to help Pioneer run its record to 2-0. The Mustangs edged Santa Teresa last week. Anthony Stoopenkoff caught six passes for 70 yards and a TD and Brady Montgomery had three receptions for 88 yards for Pioneer, which visits Willow Glen on Thursday. On Friday, Leigh (0-2) will play host to Las Lomas. — Darren Sabedra
Sobrato 49, Hill 0
Long runs ruled the night in Sobrato’s blowout win over Hill. Noah Taylor, when he wasn’t flying around on defense, ran for 219 yards on six carries and had a pair of 65-yard touchdowns. B. Castellanos took his five carries 128 yards and also scored a touchdown. Defensively, linemen Ryan McGlashan and Jorge Mendoza locked down the trenches as Sobrato shut out Hill. Sobrato will host Rancho San Juan next Saturday, and Hill hosts Westmont. — Joseph Dycus
Soquel 27, Hillsdale 21
Luke Nessel scored two rushing touchdowns and Liam Smith connected with Erick Waugh on a 59-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter to give Hillsdale a 21-14 lead before Soquel scored two touchdowns in the final two minutes to pull out the victory. The score was tied 7-7 after three quarters before the teams combined for five touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Smith completed 10 of 15 passes for 191 yards. Nessel, a 6-foot, 205-pound transfer from Carlmont, carried 16 times for 60 yards for Hillsdale, which hosts Los Altos on Friday. — Glenn Reeves
Westmont 35, Mt. Pleasant 0
Westmont’s hot start continued on the road against Mt. Pleasant on Thursday. Zack Zepeda completed 5 of 7 passes for 200 yards and three touchdowns, two to Harris Kadich and one to Gavin Garcia, to lead the way. Kadich had four receptions for 100 and Mason Price caught two passes for 70 yards. Kicker Chance Lavioe went 5 for 5 on PATs. Westmont (2-0) visits Hill on Thursday. Mt. Pleasant plays at Overfelt on Friday. – Jesús Cano
Willow Glen 48, Saratoga 34
The Rams enjoyed a prolific offensive outing as Cooper Nixon carried 14 times for 212 yards and scored five touchdowns. Four rushing and one receiving. QB Cedeno Chavez completed 17 of 20 passes for 223 yards. On defense, Sam O’Kane had three sacks while Riley Warren and Spencer Bartlinski both had interceptions. Willow Glen led 21-14 at halftime before opening the lead with a 20-point third quarter to make it 41-21. Willow Glen (1-1) hosts Pioneer on Thursday while Saratoga takes on Harbor at home on Friday. — Glenn Reeves
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