ANTIOCH -- The Deer Valley High football team's defense forced eight turnovers, including two that led to first-half touchdowns, to help earn a 26-14 nonleague home win over San Leandro on Friday night.

Nsimba Webster led Deer Valley (3-1) with 215 passing yards and three touchdowns, two through the air.

His rushing score came on a 28-yard run with 3:31 left the first quarter that put the Wolverines up 7-0. The run capped an 11-play, 59-yard drive that followed a San Leandro fumble.

"Our defense played extremely well and was able to create quite a few turnovers," Deer Valley coach Rich Woods said. Woods said his team overall played "a little flat" after a big game last week at Folsom.

Following a San Leandro fumble late in the first at their own 27, Webster would hit Lee Ward on a slant route that the receiver would catch in stride and take down the left sideline for a score.

San Leandro (0-5) trimmed the deficit to 13-6 before halftime when Randy Bell would score from two yards out. The Pirates touchdown was set up by a 78-yard catch and run on the previous play by Keone Foumai.

"I thought (San Leandro) was hungry and they stuck in there," Woods said.

Quarterback Stephen Johnson led San Leandro with 219 yards passing. He also threw one touchdown and was intercepted three times.

Shane Pooler led Deer Valley with 132 yards rushing, including a 25 yard touchdown late in the third quarter to extend the Wolverine lead to 20-6.


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Deer Valley 26, San Leandro 14

DV 13 0 7 6-- 26

SL 0 6 0 8-- 14

DV -- Webster 28 run (Uribe kick)

DV -- Ward 73 pass from Webster (kick failed)

SL -- Bell 2 run (kick failed)

DV -- Pooler 25 run (Quintanilla kick)

DV -- Estrada 8 pass from Webster (kick blocked)

SL -- Baker 3 pass from S. Johnson (Foumai from S. Johnson)

Rushing: DV -- Pooler 15-132, Webster 13-62, McDonald 2-7, Estrada 1-2, Malolo 1-0. Totals: 32-203. SL -- Hairston 2-52, Bell 11-36, Mataafa 2-16, Lesure 1-5, Aledo 4-2, S. Johnson 8-(-7). Totals 28-104. Passing: DV -- Webster 10-27-1 215. SL -- S. Johnson 10-21-3 219. Receiving: DV -- Ward 1-73, Pruitt 2-38, Hamlin 1-35, Iakopo 2-27, Guidry 1-15, Pooler 1-13, Estrada 1-8, Sturgis 1-6. SL -- Foumai 3-110, Baker 3-63, Mataafa 3-35, D. Johnson 1-11. Fumbles/lost: Deer Valley 4/3; San Leandro 7/5. Records: Deer Valley 3-1. San Leandro 0-5.