ORINDA -- The Miramonte High football team exploded for 23 first quarter points and didn't look back as they beat Alameda 44-14 in a nonleague game Friday night.

Dominic Paoletti did the bulk of the damage for Miramonte (3-1) as he returned an Alameda punt 55 yards for a touchdown following the opening possession of the game. On the ensuing possession, an Alameda punt ended up in its own end zone resulting in a safety. Paoletti followed up that miscue with a five-yard touchdown run.

Senior quarterback Drew Anderson connected with Matador receivers for four touchdowns, his first on an 80-yard pass to Will Fuller with 2:33 left in the first quarter.

Paoletti and Grant Miller picked up 32- and 34-yard touchdown receptions, respectively, in the second quarter and Miramonte enjoyed a comfy 37-0 halftime lead.

Alameda quarterback Elijah Hernandez rushed for 190 yards on 15 carries and added two touchdowns (one rushing). He found Keelan Doss on a 12-yard fade route in the end zone, which put the Hornets on the board with 42 seconds left in the third.

Fuller finished with 115 receiving yards on five catches. Paoletti finished with three touchdowns. For the Hornets, Omar Badr carried the ball 11 times for 76 yards. Doss had 64 receiving yards on four catches to go with his touchdown.

Miramonte 44, Alameda 14

Alameda 0 0 7 7-- 14


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Miramonte 23 14 7 0-- 44

M -- Paoletti 55 punt return (Visher kick)

M -- Safety

M -- Paoletti 5 run (Visher kick)

M -- D. Anderson 80 pass to Fuller (Visher kick)

M -- D. Anderson 32 pass to Paoletti (Visher kick)

M -- D. Anderson 34 pass to Miller (Visher kick)

M -- D. Anderson 4 pass to Fuller (Visher kick)

A -- Hernandez 12 pass to Doss (Chen kick)

A -- Hernandez 6 run (Chen kick)

Rushing: A --Hernandez 15-190, Badr 11-66, Dizon 2-17, Greenley 2-5, Mulder 1-1. Totals 31-279. M -- Paoletti 2-33, Clark 8-25, Tuttle 6-14, C. Stehr 2-12, R. Anderson 1-6, Lavis 1-5, McDonald 1-(-2), D. Anderson 2-(-7). Totals 23-86. Passing: A -- Hernandez 8-18-0 114. M -- D. Anderson 14-27-0 246, Tuttle 0-1-0 0, Clark 0-1-0 0. Receiving: A -- Doss 4-64, Choi 2-28, Dizon 1-16, Gebreyesus 1-6. M -- Fuller 5-115, Miller 1-34, Paoletti 1-32, Metheny 2-24, Clark 2-13, Shepard 1-13, Pietrykowski 1-12, C. Stehr 1-3. Fumbles/lost: Alameda -- 1/1, Miramonte -- 1/1. Records: Alameda 2-1, Miramonte 3-1.