James Logan High football coach George Zuber had to step back and soak in the entertainment value of the performance his team delivered Friday.
The Colts scored three times on defense and shut down San Ramon Valley's offense to earn a 35-0 road victory and their second consecutive shutout.
"It's hard to imagine a team playing that good defense against a good football team," Zuber said. "Our guys were flying around. It was a sight to see. I was entertained by these guys."
The Wolves (0-3) ended Logan's season last year with a 28-14 victory in Union City in the North Coast Section Division I playoffs. This game had no resemblance to that one.
"We pride ourselves on stopping the run," senior linebacker Ryan Bua said. "We know the pass is our weak point, so we worked a lot on that because they got us on that last year. We did what we expected to do. We played a good game."
San Ramon Valley moved the ball well early on its first drive, but the Colts (3-0) stiffened to force a field-goal attempt. A bad snap kept the Wolves from attempting the kick.
That seemed to give Logan a ton of momentum, and the defense delivered the first two scores. Bua picked up a fumble after a Wolves completion and returned it 42 yards for a touchdown and a 7-0 lead with 3:52 left in the first quarter.
Colts defensive back Karsten Wethington caught an overthrown pass by Cameron Birse and returned it 50 yards for a 14-0 lead early in the
Warren Miles Long capped a 10-play, 57-yard drive with a 4-yard touchdown run, and he added a 42-yard interception return for a score in the fourth quarter.
Quarterback Jeffrey Prothro Jr. also had a 5-yard scoring run in the fourth.
Logan held San Ramon Valley to 117 yards. Wolves quarterback Cameron Birse completed 13 of 24 passing for 87 yards.
Campolindo 28, Sacred Heart Cathedral-San Francisco 7: The Cougars (3-0) used a strong second half to beat Sacred Heart Cathedral (1-1) at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco.
After taking a 7-0 lead into halftime, Campolindo (3-0) got burned on a 51-yard touchdown run by Sacred Heart quarterback Jeremiah Peralta midway through the third quarter. The touchdown seemingly re-energized Campolindo, which responded with a 13-play, 89-yard touchdown drive.
Quarterback Brett Stephens punched in the go-ahead score from a yard out with 1:05 left in the third -- his second rushing score of the game -- and the Cougars didn't look back. Stephens found Justin Dunn for a 30-yard touchdown on their next drive and added a 34-yard scoring pass to Tyler Petite.
The win marked the first game this year the Campolindo starters got significant playing time -- something coach Kevin Macy believed was good for his team.
"This is a young group," he said. "We needed the starters to get some experience by playing late into a game, and we hadn't got that until tonight."
Stephens finished 14 of 27 for 208 yards with an interception. John Santaguida was the team's leading rusher with 50 yards on 13 carries.
-- Kyle Bonagura, correspondent
Valley Christian-San Jose 42, Bishop O'Dowd 21: Ryan Severson rushed for 228 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries and the Warriors rushed for 466 yards as they cruised past host Bishop O'Dowd.
"I like that average, I really do," Severson said with a chuckle, quickly adding, "It's my blocking."
A lot of it certainly was. But there was also quite a bit of fight in Severson when the blocking broke down. Late in the third quarter, the Warriors (1-1) led 28-14 and had the ball deep in their own territory. Severson took a second-down carry around left end and appeared to be swarmed by black jerseys at his own 10-yard line. However, suddenly he broke loose and nobody was able to catch him. It was a 94-yard touchdown run, and it was a backbreaker.
"We had good blocking, but I really wanted to keep fighting so we didn't get a safety and switch the momentum," Severson said. "So I fought, fought, fought, broke free, saw the end zone and just ran. I looked up and didn't see any black jerseys."
It was a similar feeling for teammate Kirk Johnson, who took what looked like a routine counter off right guard through a massive hole and found himself alone in the Bishop O'Dowd secondary for an 80-yard touchdown. Johnson finished with 152 yards on 16 carries.
The Dragons (2-1) fell behind 28-0 at halftime but showed some fight in the second half. Quarterback Dominic Miroglio threw touchdown passes of 31 and 32 yards on consecutive offensive plays sandwiched around a successful onside kick. Miroglio finished the night 19 of 39 for 299 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions.
-- Damin Esper, correspondent
Lincoln-Stockton 34, Berkeley 16: The Yellowjackets contained Justin Davis for the most part, but it was big plays from the Trojans passing game, and some Berkeley miscues -- including seven fumbled snaps -- that led to the home loss.
"We can't make mistakes like this against a good team like this. There's no excuse for it," Berkeley coach Fred Sims said. "They're a talented team, but we're talented, too. We just have to match the other team's discipline. We're young, and I hope we learn."
Until a 42-yard touchdown run early in the fourth, Davis had just two runs of more than 8 yards, but his biggest run made it 27-10 and pretty much put the game away.
The Yellowjackets (0-2) had just stopped Lincoln-Stockton (2-1) on downs, turning that into a Sam Boyden 26-yard field goal to get within 21-10, but the visitors needed just eight plays to go 80 yards for a touchdown.
It was their second scoring drive of 80 or more yards as the Trojans converted multiple third downs through the air and scored twice in the air.
Berkeley tied the score 7-7 early in the second on Hiram Hariston's 3-yard run, but the two scoring strikes followed.
-- Matt Smith, correspondent
San Francisco 38, Laney 6: Quarterback Andrew Spivey threw for two touchdowns and ran for one as the Rams (2-0) handed the host Eagles their second straight defeat.
Spivey, from Albany High School, threw a 4-yard touchdown to Drake Whitehurst in the first quarter and a 16-yarder to J.J. Hudson in the third. Spivey scored on a 1-yard run as CCSF took a 31-0 lead into the fourth quarter.
Laney's only touchdown came on the first play of the fourth quarter when quarterback Adam Robinson threw a 4-yard scoring pass to Xavier Milton.