James Logan High's Amari Davis set the pace, and the Colts slugged out a 22-14 win over visiting Bishop O'Dowd on Friday.
"It's ugly, but we get it done somehow," Logan coach George Zuber said. "Our guys compete, and we're still making a lot of mistakes. I'm sure it wasn't pretty to watch, but we got it done."
Davis, a sophomore, rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns and also had an interception for the Colts (5-1).
Davis did most of the work on Logan's first scoring drive, a four-play burst in the second quarter. He rushed 25 yards on the first play of the possession and capped it with a 32-yard touchdown run that cut O'Dowd's lead to 7-6.
After the Dragons went three-and-out, Davis put the finishing touches on a nine-play drive by going 2 yards for his second touchdown. Quarterback Christian Leota scored on an option keeper for the two-point conversion that made it 14-7.
Davis then put a quick end to O'Dowd's next possession when he intercepted a deflected pass. Logan turned it back over on a fumble two plays later, but the Dragons missed a 41-yard field goal just before halftime.
The Colts' Ahki Muhammad made it 22-7 with a 13-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
O'Dowd scored with 1:26 left on an 8-yard pass from Chris Hagmaier to Cory Barrios to make it 22-14.
The Dragons elected to not attempt an onside kick, and Logan got the first down it needed to run out the clock.
Encinal 14, Alameda 10: Isaiah Hunter scored on a 1-yard run with 1:36 left in the third quarter as the host Jets (4-1) won their seventh straight Island Bowl game.
The Hornets (3-2) last won this rivalry game in 2006.
Alameda never really threatened after Hunter's score, running eight plays in the last 13-plus minutes of the game.
Nick Chen kicked a 36-yard field goal with 4:54 left in the third quarter to give the Hornets a 10-7 lead, but Jordan Parker ran back the ensuing kickoff 60 yards to give the Jets good field position at the Alameda 30.
Six plays later, including a Hunter 10-yard run to the Alameda 2, Hunter scored what turned out to be the game-winning score.
Alameda scored first with 4:33 left in the first quarter when quarterback Elijah Hernandez threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to to Keelan Doss.
Encinal showed tenacity in tying the game at 7-7 when Hunter scored on a 6-yard run with 7:09 remaining in the half. The Jets drove 54 yards in 13 plays, converting three fourth-down situations, the last on Hunter's TD run.
Encinal had a
-- Scott Strain, correspondent
Las Lomas 33, Acalanes 26: The Knights ran the ball for all but one play of the second half, scoring touchdowns on three long second-half drives in a home Diablo Foothill Athletic League win over Acalanes.
Zack Fulks led the ground attack for Las Lomas (4-2, 2-0 DFAL) with 174 yards, and Jack Kane ran for 80 in the win.
The Knights trailed 19-10 when touching the ball for the first time in the second half with 7:04 left in the third.
Las Lomas responded with a 10 play, 73 yard scoring drive to cut the deficit to 19-17 with 2:55 left.
After stopping the next Acalanes (4-2, 0-2) drive on fourth down at the Knights 25, Las Lomas went on another 10-play drive. An 11-yard touchdown run by fullback Greyson Bromstad gave the Knights a 25-19 lead early in the fourth.
After another stop, an 18-yard touchdown run by Kane gave Acalanes a 14-point lead with 5:07 remaining.
Casey Harrington threw for 282 yards and two touchdowns for the Dons, including an 8 yard strike to Chad Johnson to cut the lead to 33-26 with 1:20 left.
-- Paul Burgarino
Dougherty Valley 34, Dublin 27: In a well-played, turnover-free game, it was the Wildcats' run game that had the final say, accounting for the entire offense in the DFAL victory over the host Gaels.
With the game tied 27-27, Michael Pangelinan capped a 10-play, 51-yard drive by scoring his fourth touchdown on a 4-yard run with just 56 seconds left.
Pangelinan (77 yards), Olanrewaju Adelekan (122 yards) and Julian Williams (154 yards) combined for 353 yards in a Wildcats offense that attempted only three passes.
Pangelinan's third score of the night had given Dougherty Valley a 27-20 lead midway through the fourth quarter, but Dublin put together 10-play, 66-yard drive that saw Darrell Millinder score from a yard out to tie the game with just 4:32 left.
The Gaels had also rallied to tie the game at 20-20 behind an 87-yard run by E.J. Cross for the third quarter's only score.
Cross led Dublin with 181 yards rushing, and quarterback Josh Nobida passed for 112 yards.
-- Matt Rempel, correspondent
Foothill 38, Monte Vista 3: The visiting Falcons (6-0, 2-0 East Bay Athletic League) piled up 428 yards of offense and blew open a close game in the second half to down the Mustangs (1-4, 0-2).
"It was us running out the kinks in the first half, adjusting to what they were running on defense in the second half," Foothill quarterback Kyle Kearns said. "Monte Vista came out ready to play."
The Mustangs scored first with a terrific drive to open the game. However, Alex Jenezon sacked Nikita Zamora on a second-and-goal, and Monte Vista settled for a 27-yard field goal by Noah Sol.
The Falcons responded with an eight-play, 79-yard drive capped by a 26-yard pass from Kearns to Isaiah Langley. A 30-yard field goal by Dan Rodriguez gave Foothill a 10-3 lead at halftime.
However, things changed in the second half. Zamora injured his left knee late in the second quarter and came back out wearing a knee brace. He missed on all six of his pass attempts in the second half before giving way to Sol, also the backup quarterback.
The Falcons got a quick score to open the third quarter when Jamirr Holland ran it in from the 1. A 60-yard touchdown run by Holland put the game out of reach early in the fourth quarter.
-- Damin Esper, correspondent
San Ramon Valley 41, Livermore 10: Marcus de la Pena ran for 204 yards and three third-quarter touchdowns, four for the game, and Matt Winaker directed a backbreaking 99-yard touchdown drive as the Wolves pulled away from Livermore in their EBAL opener.
The game turned for San Ramon Valley (2-3, 1-0 EBAL) when linebacker Mitchell Allen stopped Jacob House inches short of the goal line on fourth down with score 7-7 midway through the second quarter.
Winaker completed six consecutive passes, including three to Carter Nichols -- the biggest being an 18-yard connection on third-and-16 from the Cowboys 34. Winaker finished the drive himself with a 6-yard run with 1:03 left in the first half.
The Cowboys (2-4, 0-2) had knotted the score with 14 seconds left in the first quarter when Andrei Kasten got past San Ramon Valley's deep coverage and pulled in Travis Adams' pass for a 70-yard touchdown. They were knocking on the door when Christian Rabino intercepted Winaker at the Livermore 47.
A 27-yard swing pass to Tim Harris gave Livermore first-and-goal at the 4.
House, stopped by Dominic Arotzarena for a 1-yard loss on first down, got to the 2 on second down. But Carter Allen held House to a 1-yard gain on third down, then Mitchell Allen stopped him cold on fourth down.
De la Pena began to shred the perimeter of Livermore's defense in the third quarter, scoring on runs of 2, 27 and 17 yards.
-- Steve Dulas, correspondent