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Northgate 52, Alameda 0: A 53-yard touchdown run by Fisi Tavake on Northgate's first possession became a familiar theme for the Broncos.

Scoring runs of 71 yards by Jimmy Sharpe and 69 yards by Tavake, and Brandon Lee's 48-yard touchdown pass from Joe Pelletier, along with a safety on the ensuing kickoff, gave the Broncos (2-1) a 33-0 lead less than 11 minutes into the game.

The Broncos ran for 467 yards on 39 carries -- a staggering 12-yard average -- led by Tavake with 165 yards on just five carries. Alameda's defense gave Northgate a little trouble between the tackles, but the Hornets (1-1) couldn't keep up once the Broncos got around the corner.

Pelletier, who was 4 of 4 for 93 yards, also threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Jake Smith. Nick Mastrelli put the finishing touches on the rout with a 91-yard touchdown run one play after Sharpe's 82-yard touchdown was nullified by a holding penalty.

The Broncos defense shut down Alameda quarterback Jesse Lewis, who had thrown for 330 yards and five TDs the previous week. Lewis completed 11-of-27 passes for 103 yards.

-- Steve Dulas, correspondent

American 34, Dougherty Valley 14: It took two quarters, but the Eagles found their running game and dominated the second half with 34 unanswered points to earn a comeback victory at Dougherty Valley.

American (2-1) struggled before halftime with three three-and-out series during its six first-half possessions to accumulate only five first downs. But those struggles would disappear after intermission as the Eagles scored their first touchdown on its second play from scrimmage behind a 22-yard run from Drew Lyell.

Dougherty Valley (0-3) fumbled on the ensuing possession, setting up a 2-yard touchdown run by quarterback Ryan Barker to tie the game.

American running back Eric Adair provided his team's first lead on the first play of the fourth quarter with a 6-yard run. Adair was the second-half star for the Eagles, rushing for 110 yards on 18 carries the final two quarters to finish with 132 rushing yards.

After taking the lead for good, American added two more scores -- a 30-yard interception return from Deangelo Cox and another keeper from Barker -- to seal the victory.

Dougherty Valley's first-half scoring came on the ground, with touchdown runs from Lanre Adelekan and Kody Knezeak.

-- Travis Summers, correspondent

Moreau Catholic 45, Mt. Eden 24: Quarterback Nicholas Kinast did it all for Moreau Catholic, passing for 211 yards and two touchdowns and also leading the Mariners in rushing with 85 yards and two scores, powering Moreau to a nonleague victory over Mt. Eden.

The Mariners took advantage of Mt. Eden miscues to build an early lead, converting two fumbles by the Monarchs into two first-quarter touchdowns.

DJ Souto scored from a yard out several plays after the Mariners had recovered Mt. Eden's first fumble of the night, then it was Nick Wong scooping up the Monarchs' next turnover, racing 60 yards to the end zone for a 14-0 lead, helping Moreau to its first win of the season. Kinast took it from there, completing 16-of-25 passes on the night, hitting a variety of receivers. Kinast also converted several third-down situations, keeping Mariner drives alive throughout the game.

Mt. Eden was led by Khalil Thomas, who rushed for 164 yards and scored three touchdowns, including a 72-yard burst in the third quarter and a 3-yard score in the fourth to pull Mt. Eden within 39-24. But Kinast took the Mariners on one final drive, hitting Brett Betchart for a 2-yard score to seal the win.

-- Matt Rempel, correspondent

Rancho Cotate-Rohnert Park 56, Pinole Valley 12: One aspect of the Spartans' 2012 season has become clear after three nonleague games: Pinole Valley (1-2) has some work to do on its defense and it might be a long season.

Pinole Valley was coming off a 42-21 loss on the road to Oakland Tech last week and now has been outscored 98-33 in its past two games.

Visiting Rancho Cotate (2-0) scored 21 points in each of the first two quarters, added 14 more in the third quarter to rout Pinole Valley on a chilly night.

Rancho Cotate running back Jalon Luque rushed for a team-high 123 yards on six carries in the first half and two touchdowns. Quarterback Micheal Courchaine completed 8-of-11 passes for 203 yards and three scores in the lopsided victory.

Junior running back James Houston paced Pinole Valley with 121 yards on 18 carries, including a 55-yard scamper down the sideline for the Spartans' first score with 9:39 left in the second quarter.

Senior Josh Powell also eclipsed the 100-yard mark for PV, finishing with 109 rushing yards on 19 attempts.

-- Joe Wolfcale, correspondent

Newark Memorial 53, San Lorenzo 6: Mark Morton ran for 200 yards and four touchdowns as the Cougars pounded the visiting Rebels. Morton busted out a 34-yard run to the end zone to give the Cougars (2-1) a 12-0 lead 42 seconds into the second quarter. He added touchdown runs of 4, 34 and 34 yards in the third quarter. In all, Newark finished with 332 yards rushing.

"This was a good way for us to rebound after last week's loss to El Cerrito," Morton said. "Our defense did a tremendous job giving us great field position and we stayed away from giving up the big play."

The Newark defense held San Lorenzo (1-2) to just 71 yards and intercepted Rebels quarterbacks three times.

Defensive back Aaron Miller came up with a huge play after Morton's first touchdown. Miller picked off an Andre Benson pass, broke a couple of tackles before racing 21 yards for the touchdown that gave Newark an 18-0 lead with 10:16 left in the first half.

The Cougars' Marty Leggett added 66 rushing yards, including a 7-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.

The Rebels finally got on the board with 4:24 left in the contest when captain Aaron Jones returned a kickoff 89 yards for the lone touchdown for San Lorenzo. Raymon Moore had an interception and recovered a fumble for the Rebels.

-- Tony Gonzales, correspondent