Third-string quarterback Chris Hagmaier completed 10 of 18 passes and Antonio Burnette ran for two touchdowns to lead the Bishop O'Dowd High football team to a over host Encinal in the West Alameda County Conference Foothill Division opener for both teams.

It was the second consecutive win for the Dragons (5-1, 1-0 WACC Foothill) with Hagmaier at quarterback. The sophomore started the season on the junior varsity squad but moved up after starter Dominic Miroglio suffered a shoulder injury and backup Kevin King suffered a concussion.

"Our defense especially stepped up," Hagmaier said. "Seven points (last week) against Arroyo and a shutout today. That takes a lot off of me. And having the weapons that we do and the line that we have, it makes it a lot easier for me."

Said Bishop O'Dowd coach Hardy Nickerson, "He's a great kid and he works his butt off. From the time we started in the summer to now, he's a different football player and that's because of his dedication and how hard he's worked. I'm so happy for that kid that I don't know what to say."

The Dragons again depended upon their defense to set the tone.

Encinal finished the night with 104 yards on offense and just eight first downs. The Jets (4-3, 0-1) did put together a 66-yard drive in the third quarter when they were trailing 3-0. However, facing a fourth-and-goal from inside the 1-yard line, quarterback Taivale Tautalatasi was stopped on a sneak.

Bishop O'Dowd 16, Encinal 0


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BOD 0 3 0 13-- 16

Encinal 0 0 0 0-- 0

BOD -- Schwartz 24 field goal

BOD -- Burnette 5 run (kick failed)

BOD -- Burnette 4 run (Schwartz kick)

Rushing: BOD -- Burnette 13-48, Johnson 7-31, Gomes 1-4, Thomas 1-4, Grandison 2-4, TEAM 1-(-1), Hagmaier 2-(-11). Totals 27-79. E -- Carrigan 12-40, Sails 9-18, Hill 6-16, Williams 1-9, Parker 4-8, TEAM 1-(-22), Tautalatasi 10-(-30). Totals 43-39. Passing: BOD -- Hagmaier 10-18-0-119. E -- Tautalatasi 6-15-1-65. Receiving: BOD -- Gomes 6-90, Ziegler 2-20, Thomas 1-5, Johnson 1-4. E -- Sails 2-34, Gatling 1-17, Carrigan 1-10, Ferrell 1-5, Ve'e 1-(-1). Fumbles/lost: BOD -- 0/0. E -- 2/0. Records: Bishop O'Dowd 5-1, 1-0 WACC-Foothill; Encinal 4-3, 0-1.