The San Lorenzo High football team rushed for 179 yards in the second half to help earn a 28-16 nonleague win over Mt. Diablo at Arroyo High on Friday afternoon.
The Rebels (1-1), who were seeking their first victory since November 2010, ran twice as many plays as the Red Devils (0-1) in the second half.
"When you run the I-formation you have to control the line of scrimmage," San Lorenzo coach Jacob Wright said. "We have a few things we need to clean up, but I was happy with the way we run the ball."
San Lorenzo's Jose Sanchez-Perez ran for 107 yards, Raymon Moore had 73 yards and a touchdown, and Andre Benson scored on two short runs for the Rebels.
Moore got San Lorenzo started in the first half, scoring on an 11-yard run in the first quarter. Then his run inside the 5-yard line in the second quarter set up the first of Benson's two TDs, giving the Rebels a 13-2 lead.
Benson's second touchdown made it 28-10 in the fourth quarter and came right after a 6-yard scoring run by Keenan Johnson, who also had six catches in the game.
Freedom 41, Foothill 28: Freedom (1-1) edged past host Foothill (1-1) in a battle of Falcons.
Freedom led 25-14 at halftime, but Foothill got two touchdowns in the third quarter as Griffith Gates scored on a 2-yard run and Jamirr Holland had a 63-yard touchdown.
During an entertaining first half, Freedom's Darrell Daniels scored touchdowns on a
Foothill got touchdown passes from quarterback Kyle Kearns of 45 yards to Ray Hudson and 60 yards to Isaiah Langley in the first half. Kearns passed for 186 yards, competing 8 of 15 passes with one interception.
Foothill hurt itself with sloppy play early, fumbling the ball away on its first possession to set up a 1-yard score by Joe Mixon that upped Freedom's lead to 12-0 with 3:02 left in the first quarter.
-- Matt Schwab
El Cerrito 44, Newark Memorial 7: El Cerrito had a 22-7 lead at halftime and went on to the win. Linebacker Andre Fletcher had a 40-yard fumble recovery for touchdown for El Cerrito. For Newark in the first half, Mark Morton had 11 carries for 99 yards, and quarterback Riley Piven completed 5 of 8 passes, including a 10-yard touchdown to Fred Tidwell.
-- Don August, correspondent
Liberty 34, West-Tracy 10: The Lions recovered from a Week 1 loss to Livermore to beat the Wolf Pack in their home opener.
Liberty had a 19-3 lead at halftime, as the Lions defense held West to just two first downs. After West kicked a 20-yard field goal, Liberty's Josh Jackson ran back the ensuing kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown and a 13-3 Lions lead with 3:36 left in the second quarter.
Quarterback Cody Suckow scored Liberty's first touchdown on an 8-yard run, then threw a 14-yard TD pass to Ivan Oseguera just before halftime.
Suckow finished the half with 88 yards passing and 38 yards rushing.
-- Paul Burgarino