The Gaels ran out to an early lead and never looked back, defeating host Dougherty Valley.

Dougherty Valley was unable to stop Dublin's running game, as the Gaels scored five touchdowns on the ground.

Ondre Rudolph got the Gaels on the board with a 31-yard run on the opening drive. He would later add 2- and 12-yard touchdown runs and finish the game with 188 yards.

Darrell Millinder added two more rushing touchdowns for Dublin, with a 62- and a 2-yard run, both coming in the second half. The Gaels defense also blocked a punt, and EJ Crosse ran it in for a touchdown.

Dublin head coach John Wade praised his running backs.

"They had great games. They're two of the best running backs, I think, in the league," Wade said. "It's hard to keep it away from them, they're both so good."

Dougherty Valley quarterback Umar Farooq put his team on the board with three touchdown passes in the second half. Aaron Do caught two of them, one for 42 yards and one for 73. Gurjeet Bhangu also had a 31-yard touchdown pass, but Dublin's lead was too large to overcome. The Gaels improve to 4-2, and 2-0 in the DFAL. Dougherty Valley falls to 0-5.

The Gaels have now won all four of their meetings with the Wildcats, their nearest league rival.

Dublin will try to extend its winning streak to four games next week as it travels to Walnut Creek to face Las Lomas. Dougherty Valley plays at Alhambra next week.

Dublin 45, Dougherty Valley 19

Dublin 21 3 14 7-- 45

Dougherty 0 0 6 13-- 19

Dub -- Rudolph 31 run (Totaro kick)

Dub -- Crosse 28 blocked punt return (Totaro kick)

Dub -- Rudolph run (Totaro kick)

Dub -- Totaro 22 FG

DV -- Do 42 pass from Farooq (kick failed)

Dub -- Rudolph 12 run (Totaro kick)

Dub -- Millinder 62 run (Totaro kick)

DV -- Bhangu 31 pass from Farooq (run failed)

Dub -- Millinder 2 run (Totaro kick)

DV -- Do 73 pass from Farooq (Jin kick)

Rushing: D -- Rudolph 23-188, Elias 3-13, Nobida 1-1, Millinder 13-127, Musetti 4-18, Arroyo 2-6, Thurman 1-16. Totals 27-369. DV -- Larkin 4-11, Adeoti 12-22, Adelekish 7-24, Knezeak 5-15, Farooq 1-0. Totals 29-72. Passing: Dub -- Elias 0-1-0-0, Nobida 2-6-0-27, Arroyo 2-3-0-55. Totals 4-9-0-82. DV -- Farooq 7-17-0-177. Totals 7-17-0-177. Receiving: Dub -- Forshey 1-9, Thurman 2-55, Katsarelis 1-18. Totals 4-82. DV -- Schmidg-Wood 2-27, Adeoti 1-(-2), Montaro 1-6, Do 2-115, Bhangu 1-31. Totals 7-177. Fumbles/lost: Dublin 0-1; DV 0/1. Records: Dublin 4-2, 2-0 DFAL. DV 0-5, 0-1.