When the rain finally stopped, the Mt. Diablo High passing game opened up in a 26-14 win over host Berean Christian in Walnut Creek on Saturday afternoon.

The Red Devils (2-2) broke a 14-14 tie in the fourth quarter, as senior Austin Hunt completed a 9-yard touchdown pass to Daniyl Hawkins and a 49-yard scoring strike to Darneail Jenkins.

Hunt had three of his four touchdown completions in the second half. Mt. Diablo playmakers Hawkins and Jenkins each had two touchdown catches, and Michael Dukes ran for 155 yards. Jenkins, also a linebacker, had two big sacks to stymie the Eagles (2-2) on a last-ditch drive.

After a sloppy and rain-drenched first half, the Red Devils took an 8-7 lead to intermission.

"When the weather cleared up, it helped our passing game," Hunt said.

The Eagles began the game with a splash as Cole Temple returned the opening kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown. In the second quarter, Mt. Diablo safety River Fauser intercepted a Jax Cuddihy pass and returned it 66 yards to the Eagles' 26-yard line, setting up a 13-yard touchdown completion from Hunt to Hawkins. The Red Devils took a 14-7 lead on a 40-yard pass from Hunt to Jenkins, but the Eagles tied it on a 56-yard completion from Cuddihy to Hunter Lockhart.

Irvington 42, Santa Cruz 21: Jared Lozoya had a monster game, and the Vikings starting defensive unit stepped up as Irvington beat the Cardinals at Tak Fudenna Stadium.


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Lozoya rushed for 223 yards and four touchdowns and also had a first-quarter TD reception. After giving up a first-quarter touchdown, the Irvington defense held the Cardinals to just 45 yards on their next five possessions. Santa Cruz (1-2) strung together two fourth-quarter scoring drives with Irvington's starting defense out of the game.

-- Tony Gonsalez, correspondent

Windsor 29, Washington 23: Nate Woudstra ran for 195 yards as the host Huskies tried to rally from a 23-point fourth quarter deficit, but the Jaguars (2-1) recovered a late onside kick at Tak Fudenna Stadium.

Trailing 29-6 entering the final quarter, Washington (0-3) scored two touchdowns in two minutes to pull Washington within 29-20. After forcing a Windsor punt, the Huskies reached the Jaguars' 7, but the drive stalled. Jake Reist connected on a 24-yard field goal with 1:46 left, setting up the unsuccessful onside kick.

-- Tony Gonsalez, correspondent

Salesian 42, Kennedy-Richmond 6: The host Pride (2-2) broke open a 7-0 game with a total of 28 points in the second and third quarters against the Eagles (0-3). De'Angelo Hernandez scored the Pride's first two touchdowns, and Gabe Valenzuela produced Salesian's final two, all on runs.

-- Nick Norvell, correspondent

Community college football

Contra Costa 44, Gavilan 32: After trailing 26-16 at halftime, the host Comets (2-1) turned to a wishbone attack and came back to defeat the Rams (0-3). Tyron Stevens, Davonte Sapp-Lynch and Marshon Ardoin provided the running power in the second half for the Comets..

-- Staff

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