With the way the Miramonte High football team dominated the first two quarters of Friday night's game at Dougherty Valley, the second half was just a formality.
Scoring touchdowns in all three phases, Miramonte carried a 28-point lead at halftime before rolling to a 55-24 Diablo Foothill Athletic League victory.
"To put up 42 points before the half with offense, special teams and defense -- unbelievable," Miramonte coach Jack Schram said.
Receivers Dominic Paoletti and Will Fuller each scored a pair of first-half touchdowns, as quarterback Drew Anderson led the offense for Miramonte (6-2, 3-1). Anderson finished 11-of-19 for 213 yards, four touchdowns and an interception.
Lineman Bennett Stehr who provided the exclamation point before halftime, recording a 65-yard interception return for a touchdown that featured some mighty stiff arms along the way.
Stehr's score made it 42-14 for Miramonte with just four seconds left in the half, all but icing the game.
Robert Sullivan had a 90-yard kickoff return for Dougherty Valley (4-4, 1-3), cutting Miramonte's lead to 14-7. But that's the closest the Wildcats (4-4) would get.
Campolindo 41, Alhambra 15: Andrew Zolintakis threw for 286 yards and six Cougars scored touchdowns as they breezed by the visiting Bulldogs to keep their perfect record intact.
Campolindo (8-0, 4-0 DFAL) opened the game with 21 unanswered points. Zolintakis got the scoring going with a 31-yard strike to a wide-open Tyler Petite. Isaac Christian and Preston Kilwein added touchdowns before Alhambra (2-5-1, 1-3 DFAL) responded with a Ciazonne Ratto-Foster 17-yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter. But the Bulldogs wouldn't get any closer. Campolindo closed the first half scoring with a Hunter Rosenbaum 49-yard touchdown reception from Zolintakis.
The Cougars forced a three-and-out to open the second half, then added to their lead with a 6-yard rushing touchdown by Nick Fadelli. Adam Remotto added a 1-yard rushing touchdown before the end of the third quarter.
Zolintakis exited in the fourth quarter and finished 13-for-23 passing with three touchdowns. Fadelli led all rushers with 90 yards on 12 carries.
-- Erik Stordahl, correspondent
Acalanes 37, Dublin 20: Peter Mitchell rushed for 146 yards and Casey Harrington threw for two scores to lead Acalanes to a win at Dublin.
"We played really tough tonight," Acalanes coach Mike Ivankovich said. "We were able to be get success running the ball and run our no-huddle offense when we needed it. We'd really like to be in position to earn a home playoff win."
The Dons displayed their no-huddle offense by going on an 85-yard drive in 11 plays that took under four minutes, ending in Harrington's 5-yard toss to John Lauth with just four seconds left in the first half to give Acalanes a 16-6 lead.
The drive featured a heavy dose of Mitchell and a 23-yard connection between Harrington and Andrew Bosshart to set up the score.
The Dons increased their lead early in the second half when Brett Merrill's interception set up another long drive by Acalanes, culminating in Harrington's 1-yard keeper for a 23-6 advantage. Dublin started finding its offensive rhythm in the second half and pulled to within ten points on two occasions, the second coming on a 57-yard touchdown run by EJ Cross to cut the lead to 30-20.
But the Gaels would not be able to force a punt all night, surrendering yet another long drive that saw Acalanes' Jared Finney score from 12 yards out for the game's final margin.
-- Matt Rempel, correspondent