The College Park High football team secured its second Diablo Valley Athletic League win of the season by beating Ygnacio Valley 61-14 on Oct. 26.
The Falcons (4-5, 2-2 DVAL) opened up a 28-point lead at halftime en route to an easy win over the host Warriors (2-7, 1-3) on homecoming.
College Park will aim to even its regular season record when it travels to Concord for its league finale. The Falcons need to beat the Minutemen in order to become eligible for the North Coast Section Division II playoffs.
Quarterback Dmitri Salido rushed for three touchdowns in the first half against Ygnacio Valley, including a 4-yard score late in the second quarter that gave College Park a 34-6 lead at the break. The Falcons then scored 27 unanswered points in the third quarter to seal the victory.
Salido finished with 191 rushing yard and five touchdowns. Matt DeSilva had 99 yards and a touchdown.Timmy Jackson added 69 yards on six carries, including a 47-yard touchdown run.
Quarterback Jamari Pope scored both of Ygnacio Valley's touchdowns. He scored on a 75-yard run in the second quarter, then had a 14-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter. Pope finished with 182 rushing yards and 94 passing yards.
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 on Oct. 26.
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.
Alhambra travels to Miramonte on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. for its final regular season game. A win would make the Bulldogs eligible for the NCS Division III playoffs.
-- Bill Kolb, correspondent