Monte Vista High junior Jeff Lockie passed for 332 yards and three touchdowns and also scored on a 1-yard run, as the Mustangs hammered host Foothill 38-14 Friday in East Bay Athletic League football.
The result puts Monte Vista (5-3, 3-2) alone in third place behind co-leaders De La Salle and California (both 8-0, 5-0).
However, the big win came with a price. The Mustangs lost standout running back Michael Sullas to an apparent season-ending injury to his right knee in the third quarter. Sullas, who rushed for 13 times for 83 yards, left the field after the game on crutches.
Foothill (5-3, 2-3) had no answers for Lockie and Mustangs playmakers Bryce McGovern (128 yards receiving), Dane Turner (two touchdown receptions) and Troy Johnson, whose 78-yard touchdown reception upped the Mustangs' lead to 28-0 with 3:22 left in the first half.
"It was a real tough matchup for us, not being able to run the football," said Foothill coach Matt Sweeney, whose team forced Monte Vista to punt only once. "We couldn't play that kind of a football game. We just didn't do a very good job. "... We were not ready to play, and Monte Vista could do pretty much whatever they wanted."
Lockie had his second big week in a row, after a 327-yard passing effort in the Mustangs' 56-28 win over Amador Valley.
Monte Vista's seniors savored being able to avenge a 41-37 loss to Foothill last year.
"Everything that we practiced came together for us," said Lockie, who was 12 for 19 passing. "They burned us pretty bad last year, and it was good for the seniors and everyone else to get them back this year."
The Falcons' David Camarena passed for 241 yards, and Cameron Rowland had 95 yards receiving a 24-yard touchdown reception.
The Falcons surged to trail 28-14 with back-to-back touchdowns to open the third quarter.
But the Mustangs clinched it with a 23-yard Matt Brown field goal and a 19-yard scoring pass from McGovern to Shane Ertz that made it 38-14 with 4:14 remaining.