Excelling on both sides of the ball, the Clayton Valley Charter High football team claimed the Diablo Valley Athletic League title outright with a 56-28 win over host Northgate on Friday.
The Eagles (9-1, 5-0 DVAL) forced five turnovers and never trailed. Clayton Valley running back Miles Harrison turned in an outstanding effort, scoring five touchdowns and rushing for 295 yards. Of Harrison's five scores, four were of 20 yards or greater.
The Eagles were coming off a 49-48 win over Concord last week, and will now be looking for the No. 1 seed for next week's North Coast Section Division II playoffs.
"It feels great to have those bragging rights," Harrison said of the league title. "We stepped it up from last week and we're trying to get that first seed."
Several times throughout the game, a promising Northgate (8-2, 4-2) drive would end with a fumble. The Eagles were already up 21-0 by the time the Broncos got on the board just before halftime, as Matt Huang caught a deflected pass for a Broncos touchdown.
Harrison scored three touchdowns in the third quarter, twice on runs of 41 yards and once on a 20-yard run.
Northgate scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns and trailed 41-28, but Clayton Valley reached the end zone twice more to finish the game.
Broncos running back Eric Haynes ran for 94 yards, including a third-quarter touchdown.
Concord 48, Mt. Diablo 6: The host Minutemen took a 28-point lead at halftime and went on to beat the Red Devils in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Concord (7-3, 3-2 DVAL) scored on its first three possessions to take a 22-0 lead in the first quarter as Malik Blackburn scored on runs of 27 and 32 yards. Quarterback Mitch Daniels followed that with the first of his three touchdown passes in the first half, finding Mason Knight for a 13-yard score.
Mt. Diablo (3-7, 1-4) got on the board with 9 minutes left in the second quarter as quarterback Austin Hunt capped an 11-play, 76-yard drive with a 5-yard touchdown run.
Concord finished the first half with two more touchdown passes from Daniels, who found Brevin Schmidt for a 5-yard score and Knight again for a 13-yard TD as the Minutemen had a 34-6 lead with 3:09 left in the second quarter.
Daniels was 13 for 17 for 174 yards in the first half, and counterpart Hunt was 15 for 18 for 152 yards in the first half.
Concord kept the momentum into the second half. On its first play, Blackburn ran 79 yards to the 2-yard line, then Daniels connected with Schmidt over the middle for a 2-yard touchdown pass. Backup quarterback Nicky Lloyd ran in a two-point coversion to increase Concord's lead to 42-6.
The final score of the game occurred on the second play of the fourth quarter. Daniels found Mark Rubio for a 3-yard touchdown pass.
Blackburn rushed for 220 yards and two touchdowns. Daniels completed 17 of his 24 attempts for 174 yards and five touchdowns. Knight caught four passes for 42 yards and two touchdowns for the Minutemen.
Austin Hunt completed 23 of his 30 attempts for 192 yards for Mt. Diablo. Davail Jenkins caught 11 passes for 92 yards, and his brother Darneail Jenkins had seven receptions for 47 yards.
-- Nick Norvell, correspondent
College Park 48, Ygnacio Valley 12: Behind their relentless ground game, the Falcons romped to a victory over the Warriors at Diablo Valley College. College Park (6-3-1, 3-2 DVAL) ran the ball 30 times for 381 yards and didn't attempt a pass in a dominating effort.
"We've got some kids that can run around a little bit," College Park coach Bill Kepler said. "Our offensive-line kids also did great. It was a nice bounce-back after a tough loss last week."
Upset-minded Ygnacio Valley (1-9, 0-5) trailed 28-12 at half but had some momentum on a drive early in the third quarter. That was until Gage Messier intercepted Hodari Cooper and returned it 87 yards for a touchdown to give College Park a commanding 34-12 lead.
College Park's offense was led by senior quarterback Dimitri Salido, who had seven carries for 113 yards and two scores. Running backs Timmy Jackson (112 yards) and Ray Jackson (70) also added two touchdowns each for the Falcons, who look forward to the NCS playoffs.
-- Alex Espinoza, correspondent