The host Dublin High football team used a versatile offense to blow out winless Fresno 49-14 on Saturday night in a nonleague game.
Gaels stalwart Ondre Rudolph ran for 160 yards and two touchdowns, both in the first half, and sophomore Darrell Millender had 119 yards on 11 carries, including touchdown runs of 46 yards and 10.
The Gaels (2-2) woke up after a sluggish second quarter to outscore Fresno 29-6 in the second half. The Warriors fell to 0-4.
"I felt good about it," Dublin coach John Wade said of the second-half effort. "Played a lot of kids, and we just executed a lot better in the second half."
Dublin, which opens play in the Diablo Foothill Athletic League at home against Miramonte on Friday, effectively used a three quarterback rotation. Miguel Arroyo, Tristan Elias and Josh Nobida combined for 126 yards passing.
Elias helped turn the game into a blowout with a 13-yard touchdown pass to tight end Nick Katsarelis after the Gaels recovered an onside kick to start the second half. He followed with a completion to Katsarelis for the two-point conversion, making it 28-8.
Then Arroyo completed a 41-yard touchdown pass to Cory Thurman, who made a fine over-the-shoulder catch before running into the end zone. Elias also scored on a 30-yard run, on a fourth-and-2 play, to up the margin to 42-8, along with Andrew Totaro's extra point.
On a highlight-reel play, the Gaels led 20-8 after a 58-yard touchdown run by Rudolph with 8:19 left in the first half. Rudolph somehow broke free near the line of scrimmage on a pitch after being hemmed in by the defense.
Dublin scored on its first two possessions of the game, on a 4-yard Rudolph run and a 46-yard run by Millinder, who burst through a huge hole.
Dublin 49, Fresno 14
Fresno 0 8 0 6-- 14
Dublin 14 6 8 21-- 49
D — Rudolph 4 run (Totaro kick)
D — Millinder 46 run (Totaro kick)
F — Bravo 18 pass from Villanueva (Amador run)
D — Rudolph 54 run (pass failed)
D — Katsarelis 13 pass from Elias (Katsarelis pass from Elias)
D — Thurman 41 pass from Arroyo (Totaro kick)
D — Elias 30 run (Totaro kick)
D — Millinder 10 run (Totaro kick)
F — Ordonez 29 run (run failed)
Rushing: F -- Lowers 20-85, Ordonez 1-29, Medina 5-23, Bravo 2-17, Amador 3-6, Rodriguez 3-5, Stutte 1-0, Villanueva 3-(-16). Totals 38-146. D -- Rudolph 19-160, Millender 11-119, Elias 4-50, Thurman 1-24, Arroyo 1-7, Yu 2-2. Totals 38-362. Passing: F -- Villanueva 4-12-1 43. D -- Arroyo 3-6-0 49, Elias 4-7-0 60, Nobida 3-5-0 17. Totals 10-18-0 126. Receiving: F -- Bravo 2-25, Lowers 1-10, Parra 1-8. Totals 4-43. D -- Thurman 4-87, Barber 1-14, Katsarelis 1-13, Jefferson 1-9, Millinder 1-2, Rudolph 2-1. Totals 10-126. Fumbles/lost: Fresno 2/1; Dublin 1/0. Records: Fresno 0-4, Dublin 2-2.