Shawn Hessler threw for 207 yards and two touchdowns and Zack Fulks ran for 116 yards and a touchdown to lead the Las Lomas High football team to a 30-14 win over Dublin on Friday night.
The visiting Knights (5-2, 3-0 DFAL) piled up 460 yards of offense on the night, overmatching Dublin.
It took more than a half for the Knights to seize control, however. The first quarter was scoreless and it was after Fulks intercepted a Josh Nobida pass and returned it 25 yards to the Gael 13 early in the second quarter that Las Lomas got on the board.
That came on the ensuing play when Hessler hit Johnny Marinchak on a pretty pass to the left corner of the end zone.
It was still 7-0 late in the half when the Knights faced a third-and-20 at their own 41. Hessler hit Fulks on a quick dump at the line and Fulks did the rest, weaving his way through the Dublin defense for 48 yards. Jack Kane followed with an 11-yard run for the touchdown.
A six-play, 74-yard drive on Las Lomas' first possession of the second half resulted in a 5-yard run by Fulks for the touchdown.
E.J. Crosse rushed for 76 yards for the Gaels. Nobida finished 16 of 34 for 161 yards and two touchdowns against the one interception.
Miramonte 41, Acalanes 28: On their Homecoming night, the Matadors jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter thanks to a Drew Anderson seven-yard run and a 28-yard strike to senior Dominic Paoletti.
After a Clayton Stehr 18-yard touchdown reception, the Dons countered with a Casey Harrington nine-yard QB keeper.
With the Dons threatening to score in the second quarter, Peter Mitchell fumbled at the Miramonte 10-yard line. It only took the Mats two plays to find the end zone on the ensuing drive: A Will Fuller 40-yard catch and a Ryan Clark screen pass that went for 50 yards.
The Dons roared back in the third quarter when Mitchell rushed for a 61-yard touchdown. On the following Miramonte possession, John Lauth intercepted Drew Anderson's pass and ran it back for a touchdown.
The Matadors put it away for good in the fourth quarter with a methodical 12-play drive that spanned 4:42 and was capped off with a Clark one-yard rushing touchdown to make it 35-21 with 8:54 left.
Clark finished with 218 rushing yards and three touchdowns (one receiving) on 22 carries. Mitchell rushed the ball 20 times for 169 yards and a touchdown. Stehr had three catches for 46 yards and also came up with an interception in the third quarter.
-- Erik Stordahl, correspondent
Alhambra 40, Dougherty Valley 37: The Bulldogs withstood a team bus mechanical problem and a power
outage to emerge with a victory over Dougherty Valley.
"It was a weird night," Alhambra coach Alan Hearn said, "Our bus breaks, the lights go out, but we
had a lot of guys step up tonight to get us the win."
Nobody stepped up bigger than Bulldogs' quarterback Joshua Evans, who passed for 328 yards and three scores and also rushed for 55 yards and a touchdown.
Evans threw for two of his touchdowns in a decisive 18-0 run to end the first half that saw Alhambra turn a 21-6 deficit into a 26-21 halftime lead.
In the second half, after a Kinean Weekes field goal trimmed the lead to 26-24, Evans would go to work again, finding Grant Hill on a 20-yard score for a 33-24 lead. Evans would then find the end zone on a 8-yard keeper after the Bulldogs blocked a Wildcat punt attempt, putting Alhambra up 40-24.
It was then Dougherty Valley's turn to go on a run, cutting the gap to 40-30 on Michael Pangelinan's second score of the night. After the getting the ball back, Umar Farooq found Robert Sullivan on a 27-yard catch and run to pull the Wildcats within 40-37 with just 1:53 left.
But that would be as far as Dougherty Valley would come back as Gideon Folau fell on the Wildcats' onside kick attempt.
Pangelinan led Dougherty Valley with 137 yards rushing and two scores and Julian Williams also scored two touchdowns.
Monte Cabrera was Evan's favorite target of the night, hauling in seven passes for 101 yards and two scores.
Hill added six catches and 91 yards for Alhambra.
-- Matt Rempel, correspondent