MVAL

Kennedy-Fremont 36, Moreau Catholic 14: Derek Slater ran for 227 yards and three touchdowns on 36 carries and the Titans shut down the Mariners rushing attack as Kennedy opened the Mission Valley Athletic League season with a win over host Moreau Catholic.

Slater had 149 of his yards after halftime as the Titans (3-1, 1-0 MVAL) scored 30 straight points to open the second half and never looked back. Waymond McKissick added 86 rushing yards on 22 attempts while finding the end zone twice as Kennedy finished with 321 yards, all on the ground.

McKissick scored from 3 yards out and Slater broke loose on a 28-yard touchdown with nine seconds left in the third as the Titans pulled in front 22-6.

San Lorenzo’s Troy Goodwin (24) runs the ball against Hercules’ Clarence Corbin (8) in the first quarter of their high school football game in
San Lorenzo's Troy Goodwin (24) runs the ball against Hercules' Clarence Corbin (8) in the first quarter of their high school football game in San Lorenzo, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)

Defensively, the Titans held the Mariners (4-1, 0-1) to just 30 rushing yards. Jason Hinton, who came into the game averaging 277 yards a game, was held to nine carries for 32 yards.

-- Tony Gonsalez, correspondent

Irvington 23, Newark Memorial 6: Jared Lozoya carried 30 times for 183 yards and scored on a 37-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to lead the Vikings (3-1) past the host Cougars (2-3, 0-1) in the MVAL opener for both teams.

After a scoreless first quarter, Newark Memorial got on the board when Franco Napal scored on a 2-yard run with 10:25 left in the first half for a 6-0 lead. The PAT kick was missed.


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Napal's TD plunge was set up when Aaron Miller ran 69 yards to the Vikings' 2. Lozoya, playing defensive back, knocked him out of bounds.

Irvington drove 76 yards in 13 plays and scored just before the first half ended. Quarterback Andrew Trujillo scored on a 1-yard plunge with 1:08 remaining in the half. Kicker Chauncey Jones survived a bad snap on the PAT attempt and converted the kick to give the Vikings a 7-6 lead.

San Lorenzo’s Troy Goodwin (24) is tackled by Hercules’ Joseph Vasquez (4) after a gain in the first quarter of their high school football game
San Lorenzo's Troy Goodwin (24) is tackled by Hercules' Joseph Vasquez (4) after a gain in the first quarter of their high school football game in San Lorenzo, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)

Lozoya had a 12-yard run, Trujillo completed a 14-yard pass to Daniel Gusev and Andre Vickers ran 25 yards to the Newark Memorial 17 to set up the Vikings' go-ahead score.

Randon Navarro scored on an 11-yard run with 4:15 left in the game for Irvington.

-- Scott Strain, correspondent

TCAL-Rock Division

Pinole Valley 41, Salesian 28: The host Spartans erupted for 21 third-quarter points to defeat the Pride in the Tri-County Athletic League-Rock Division opener for both teams.

Sophomore quarterback Troyante McConico connected on 9 of 13 passes for 168 yards and two touchdowns to lead Pinole Valley (1-4).

San Lorenzo’s Raymon Moore (5) runs the ball against Hercules’ Xavier Onyejikwe (9) in the second quarter of their high school football game in
San Lorenzo's Raymon Moore (5) runs the ball against Hercules' Xavier Onyejikwe (9) in the second quarter of their high school football game in San Lorenzo, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)

Senior running back D'Angelo Hernandez was the workhorse for Salesian (3-2, 0-1). Hernandez finished the night with 286 yards on 31 carries and two touchdowns. However, the pivotal third quarter turned the tide for Pinole Valley.

Leading 20-6 at the intermission, McConico fired a 37-yard scoring strike to senior running back Isiah Lewis as Pinole Valley pulled ahead convincingly, 27-6 early in the quarter.

-- Joe Wolfcale, correspondent

St. Patrick-St. Vincent 29, Berean Christian 0: Jalen Canty led a Bruins defense that posted 12 tackles behind the line of scrimmage against the visiting Eagles in the TCAL-Rock Division opener for both teams.

Hercules’ Joshua Jackson (5) gets past San Lorenzo’s Finau Palu (45) on a touchdown run in the second quarter of their high school football
Hercules' Joshua Jackson (5) gets past San Lorenzo's Finau Palu (45) on a touchdown run in the second quarter of their high school football game in San Lorenzo, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)

The Bruins (3-2) led 21-0 at halftime. While the Eagles (2-3) offense sputtered at times in the second half, the St. Pat's defense was consistent for all four quarters.

The Bruins' first score came in the first quarter when running back Justin Marion walked in from 4 yards out. Matthew Rapolla ran in the two-point conversion on the swinging gate play for the 8-0 lead with 8:03 left.

St. Pat's scored again on a Ivan Hudson 12-yard reception from Anthony Williams with 4:48 to go in the first quarter to take a 14-0 lead.

-- Matt O'Donnell, Vallejo Times-Herald

Nonleague

Deer Valley 37, San Leandro 34: Stephen Johnson's 17-yard run put host San Leandro ahead by five points with 2:24 left in the contest, but Deer Valley quarterback Nsimba Webster responded with an 80-yard touchdown run on the next play from scrimmage to give the Wolverines the victory in a thrilling nonleague game at Burrell Field.

In all, Webster ran for 149 yards and three touchdowns and threw for 181 yards and two more scores to lead the Wolverines (4-0)

Johnson ran for 115 yards and four touchdowns for the Pirates (1-4). He also had a 20-yard touchdown pass to Reuben Baker in the first half.

Johnson got the Pirates off to a fast start with a 60-yard scoring run on the game's fourth play from scrimmage.

Deer Valley fought back gamely, but the Pirates scored the final two touchdowns of the half and appeared to be in the driver's seat with a 28-14 halftime lead.

Webster responded with an 8-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter and added a 37-yard scoring pass to Robert Taylor later in the quarter. Webster followed the latter play by running in the two-point conversion.

Nzuzi Webster caught five passes for 85 yards, including a 34-yard touchdown pass for the Wolverines. He also intercepted a pass.

Finau Mata'afa finished with 99 rushing yards for the Pirates.

-- Mike McGreehan, correspondent

Northgate 45, Antioch 8: Eric Haynes ran for 174 yards, most of those in the first half, and two touchdowns as Northgate remained undefeated with a road win.

Haynes put Northgate (5-0) on the board with a 31-yard touchdown run with 4:48 left in the first quarter, capping an 8-play 80 yard drive.

After a punt that set up the Broncos on the Antioch 32, the Broncos quickly scored on a 15 yard touchdown strike from Kyle Austin to Jake Smith.

The pair later hooked up on a 60 yard touchdown early in the third to stretch Northgate's lead to 35-8. Austin finished with 194 passing yards, 143 of those to Smith.

Antioch (1-4) had its chances in the first half when it forced two fumbles, one on a muffed punt and the other on a strip and 48-yard return by Eric Meza-Medina. Both time it had the ball inside Northgate's 25 yard line, but, both time the drives sputtered; leading to a missed field goal and a turnover on downs.

-- Paul Burgarino

Freedom 48, Castro Valley 21: Joe Mixon scored five touchdowns in the first 18 minutes of the game as the host Falcons (2-3) ran away from the Trojans (1-4) to pick up their second straight nonleague win.

Mixon, who announced earlier this week that he was taking an official visit to Washington this weekend, scored on a short run early in the first quarter to give Freedom a 7-0 lead.

He later returned a punt for a touchdown, and had scoring runs of 76 and 70 yards as the Falcons took a 35-0 lead at halftime. Mixon finished the first half with 201 yards on the ground.

-- Staff

James Logan 26, Berkeley 7: Ahki Muhammad ran for three first-half touchdowns and scored on defense, as the visiting Colts (4-1) controlled the clock and field position in beating the Yellowjackets (2-3).

Two of Muhammad's scores came in situations that broke the back of the Berkeley defense. The first came from 3 yards out after a 15-play, 67-yard drive that saw the drive stay alive after two offsides penalties on fourth down.

Fourth down was good to the Colts (4-1) again on Muhammad's third score as he bolted for a 45-yard score on fourth-and-2.

-- Matt Smith, correspondent

College Park 32, Hayward 20: Quarterback Dmitri Salido completed all five of his first half passes for 170 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Falcons (3-1-1) past the Farmers (0-4) in a nonleague game at Diablo Valley College.

Salido opened the scoring in the first quarter with a 6-yard touchdown run and connected with Timmy Jackson for a 47-yard score for College Park's first two TDs.

After the Falcons recovered an onside kick, Ray Jackson scored on a 43-yard run to give College Park an 18-7 lead with 7:05 left in the second quarter.

Ray Jackson scored again just before halftime, catching a 61-yard touchdown pass from Salido with 2:21 left in the second quarter. After a two-point conversion, College Park had a 26-7 lead at halftime.

-- Nick Norvell, correspondent

Hercules 62, San Lorenzo 13: The Titans' Joshua Jackson and Antwuin Prowes combined for 379 yards of offense as visiting Hercules (4-1) scored touchdowns in eight of its nine possessions.

Jackson, who has top-end speed, rushed for 156 of his game-high 163 in the first half and scored on touchdown runs of 63 and 51 yards in that half. Two of Prowes' three catches were spectacular, as he finished with 103 yards in receptions as well as 113 rushing yards (including an 80-yard TD run) and a 71-yard punt return for a touchdown.

After Hercules took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, San Lorenzo (2-3) answered with a 95-yard drive that ended early in the second quarter with a Keenan Johnson 9-yard TD run. But Hercules proceeded to score 21 straight points to take a 35-7 lead into halftime.

-- Phil Jensen

Concord 30, Heritage 18: A late 31-yard touchdown run by Malik Blackburn secured victory for the host Minutemen.

The Minutemen and Patriots traded scores throughout the game, but Blackburn's fourth-quarter rush kept Heritage at bay for good. He finished with 98 yards on 15 carries, and he also caught five passes for 22 yards and a touchdown.

Blackburn got Concord (3-1) on the board first with a 7-yard touchdown catch. Heritage (0-5) answered with a 5-yard scoring run by Jordan Ruelas in the second quarter.

Ruelas also reached pay dirt on a third-quarter touchdown pass from Nate Rollins and a fourth-quarter touchdown run.

Thanks to three successful two-point conversions, the Minutemen were able to keep a steady lead over the Patriots.

Concord quarterback Mitch Daniels finished 20 for 40 passing with 205 yards and three touchdowns.

Heritage running back Leeandre White was a workhorse for the Patriots, carrying the ball 21 times for 91 yards.

-- Justin Lafferty, correspondent

Encinal 14, Vallejo 7: Running back Jordan Parker needed just two plays to help take down host Vallejo (1-3). The first was a 60-yard punt return for a touchdown in the first half and a 66-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that proved to be the back-breaker.

Parker finished with 152 all-purpose yards and the only two touchdowns for Encinal (3-1).

-- Jose San Mateo, Vallejo Times-Herald