De La Salle 35, Monte Vista 7: De La Salle scored touchdowns on its first four possessions of a nonleague win over host Monte Vista (2-7).

The Spartans (9-0), much as they've done to their previous opponents, dominated the first half. Running back John Velasco had 125 yards rushing on 13 carries and three touchdowns in the first half. He finished with 131 yards on 14 carries.

De La Salle quarterback Chris Williams was 6 of 10 passing for 130 yards, including a 49-yard touchdown pass to Antoine Custer. Williams didn't attempt a pass in the second half.

The Spartans scored less than two minutes into the game on a 2-yard run by Velasco that capped a six-play, 47-yard drive.

The second drive was a stellar 10-play, 98-yard effort that culminated in a 10-yard touchdown run by Velasco. The most impressive run of the game for Velasco was a 49-yarder into the end zone with 10:04 left in the first half that gave DLS a 28-0 lead.

On defense, the Spartans limited Monte Vista to 97 yards of offense in the first half and 180 for the game.

Monte Vista's lone touchdown came in the fourth quarter when Nikita Zamora hit Erik Mensendiek with 6-yard pass.

-- Steve R. Waterhouse, correspondent

BVAL

Liberty 14, Heritage 7: Ivan Oseguera's 2-yard touchdown run with 5:26 left lifted the visiting Lions to a Bay Valley Athletic League victory over the host Patriots, making Liberty playoff-eligible for the first time since 2005.


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Oseguera's run was set up by his own scramble on third-and-goal from the 9-yard line.

The Lions (5-4, 2-2 BVAL) had gained possession at the Heritage 31-yard line to start the drive after a short punt and used two critical penalties against the Patriots to move the ball inside the 10-yard line. The score wiped out a one-point advantage for Heritage, and Oseguera's conversion pass to Dylan Gilfoy completed the scoring.

Heritage (1-8, 1-3) struck first. Early in the second quarter, Nick Zalec's 3-yard run punctuated a long and efficient drive for the Patriots, in which they picked up six first downs. The Patriots offense would pick up only four more first downs the rest of the game, however, as Liberty's defense stood tall throughout the night.

Liberty got on the scoreboard with two second-quarter field goals by Anthony Martinez. His first was a 31-yard attempt and came after the Lions had taken advantage of personal foul and unsportsmanlike penalties against Heritage on the same play, resulting in a 30-yard gain for the visitors. His second was from 34 yards and was the result of a fumbled kickoff by the Patriots, setting up the Lions with great field position.

The victory was the first for Liberty in the annual Brentwood Bowl. Heritage had won the first six contests.

Oseguera led the Lions with 41 yards rushing and 90 yards passing. Leeandre White led all rushers with 52 yards for the Patriots.

-- Nate Smith, correspondent

Freedom 28, Antioch 27: The Falcons and host Panthers traded touchdowns in overtime, but Antioch missed its extra point attempt trailing by a point as Freedom escaped with the BVAL win.

Freedom (4-5, 2-2 BVAL) raced out to a 14-0 lead on a touchdown run by Joe Mixon and a TD pass from Joe Sweeney to Nick Garcia. Freedom then took a 21-7 lead in the second quarter on a James Allen touchdown pass. But two touchdowns by Antioch (1-8, 0-4) in the third quarter tied it at 21 going into the final 12 minutes.

-- Staff

DFAL

Campolindo 49, Dougherty Valley 14: The Cougars may still be undefeated, but coach Kevin Macy doesn't sound like a man content. After his team's Diablo Foothill Athletic League drubbing of host Dougherty Valley, Macy said his team still has strides to make before the postseason.

"It's one of those things," Macy said. "We are having a great year, but we may not be tooled for the playoffs."

In spite of what the veteran coach said, Campolindo (9-0, 5-0 DFAL) looks tooled for any task at the moment. Quarterback Andrew Zolintakis accounted for 249 passing yards and five touchdowns. He also ran for a score.

Receiver Justin Dunn also had a big night with seven catches for 153 yards and four touchdowns.

Dougherty Valley (4-5, 1-4) never led in the game and trailed 35-14 at halftime. the Wildcats did get a pair of long touchdowns, a 70-yard reception by Sam Tarasow and 76-yard run by Aaron Do.

But in the end, Campolindo's balanced offense -- Nick Fadelli also had 12 carries for 152 yards -- was too much to handle.

-- Alex Espinoza, correspondent

Miramonte 42, Las Lomas 21: In a back-and-forth contest, the Matadors ended up prevailing over the visiting Knights.

After a scoreless first quarter, both teams combined for five touchdowns in the second.

Las Lomas (5-4, 3-2 DFAL) got things going with a 15-play drive that culminated with Jack Kane's 1-yard rushing touchdown. The Matadors responded on the following possession when Drew Anderson connected with Will Fuller for a 31-yard touchdown.

With 3:18 left until halftime, Las Lomas' Zack Fulks made a sensational one-handed interception and returned it 83 yards for a touchdown. But Miramonte (7-2, 4-1) wasted little time answering with two touchdowns to close the half with a 21-14 lead.

The Matadors defense came up big in the second half, recording four interceptions, two by Jonathan McDonald. Fuller grabbed two of his three touchdowns in the fourth quarter as Miramonte pulled away.

Anderson finished with a sizzling 372 passing yards and five touchdowns on 24-of-37 attempts. Fuller (nine catches, 118 yards) and Dominic Paoletti (11 catches, 218 yards, one touchdown) were Anderson's favorite targets. Ray Clark rushed for 73 yards and had two touchdowns (one receiving).

-- Erik Stordahl. correspondent

Acalanes 31, Alhambra 18: Senior Peter Mitchell powered the Dons to victory on Senior Night, rushing for 177 yards and one touchdown on 34 carries.

Mitchell's inspired running in the third quarter especially helped Acalanes (7-3, 3-3 DFAL) turn a slim 15-12 halftime lead into a comfortable 29-12 advantage heading into the fourth quarter.

He opened the third quarter rushing the ball eight straight times to set-up his 8-yard touchdown run for a 22-12 lead. After a Bulldogs interception, the Dons gave the ball back to Mitchell, and he rushed three times for 39 yards to set up quarterback Casey Harrington's 36-yard pass to John Lauth, which upped Acalanes' lead to 29-12 with 46 seconds left in the quarter.

Alhambra (2-6-1, 1-4) led 12-7 midway through the second quarter after 28-yard touchdown pass from Joshua Evans to Monte Cabrera, but sputtered offensively coming out of the halftime break.

Harrington rushed for two touchdowns, threw for another and passed for 117 yards, while Evans passed for 248 yards and two touchdowns.

-- Jim Bucci, correspondent

TCAL-Stone

Hercules 51, John Swett 16: The Titans rolled over the host Indians to remain undefeated in Tri-County Athletic League-Stone league play.

Quarterback Antwuin Prowes lead the Titans (8-1, 4-0 TCAL-Stone), rushing for two touchdowns and passing for another. Clarence Corbin and Jordan Bustos each added a rushing touchdown for Hercules as the offense spread the ball around and gained 277 total yards.

John Swett quarterback James Sykes was harassed, chased and hit relentlessly by the aggressive Hercules defense. After being held to minus-52 yards in the first half, running back Gregory Jones put the Indians (3-6, 1-3) on the board in the third quarter with a 30-yard touchdown run, and Deondre Hendricks added a 37 yard score in the fourth. Both two point conversions were successful.

-- LeAnn Shea, correspondent

WACC-Shoreline

Tennyson 37, Mt. Eden 34: Quarterback Christian Silva threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to D'mario Temple with 33 seconds left to give the host Lancers a come-from-behind victory over the Monarchs in WACC-Shoreline Division play.

The homecoming crowd was treated to an offensive showcase by both teams. The Lancers jumped ahead 7-0 when Xavier Thibodeaux took a screen pass from Silva and outraced the Monarchs defense for a 62-yard touchdown. Temple then intercepted Monarchs quarterback Jonathan Sturholm on the next series to set up a Joshua Handy score, which helped give Tennyson (6-3, 3-1 WACC-Shoreline) a 15-0 lead.

The Monarchs offense came alive, though, scoring 27 points in the second quarter. Sturholm had a touchdown pass to Giovanni Remmen and two to Dominic Williams. Remmen also scored on a 1-yard run that gave the Monarchs a 27-23 at halftime.

The Monarchs (4-5, 1-3) were held scoreless in the third quarter as the Lancers took a 30-27 lead on 70-yard drive, capped by a short yardage score by Handy, who finished with 103 yards.

The Monarchs controlled the ball for most of the fourth quarter, starting a drive at their 11 and scoring the go-ahead touchdown on Sturholm's 31-yard pass to Curtis Keeling.

Trailing 34-30 with 1:12 remaining and no timeouts, Silva guided the Lancers offense 73 yards for the winning score to King.

-- Allen Gordon, correspondent

Community college

Laney 64, Merced 35: Quarterback Garrett Anderson threw a school-record six touchdown passes as the Eagles (5-3, 2-1 Golden Gate Conference) throttled the visiting Blue Devils (3-6, 1-2).

Anderson, a freshman from Berean Christian High, completed 16 of 21 passes for 295 yards. He also threw three interceptions.

-- Staff