One perfect ending down. Two to go?
On Friday night, Campolindo High became the first East Bay football team this year to finish unbeaten in the regular season. The 10-0 Cougars could have company next week as both James Logan and Salesian moved within one step of perfection with big victories.
Campolindo's journey to the land of the undefeated was an improbable one. Just ask its coach.
"I don't know how we got here," Campolindo coach Kevin Macy told reporter Bill Kolb. "Nobody in their right mind would have thought this team could go undefeated."
Coming off a 5-6 season a year ago and watching their entire starting offensive line graduate, didn't seem like a path to perfection. But after some nifty running by quarterback Brett Stephens netted a pair of touchdowns and a 31-22 victory over No. 13 Las Lomas (7-2), the Cougars were not only 10-0 but proud owners of their first Diablo Foothill Athletic League crown since 2008.
No. 2 James Logan (9-0) wrapped up its third straight Mission Valley Athletic League title - and its fifth in six years - with a 49-9 win over Newark Memorial (4-3-1).
Warren Miles Long went over the 1,000-yard mark (he's at 1,089, to be exact) by rushing for 113 yards, and teammate Damond Beasley ran for 116 yards and scored four touchdowns for the Colts.
The Colts can notch their first unbeaten regular season since 2007 if they can beat Washington at Tak Fudenna next Saturday night.
No. 7 Salesian (9-0) stayed unbeaten as quarterback Nick Boyett threw five touchdown passes in a 49-14 win over California School for the Deaf.
The Pride can finish the regular season unbeaten if it can beat Berean Christian next Saturday.
Here's how the other Top 15 teams fared on Friday night:
No. 1 ranked De La Salle (8-1) clinched at least a tie for its fourth straight East Bay Athletic League title with a rousing 42-0 win over Granada (3-6).
Spartans running back Joe Te'o played his first game this season after offseason knee surgery and ran for 131 yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Bart Houston had another stellar game, running for three first-half touchdowns and going 5-for-6 for 132 yards and two touchdowns through the air.
No. 3 San Ramon Valley (7-2) rolled to a 35-20 win over Livermore (3-6) on the strength of Zach Kline's right arm. The Cal-bound quarterback was spectacular, going 13-for-15 for 280 yards and three touchdowns.
Jon Trodder and Nahim Paschal combined for 420 of Encinal's 627 yards rushing as the No. 4 Jets (8-1) stomped Kennedy-Richmond 55-22.
Trodder carried 13 times for 233 yards and Paschal ran for 187 yards on 15 carries and scored twice for Encinal.
No. 5 California (7-2) trailed 14-7 late in the first half before scoring 35 unanswered points for a 42-28 win over Amador Valley.
Quarterback Malik Watson had a career night for No. 8 Pittsburg (6-3) as he threw for 284 yards and five touchdowns in just three quarters to key a 46-10 win over Liberty (3-6).
No. 9 Freedom (8-1) kepts its Bay Valley Athletic League title hopes alive as quarterback Dante Mayes accounted for five touchdowns in a 33-16 win over Heritage (4-5). Mayes threw three touchdown passes and ran for two.
If Freedom beats Liberty next Thursday in the Bell Game, the Falcons would clinch at least a share of the league title.
No. 10 Concord (6-3) was the biggest upset victim of the night as College Park (5-4) ruined what would have been the first week this season all Top 10 teams notched wins.
Daivon Ballard rushed for 140 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Falcons to a 31-22 victory that clinched a share Diablo Valley Athletic League title.
Quarterback Troy Amate threw for 250 yards and threw three first-half TD passes to lead Antioch (6-3) to a 42-28 upset victory over No. 11 Deer Valley (4-5). It was the Panthers' first win over their crosstown rivals in eight years.
Receiver Kevin Booze hooked up with quarterback Ross Anderson for four receptions for 166 yards and two touchdowns as No. 12 Miramonte (9-1) got a 34-14 win over Dublin (5-4).
No. 15 Monte Vista (5-4) beat Foothill 12-7 on Jeff Lockie's 78-yard touchdown pass to Marco Zamora in the third quarter. The Mustangs' defense notched its first shutout of the season while helping clinch a playoff berth.
Here are some other noteworthy games from Friday:
Francisco Rojas threw two touchdown passes and ran for another as Kennedy-Fremont (2-8) won the annual "Battle of Blacow Road" with a 34-20 win over Irvington (4-4).
Dominic Miroglio passed for 233 yards and three touchdowns to lead Bishop O'Dowd (7-2) to a 62-14 win over Hayward (3-6) as the Dragons remained unbeaten (6-0) in HAAL play.
Hercules' Nico Murillo, who had a game-high 193 yards and scored two touchdowns, also made the game-saving tackle in the Titans' 30-28 victory over Alameda.
In perhaps the most entertaining game of the night, Moreau Catholic (6-3) scored on a 74-yard pass play from Nick Kinast to Shahin Marzband with 24 seconds left to beat Piedmont 49-43.
Piedmont's Eric Huppert threw for 380 yards in the loss and appeared to have the game won when he ran for a two-point conversion after throwing a 4-yard scoring pass to Jake Pacheco with 40 seconds left.
Here are your individual standouts throughout the East Bay from Friday night:
WARREN MILES LONG, James Logan: He has 1,089 yards this season after running for 113 yards in a 49-9 win over Newark Memorial. He also had an interception.
DAMOND BEASLEY, James Logan: Rushed for 116 yards and scored four TDs in a big win over Newark Memorial.
JEFFREY PROTHRO, James Logan: The Colts quarterback threw a pair of TD passes in a win over Newark.
FRANCISCO ROJAS, Kennedy-Fremont: He went 14-for-21 for 169 yards and two TD passes and also had a 7-yard TD run in a 34-20 win over Irvington.
DOMINIC MIROGLIO, Bishop O'Dowd: Threw for 233 yards and three TDs in a 62-14 win over Hayward.
DANIEL JONES, Bishop O'Dowd: Ran for 123 yards and scored two TDs, including one on a 100-yard kickoff return, in a win over Hayward.
HARDY NICKERSON, Bishop O'Dowd: Rushed for 94 yards and scored a TD against Hayward.
TERRENCE DANIEL, Bishop O'Dowd: Tight end caught TD passes of 17 and 45 yards, respectively, in a win over Hayward.
JOE TE'O, De La Salle: The Spartans' back made his season debut by running for 131 yards and a TD in a 42-0 win over Granada.
BART HOUSTON, De La Salle: He rushed for three TDs, including a 39-yarder, and also went 5-for-6 passing for 132 yards and two TDs against Granada.
MARCO ZAMORA, Monte Vista: The Mustangs' sophomore receiver caught a 78-yard TD pass to provide the winning points in a 12-7 win over Amador Valley.
JAMIRR HOLLAND, Foothill: He rushed for 90 yards in a loss to Monte Vista.
ZACH KLINE, San Ramon Valley: He went 13-for-15 for 280 yards and three TDs in a 35-20 win over Livermore.
PATRICK WORSTELL, San Ramon Valley: He caught 53-yard and 51-yard TD passes in a win over Livermore.
DAMARIAY DREW, Livermore: He rushed for 125 yards, including a 41-yard TD run, in a loss to San Ramon Valley.
ARMANI WASHINGTON, California: He caught touchdown passes of 49 yards and 27 yards from Kevin Farley in a 42-28 win over Amador Valley.
BRETT STEPHENS, Campolindo: The junior quarterback rushed 10 times for 63 tough yards and two touchdowns in a 31-22 victory over Las Lomas, leading the Cougars to a 10-0 regular-season finish.
GRIFFIN PIATT, Campolindo: He had a pair of interceptions to lead the defensive charge in a victory over Las Lomas.
KEVIN BOOZE, Miramonte: Caught four passes for 166 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-14 win over Dublin.
ROSS ANDERSON, Miramonte: The Matadors' quarterback went 14-for-20 for 231 yards and four touchdowns in a win over Dublin.
TAYLOR POYADUE, Alhambra: Rushed for 150 yards to lead the Bulldogs' to a 27-0 win over Dougherty Valley for its first DFAL win this season.
OLITO THOMPSON, Concord: He rushed for 133 yards in a loss to College Park.
DAIVON BALLARD, College Park: Carried 28 times for a game-high 140 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-22 upset win over Concord.
JOE PROTHROE, Clayton Valley: The Eagles' back scored six touchdowns in a 40-8 win over Mt. Diablo as Clayton Valley got its first DVAL win of the year. He wound up with a game-high 114 yards.
JON TRODDER, Encinal: Ran 13 times for 233 yards in a 55-22 win over Kennedy-Richmond.
NAHIM PASCHAL, Encinal: Rushed 15 times for 187 yards and scored two TDs in a win over Kennedy-Richmond.
KEVIN FLEMER, St. Mary's: He went 16-for-25 for 243 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for two TDs in a 41-21 win over Albany.
ETHAN WEINSTEIN, St. Mary's: Caught five passes for 102 yards and a TD against Albany.
ANDREW ABRAHMS, St. Mary's: Rushed 21 times for 169 yards in a win over Albany.
KYLE MOORE, Albany: Carried 16 times for 157 yards in a loss to St. Mary's.
NICO MURILLO, Hercules: Ran 24 times for a game-high 193 yards and scored two TDs, also made the game-saving tackle at the 4-yard line in a 30-28 win over Alameda.
ANTONIO MANIBUSAN, Alameda: Carried 14 times for 168 yards and scored two touchdowns in a loss to Hercules.
ADARIUS PICKETT, El Cerrito: He returned a kickoff and a punt for touchdowns as the Gauchos scored four touchdowns on special teams in a 48-7 win over De Anza.
MARCELLUS PIPPINS, El Cerrito: Returned a kickoff and a punt for touchdowns in the Gauchos' big win over De Anza.
KEITH BENJAMIN, El Cerrito: He carried 13 times for 125 yards in a win over De Anza.
NICK BOYETT, Salesian: Threw five touchdown passes in a 49-14 victory over California School for the Deaf.
JOEY MARTINI, Salesian: Caught three touchdown passes in the Pride's big win over California School for the Deaf.
TYRONE MORGAN, Salesian: The Pride's receiver caught a pair of TD passes against CSD.
JORDAN JABSON, Moreau Catholic: He rushed for 167 yards in a 49-43 win over Piedmont.
ERIC HUPPERT, Piedmont: Threw for 380 yards in a disappointing 49-43 loss to Moreau Catholic.
NATE MAMUYAC, Piedmont: Caught nine passes for a career-high 224 yards in a loss to Moreau Catholic.
MAX ELLIOTT, Piedmont: Caught eight passes for 128 yards in a loss to Moreau Catholic.
DANTE MAYES, Freedom: He accounted for five touchdowns in a 33-16 win over Heritage as he went 11-for-18 for 182 yards and three TDs and also rushed for 83 yards and a pair of scores.
DARRELL DANIELS, Freedom: He had four catches for 96 yards and a TD in a win over Heritage.
JOE MIXON, Freedom: Rushed for 102 yards in a win over Heritage.
JEREMIAH POTI, Heritage: He ran for a pair of touchdowns in a loss to Freedom.
MALIK WATSON, Pittsburg: Passed for a career-high 284 yards and five touchdowns in a 46-10 win over Liberty.
TERRENCE BARNES, Pittsburg: He caught six balls for 197 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Liberty. He had scoring plays of 77 yards and 75 yards.
FE'AO VUNIPOLA, Pittsburg: He carried 13 times for 103 yards in a win over Liberty.
NICK WEST, Liberty: He caught five passes for 90 yards, including a 51-yard touchdown, in a loss to Pittsburg.
TROY AMATE, Antioch: He threw for 250 yards and had four first-half touchdowns, including one rushing, in a win over Deer Valley.
ELBERT HAMILTON, Antioch: He caught a pair of first-half TD passes in a win over Deer Valley.