SANTA ROSA -- Logan Francavilla rushed for 206 yards and three touchdowns to lead the fourth-seeded Montgomery High football team over No. 5 Concord 41-28 in the North Coast Section Division II quarterfinals on Friday.

Concord's hurry-up offense gave the host Vikings (10-2) fits in the first half and the Minutemen (8-4) led at the half 16-14. However, two key interceptions on Concord's first two possessions -- within Montgomery territory -- prevented the Minutemen from taking control of the game.

In the second half, the Vikings were able to tighten up on defense and control the game on offense thanks to Francavilla. Concord went four-and-out -- the Minutemen rarely punt -- on its first two possessions of the second half. Montgomery followed each fourth down attempt with a drive to a touchdown pass by R.J. Flores. A 16-yard scoring run early in the fourth quarter by Francavilla made it 35-16.

Did that put Concord away? Not even close. On the second play of the next possession, quarterback Mitch Daniels connected with Ronnie Algood for a 64-yard touchdown pass and the Minutemen were back in the game. Concord's defense forced a punt and its offense began marching down the field.

However, after reaching the Vikings 29, a penalty and a sack pushed the Minutemen back to the 44. Two incomplete passes by Daniels ended the possession and Montgomery followed with another touchdown to put the game away.

"We just came out kind of slow at the beginning of the game and at halftime," Daniels said. "We just couldn't pick it up until the end when it was too late. The first half we went away with the lead but we still didn't play very good. We could have had a lot more opportunities and we just missed them."

Daniels finished 23 of 46 for 276 yards and two touchdowns against the two interceptions. Algood caught four passes for 108 yards and the touchdown, scored two two-point conversions and nearly recovered an onside kick that could have gotten the Minutemen back in the game.

Montgomery 41, Concord 28

Concord 0 16 0 12-- 28

Montgomery 7 7 14 13-- 41

M -- Francavilla 10 run (Lenney kick)

C -- Blackburn 2 run (Algood pass from Daniels)

M -- Eatmon 14 pass from Flores (Lenney kick)

C -- Blackburn 2 run (Algood pass from Daniels)

M -- Johnson 18 pass from Flores (Lenney kick)

M -- Stelzner 5 pass from Flores (Lenney kick)

M -- Francavilla 16 run (Lenney kick)

C -- Algood 64 pass from Daniels (pass failed)

M -- Francavilla 1 run (kick failed)

C -- Gwynn 24 pass from Daniels (pass failed)

Rushing: C -- Blackburn 20-95, Daniels 3-(-30). Totals 23-65. M -- Francavilla 34-206, Eatmon 0-32, Stelzner 2-9, Ezeff 3-(-3), Walker 1-(-6), Flores 2-(-10). Totals 42-228. Passing: C -- Daniels 23-46-2 276. M -- Flores 12-21-0 113. Receiving: C -- Knight 8-86, Algood 6-108, Blackburn 5-49, Hollars 3-9, Gwynn 1-24. M -- Johnson 3-42, Eatmon 3-29, Stimack 3-11, Francavilla 1-26, Stelzner 1-5, Ezeff 1-0. Fumbles/lost: Concord -- 2/1. Montgomery -- 0/0. Records: Montgomery 10-2, Concord 8-4.