HAYWARD -- The Campolindo High football team might not be the mirror image of the squad that went to the 2011 CIF State Bowl Championship game in Division III, but if the season opener is any indication of what's to come, the Cougars could have quite a potent offense.
Led by quarterback Brett Stephens' 166 yards passing on a 6-for-7, two-touchdown effort, Campo cruised to a 48-28 nonleague win over host Moreau Catholic on Friday night.
Stephens' favorite target was a familiar one -- wide receiver Mason Windatt, a returner from last year's team that also won the North Coast Section crown.
Windatt caught three passes for 104 yards that included a 50-yarder with 5:56 left in the third quarter to put the Cougars (1-0) up 41-14. Windatt scored three touchdowns -- two receiving and one rushing.
"Mason and I have worked hard for a long time," Stephens said. "We have good chemistry. He's our No. 1 receiver and he's embraced that."
On the ground, Campo's Ryan Hoffman ran for 53 yards on six carries and scored a touchdown all in the first half as Campo took a 34-7 halftime lead. Teammate Nicky Aikawa rushed for 48 yards on 10 carries and scored a touchdown.
"We've got a lot of young guys who are new to playing varsity football and it was nice to get a lot of reps for them," Stephens said.
Campo's defense, which has no returners, looked solid. The Cougars' first-teamers allowed 14 points. They had two interceptions, recovered two fumbles and got three sacks from Patrick Kalvass.
"We know we're going to have to carry the load a little in the beginning," Stephens said of the offense. "We're going to score some points."
Kalvass, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound defensive end, shined for the inexperienced defense.
"Both our ends are brand new," Campo coach Kevin Macy said. "We had Kalvass out there because he has a burst of speed and he showed that tonight."
Moreau (0-1) quarterback Nicholas Kinast threw for 233 yards and his top target was sophomore running back Jason Hinton, who caught seven passes for 143 yards that included a 33-yard touchdown on a screen pass last in the fourth quarter.