The Campolindo High football team clinched its second consecutive Diablo Foothill Athletic League title by breezing to a 35-14 victory over Dougherty Valley on senior night Oct. 26.
The Cougars had already earned a share of the title, but made it an outright championship by utilizing a balanced offensive attack that featured 237 passing yards and 190 yards on the ground.
Campolindo's Mason Windatt set up the Cougars' first score by intercepting Dougherty Valley's Umar Farooq. He then capitalized on his own interception with a 95-yard touchdown reception from Andrew Zolintakis on the ensuing play.
The Wildcats (0-9, 0-5 DFAL), who rushed for 303 yards, put a nice drive together to open the second quarter and tied the game at seven on a 28-yard run by Aflobi Adeoti.
The Cougars (8-1, 5-0 DFAL) took control from there, scoring twice during the final five minutes of the half for a 21-7 halftime lead. Zolintakis found Matt Yoklavich for a 10-yard score to break the tie and then connected with Justin Dunn on a 29-yard score and two-touchdown lead.
To open the third quarter, the Cougars leaned heavily on the run, alternating carries between running backs Nicky Aikawa (85 yards) and Isaac Christian (61 yards) to erase 4:49 off the clock.
Dougherty Valley scored once more with less than 10 seconds to go on 6-yard run by Chris Shin. The Wildcats' Lanre Adelekan ran for a game-high 159 yards.
Campolindo finished the regular season against Dublin on Nov. 1, but results weren't available at press time.
Acalanes 42, Alhambra 29: The Dons mustered just four second-half first downs, but benefited from excellent field position and a bevy of Bulldogs miscues to hang on for the win in their final game of the regular season.
Acalanes (7-3, 3-3 DFAL) took a 21-10 lead into halftime, then started scoring drives from the Alhambra 22, 22 and 38 thanks to a fumble, a short punt, and a penalty on an onside kick attempt. The Bulldogs turned the ball over four times in the game.
Alhambra (3-6, 2-3) got a late lift from elusive running back Taylor Poyadue, who scored twice on three carries thanks to a 56-yard burst, then consecutive runs of 33 and 13 yards on the ensuing possession. Poyadue led all rushers with 165 yards on 16 carries.
Quarterback Robbie Stern did the lion's share of the damage for Acalanes, tossing a pair of scoring passes to Steve Main and Taylor Supple, and running for two of his own. Stern completed eight of 13 pass attempts for 107 yards.
Peter Mitchell, who ran the game's opening kickoff back 79 yards for a touchdown, also rushed for 59 yards on 6 carries.
The teams combined for 172 penalty yards on 19 infractions.
-- Bill Kolb, correspondent
Miramonte 45, Las Lomas 34: Marshall Deutz had a monster game as the Matadors' playoff hopes got a shot on the arm with their road win over the Knights.
"This game was huge," Deutz said. "We kind of started the season slow and knew we had to win out to get a good seed in the playoffs, and we came out ready to play hard."
Miramonte, which wraps up the regular season on Nov. 2 against Alhambra, earned its playoff eligibility with the win over the Knights.
Deutz had 136 total yards, with 96 yards on the ground and 24 yards receiving. He even completed a 16-yard pass and scored three touchdowns in the first half for Miramonte (5-4, 3-2 DFAL).
The third was a back breaker for Las Lomas (3-6, 2-3) as Duertz returned an interception 67 yards for a touchdown with just three seconds left in the half to make it 28-14.
"I just tried to make a good play," Duetz said. "My teammates made some good blocks down field and that definitely shifted the momentum going into the second half."
His first two touchdowns were polar opposites as he scored on a 1-yard run and then an 80-yard run, both in the first quarter.
Zati Williams also had a big game for the Matadors with six catches for 132 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown. He also had a 9-yard touchdown.
The Knights put up some impressive numbers offensively as well, as Adam Wood ran for a touchdown and threw for three more while Kyle Hill and Grayson Bromstad combined for 257 yards rushing.
-- Matt Smith, correspondent