Adam Remotto ran for two touchdowns, and the visiting Campolindo High football team intercepted Acalanes quarterback Casey Harrington three times en route to a 24-14 victory in the Diablo Foothill Athletic League opener for both teams.
Phillip Rei's interception at Campolindo's 12-yard line seemed to kill Acalanes' final chance, but the Cougars faked a punt and tried to pass on a fourth-and-long from their 9 with just over two minutes left and failed. Harrington's 2-yard sneak four plays later pulled the Dons (4-1) within 10 points, but Campolindo recovered an onside kick and ran out the clock.
Conner McNally and Tiger Garcia also intercepted passes for the Cougars, and Remotto scored on runs of 2 and 4 yards en route to a 48-yard performance, all but eight of them gained in the second half. Conner McNally ran for 78 yards on 16 carries for Campolindo (5-0, 1-0).
Cougars quarterback Andrew Zolintakis completed his first seven passes in the second half, twice converting third-down throws and finding Rei for a 5-yard score for a 17-7 Campolindo lead in the third quarter.
Acalanes took a 7-3 lead with 1:35 left in the first quarter when Harrington found Robbie Stern for a 5-yard touchdown pass. But overall, Harrington completed only 7 of 17 passes for 89 yards.
Pete Mitchell ran for 91 yards for the Dons.
Miramonte 35, Dublin 0: The Matadors opened DFAL play with a convincing victory in Orinda thanks to senior running back Ray Clark's 172 yards rushing and three touchdowns as well as a strong effort by the team's defense.
Clark gave the Mats a 7-0 lead in the first quarter with a 9-yard touchdown run and then scored again with 5:39 left before the half on a 3-yard scamper. A 59-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Drew Anderson to Dominic Paoletti upped Miramonte's advantage to 21-0 at the half.
Miramonte's defense limited Dublin's run-dominated offense to 138 yards rushing. The total could have been a lot less if not for a few long runs in the second half by Darrell Millinder, who finished with 99 rushing yards.
Clark's third rushing touchdown of the game came on a 14-yard run for a 28-0 lead in the third quarter. The Mats (4-1, 1-0 DFAL) finished off their scoring for the night on a 48-yard run by Jonathan McDonald, who broke several tackles on his way to the endzone.
Anderson finished with 145 yards passing on six completions. The Gaels (2-3, 0-1 DFAL) had a chance to avert the shutout on the final play of the game, but missed on a pass to the endzone.
-- Jim Bucci, correspondent
Las Lomas 45, Alhambra 23: The Knights' big-play defense more than made up for three costly turnovers in the DFAL opener for both teams.
Second-quarter interceptions by Mingo Flatly and
Las Lomas (3-2, 1-0) need to come back from a 15-10 deficit for a 24-15 halftime lead.
Hessler threw for 186 yards and four scores, with Johnny Marinchak catching seven passes for 81 yards and two touchdowns.
Josh Evans' third touchdown pass for Alhambra (1-3-1, 0-1), a 15-yarder to Grant Hill, pulled the Bulldogs to within 31-23 late in the third quarter. But in the fourth quarter, Corbin blocked an Alhambra field goal attempt, and three minutes later he returned an Alhambra fumble 40 yards for a score.
Evans was 14-of-29 for 183 yards, completing passes to nine different receivers.
Las Lomas ran for 173 yards, led by Fulks with 96 yards on 16 carries, but the offensive numbers were skewed by two big turnovers. A 30-yard loss on a bad punt snap led to Alhambra's final touchdown, a 15-yard pass from Evans to Hill, and Hassler had a 16-yard loss while trying to recover a loose ball.
The Knights were helped repeatedly by having a short field. Alhambra attempted onside kicks on all five kickoffs, recovering two, and punted only twice. Three Las Lomas scoring drives were 55 yards or shorter.
-- Steve Dulas, correspondent