Fans who attended games involving the East Bay's best football teams likely had a decision to make Friday night: Stay and watch the rest of a one-sided game or leave a little early to beat the traffic.
Paced by lopsided victories from the top three teams, De La Salle, California and Concord, the average margin of victory in nine of the 10 games involving Top 15 teams was 30 points.
Moraga was about the only place where they would have looked at you funny for leaving a big game early Friday night. That's because it took overtime for No. 14 Alhambra to edge Campolindo.
But just about all of the other top games were seriously lacking in suspense.
De La Salle's last real regular-season test will come on Nov. 12 when it plays at No. 2 California, which could be a showdown for the East Bay Athletic League title.
"It's the eighth game and we're just making some rookie mistakes," Reil said. "That can't be happening getting ready for the next opponents. With Foothill and De La Salle next, we can't have these mistakes against these guys. If we have these mistakes, we're gonna be in trouble."
However, the Mustangs paid a heavy price in the win because star running back Michael Sullas was likely lost for the season with a knee injury he suffered in the third quarter. Sullas had gained 83 yards on 13 carries.
Monte Vista quarterback Jeff Lockie, the EBAL's top-rated passer, threw for 332 yards and four touchdowns, and also ran for a touchdown. Lockie has thrown for 659 yards in his last two games.
Other games involving Top 15 teams included:
Zach Kline throwing for 221 yards to help No. 5 San Ramon Valley (5-3) down Livermore 31-7.
No. 10 Pinole Valley (7-0-1) staying unbeaten, thanks to James Lewis' 225 yards rushing, which helped key a 24-14 win over Hercules (4-4). Lewis and Carvonte Hill (92 yards rushing) each had long scoring runs in the fourth quarter to put the game away.
Ygnacio Valley (5-3, 2-1 DVAL) pulling off an upset of No. 11 Northgate, handing the Broncos their first loss of the season, a decisive 55-14 defeat in Northgate's first home game with its new permanent lights.
Ygnacio quarterback Jamari Pope threw four touchdown passes and also ran for a score. His favorite target was Grant Jones, who caught three touchdown passes. Northgate's star running back Cameron Stover, who came into the game leading the East Bay with 1,291 yards rushing, was slowed by an ankle injury and rushed just three times for 4 yards.
No. 12 James Logan (6-2) cruising past Kennedy-Fremont 55-7 as Miles Long rushed for 174 yards and scored four touchdowns, including a 68-yard kickoff return for a score.
No. 13 Bishop O'Dowd (7-1, 5-0 Hayward Area Athletic League) moving a step closer to its first HAAL title since 1999 by beating Hayward 47-27. Dragons fullback Tyrone Ward did most of the damage, scoring four touchdowns and rushing for 96 of O'Dowd's 288 rushing yards.
O'Dowd can win the HAAL with a win next Friday against San Leandro at C. Burrell Field.
No. 14 Alhambra (6-2) escaping with a 33-30 overtime win over Campolindo when Jared Leaf (211 yards rushing, three TDs) scored the game-winning touchdown on a fourth-and-inches play in overtime. The win helped the Bulldogs stay atop the DFAL.
Some other noteworthy games Friday night included:
Berkeley (6-3, 4-1 Alameda Contra Costa Athletic League) thrashing El Cerrito 53-6 to keep its hopes alive for a fourth straight ACCAL title. However, the Yellowjackets may need some help from El Cerrito.
Dougherty Valley (5-3, 3-1 Diablo Foothill Athletic League) climbing into a three-way tie for first place by edging visiting Las Lomas 17-14. The Wildcats, who got a combined 239 yards rushing from Eric Osuka and Lucas Raventos, are now locked atop the DFAL with Alhambra and Miramonte.
Heritage (6-2, 2-1 BVAL) getting 184 yards rushing and two touchdowns from Kruger Story Jr. in a 28-17 win over Freedom (4-4, 1-2).
Pittsburg (3-5, 3-0 BVAL) keeping first place to itself as Deon Turner rushed for 133 yards and two touchdowns in a 44-10 win over Liberty.
Castro Valley's Damion Rosby rushing for 271 yards and two touchdowns as the Trojans won their third consecutive HAAL game, a 31-7 victory over Tennyson,
Acalanes (5-4, 2-3 DFAL) marching 99 yards during a third-quarter drive that culminated in Gabriel Sierra's 6-yard scoring run for the only touchdown in the Dons' 10-3 win over Dublin (2-6, 1-3).
The highest-scoring game of the week taking place at Chabot College, where Salesian piled up 542 yards on offense and got four touchdowns from Aaron Prier in a 63-41 win over Valley Christian-Dublin.
Here are your statistical standouts from Friday night:
ARMANI WASHINGTON, California: The Grizzlies' back rushed 10 times for 133 yards and two touchdowns in a 37-7 win over Amador Valley.
MICHAEL PARROS, De La Salle: The Spartans' backup quarterback rushed for 137 yards, including scoring runs of 82 and 20 yards, in a 52-7 win over Granada.
JEFF LOCKIE, Monte Vista: The Mustangs' quarterback went 12-for-19 for 332 yards and four touchdowns and ran for one TD in a 38-14 win over Foothill.
BRYCE MCGOVERN, Monte Vista: The Mustangs' standout had 128 receiving yards in a win over Foothill.
DANE TURNER, Monte Vista: He caught two touchdown passes in the Mustangs' victory over Foothill.
DAVID CAMARENA, Foothill: The Falcons' quarterback passed for 241 yards and a touchdown in a loss to Monte Vista.
CAMERON ROWLAND, Foothill: He had 95 receiving yards, including a 24-yard TD reception, in a loss to Monte Vista.
TYRONE WARD, Bishop O'Dowd: The fullback rushed for 96 yards and scored four touchdowns, including a 56-yard scoring run, in a 47-27 win over Hayward.
TRENT TRAMMELL, Bishop O'Dowd: He carried 16 times for 120 yards and two touchdowns, including a 58-yard TD run, helping the Dragons beat Hayward.
TERRENCE KING, Bishop O'Dowd: He caught four passes for 120 yards - the third time he's gone over the 100-yard mark this season - in a win over Hayward.
A.J. SALARY, Hayward: The Farmers' back rushed for 92 yards, including a 46-yard scoring run, in a loss to O'Dowd.
ERIC OSUKA, Dougherty Valley: The Wildcats' back rushed for a game-high 129 yards and scored two touchdowns in a 17-14 win over Las Lomas.
LUCAS RAVENTOS, Dougherty Valley: He rushed for 110 yards to help the Wildcats top Las Lomas.
JACKSON MILLER, Las Lomas: He threw for 257 yards and a touchdown in a 17-14 loss to Dougherty Valley.
KRUGER STORY JR., Heritage: The Patriots' back rushed 27 times for 184 yards and two touchdowns, including a 59-yarder, in a win over Freedom.
TREYVON HANNA, Heritage: He rushed for 114 yards and two touchdowns to help the Patriots' 372-yard rushing attack in a victory over Freedom.
D'AMORA COOPER, Freedom: The Falcons' back rushed 17 times for 96 yards in a loss to Heritage.
DEON TURNER, Pittsburg: The Pirates' back rushed 12 times for 133 yards and two touchdowns, including one from 40 yards, in a win over Liberty.
TERRENCE POLK, Pittsburg: The Pirates' receiver caught eight passes for 138 yards and a touchdown in a win over Liberty.
LAMONTAY MARSHALL, Deer Valley: The Wolverines' back gained 101 of his game-high 167 yards rushing in the first half of a win over Antioch.
JAMARI POPE, Ygnacio Valley: The Warriors' sophomore quarterback completed 12 of 17 passes for 172 yards and four touchdowns in a win over Northgate. Pope also rushed for 60 yards and a touchdown.
GRANT JONES, Ygnacio Valley: He caught seven passes for 137 yards and three touchdowns in an upset victory over Northgate.
MIKE BUTLER, Northgate: The Broncos' receiver caught a pair of long touchdown passes to account for both of Northgate's scores in a loss to Ygnacio Valley.
RICKY LLOYD, Concord: The Minutemen's quarterback went 25-for-30 for 367 yards in a big win over College Park. Lloyd now has 2,710 yards passing.
KELLY STARNES, Concord: The standout receiver had 12 catches for 209 yards and two touchdowns in a win over College Park.
ALEC PICA, Concord: The Minutemen's fullback rushed 17 times for 102 yards and five touchdowns against College Park.
VINCE FERRANTE, College Park: The Falcons' back carried 17 times for 158 yards and two touchdowns in a loss to Concord.
JOE PROTHROE, Clayton Valley: He scored three first-half touchdowns in a 42-7 victory over Mt. Diablo.
JAMES LEWIS, Pinole Valley: The Spartans' back rushed 23 times for 225 yards, including a key 42-yard TD run in the fourth quarter in a win over Hercules,
CARVONTE HILL, Pinole Valley: He rushed for 92 yards, including a 38-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter in a win against Hercules.
KEVIN FORTICH, Hercules: The Titans' quarterback had a pair of second-half touchdown passes to keep Hercules close in an eventual loss to No. 10 Pinole Valley.
DEMARIYE WILLIAMS, Richmond: The Oilers' back rushed 17 times for 102 yards and a touchdown in a win over De Anza. He also caught a 29-yard TD pass.
STEVE EVANS, De Anza: The Dons' quarterback went 13-for-18 for 310 yards and three touchdowns in a loss to Richmond.
GEORGE MANN, De Anza: The Dons' receiver caught seven passes for 216 yards in a loss to Richmond.
JARED LEAF, Alhambra: The Bulldogs' back rushed for 211 yards, including a key TD run in overtime on a fourth-and-inches play, to help key a win over Campolindo.
REINER EBARLE, Campolindo: The Cougars' back rushed for 118 yards, including a 28-yard scoring run in the third quarter of an overtime loss to Alhambra.
TRENT BAKER, Acalanes: He had a pair of key defensive plays that helped the Dons edge Dublin. He recovered a fumble with 6:49 left in the game and then sealed the game with an interception with 27 seconds left.
ZACH KLINE, San Ramon Valley: The Wolves' quarterback went 16-for-22 for 221 yards in a win over Livermore.
RYAN TEXEIRA, Livermore: The Cowboys' back had his best game of the year by far, rushing 18 times for 108 yards and scoring Livermore's only touchdown against San Ramon Valley.
DAMION ROSBY, Castro Valley: The Trojans' back rushed 27 times for 271 yards and two touchdowns, including an 85-yarder, in a win over Tennyson.
MILES LONG, James Logan: The Colts' back rushed for 174 yards and scored four touchdowns, including returning a 68 yards for a TD, in a win over Kennedy-Fremont.
ANDREW REAMS, Newark Memorial: The Cougars' back rushed for 156 yards and scored three touchdowns in a big win over Mission San Jose.
NICK POHNDORF, Newark Memorial: The Cougars' quarterback threw three touchdown passes in a win over Mission San Jose.
DAVID KIM, Mission San Jose: The Warriors' back rushed for 94 yards in a loss to Newark Memorial.
ROBERT MULDER, Kennedy-Richmond: The Eagles' back rushed for 152 yards and two touchdowns, including an 81-yard scoring run, in a 54-13 win over Albany.
ISAIAH MCCLAIN, Kennedy-Richmond: The Eagles' back ran nine times for 122 yards and scored three touchdowns in a victory over Albany.
BRENDAN NUGENT, JOEY FIANDER, Moreau Catholic: The Mariners' backs combined for 330 yards rushing and scored all four Moreau touchdowns in a 28-7 win over John Swett.
AARON PRIER, Salesian: The Pride's back scored four touchdowns in a 63-41 win over Valley Christian.