BVAL

Pittsburg 10, Heritage 7: Antonio Saldana kicked a 35-yard field goal with 18.4 seconds left as the host Pirates beat the Patriots in the Bay Valley Athletic League opener for both teams.

Pittsburg took over midway through the fourth quarter and drove 41 yards on 10 plays, capped by Saldana's field goal.

The Pirates went on the winning drive without Harris Ross, who injured his right leg at the end of the third quarter and did not return. The injury is not believed to be serious.

With Ross out, DeVonte Tarrance took over as the Pirates lead running back, and Pittsburg ran six times on its final drive.

Heritage opened the scoring early in the first quarter as Caleb Michael intercepted a pass and returned it 75 yards for a touchdown as the Patriots (0-6, 0-1 BVAL) took a 7-0 lead.

Both offenses sputtered for the rest of the first quarter, but the Pirates (4-2, 1-0) went on a 11-play, 51-yard drive in the second quarter, capped by a Ross 1-yard touchdown run with 4:52 left in the second quarter.

Ross was Pittsburg's offensive weapon in the second half, as he had 15 carries for 85 yards. Heritage's leading rusher in the first half was Nick Zalec, who had four carries for 26 yards.

-- Nick Norvell, correspondent

Liberty 41, Antioch 28: The host Lions (4-2, 1-0 BVAL) rolled up 549 yards of offense, pulling away from the Panthers (1-5, 0-1) in the league opener for both teams.

Quarterbacks Ivan Oseguera and Joseph Tolentino threw for 194 and 185 yards, respectively, to lead an explosive performance for the Lions offense. Alex Hull hauled in five passes for 121 yards and three touchdowns, leading a cast of 10 receivers who all had at least one reception.

Antioch bolted to an early lead when Tay Thompson ran for a 45-yard touchdown on the third play of the game. Tolentino's touchdown strike to Hull down the middle of the Antioch defense put the Lions up 8-6, but the Panthers regained the lead when Thompson struck again from 35 yards out. The Panthers' 14-8 lead was short-lived, however, and was the final time they were in front.

Alex Espinoza's 1-yard scoring run gave the Lions a 16-14 lead at the end of the first quarter. Liberty went on to score 26 consecutive points, resulting in a 34-14 lead at the end of the third quarter.

-- Nate Smith, correspondent

DVAL

Clayton Valley Charter 71, College Park 14: The Eagles took advantage of four first-half turnovers, had 502 yards on the ground and Miles Harrison scored five first-half touchdowns to start Diablo Valley Athletic League play with a win over the host Falcons.

Harrison had 175 yards, all in the first half. He scored four times on the ground, including a 43-yard run that was followed by a 76-yard run by Gabe Taylor. A 31-yard scoring pass from Taylor to Harrison on the first half's final play put an exclamation point on the game for Clayton Valley (5-1, 1-0 DVAL).

College Park (3-2-1, 0-1) answered the first Harrison score with a 43-yard run by Ray Jackson to tie it at 7-7 early on.

Jackson had 119 yards and two scores for the Falcons.

-- Matt Smith, correspondent

Northgate 65, Mt. Diablo 8: Eric Haynes ran for 189 yards and four touchdowns, and Kyle Austin threw for three scores -- all in the first half -- as the Broncos (6-0, 1-0) stayed undefeated in their DVAL opener.

Haynes needed only 14 carries to rack up his total and scored on runs of 5, 41, 8 and 25 yards, and Northgate was never challenged. Mt. Diablo (2-4, 0-1) did not record a first down until Austin Hunt and Darneail Jenkins teamed up on an 87-yard touchdown pass with 8:22 left in the second quarter.

The teams used a running clock in the second half after the Broncos scored on eight of their nine first-half possessions to build a 55-8 lead at intermission.

-- Rick Hurd

Concord 46, Ygnacio Valley 0: The visiting Minutemen took a 30-0 lead at halftime and went on to beat the Warriors in the DVAL opener for both teams.

Quarterback Mitch Daniels threw touchdown passes to Ronnie Algood and Mason Knights, and Malik Blackburn scored the first of his two touchdowns on a 25-yard run as Concord (5-1, 1-0 DVAL) pulled away from Ygnacio Valley (1-5, 0-1) in the first half.

-- Staff

TCAL-Stone

Kennedy-Richmond 46, De Anza 28: The visiting Eagles scooted out to a 20-0 first-quarter lead and went on to record their first win of the 2013 season in the Tri-County Athletic League-Stone Division opener.

Fullback Ernie Timoteo led the way for Kennedy (1-5, 1-1 TCAL-Stone) with 214 yards on 14 carries and scored two touchdowns in the victory over the Dons (1-5, 0-1).

Timoteo scored on a 57-yard run in the first quarter and bulled over from 1 yard out late in the second quarter as Kennedy went into intermission leading 24-16. Quarterback Roman Espinosa had a strong game for the Eagles, completing 5 of 11 passes for 116 yards and a pair of TDs.

-- Joe Wolfcale, correspondent

Richmond 50, John Swett 0: After going 0-5 in nonleague play, the Oilers (1-5, 1-0 TCAL-Stone) spoiled the homecoming game for John Swett (2-4, 0-1).

Armani Norton lead the ground attack for Richmond, rushing for 126 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Demonte Harrell passed for 99 yards, threw for one touchdown, ran for a touchdown and collected an interception for the Oilers. Defensive back Armando Galindo pulled in two interceptions for Richmond, including one on the last play of the game.

-- LeAnn Shea, correspondent

Hercules 56, Albany 20: Antwuin Prowes, Joshua Jackson and Louis Michael all scored touchdowns in the first half as the visiting Titans (5-1, 1-0) topped the Cougars (0-6, 0-1) in the Stone Division opener for both teams.

After Albany took an early 6-0 lead, Michael scored on a 30-yard quarterback sneak with 3:45 left in first quarter. Hercules took a 14-6 lead when Jackson scored on a 5-yard touchdown run with 10:59 left in second quarter. Prowes then caught a touchdown pass from Michael. Jackson had touchdown runs of 80 and 90 yards in the second half to put things away for Hercules.

-- Staff

WACC-Foothill

Berkeley 14, Hayward 0: The passing combination of Anthony McMath to Travis Dennis provided all the scoring in this physical West Alameda County Conference-Foothill Division game at Berkeley, which was deadlocked at zero until the third quarter.

The Yellowjackets (3-3, 1-0 WACC-Foothill) drove 59 yards on their first possession of the second half to score on a 16-yard pass from McMath to Dennis. The drive lasted nearly four minutes.

McMath, starting his first varsity game at quarterback, connected with Dennis on a 60-yard touchdown pass with 9 minutes, 23 seconds remaining. Dennis then ran in a two-point conversion for a 14-0 lead.

Berkeley limited Hayward (0-6, 0-1) to 55 yards in the first half, 74 in the game.

-- Phil Jensen

San Leandro 40, Castro Valley 20: Finau Mata'afa led a balanced running attack and Obrien Younger had a huge all-around performance as San Leandro opened up WACC-Shoreline Division play with a win over Castro Valley at Burrell Field.

Mata'afa ran for a game-high 107 yards and a touchdown as the Pirates (2-4, 1-0 WACC-Shoreline) finished with 360 yards on the ground.

Younger recorded three sacks and added 82 rushing yards on four carries and scored two first-quarter touchdowns on offense as San Leandro took a 13-0 lead in the first six minutes of the contest.

Younger caught a 12-yard touchdown from Stephen Johnson on the Pirates' opening possession and finished San Leandro's second drive with a 33-yard TD run. The Trojans (1-5, 0-1) responded as Namane Modise returned the ensuing kickoff 99 yards to cut the Pirates lead to 13-7.

Johnson hit Keone Foumai for a 17-yard scoring play for a 20-7 advantage before Trojans quarterback Brenden Brown scored on a keeper from the 1 with 7:53 left in the half.

The Pirates put the game away in the third when Ruben Garcia Ceja blasted his way for a 54-yard touchdown before Mata'afa scored from 4 yards out.

-- Tony Gonsalez, correspondent

Encinal 7, Bishop O'Dowd 0: Isaiah Hunter scored the game's only touchdown with 4:03 left to lift the visiting Jets in this WACC-Foothill Division opener for both teams. Emily Rentschler kicked the extra point to complete the scoring as Encinal earned its fifth win of the season.

For the most part, defenses for both teams held in the clutch in a game played between the red zones.

O'Dowd (1-5, 0-1 WACC-Foothill) advanced the ball to the Jets 3 early in the game, only to have a holding penalty stymie the threat and an interception end it.

Encinal (5-1, 1-0) also advanced l to its opponent's 3-yard line late in the first half only to have the Dragons' Bryce Grandison intercept a third-down pass to send the teams into halftime.

-- Mike McGreehan, correspondent

WACC-Shoreline

Piedmont 33, San Lorenzo 22: The Highlanders opened WACC-Shoreline Division play with a home victory thanks to two second-half touchdowns by receiver Atu Ohuafi.

Leading 26-16 with the bulk of the fourth quarter to go against a pesky San Lorenzo team, Ohuafi hauled in a 69-yard touchdown pass from Spencer Kim, which provided Piedmont with enough breathing room down the stretch.

The senior receiver had six receptions for 139 yards, including a 26-yard touchdown scamper to open the third quarter.

Piedmont (3-3, 1-0 WACC) took an early 9-0 first-quarter lead with a sack of San Lorenzo in the end zone on the game's first play from scrimmage and then got a 1-yard touchdown run from running back Gabe Watson on its ensuing possession.

San Lorenzo (2-4, 0-1 WACC) scored on a 2-yard plunge by Erik Jasso and converted its two-point conversion to make it 9-8 with 6:31 left before the half. A 38-yard field goal by Ale Chiodo gave Piedmont a 12-8 halftime lead.

-- Jim Bucci, correspondent

Community college

Laney 44, Siskiyous 14: Laney quarterbacks Virgil Bridges and Garrett Anderson threw for five touchdowns as the Eagles (3-2) won their home opener against turnover-prone Siskiyous (4-2).

Bridges threw three touchdown passes, and Anderson threw for two, one in each half.Bridges threw scoring passes of 19 yards to Jalen Avery, 15 yards to Jermaine Jones and 30 yards to Jay Yesin.

-- Staff