MVAL

Washington 41, American 0: Tylan Vinson threw for 131 and two touchdowns, all in the first half, as the Huskies took advantage of three Eagles turnovers and rolled to victory in a Mission Valley Athletic League contest at Tak Fudenna Stadium.

Washington turned two fumbles and an interception into 20 points while keeping the Eagles' potent rushing attack in check.

After Vinson's pass was picked off by Deangelo Cox at the Eagles' 2 on the Huskies' opening possession, Nate Woudstra intercepted Ryan Barker's pass and returned it 12 yards for a Washington touchdown with 6:04 left in the first quarter.

The Huskies (2-3, 2-0 MVAL) exploded for 27 points in the second as Woudstra scored on runs of 5 and 2 yards just 56 seconds apart to extend the Huskies' lead to 20-0. Vinson then hit Jordan Smith for a 9-yard score before connecting with Terrance Jones for a 41-yard scoring play with 1:16 left in the half.

Jones added a 37-yard touchdown reception from backup quarterback Jordan Montoya to finish with five catches for 113 yards.

Jared Luty led the Eagles with 31 rushing yards on 10 carries as American (3-2, 0-1) was held to 81 yards, all on the ground.

-- Tony Gonsalez, correspondent

Newark Memorial 35, Moreau Catholic 7: The Cougars (3-3, 1-1 MVAL) rushed for 396 yards and five scores in a decisive league victory over the host Mariners (4-2, 0-2).


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Newark's running attack was led by senior running back Franco Napal, who had 193 yards and three touchdowns.

The Cougars jumped to a 14-0 first-quarter lead on Napal's 47-yard dash off tackle, followed four minutes later by a 3-yard dive that was set up by a Mariners fumble.

Down 29-0 late in the fourth quarter, Moreau Catholic got on the scoreboard as Dom Fiandor caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Lucas O'Rourke.

Newark Memorial continues its MVAL schedule Friday as it hosts Mission San Jose at 7 p.m. Moreau Catholic has a bye next week before it plays at Washington on Oct. 19.

-- Allen Gordon, correspondent

TCAL-Rock

St. Patrick-St. Vincent 28, Pinole Valley 21: The host Bruins scored two touchdowns late in the third quarter to help top the Spartans in Tri-County Athletic League-Rock Division play. St. Patrick-St. Vincent (4-2, 2-0) led 16-14 after halftime but scored two touchdowns in the final five minutes of the third quarter to take a 28-14 lead.

Pinole Valley (1-5, 1-1), which was coming off a 41-28 win over Salesian, has a bye next week and will resume league play Oct. 18 at home against Berean Christian.

-- Staff

Nonleague

Tennyson 52, John F. Kennedy-Fremont 26: The host Lancers (3-2) broke open a 7-6 game with 31 straight points in the second and third quarters against the Titans (3-2).

"We played four quarters and our line is opening up huge holes and our skill players are doing something with it," Tennyson coach Terry Smith said about his team's offense.

The Lancers scored on their first possession when quarterback Christian Silva connected with Kody Cochran for a 23-yard touchdown. The Titans cut Tennyson's lead to 7-6 early in the second quarter on a 5-yard run by Derek Slater.

But after successfully handling a squib kick, Tennyson took only two plays to answer with a 47-yard touchdown pass from Silva to Xavier Thibodeaux. A 30-yard field goal by Kendrick Roldon and a 3-yard touchdown run by Isaiah Rogers gave Tennyson a 24-6 halftime lead.

The Lancers scored on their first two possessions of the second half on a 34-yard run by Rogers and an 18-yard run by Silva, as Tennyson led 38-6 with 7 minutes, 23 seconds left in the third quarter.

Kennedy drew as close as 38-20 with 2:32 left in the third quarter, but Tennyson answered again with a 22-yard touchdown pass from Silva to Thibodeaux.

Rogers rushed for a game-high 133 yards, and teammate Joshua Handy added 88 yards. Kennedy's Waymond McKissick was a three-way threat -- he rushed for a team-high 64 yards and a touchdown, caught four passes for 64 yards and a TD, and threw for 87 yards.

-- Phil Jensen

Menlo 47, McClymonds 40: The visiting Knights built a 33-6 halftime lead and led 40-12 with 9:23 left in the game, but they needed a 44-yard touchdown pass from Jack Heneghan to Peter Bouret to hold off a furious comeback by the Warriors.

"This win feels amazing, because McClymonds is a very talented team," Menlo coach Mark Newton said. "The guys played great in the first half, but we didn't take the score for granted. We knew they were dangerous and could score fast. Our guys fought hard and made plays when it mattered."

Menlo (4-1) scored three touchdowns in a 1:47 span in the second quarter, doing so without the Warriors offense getting on the field.

After Travis Chambers scored on a 33-yard run early in the second quarter, making it 14-6, the Knights recovered a muffed squib kick and an onside kick.

That led to Jack Heneghan's 5-yard run and then Heneghan hit Graham Stratford on a 29-yard score.

Louis White had a huge game for the Warriors (3-2), catching four touchdown passes, all from Emoni Fountain, from 22, 29, 17 and 56 yards out. The latter two came in the fourth quarter within a minute of each other and started the comeback, which was capped when Lavance Warren scored on a 12-yard run with 3:10 left, tying the score at 40 apiece.

Warren had a big game, rushing for 189 yards, while Heneghan threw for 343 yards to lead the Knights.

-- Matt Smith, correspondent

Fremont-Oakland 26, De Anza 0: Quarterback Azel Grasty opened up Fremont's passing game, hitting five receivers for 250 yards and three touchdowns as he led the Tigers (2-3) to a nonleague victory over the host Dons.

Tigers wide receiver Tyshone Gaines had two catches, both for touchdowns and a total of 57 yards.

The Dons (1-4) struggled on offense, gaining only 44 yards from scrimmage. Quarterback Chris Alfred fumbled the snap four times but recovered each one.

The Tigers defense dominated, forcing three turnovers in the second half, including Eric Smith's 50-yard fumble return for a touchdown. Linebacker Fehoko Faotusia led the defense with nine tackles and two sacks.

Grasty threw for three touchdowns and 225 yards in the first half.

De Anza's offense produced only 17 yards in the first half as Fremont took a 20-0 lead. The Tigers added another touchdown in the third quarter.

De Anza starts TCAL-Stone Division play Friday with a home game against Kennedy-Richmond.

-- LeAnn Shea, correspondent

John Swett 7, San Rafael 0: In a nonleague game void of offense and heavy on mistakes, the visiting Indians (2-3) cashed in on a blocked punt late in the fourth quarter to set up the only touchdown, ruining San Rafael's homecoming.

The two teams, which combined for 22 penalties, six fumbles and five interceptions, were scoreless until Joe Iloalo's blocked punt with 3:35 remaining set up the lone touchdown. The blocked punt ricocheted out of bounds at the 1-yard line of San Rafael (0-5). The Indians made it difficult on themselves with two penalties.

Finally, on second-and-11, Eric Martin scurried around left end and ran untouched into the end zone.

-- Tim Menicutch, Marin Independent Journal

Madera 27, Skyline 0: Junior quarterback Nathanial Nelson threw for 246 yards for visiting Madera (2-3) in a nonleague win over the Titans (0-4).

Offense was hard to come by for Skyline as sophomore quarterback Sid Smith completed just three passes for 5 yards. Smith also threw an interception early in the first quarter to set up Madara's second touchdown.

The lone bright spot for Skyline was junior running back Armand Shyne, who rushed for 98 yards on 10 carries.

-- Logan Murdock, correspondent

Piedmont vs. Richmond, postponed: Friday's scheduled nonleague game between the Oilers and host Highlanders was postponed because of fires and poor air quality in the region.

Piedmont athletic director Jeff Peters said the teams hope to play the game Saturday at 7 p.m. at Piedmont.

Piedmont opens West Alameda County Conference-Shoreline play Friday as it hosts San Lorenzo. Richmond starts Tri-County Athletic League-Stone Division play Friday at John Swett.

-- Jim Bucci, correspondent

Community college

Diablo Valley 47, Merced 18: The host Vikings blew open their nonconference game with the Blue Devils (1-4) with 30 points in the second quarter to earn their first victory.

Diablo Valley (1-4) led 10-0 at the end of the first quarter but extended it to 40-0 at halftime thanks to a breakout game from freshman quarterback Adam Wood.

Wood completed 15 of 21 passes for 290 yards and three touchdowns in the first half. Two of his touchdown throws went to Efrain Montalvo, for 16 and 74 yards.

Defensive back Robert Johnson also scored for the Vikings, returning an interception 40 yards in the second-quarter onslaught.

The Vikings resume their nonconference schedule Friday at home against Monterey Peninsula.

-- Nick Norvell, correspondent