HAYWARD -- The host Mt. Eden High football team scored the first three touchdowns to build an early cushion in a error- and penalty-filled 55-36 win over Mt. Diablo on Saturday.

Giovanni Remmen threw five touchdown passes for Mt. Eden, four of them to Dominic Williams, the longest for 90 yards. Isaiah Fihaki had the other touchdown reception, a 20-yarder late in the first half. Tookey Stevenson added two runs for touchdowns.

Defensively, Mt. Eden also intercepted four passes, including one run back for another score.

Mt. Eden began the game with a fumble recovery on the Mt. Diablo 23-yard line that set up Stevenson's 1-yard touchdown run two plays later. Amanaki Fakakovi followed with a 24-yard interception return and Williams with the first of his touchdown receptions, a 10-yarder that gave the Monarchs a 20-0 lead with 4:44 left in the first quarter.

Terry Pierce's 81-yard return of a recovered fumble and subsequent 2-point conversion run put Mt. Diablo on the scoreboard for the first time and cut the Monarch's advantage to 21-8 with 3:03 remaining in the opening period.

Davail Jenkins later added two touchdowns for the Red Devils (0-1) -- one on a 10-yard pass from Ronnell Hicks and another on a 90-yard kickoff return.

Asante Moore added a 20-yard scoring reception and Hicks a 12-yard run for Mt. Diablo.

Mt. Eden 55, Mt. Diablo 36

Mt. Diablo          8          8          14          6--          36


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Mt. Eden          21          16          12          6--          55

ME -- Stevenson 1 run (Torres kick)

ME -- Fakakovi 24 INT return (Torres kick)

ME -- Williams 10 pass from Remmen (Torres kick)

MD -- Pierce 81 fumble return (Pierce run)

ME -- Williams 24 pass from Remmen (Fihaki pass from Remmen)

MD -- Jenkins 10 pass from Hicks (A. Moore run)

ME -- Fihaki 20 pass from Remmen (Stevenson run)

ME -- Williams 90 pass from Remmen (kick failed)

MD -- A. Moore 20 pass from Hicks (Hicks run)

ME -- Stevenson 5 run (pass failed)

MD -- Jenkins 90 kickoff return (kick failed)

MD -- Hicks 12 run (run failed)

ME -- Williams 8 pass from Remmen (run failed)

Rushing: MD -- Hicks 8-21, A. Moore 9-16, T. Moore 2-12, Pierce 1-3, Jenkins 2-1, Lyle 2-(-2). Totals 24-51. ME -- Stevenson 16-81, Remmen 15-48, Williams 1-18, Tungui 2-6. Totals 34-153. Passing: MD -- Hicks 21-46-4 194, Jenkins 1-1-0 52. Totals 22-47-4 246. ME -- Remmen 13-15-1 248. Receiving: MD -- Jenkins 8-57, Pierce 4-47, Kealoha 3-73, Rivers 3-41. T. Moore 2-5, A. Moore 1-20, Lyle 1-3. ME -- Williams 9-179, Fihaki 2-53, Tungui 1-12, Rodgers 1-4. Fumbles/lost: Mt. Diablo 1/1, Mt. Eden 4/3. Records: Mt. Diablo 0-1, Mt. Eden 1-0.