Ondre Rudolph rushed for 189 yards and three touchdowns to lead Dublin to a 28-22 come-from-behind

victory over San Leandro.

Trailing 22-14 in the 4th quarter, Rudolph helped the Gaels pull even with a 14-yard touchdown run, followed by a Josh Nobida to Josh Yu 2-point conversion pass to knot the score at 22-22. Then after Pirates quarterback Jose Ferriera was intercepted by Tristan Elias, Rudolph went to work again, carrying five times for 53 yards on the final drive that would put Dublin ahead. The final carry, a 24-yard burst off tackle with 2:34 remaining, would prove to be the difference.

"Our goal was to just keep driving, keep believing," Rudolph said, "Our line picked it up, they were huge."

The Pirates held the lead most of the evening, jumping in front 8-0 early on Robert Aledo's scoring run and going up16-7 on the first half's final play as Ferriera hit Keone Foumai on a 15-yard timing route in the corner. But San Leandro fumbled away the second half kickoff, giving Dublin excellent field position to set up Rudolph's first score. That pulled the Gaels within 16-14 and set the stage for a huge game for the senior running back.

Randy Bell led the Pirates with 130 yards rushing.

Dublin 28, San Leandro 22

San Leandro          8          8          0          6--          22

Dublin          0          7          7          14--          28

SL -- Aledo 1 run (Herring pass from Ferriera)

D -- Thurman 7 pass from Nobida (Totaro kick)

SL -- Foumai 15 pass from Ferriera (Greene pass from Ferriera)

D -- Rudolph 5 run (Totaro kick)

SL -- Leasure 1 run (pass failed)

D -- Rudolph 14 run (Yu pass from Nobida)

D -- Rudolph 24 run (kick failed)

Statistics

Rushing: SL -- Bell 11-130, Aledo 8-18, Herring 6-17, Leasure 3-15, Ferriera 10-9, Garcia-Ceja 1-0, Younger 1-(-20), Totals 40-169. D -- Rudolph 24-189, Millinder 1-(-3), Nobida 5-(-17), Totals 30-169.

Passing: SL -- Ferriera 5-12-2 95. D -- Nobida 8-21-1 85.

Receiving: SL -- Greene 2-42, Herring 2-38, Foumai 1-15, Totals 5-95. Dub -- Yu 2-28, Cappa 1-21, Forshey 2-18, Thurman 2-10, Chin 1-8.

Fumbles/lost: San Leandro --2/1, Dublin -- 1/0

Records: San Leandro 0-1, Dublin 1-0.