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California's Timmy Mertes, #2, tackles San Ramon's Jordan Weiss, #42, in the first quarter of their game on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at California High School in San Ramon, Calif. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Staff)

What shaped up as Big Friday, with six of the East Bay's top nine ranked teams playing each other, certainly didn't disappoint.

You couldn't go wrong if you were attending any of the three marquee matchups Friday night, each of which saw a previously unbeaten team suffer its first loss of the season:

  • No. 2 California (5-1) had its unbeaten season ruined as No. 4 San Ramon Valley (5-1) got a superb night from Cal-bound quarterback Zach Kline and left San Ramon with a 42-38 victory.

    Kline went 19-for-23 for 337 yards and five touchdown passes, and also scored the game-winner on a 1-yard scoring run with 2:57 left.

  • No. 6 Freedom (5-1) also had troubles at home as No. 7 Pittsburg (4-2) rolled to a 35-14 win as Fe'ao Vunipola ran for 157 of Pittsburg's 330 rushing yards. The punishing Pirates' defense also held the Falcons to just 111 total yards.

  • Miramonte's Ross Anderson threw three touchdown passes and also scored on an 80-yard run to help the No. 9 Matadors (7-0) stay unbeaten by knocking No. 8 Las Lomas (5-1) from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 33-28 win.

    In all, four Top 15 teams were handed their first defeats on Friday night, including No. 14 Antioch.

    High-scoring games were another trend Friday night. In fact, of the 11 games featuring Top 15 teams, the lowest-scoring game came in Vallejo, where No. 5 Encinal (5-1) scored 29 unanswered points in the second quarter to beat St. Patrick-St. Vincent 43-0.

  • No. 1 De La Salle (5-1) wasn't real sharp in disposing of Amador Valley 42-7, but the Spartans did discover a new running star as Frankie Santelises gained a game-high 106 yards and scored three touchdowns on just six carries. Santelises, a cornerback who also picked off a pass Friday, was forced into offensive duty with the Spartans' top three running backs out with injuries.

    He was also understated while speaking with our correspondent Bill Kolb afterward.

    "Most of the time I didn't have to do much," Santelises said. "The line blocked amazingly for me. I have to give them all the credit."

    Here's how the other Top 15 teams in action fared on Friday night:

  • No. 11 Monte Vista (3-3) rode Jeff Lockie's arm to a 49-40 win over pesky Livermore (3-3) as the Mustangs' quarterback threw for 309 yards and four touchdowns.

    Damariay Drew nearly led the Cowboys to the upset win as he rushed for 204 yards and score four touchdowns.

  • Brett Stephens threw four first-half touchdown passes to help No. 12 Campolindo (7-0) stay unbeaten with a 42-13 homecoming win over Dublin.

  • In a wild game featuring nearly 1,000 yards of offense, Heritage (3-3) got a 9-yard touchdown run from Jorel Avila for a thrilling, 51-48 overtime win over previously unbeaten No. 14 Antioch (5-1).

    Here are some other noteworthy games from Friday:

  • Skyline used a huge game by quarterback Jamal Mayo to outscore Oakland Tech 53-25 in its Oakland Athletic League opener. Mayo went 4-for-4 for 185 yards and a pair of scores through the air, and also rushed for 107 yards and another TD.

  • Foothill (2-4) dominated Granada (2-4) as Griffith Gates ran for 145 yards and three touchdowns and the Falcons allowed just four first downs in their 35-0 EBAL win.

  • Andre Tyson rushed for 220 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead Pinole Valley (4-3) to a 28-21 ACCAL victory over Alameda (2-5).

  • Acalanes (3-4) used an onside kick as the impetus for its 28-27 victory over Alhambra.

  • Daivon Ballard ran for 185 yards and two touchdowns to lead College Park (2-4) to a 20-10 DVAL-opening win over Clayton Valley (4-2).

  • Washington (2-5) used a strong defensive effort, including a late interception from Dilon Butcher, to beat Newark Memorial (2-2-1) 14-7 in MVAL action.

    Here are your individual standouts throughout the East Bay on Friday night:

  • JAMAL MAYO, Skyline: The Titans quarterback went 4-for-4 for 185 yards and two TD passes and also ran for 107 yards and a TD in a 53-25 win over Oakland Tech.

  • DEWAYNE EWING, JR., Skyline: He rushed for 158 yards and two touchdowns in a big win over Oakland Tech.

  • TYRONE CAMPBELL, Skyline: The Titans' back ran for 140 yards, including TD runs of 28 and 41 yards, against Oakland Tech.

  • JAMES LEWIS, Oakland Tech: The Bulldogs' sophomore quarterback ran for a game-high 204 yards and also threw a pair of TD passes in a loss to Skyline.

  • EDDIE HEARD, JR., McClymonds: The Warriors' quarterback threw four touchdown passes and ran for one score in a 31-15 win over Fremont.

  • ISAIAH WALTERS, McClymonds: He caught a pair of touchdown passes in the Warriors' win over Fremont.

  • DEVON MILLER, Castlemont: The Knights' fill-in quarterback rushed for 118 yards and two touchdowns in a 12-8 victory over Oakland.

  • MICHAEL TROUNG, Moreau Catholic: He rushed for two touchdowns in the Mariners' 49-20 BSAL win over Albany.

  • NICHOLAS KINAST, Moreau Catholic: The Mariners' quarterback threw two TD passes and ran for two scores in a big win over Albany.

  • KYLE MOORE, Albany: The Cougars' back rushed for 109 yards and a TD in a loss to Moreau Catholic.

  • FE'AO VUNIPOLA, Pittsburg: The Pirates' back rushed for 157 yards in a 35-14 win over Freedom in a BVAL-opening win.

  • MISTER COTTON, Pittsburg: The Pirates' back rushed for 86 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns against Freeedom.

  • FRANKIE SANTELISES, De La Salle: The Spartans' cornerback excelled as a fill-in running back, gained 106 yards and scoring three TDs in a 42-7 win over Amador Valley.

  • ZACH KLINE, San Ramon Valley: The Wolves' quarterback went 19-for-23 for 337 yards and 5 TD passes and also ran 1 yard for the game-winning score in a 42-38 win over California.

  • PATRICK WORSTELL, San Ramon Valley: The Wolves' receiver caught seven passes for 175 yards and three touchdowns in a win over California.

  • JORDAN WEISS, San Ramon Valley: He rushed 12 times for a game-high 109 yards in a win over California.

  • JERRELL DUNN, California: The Grizzlies' back carried 17 times for 101 yards and scored a pair of TDs against San Ramon Valley.

  • ARMANI WASHINGTON, California: He caught two passes for 90 yards and scored three touchdowns in a loss to San Ramon Valley.

  • ANTHONY CARTER, Heritage: The junior quarterback went 18-for-24 for a school-record 270 yards passing and three touchdowns in a win over Antioch.

  • JOREL AVILA, Heritage: The Patriots' back rushed 31 times for 189 yards, including the game-winning TD in overtime with a 9-yard run for a 51-48 win over No. 14 Antioch.

  • HUNTER KARNTHONG, Antioch: Rushed 12 times for 139 yards and two TDs and also kicked a 31-yard field goal with no time left in regulation to send the game into overtime against Heritage.

  • ELBERT HAMILTON, Antioch: Carried 11 times for 129 yards and two TDs against Heritage.

  • EDDIE ROBINSON, Antioch: He rushed for 94 yards and also returned a kickoff 91 yards for a TD vs. Heritage.

  • BRETT STEPHENS, Campolindo: The Cougars' quarterback threw for 147 yards and four touchdowns in the first half of a 42-13 win over Dublin.

  • MASON WINDATT, Campolindo: Caught two passes for 81 yards, both of which went for touchdowns against Dublin.

  • ONDRE RUDOLPH, Dublin: He rushed for 109 yards and scored the Gaels' only two touchdowns against Campolindo.

  • EDWARD ACHZIGER, Dublin: The Gaels' quarterback rushed for 100 yards against Campolindo.

  • ROSS ANDERSON, Miramonte: The Matadors' senior quarterback threw for 219 yards and three TDs, and also scored on an 80-yard run in a win over Las Lomas.

  • JACK PIETRYKOWSKI, Miramonte: Caught four passes for 101 yards, including a 74-yard scoring play against Las Lomas.

  • ADAM WOOD, Las Lomas: The junior quarterback went 18-for-28 for 354 yards and three TD passes in a loss to Miramonte.

  • JAKE VILLA, Las Lomas: The Knights' back rushed for 128 yards and a TD against Miramonte.

  • ROBBY OW, Las Lomas: He caught six passes for 138 yards and a TD against Miramonte.

  • BRAYTON MILNER, Las Lomas: The Knights' tight end caught five passes for 112 yards and a TD in a loss to Miramonte.

  • JEFF LOCKIE, Monte Vista: He threw for 309 yards and four TDs in a 49-40 win over Livermore.

  • ZACK CHANG, Monte Vista: Rushed 27 times for 113 yards and scored a TD in a win over Livermore.

  • TROY JOHNSON, Monte Vista: Caught four passes for 74 yards and scored a pair of TDs against Livermore, including one on a 31-yard run.

  • MASON MELIN, Monte Vista: The Mustangs' tight end caught five passes for 108 yards and a pair of TDs against Livermore.

  • DAMARIAY DREW, Livermore: He rushed for 204 yards and scored four touchdowns on 18 carries, including scoring runs of 70 and 50 yards against Monte Vista.

  • GRIFFITH GATES, Foothill: The Falcons' back rushed 20 times for 145 yards and scored three TDs in a win over Granada.

  • JAMIRR HOLLAND, Foothill: The sophomore ran 19 times for 100 yards in a win over Granada.

  • SHANE POOLER, Deer Valley: The Wolverines' back rushed for 186 yards and scored four TDs in a 27-17 win over Liberty.

  • ANDRE TYSON, Pinole Valley: The Spartans' back gained 220 yards on the ground, including a pair of TDs, in a win over Alameda.

  • NEHEMIAH WINSTON, Pinole Valley: He scored on a 99-yard interception return to help the Spartans top Alameda.

  • TAYLOR LEOTA, San Leandro: He rushed for a game-high 142 yards and scored three TDs, including a 60-yard scoring run, in the Pirates' 45-8 win over Mt. Eden.

  • JAVON TILLMAN, San Leandro: He scored a pair of touchdowns in the Pirates' win over Mt. Eden.

  • KHALIL THOMAS, Mt. Eden: The Monarchs' back rushed for 135 yards in a loss to San Leandro.

  • NICO MURILLO, Hercules: He rushed 11 times for a game-high 160 yards and scored a TD in a 36-0 win over Elsie Allen of Santa Rosa.

  • DAIVON BALLARD, College Park: He rushed for 185 yards and two TDs in a 20-10 win over Clayton Valley.

  • JORDAN LOUIS, College Park: The quarterback ran for 99 yards, including one TD, in a victory over Clayton Valley.

  • JOE PROTHEROE, Clayton Valley: He accounted for 169 of his team's 214 yards of total offense, including 111 yards rushing, and scored a TD in a loss to College Park.

  • FISI TAVAKE, Northgate: He rushed 22 times for 115 yards and scored three TDs in a 31-21 victory over Mt. Diablo.

  • ERIC HAYNES, Northgate: Carried 20 times for 125 yards and scored a TD in a win over Mt. Diablo.

  • ARIEL HERCIK, Irvington: The Vikings' back rushed 16 times for 158 yards and scored three touchdowns in a 41-6 win over Mission San Jose.

  • JACK SHANK, Irvington: Carried six times for 100 yards and a TD in a win over Mission San Jose.

  • RAESHAWN LEE, Irvington: Ran 13 times for 100 yards and two TDs against Mission San Jose.

  • JON TRODDER, Encinal: He scored two touchdowns, including one on a 90-yard reception, in the Jets' 43-0 win over St. Patrick-St. Vincent.

  • KEVIN GARRETT, Piedmont: He had two sacks, a fumble recovery and a blocked punt in the first half of the Highlanders' 44-0 win over John Swett.

  • BRIAN INCH, Piedmont: Ran for 141 yards and scored three touchdowns in a win over John Swett.