The San Ramon Valley High football team ran into a veritable passing machine in Folsom junior Jake Browning on Friday night.
Browning threw for 597 yards and eight touchdowns as the relentless Bulldogs took a wild 67-36 nonleague win.
The Wolves (1-2) also dazzled on offense, as Marcus de la Pena ran for 201 yards, crafty Matt Winaker passed for 220, and J.J. Koski had 97 receiving.
Folsom, ranked No. 3 in the state by CalHiSports.com, tacked on 35 points in the second half to break open a tight game which showcased both teams' offenses.
Folsom coach Kris Richardson was impressed with the Wolves.
"They put up 67 points on Buhach Colony, that's a darn good football team," Richardson said. "They're big and physical up front. De la Pena's been a stud for three years. That guy's a great player. The quarterback is very athletic. Again, it's a very, very good offensive football team, but so are we. We put a ton of pressure on people."
Richardson described Browning as a "big-time player. You find me a better quarterback around," he added.
Browning, who has offers from every Pac-12 school, according to his coach, had five touchdown passes in the second half. Folsom (4-0) outscored its first three opponents this season a combined 142-58, averaging 47.3 points a game.
During an entertaining first half, Browning passed for about 300 yards and three touchdowns. Browning entered the game averaging 343 yards passing with 16 touchdowns.
"Defensively we just struggled mightily," San Ramon Valley coach Mark Kessler said. "I take full blame. I think I tried to ask too much of our kids. As good as their quarterback is, the scheme and the players make it go. It was really difficult for us to get pressure. They did an excellent job of catching us when we did, and we just made a few key mistakes at times that allowed drives to continue with scores."
Defensive frustration aside, de la Pena and his strong offensive line caused the Bulldogs fits. He had 140 yards rushing in the first half. Winaker, who is headed to Stanford on a baseball scholarship, also showed patience, quick feet and a nice touch. Koski, Carter Nichols, de la Pena and Christian Fuca each had touchdown receptions.
Pittsburg 24, Berkeley 0: The host Yellowjackets had their hands full against Harris Ross, who ran for 464 yards and seven touchdowns a week ago against Monte Vista.
Berkeley slowed him down, but Ross still ran for 191 yards and touchdown in a comfortable win.
"We kind of played sloppy. We had three touchdowns called back and kept them in the game," Pittsburg coach Victor Galli said. "That's dangerous because they're a good team have good athletes. But our defense played great, and I'm happy we got the win."
Armani Levias accounted for two touchdowns, a 45-yard strike to Isaiah Barber and a 1-yard plunge of his own.
The former helped Pittsburg (3-1) go up 10-0 at halftime, while the latter helped them pull away late in the third quarter.
The Ross touchdown run came early in the fourth, making it a three-score lead as Berkeley (2-2) hung tough for most of the game and showed glimpses of a dangerous offensive attack, but the Yellowjackets were done in by 12 penalties.
-- Matt Smith, correspondent
Acalanes 45, Tennyson 15: The Dons remained unbeaten by overpowering visiting Tennyson, scoring on seven consecutive possessions.
Peter Mitchell ran for 175 yards and two touchdowns before sitting out most of the second half when the Dons (4-0) took a 35-9 lead. He scored on a 54-yard run in the first quarter and from 2 yards out late in the first half. Casey Harrington threw for three touchdowns, including 7 and 5 yards to Andrew Bosshart and 21 yards to Sam deRoque.
Tennyson (1-2) caught an early break when Joshua Handy recovered Mitchell's fumble on the Dons' first play from scrimmage, which led to a 24-yard field goal by Kendrick Roldon. But the Lancers had no answers for Acalanes the rest of the way.
Tennyson crowded the line of scrimmage on defense most of the game, keeping as many as nine players within 3 yards of the ball. It was not enough to slow down Mitchell or his replacement, Jared Feeney, who went for 53 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries in the second half. The Dons ran for 254 yards and had 360 yards of total offense. Harrington was efficient, completing 7 of 10 passes for 106 yards.
-- Steve Dulas, correspondent
Miramonte 44, Alameda 14: The host Matadors (3-1) exploded for 23 first-quarter points and didn't look back in a nonleague win over the Hornets.
Dominic Paoletti did the bulk of the damage as he returned an Alameda punt 55 yards for a touchdown after the opening possession of the game. On the ensuing possession, an Alameda punt ended up in its own end zone, resulting in a safety. Paoletti followed up that miscue with a 5-yard touchdown run.
Senior quarterback Drew Anderson threw four touchdown passes, his first an 80-yarder to Will Fuller with 2:33 left in the first quarter.
Paoletti and Grant Miller picked up 32- and 34-yard touchdown receptions, respectively, in the second quarter, and Miramonte enjoyed a 37-0 halftime lead.
Alameda quarterback Elijah Hernandez rushed for 190 yards on 15 carries and added two touchdowns (one rushing). He found Keelan Doss on a 12-yard fade route in the end zone, which put the Hornets on the board with 42 seconds left in the third.
-- Erik Stordahl, correspondent
Granada 42, Newark Memorial 0: Tyler Offill threw two touchdown passes in the first half and the Matadors (3-1) completely stifled the Cougars offense, limiting the host team to just 47 yards.
Offill threw scoring passes of 15 yards to Casey Soltis and 54 yards to Javonn Williams as Granada opened up a 35-0 halftime lead against Newark Memorial (2-2).
After Offill threw the TD pass to Soltis with 9:21 left in the first quarter, Colton Paynter blocked a punt, scooped it up and ran 47 yards to put the Matadors up 14-0 with 6:02 left in the first period.
Granada stretched the lead to 21-0 when Jason Silva ran 22 yards for a score with 1:16 left in the quarter.
-- Scott Strain, correspondent
James Logan 21, Heritage 7: Ahki Muhammad ran for 101 yards on 14 carries with one touchdown to pace visiting James Logan (3-1) over Heritage (0-4).
Muhammad's 2-yard scoring run put the Colts up 7-0 late in the first quarter, a score that would remain the same for the remainder of the first half, despite dominance by James Logan.
The Colts outgained the Patriots 174-10 in the first half, running 38 offensive plays to just 10 for Heritage. Logan was not able to capitalize on its statistical advantage, missing two field goals and having a pass intercepted at the goal-line. Six first-half sacks by the Heritage defense also moved the Colts out of scoring range.
Logan would get the break it needed to pull away from the Patriots on the first possession of the second half, when Suren Swamy returned an interception to the Heritage 32-yard line, setting up a 13-yard touchdown run by Ahmari Davis.
The Colts added to their lead on the first play of the fourth quarter when Victor Fualaau intercepted a pass in the flat at the Patriots' 3-yard line and walked into the end zone for a 21-0 Logan advantage.
Heritage got on the board with 1:04 remaining in the game on a 46-yard touchdown pass from Nate Rollins to Jack Olender.
-- Nate Smith, correspondent