Panthers enjoy blowout in opener
St. Mary's High School football player Erik Phillip (19) eludes a tackle as he gains yardage for a first down against Moreau Catholic in the second quarter of the Panthers' season opener at St. Mary's on Aug. 30. Phillip caught six passes for 80 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown reception, as St. Mary's beat Moreau Catholic 39-6. In other openers of local high school football teams, Albany defeated Washington-S.F. 21-18 on Aug. 29 and El Cerrito lost to Sutter 49-14 on Aug. 30. Berkeley opens its season Sept. 5 at Monte Vista.