PINOLE -- With strong efforts from quarterback James Lewis and receiver Kenyon Jackson, the Oakland Tech High football team defeated Pinole Valley 37-14 on Sept. 6 for its first victory of the season.
Lewis ran for 137 yards, including a 56-yard dash on a read option that gave the Bulldogs (1-1) a 6-0 lead.
Two possessions later, facing a third-and-18 situation from his own 35-yard-line, Lewis dumped a halfback screen pass to Jackson over the Spartans' blitzing linebackers. Jackson took the pass 65 yards for another score.
Numerous turnovers and penalties marred the second half for both teams, but the Bulldogs converted three of those opportunities into touchdowns on runs by Eric Thomas, Lamar Davis and Lewis.
Oakland Tech will try to make it two wins in a row when it hosts Balboa-San Francisco on Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.
Moreau Catholic 28, Piedmont 21: Jason Hinton had a monster game, rushing for 272 yards and three touchdowns and he also made a game-clinching stop on defense as the host Mariners outlasted the Highlanders on Sept. 6.
Hinton got the Moreau (2-0) offense going in the second half, breaking off an 87-yard run before scoring on a 23-yard pass from junior quarterback Lucas O'Rourke to give the Mariners a 21-14 lead heading into the final quarter. Piedmont quarterback Spencer Kim answered with a 17-yard touchdown on a keeper, but Hinton put Moreau back in front on a 62-yard scamper.
The Highlanders (0-2) drove to the Mariners 11 in the final minutes, but a sack and a penalty moved the ball back to the 37 where Kim's desperation pass into the end zone was batted down by Hinton to preserve the victory.
Piedmont sophomore Gabriel Watson had a huge night, running for 139 yards on 13 carries with two touchdowns and adding 69 yards on four receptions. Kim threw for 171 yards on 11-for-27 passing.
The Highlanders' home opener will be Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. against Albany.
-- Tony Gonsalez, correspondent
Terra Nova 45, Bishop O'Dowd 7: The Terra Nova High football team's high-powered offense piled up 38 first-half points on its way to a victory over host Bishop O'Dowd on Sept. 6..
Terra Nova quarterback Anthony Gordon completed his first six passes and tossed three first-half touchdowns. Gordon finished with 354 passing yards on 18 completions.
Terra Nova (1-0) scored on its opening possession of the game as Gordon found Nick Pierotti for a 25-yard touchdown pass, and then scored again four minutes later on a three-yard run by John Wallace for a 14-0 lead. The Tigers led 38-0 at the half.
Bishop O'Dowd (0-2) scored in the third quarter as quarterback Chris Hagmaier completed five straight passes, which included a 32-yard touchdown strike to receiver Deshawn Brown, who hauled in 11 receptions for 114 yards. The Dragons will seek their first win on Sept. 13 when they travel to face Valley Christian-San Jose at 7:30 p.m.
-- Jim Bucci, correspondent
Seaside 24, Skyline 0: The Titans traveled to the Monterey Peninsula for this nonleague game and had a hard time stopping Spartans quarterback Chris Evans, who threw for two touchdowns and rushed for one in Seaside's win on Sept. 6. Skyline (0-1) had only 39 yards of total offense in the first half and turned the ball over three times. The Titans will have another stiff challenge on Sept. 13 when it travels to face undefeated (2-0) Amador Valley at 7 p.m.
-- John Devine, Monterey County Herald