Skyline High quarterback Jamal Mayo hurt Oakland Tech with his arm and his legs Friday in the Titans' 53-25 Oakland Athletic League victory over the host Bulldogs.
Mayo completed all four of his passes for 185 yards and the first two touchdowns of the game, a 78-yard reception by Alex Bibbens and a 25-yard perfect fade pass to Kendrick Payne. The second touchdown gave the Titans (3-2, 1-0 OAL) a 13-0 first-quarter lead, and they increased their advantage to 26-0 at halftime. Mayo was 3 for 3 for 114 yards at halftime.
"We were looking to run, but the way the defense played, it opened up the pass," Mayo said.
He also rushed for 107 yards and a touchdown, one of three Titans who crossed the century mark on the ground. DeWayne Ewing Jr. led the way with 158 yards rushing and touchdown runs of 4 and 8 yards. Teammate Tyrone Campbell had 140 yards rushing and touchdowns of 28 and 41 yards.
Skyline's win overshadowed an impressive performance by Oakland Tech sophomore quarterback James Lewis. He rushed for a game-high 204 yards, which included touchdown runs of 18 yards and 1 yard, and passed for 89 yards and two touchdowns. Oakland Tech fell to 1-5 overall and 0-1 in the OAL.
McClymonds 31, Fremont 15: Eddie Heard Jr. threw for four touchdowns and ran for one as the Warriors started their OAL schedule with a win over the Tigers at Curt Flood Field.
"It's a big responsibility, but the team
After Fremont (0-5, 0-1 OAL) tied the game 7-7 on Latrall White's 33-yard touchdown run, McClymonds (4-2, 1-0 OAL) scored 18 unanswered points to build a 25-7 lead late in the third quarter. Heard's 23-yard scoring pass to Lavon Washington on fourth down broke the first-quarter tie.
Heard threw for 138 yards and ran for 53. Two of his touchdown passes went to Isaiah Walters -- from 10 and 4 yards out.
-- Matt Smith, correspondent
Castlemont 12, Oakland 8: The host Knights halted a last-minute drive by the Wildcats and opened OAL play with a victory.
Filling in at quarterback, senior Devon Miller provided all of the offense for Castlemont as he rushed for 118 yards and two touchdowns.
After Oakland failed to convert a fourth down on its 30-yard-line, Miller ran twice before he scored on a 3-yard carry to put the Knights up 6-0. The Wildcats (0-6, 0-1 OAL) fumbled on their next possession, and Castlemont (2-3, 1-0) recovered on the Oakland 31. On the ensuing play, Miller shed four tacklers and sprinted 31 yards to put the Knights ahead 12-0 in the first quarter.
Neither side threatened to score again until the fourth quarter.
Dwayne Riley ran 25 yards on a fake punt to put the Wildcats on the Castlemont 40. Quarterback Kesomi Mafi found Aaron White for two receptions to put Oakland into the red zone, setting up Riley's 4-yard touchdown run.
The Wildcats got the ball back with 3:58 left and drove 45 yards into Castlemont territory before time ran out.
-- Allen S. Gordon, correspondent