Fittingly, the Amador Valley High football team clinched a 21-13 victory over Dublin Friday night with an interception.

Jimmy Ferrara dived into the end zone after running 41 yards on an interception return with 42 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Kevan Knaggs' extra point increased the lead to eight points.

The injury-plagued Dons picked off Gaels quarterbacks Josh Nobida and Miguel Arroyo five times overall, including three by Ferrara.

The Gaels got another big night from senior Ondre Rudolph, who carried 29 times for 212 yards and two touchdowns, giving him back-to-back 200-plus yard games. He has 621 yards rushing and seven touchdowns for the season.

Amador Valley broke a 7-7 tie on a 38-yard touchdown pass from Kyle Moreno to Justin Cruz on a slant pattern that popped wide open with 9:55 left in the third quarter.

The Gaels cut the deficit to 14-13 on a 1-yard Rudolph run with five minutes left in the third quarter, but could not convert the extra point because of a bad snap. A dramatic 29-yard completion from Nobida to Cory Thurman, on fourth-and-21, preceded the touchdown

Dublin appeared to catch a big break when Kevin Kelly blocked a punt by Moreno with 8:30 left in the fourth quarter, giving Dublin the ball on the Dons' 16-yard line. But Amador's resilient defense stiffened, and Joey Martin blocked a 24-yard field goal attempt by Andrew Totaro with 6:36 remaining.

The Gaels went ahead 7-0 on a 12-yard run by Rudolph, followed by Totaro's extra point with 4:03 left in the first quarter. But the Dons' Sam Peters returned the ensuing kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown.

The Dons spent much of the first half trying to stop Rudolph, who had 118 yards on 15 carries over the first two quarters.