The hits keep coming for some of the East Bay's elite teams as upset victories by Deer Valley High and Campolindo Friday night meant five teams ranked in the top 8 have lost in the past two weeks.
And, surprising Livermore (3-4) nearly added No. 4 California (6-1) to the hit list before the Grizzlies escaped with a 28-27 win by preventing the Cowboys' two-point conversion attempt with 54.7 seconds left.
De La Salle, James Logan and San Ramon Valley, the East Bay's top three teams according to the rankings, helped maintain a sense of normalcy with relative easy victories.
De La Salle's David Riopelle rushed for 167 yards and quarterback Bart Houston scored on three short touchdown runs as the No. 1 Spartans (6-1) held on for a comfortable 42-21 win over No. 11 Monte Vista (3-4).
No. 2 James Logan (7-0) made short work of Irvington as leading rusher Warren Miles Long scored three touchdowns in limited action as the Colts rolled 64-0 for their 17th straight Mission Valley Athletic League win.
Quarterback Zach Kline passed for 302 yards and five touchdowns to lead No. 3 San Ramon Valley (6-1) to its sixth straight win with a 42-28 win over pesky Foothill.
As for the surprises ...
Deer Valley's Flenoid McCleary had a big hand in the Wolverines' 21-20 upset win over No. 6 Pittsburg (4-3). Literally.
The junior lineman blocked a Pittsburg extra-point attempt in overtime to give Deer Valley a stunning win. "I was just thinking that I have to get my hands up and get this," the junior told reporter Paul Burgarino.
A pair of touchdowns by Deer Valley sophomore Nzuzi Webster also enabled the Wolverines to overcome a 282-yard, two-touchdown passing night by Pittsburg quarterback Malik Watson.
The real upset in No. 7 Miramonte's loss to No. 9 Campolindo (8-0) in a showdown between unbeaten Diablo Foothill Athletic League teams was the 36-point final margin.
The Cougars' Brett Stephens passed for 273 yards and five touchdowns and Miramonte (7-1) had five interceptions while it rolled to a 42-6 win.
"Everybody pitched in on offense, everybody pitched in on defense, this was a total team effort," Stephens told reporter Jimmy Durkin. "This is fantastic, couldn't ask for anything more."
Here's how the other Top 15 teams fared on Friday night:
No. 5 Encinal (6-1) got four first-half touchdown passes from Andrew Ve'e and a pair of scores each from Jon Trodder and Bo Banks while racking up 666 yards in the first half of an eventual 72-14 win over Albany.
Dante Mayes fired four touchdown passes to lead No. 10 Freedom (6-1) to a 42-6 victory over Antioch.
No. 11 Las Lomas (6-1) escaped with a 10-9 win over Dublin when Mitch Frentescu blocked a Gaels extra point kick with 33 seconds left. Dublin's frantic comeback culminated with Edward Achziger's 16-yard touchdown pass to Jabari Davis on fourth down.
No. 13 Concord (5-2) got another huge night from Olito Thompson, who ran for 235 yards and five touchdowns in a 42-0 ClayCord Cup victory over Clayton Valley.
No. 15 Bishop O'Dowd (5-2) got four touchdown passes from Dominic Miroglio and two touchdowns on punt returns from Dominic Jones in its 56-0 win over Mt. Eden.
Berean Christian's Logan Lisle overcame an injury to score five touchdowns while also kicking five extra points to score all of the Eagles' points in a 35-14 win over previously unbeaten No. 15 Valley Christian (6-1).
Here are some other noteworthy games from Friday:
McClymonds' Lovell Samuels ran for 170 yards, Eddie Heard Jr. accounted for three touchdowns and the Warriors scored 29 unanswered points to top Skyline 29-13 in an Oakland Athletic League showdown.
Heritage (4-3) scored 21 consecutive points to beat Liberty 28-21 and also improve to 5-0 all-time in the Brentwood Bowl.
Carson Gardner scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns and Drew Gaylord sealed the win with a blocked punt as Acalanes (4-4) beat Dougherty Valley (3-4) 28-14.
The loss overshadowed a huge night by Wildcats running back Xavier Vaesau, who rushed for 271 yards and three touchdowns.
San Leandro's Stephen Johnson threw two touchdown passes and David Vilingia and Taylor Leota ran for two scores apiece as the Pirates (4-3) beat Hayward (3-4) 49-28.
Amador Valley (4-3) held on for a thrilling 12-9 EBAL win over Granada (2-5) when Grant Miller recovered a Granada fumble at the goal line with 59 seconds left.
Leron Fonseca's 46-yard field goal in the fourth quarter lifted Hercules (6-1) to a 22-21 win over De Anza (2-5).
Here are your individual standouts throughout the East Bay from Friday night:
DAIVON BALLARD, College Park: He ran for 213 yards and three touchdowns as the Falcons beat Northgate 30-0.
LOVELL SAMUELS, McClymonds: He ran for 170 yards in a 29-13 win over Skyline.
EDDIE HEARD JR., McClymonds: He threw a pair of TD passes and ran for one score in a win over Skyline.
JAMES LEWIS, Oakland Tech: The Bulldogs quarterback threw a TD pass and ran for a 9-yard TD in a 14-0 win over Castlemont.
RAYSEAN MARTIN, Tennyson: He scored a pair of third-quarter TDs in a 31-7 win over San Lorenzo.
PABLO MAGALLANES JR, Tennyson: The Lancers' quarterback went 10-for-13 for 170 yards and two TDs against San Lorenzo.
MALIK WATSON, Pittsburg: The Pirates' quarterback threw for 282 yards and two touchdowns in a loss to Deer Valley.
TERRANCE BARNES, Pittsburg: He had 176 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns against Deer Valley.
BRETT STEPHENS, Campolindo: The Cougars quarterback went 14-for-26 for 273 yards and four TD passes in a 42-6 win over Miramonte.
GRIFFEN PIATT, Campolindo: He caught two TD passes and also had two of the Cougars' five interceptions in a win over Miramonte.
DAVID RIOPELLE, De La Salle: The junior back carried 19 times for 167 yards and a TD in a win over Monte Vista.
BART HOUSTON, De La Salle: The quarterback had three short TD runs in the Spartans' victory over Monte Vista.
JEFF LOCKIE, Monte Vista: He passed for 268 yards and a pair of TDs in a loss to De La Salle.
TROY JOHNSON, Monte Vista: Caught four passes for 134 yards, including a 65-yard scoring play against De La Salle.
WARREN MILES LONG, James Logan: The Colts' back scored three touchdowns in a big victory over Irvington.
DAMOND BEASLEY, James Logan: He rushed for 98 yards and a pair of TDs and also caught a 44-yard TD pass against Irvington.
RAESHAWN LEE, Irvington: The Vikings' back carried 16 times for 107 yards in a loss to James Logan.
ZACH KLINE, San Ramon Valley: The Wolves' quarterback threw for 302 yards and five touchdowns in a 42-28 win over Foothill.
JORDAN WEISS, San Ramon Valley: He a pair of touchdown catches in the Wolves' victory over Foothill.
SEAN MILLER, San Ramon Valley: The Wolves' receiver had two touchdown catches against Foothill.
GRIFFITH GATES, Foothill: The Falcons' back rushed for 97 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a loss to San Ramon Valley.
KEVIN FARLEY, California: The Grizzlies' quarterback threw a pair of TD passes in a 28-27 win over Livermore.
RYAN TEXEIRA, Livermore: He had 104 yards from scrimmage and scored a pair of TDs against California.
DAMARIAY DREW, Livermore: He carried 19 times for 110 yards, including a 17-yard TD with 54.7 seconds left in a loss to California.
LOGAN LISLE, Berean Christian: He scored five touchdowns, including two rushing, two receiving and one on an interception return in a 35-14 win over Valley Christian.
GARRETT ANDERSON, Berean Christian: He passed for 205 yards and threw two TD passes against Valley Christian.
TYLER CHARRETTE, Berean Christian: He caught 10 passes for 117 yards against Valley Christian.
ANTHONY GRANT, Valley Christian: He rushed for 112 yards in a loss to Berean Christian.
ANDREW VE'E, Encinal: The Jets' quarterback threw four TD passes in a 72-14 win over Albany.
OCTAVIUS HOLLEY, Kennedy-Richmond: The Eagles' backup quarterback went 2-for-2 for 112 yards and two TDs in a 42-6 win over John Swett.
ALEX LAZARIDES, Kennedy-Richmond: Rushed for 92 yards and scored a TD in a win over Swett.
DANTE MAYES, Freedom: He passed for 225 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-6 win over Antioch.
OLITO THOMPSON, Concord: He carried 25 times for 235 yards and scored five touchdowns in a 42-0 win over Clayton Valley. He also scored on a two-point conversion to account for 32 points.
PETER MITCHELL, Acalanes: The Dons' back gained 106 of his team's 322 rushing yards in a win over Dougherty Valley.
XAVIER VAESAU, Dougherty Valley: He carried 31 times for 271 yards and three touchdowns in a loss to Acalanes.
JOREL AVILA, Heritage: He carried 22 times for 117 yards and a TD in a 28-21 win over Liberty.
PATRICK CHEEK, Castro Valley: He rushed for 140 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-14 win over Arroyo.
MICHAEL YOUNG, Arroyo: Rushed 20 times for 158 yards, including a 78-yard TD run against Castro Valley.
DOMINIC MIROGLIO, Bishop O'Dowd: The Dragons' quarterback went 8-for-10 for 134 yards and four TDs in a 56-0 win over Mt. Eden.
DOMINIC GOMES, Bishop O'Dowd: He scored two touchdowns on punt returns - from 64 and 71 yards - in a win over Mt. Eden.
DANIEL JONES, Bishop O'Dowd: He carried seven times for 114 yards, including a 57-yard TD run against Mt. Eden.
FRANCISCO ROJAS, Kennedy-Fremont: Went 8-for-13 for 132 yards and two TDs in a 39-6 win over Mission San Jose.
MALCOM HALE, Kennedy-Fremont: Caught two passes for 145 yards, both of which went for TDs against Mission San Jose.
ISAIAH CORTEZ, Kennedy-Richmond: He carried 12 times for 107 yards and a TD against Mission San Jose.
JUNIOR NGALO, Kennedy-Richmond: He rushed five times for 98 yards and a TD, and also returned an interception 25 yards for a score against Mission San Jose.
KYLE MORENO, Amador Valley: The Dons' quarterback went 9-for-15 for 205 yards and a TD in a 12-9 win over Granada.
MITCH WORSEY, Amador Valley: He caught a 69-yard pass that set up a TD and also knocked a ball loose from a Granada runner at the goal line with 59 seconds left to help secure a win over Granada.
JAKE KEARNEY, Granada: He rushed 24 times for 116 yards in a loss to Amador Valley.
STEVE EVANS, De Anza: He ran for a pair of TDs and threw a touchdown pass in the first half of a 22-21 loss to Hercules.
MARCELLUS PIPPINS, El Cerrito: He intercepted three passes to help the Gauchos defeat Alameda 42-14.
JAHKAR DICKSON, Pinole Valley: He went 7-for-9 for 128 yards in the first half and threw three TD passes in a 57-7 victory over Richmond.
ANDREW COX-GILMORE, Pinole Valley: He caught a pair of touchdown passes in a win over Richmond.