With an East Bay Athletic League title in hand, the San Ramon Valley High girls volleyball team still had a lot to play for in its league and regular-season finale.

In addition to facing their rival on the road Thursday night, the Wolves were looking to cap an unexpected undefeated EBAL season and did just that by topping Monte Vista in five games 25-19, 16-25, 22-25, 25-23, 18-16.

"This was completely unexpected," San Ramon Valley coach Brian Fujinaga said. "I thought we'd be OK this year, but I didn't think we'd run through league like this. And I'm so happy for the girls for finishing it in the rivalry game in a hostile environment."

After each team won comfortably in a game and won a tight game, it came down to making plays in the fifth. And that's exactly what Katherine Claybaugh did.

The sophomore had 34 kills, including eight in the fifth game to lead the Wolves (30-3, 14-0 EBAL) to the comeback win.

The Mustangs (28-6, 10-4 EBAL) led 14-13 in the fifth, thanks in part to five kills and an ace in the set by Hailey Lindberg, but they couldn't stop Claybaugh down the stretch.

Football

San Leandro 46, Bishop O'Dowd 3: The Pirates wrapped up an outright West Alameda County Conference-Foothill Division title with a dominating win over the host Dragons.


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San Leandro will find out Sunday where it will be seeded in the North Coast Section Division I field.

Stephen Johnson had a huge first half for the Pirates, throwing for 92 yards and a touchdown and running for a game-high 109 yards on 10 carries while finding the end zone twice.

He also added a punt return for another score as San Leandro (6-4, 5-0 WACC-Foothill) took a commanding 39-0 halftime lead.

Johnson scored on a 17-yard run to open the scoring before breaking four tackles to go 68 yards to the end zone after the Dragons were forced to punt on their next possession.

The lead grew to 19-0 late in the first quarter when Johnson connected with Keone Foumai for a 24-yard scoring play.

Eric Schwartz hit a 25-yard field goal to break the shutout for O'Dowd (3-7, 2-3).

-- Tony Gonsalez, correspondent

Granada 10, Livermore 0: The visiting Matadors took a defensive-minded victory over the rival Cowboys to clinch a winning overall record in the teams' EBAL and regular-season finales.

The Matadors, who had already qualified for the North Coast Section Division 1 playoffs, led 10-0 at halftime after limiting the Cowboys to one late first down.

"Our defense has been great all year, and they were spectacular," Granada coach Tim Silva said. "They did a great job."

Matadors quarterback Tyler Offill completed a 4-yard touchdown pass to Jason Silva with 4:06 left in the half, increasing the lead to 10-0.

The score came six plays after Nick Campiotti intercepted Travis Adams at the Livermore 29-yard line.

The Matadors (6-4, 3-3) opened the scoring on a 21-yard Matthew Dremalas field goal in the first quarter.

The Cowboys (2-8, 0-6), the only Division II team in the EBAL, have qualified for the NCS Division II playoffs based on two nonleague wins over Division II opponents.

-- Matt Schwab