The longest drive of this game turned out to be the most successful drive of the contest.

The host Dons (5-4, 2-3 DFAL) moved the ball 99 yards in a 14-play third-quarter drive that produced the only touchdown of the game. Reserve running back Gabriel Sierra accounted for 40 of those yards, including a 6-yard touchdown run with 1:11 left in the quarter that broke a 3-3 tie.

"(Coach Mike Ivankovich) told me we were going to be rotating on offense. I'm glad I could do my part," said Sierra, who rushed for a career and game-high 77 yards on 12 carries, all of which occurred in the second half. Teammate Aaron Edwards added 72 yards on the ground.

Joe Dreyer, the Dons' leading rusher this season, missed the game with a concussion but will play next week against Las Lomas, Ivankovich said.

In this defensive struggle, all of the scoring in the first half occurred via the kicking game. Dublin (2-6, 1-3) opened the scoring with a 36-yard field goal by Alex Marshall with 5:19 to play in the half. But Acalanes countered with a 31-yard field goal by Paul Nork on the last play of the half.

Acalanes' Trent Baker made two key defensive plays in the fourth quarter. He recovered a fumble on the Acalanes 38 with 6:49 to go, then grabbed an interception with 27 seconds remaining.



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