Senior running back Vince Volpatti rushed for 207 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner, as the Valley Christian High football team pulled out a 27-24 overtime victory over St. Mary's at Chabot College on Friday in Tri-County Athletic League-Rock Division play.
The Panthers (4-2, 1-1 TCAL-Rock) had a 14-7 lead in the fourth quarter, but Jairus Woodson intercepted a St. Mary's pass and returned it 54 yards to set up a 4-yard touchdown run by Isaiah Harris to tie the score 14-14.
The Vikings (3-3, 1-1) would take 21-14 lead three minutes later on a 61-yard run by Volpatti.
In the final minutes of the fourth quarter, Panthers quarterback Ian Bonde engineered a 60-yard drive, capped by a 5-yard touchdown catch by tight end Ben Schrider to tie the score 21-21 and help send the game into overtime.
The Panthers took a 24-21 on a field goal after three failed passing attempts at the end zone, but couldn't stop Volpatti, who scored on two carries for the Vikings win.
St. Patrick-St. Vincent 20, Salesian 7: The Bruins' defense jumpstarted their TCAL-Rock Division win over visiting Salesian, forcing six turnovers to help avenge a 40-0 loss to the Pride last season.
"Defense wins championships, so if the defense continues to play like that, we'll have a great year," St. Patrick coach Brennan Marion said.
A touchdown pass from Anthony Williams to Ivan Hudson in the third quarter was the go-ahead score for the Bruins (5-2, 3-0 TCAL-Rock).
St. Patrick forced Pride quarterback Dominic Parella into five interceptions, with two of them from defensive back Quintan Bozeman in the second half and a timely one from Chris Stinchcomb early on.
The Bruins offense, which had been prolific for much of this season, looked ordinary at times. St. Patrick went three-and-out to open the game, then the offense stalled again to end another promising possession.
Williams hit Matthew Rapolla on 32-yard pass play set them up in Salesian (3-4, 0-3) territory. Williams misfired on three-straight passes, the last one on fourth down, to turn it over.
-- Jose San Mateo, Vallejo Times-Herald
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.
De Anza quarterback Brennen Brooks ran for one score, completed a 14-yard scoring strike to Kamari Brooks on the game's final play and had an outstanding game throwing the ball. Brennen Brooks finished with 12 of 24 for 220 yards.
After Timoteo's opening scoring run, Kennedy added another score on a 35-yard fumble recovery by defensive end Jammion Young. Francisco Ortez added a 25-yard TD as the Eagles pulled ahead to a 20-0 first-quarter lead.
-- 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.
John Swett could not overcome numerous offensive miscues that resulted in five turnovers on the night.
Indians James Sykes was under pressure all night, throwing three interceptions. Sykes lead the ground game for John Swett scrambling for 49 yards, and completed two passes to wide receiver Deondre Hendricks for 56 yards.
Richmond faces Hercules next week, and John Swett takes on De Anza.
-- 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.