The host Encinal High football team wanted a tougher schedule to improve its North Coast Section aspirations, and the Jets got all they could handle against Aptos on Friday night.
Cory Sails scored two touchdowns, the last one on a 12-yard blast up the middle with 1:55 left in the game to give Encinal a 12-11 nonleague victory.
The Jets gained 17 yards and ran just 15 plays in the first half, yet were down just 5-0. Aptos took a 2-0 lead in the second quarter when Encinal quarterback Taivale Tautalatasi was tackled in his end zone after recovering his fumble.
Brooks Nicholson kicked a 27-yard field goal with 7:12 left in the second quarter for the Mariners.
Sails ran 35 yards on his first carry of the second half to give the Jets good field position at the Mariners 20, but Tautalatasi's apparent 18-yard touchdown pass to D'Quan Williams was ruled out of bounds in the back of the Aptos end zone midway through the third quarter.
The Jets forced Aptos to punt, and Sails got the Jets on the board with a 27-yard touchdown with 57 seconds left in the third quarter for a 6-5 lead.
The Mariners took the lead at 11-6 when Aaron McAnemey scored on a 3-yard run with 7:21 left. The Jets took the kickoff and went 64 yards in 12 plays with Sails scoring the go-ahead touchdown.
Folsom 31, San Ramon Valley 20: San Ramon Valley once again took a second-half lead over a strong Sac-Joaquin Section foe only to see
The Wolves (0-2) succumbed to Folsom's passing attack in a game that featured more than 700 yards through the air from 105 combined pass attempts.
San Ramon Valley quarterback Cameron Birse passed for 335 yards and two touchdowns but was outdueled by Folsom sophomore Jake Browning, who had 378 yards passing and four scoring strikes.
The Wolves took a 20-14 lead in the third quarter when Birse connected on a sharp 15-yard out to Matt Turner. But Browning connected on his first 11 passes of the second half and marched the Bulldogs down the field at will after halftime.
San Ramon Valley's defense pressured the young quarterback into a pair of interceptions and stopped Folsom at the goal line early in the second quarter to keep the Bulldogs from breaking the game open. Johan Williams and Eric Yehl each had an interception, and the Wolves' swarming defense recorded three sacks of Browning.
-- Jim McCue, correspondent
Oakland Tech 42, Pinole Valley 21: Oakland Tech scored on its first possession on 1-yard run by junior quarterback James Lewis, one of his three scoring runs as the host Bulldogs beat the Spartans in a nonleague game. Lamar Davis scored on a 51-yard run on Oakland Tech's second possession.
-- Allen Gordon, correspondent
Antioch 25, Northgate 22: Antioch held a 19-14 lead at halftime and went on to the nonleague win over the host Broncos.
The Panthers took the opening kickoff and drove 67 yards to score on a 1-yard run by Hunter Karnthong. But Northgate answered back with a 68-yard touchdown drive, capped by a 7-yard run by Eric Haynes. He also ran in a two-point conversion for an 8-7 Northgate lead.
But Antioch struck again quickly. On the first play of its next drive, Elbert Hamilton Jr. broke several tackles for a 66-yard touchdown run. He had 145 yards rushing in the first half.
Northgate took the lead on Haynes' second TD of the half, a 6-yard run. But Antioch proceeded to end a long drive with a 7-yard run by Karnthong and a 19-14 lead with 6:41 left in the first half.
-- Phil Jensen
Mt. Eden 17, Richmond 8: The Monarchs took a 17-0 lead at the end of the third quarter and held on for the nonleague win over the host Oilers.
Mt. Eden had a 14-0 lead at halftime as running back Khalil Thomas had eight carries for 36 yards and a touchdown, and fullback Justin Gindlesberger also had a touchdown.
-- Brett Abel, correspondent