Acalanes 49, Irvington 21: The host Dons scored two rushing touchdowns and two passing touchdowns in the first half on the way to the nonleague win over the visiting Vikings on Friday.
Peter Mitchell ran for 125 yards and two scores in the first half for Acalanes (3-0), scoring on runs of 16 yards in the first quarter and 11 yards in the second quarter.
Mitchell finished the game with 224 yards on the ground and scored four touchdowns.
"We saw this as a trap game," Acalanes coach Mike Ivankovich said. "We were coming off two big, emotional wins, and we were a little tight in the first half and weren't having fun. But we played much better in the second half."
Sandwiched in between the two first-half touchdown runs were scoring passes from Casey Harrington to Robbie Stern. A 9-yarder in the first quarter made it 14-7 and a 19-yard strike on fourth down in the second quarter made it 21-13 as the Dons opened up what was a close game to that point.
The Vikings (1-1) kept it close early, trailing just 14-13 midway through the second quarter. Jack Shank had a 1-yard run in the first quarter that was set up by a Daniel Gusev interception. Randon Navarro's 2-yard run made it 14-13 in the second quarter before Acalanes reeled off 35 unanswered points.
-- Matt Smith, correspondent
Dougherty Valley 14, American 13: Dougherty Valley (2-1) is off to its best start since 2010 with a nonleague win over American (2-1) at Tak Fudenna Stadium.
American closed to within 14-13 on a 4-yard touchdown run by Drew Lyell with 1:58 left. Rather than going for the tie, American coach Bret Casey went for two, but Lyell was held out of the end zone on a run up the middle, all but securing the victory.
"I'm playing for the win, not the tie," Casey said.
The win marks the second of the season over a Mission Valley Athletic League opponent for Dougherty Valley, which claimed a season-opening win over Newark Memorial. The Wildcats played without quarterback Umar Farooq, who separated his shoulder in last week's loss College Park.
Lyell had 148 yards rushing on 31 carries and a pair of touchdowns to lead the Eagles.
-- Steve R. Waterhouse, correspondent
Newark Memorial 31, San Lorenzo 23: The visiting Cougars (2-1) scored four different ways to take a 19-0 lead in the second quarter, then used two touchdown runs by Franco Napal in the second half to hold off a fierce rally by the Rebels (2-1).
The Cougars' King Slocum opened the scoring with a 20-yard touchdown catch from Adriano Arroyo. Then Slocum blocked a San Lorenzo punt out of the end zone for a safety and a 9-0 Newark Memorial lead. The Cougars finished the half's scoring with a 33-yard field goal by Bryon Jones and a 4-yard run by Napal.
Newark Memorial increased its lead when Napal scored from 3 yards out on the Cougars' first drive of the second half. But San Lorenzo scored on its next two possessions on a 14-yard pass from Kevin Mosi to Hamilton To'o and a 5-yard run by Raymon Moore. Moore's two-point conversion run after his touchdown narrowed Newark's lead to 25-15 with 3:05 left in the third quarter.
-- Phil Jensen
Moreau Catholic 50, Mt. Eden 43: Jason Hinton ran wild against the Monarchs, and the Mariners forced a late turnover to come away with a thrilling nonleague road win over Mt. Eden.
Hinton rushed for 343 yards on 28 carries and scored on touchdown runs of 54, 20, 24, 60 and 75 yards. The junior also scored on a 90-yard kick return early in the third quarter. Hinton's 75-yard touchdown gave Moreau (3-0) the lead for good with 3:56 remaining.
After Giovanni Remmen returned the ensuing kickoff to the Mariners 16, Mt. Eden was facing a third-and-20 situation from the Moreau 26. Rian Goulart recovered a fumble for the Mariners with 2:10 left, and Moreau ran out the clock.
Monarchs quarterback Jonathan Sturholm had a huge day as he rallied Mt. Eden from a 14-point second-half deficit, throwing for 272 yards and four touchdowns on 14 for 20 passing. Sturholm's 19-yard touchdown pass to Dominic Williams gave Mt. Eden (1-2) a 43-42 lead with 4:19 before Hinton rallied the Mariners.
-- Tony Gonsalez, correspondent
Bellarmine 31, San Leandro 21: K.J. Carta-Samuels threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the visiting Bells overcame a slow start to pull away from the Pirates in a nonleague game at Burrell Field.
Defensively, Bellarmine (2-0) held San Leandro (1-2) to just 30 yards on the ground, including minus-28 in the second half while sacking Pirates quarterbacks four times.
Trailing 14-3 late in the second quarter, Carta-Samuels marched the Bells down the field when Armoni Bryan caught a screen pass from Carta-Samuels and went 18 yards for the score, cutting the San Leandro lead to four. The third quarter was all Bellarmine as Carta-Samuels scored on a 1-yard sneak before hitting Kyle MacAuley for a 27-yard touchdown to give the Bells a 24-14 lead.
-- Tony Gonsalez, correspondent
Hercules 28, Salesian 6: The host Titans (2-1) allowed the Pride just 45 yards of offense in the second half to secure the victory.
The Titans took an the lead 14-6 early in the third quarter on a 34 yard run by Josh Jackson, who finished the game with 98 yards rushing and two touchdowns.
Hercules stopped the Pride, forcing four punts and an interception by Jerrick Bernstein in the second half.
Antwuin Prowes scored the Titans' first points on a 36-yard inception return with 8:31 left in the first half.
Salesian scored its only points with 18 seconds left in the first half on a 10 yard run by De'Angelo Hernandez, following a pass interference penalty on Hercules. Aaron Hayes and Austin Ambion each had an interception for the Pride (1-2).
-- LeAnn Shea, correspondent
Northgate 31, Livermore 7: Running back Eric Haynes carried 23 times for 118 yards and scored two touchdowns as the undefeated Broncos (3-0) won their third game to start the season.
Quarterback Kyle Austin threw a touchdown pass for visiting Northgate.
Andre Kasten ran 14 yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter for the host Cowboys (1-2).
The Broncos scored two touchdowns in each of the first two quarters. Haynes scored on a 5-yard run on Northgate's first possession of the game, and Austin threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Jake Smith with 5:28 left in the period.
Haynes scored his second touchdown on a 1-yard run with 11:01 left in the second quarter, and Matt Huang scored on a 37-yard run with 4:58 left.
-- Scott Strain, correspondent
Piedmont 44, Albany 16: The Highlanders' Gabriel Watson electrified the home crowd by returning consecutive kicks and then continued to impress by scoring four more touchdowns on long runs in the victory for Piedmont (1-2) over Albany (0-3).
Watson took the game's opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown. After an Albany safety on the Piedmont kickoff, the sophomore returned the Cougars' free kick 75 yards for his second TD return. Piedmont led 16-0 with 11:09 left in the first quarter and Albany yet to run an offensive play.
-- Jim Bucci, correspondent
Santa Rosa 25, Antioch 14: Santa Rosa forced five turnovers in a road victory over Antioch, including a fumble recovery in the end zone with under two minute left to preserve the win.
Jahi Hayes ran for 152 yards for Santa Rosa (2-0), 138 coming in the second half along with two touchdowns.
However, as Santa Rosa was running the clock down in the game's waning stages, he fumbled the ball after a couple nifty moves on the Antioch 5-yard line.
Antioch forced four Santa Rosa turnovers. Down 19-14, Antioch (1-2) started the drive with 2:28 remaining at its own 3. After a 4-yard run, they attempted a reverse play, but the handoff was bobbled and fell to the turf. Santa Rosa defensive end Kerr Bation fell on the loose ball in the end zone.
Isaac Lewis led Antioch with 99 yards rushing and a touchdown, while Michael Gray added 84 yards on the ground with one touchdown.
Vince Jones led Santa Rosa with 111 yards passing. He also had 30 yards rushing and a touchdown.
-- Paul Burgarino
Liberty 18, Hayward 6: In a game marred by penalties and turnovers, the Lions (1-2) pulled away from the Farmers (0-3) in the second half for a nonleague victory.
Ivan Oseguera led all rushers with 86 yards and scored the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter on a 10-yard run. Cody Maghuyop added a 3-yard scoring run early in the fourth quarter to provide the final margin.
Oseguera took over as quarterback for the Lions in the second quarter, trailing after a fumble recovery in the end zone had given Hayward a 6-0 lead. Oseguera accounted for all 55 yards on the ensuing drive, tying the game with a 39-yard touchdown pass to Conor Green, just 40 seconds after the Farmers went ahead.
Liberty had multiple opportunities to extend its lead in the second half, but consecutive possessions inside the Hayward 10 came up empty, as penalties pushed the Lions out of scoring range on each drive.
The Lions also committed four turnovers, enabling Hayward to stay close throughout the game.
-- Nate Smith, correspondent
Central Catholic-Modesto 38, McClymonds 24: Raiders running back Matt Ringer had four touchdown runs to go with his game-high 264 rushing yards as host Central Catholic edged the Warriors.
Central Catholic led 14-12 at half but Ringer's rushing touchdowns of 10, 9 and 25 yards sealed the deal.
The Warriors were led by junior running back Lavance Warren and senior quarterback Emoni Foutain, as Warren scored three touchdowns and ran for 199 yards. Foutain had 112 passing yards with a touchdown to Lavon Washington, completing 9 of 19 passes. Foutain also ran for 48 yards on nine carries.
The Warriors had an interception return for a touchdown called back, then were penalized on a muffed punt by the Raiders.
"I am very proud of my team. They stayed in it until the end," said McClymonds coach Michael Peters. "Any other circumstance we win the game, but we were there, we were in it."
-- Brandon McGuiness, correspondent