Lovell Samuels ran for 170 yards, Eddie Heard Jr. accounted for three touchdowns and the McClymonds High football team scored 29 unanswered points to top Skyline 29-13 in a showdown of two of the top teams in the Oakland Athletic League on Friday.
The Titans (3-3, 1-1 OAL) started the game with a 12-play, 80-yard touchdown drive, capped by Dewayne Ewing's 2-yard run. Ewing added an 18-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, but it was all McClymonds (5-2, 2-0 OAL) from that point on.
"We're such a young team and we make a lot of mistakes," McClymonds coach Curtis McCauley said. "But once we settle in and make adjustments, we're pretty successful."
Heard threw for two touchdowns and rushed for one. His first touchdown pass was a 7-yarder to Lavance Warren and cut Skyline's lead to 13-6. After Harold Halcomb III scored from 1 yard early in the third quarter, a two-point conversion by the Warriors gave them a 14-13 lead.
Heard's second TD pass, a 15-yarder to Jermaine McCann, was the game's final touchdown.
Fremont 14, Oakland 2: An evenly dispersed and potent ground attack helped the visiting Tigers come away with the victory in an OAL game that featured two teams each looking for its first victory of 2011.
Fremont tried only four passes the entire game but ran the ball 38 times for 230 yards -- with three players topping the 50-yard mark. Sione Moli (13 carries, 80 yards) and Marcus
Coming into Friday, Fremont and Oakland were a combined 0-11 this season and had been outscored 416-99, but the game was hardly a dud. It was scoreless through the first 21 minutes, and on their final four possessions, the Wildcats drove to the Fremont 14, 4, 21 and 11 but failed to score, aside from a safety with 4:17 remaining.
With the win, Fremont improved to 6-1 against Oakland the past seven years.
-- Andy Altman-Ohr
Oakland Tech 14, Castlemont 0: James Lewis threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score to lead the Bulldogs (2-5, 1-1) past the Knights (2-4, 1-1).
With Tech leading 2-0 in the second quarter, Lewis capped an impressive drive with a 17-yard touchdown pass to Rafael Otero. Castlemont responded late in the first half as it drove to the Oakland Tech 13-yard-line, but Marcus Boys intercepted a Devon Miller pass to end the threat.
Otero set up the Bulldogs' last touchdown as he caught a slant pass and ran for 51 yards. Lewis then scored from 9 yards out to seal the win.
Otero finished with four catches for 91 yards.
-- Allen Gordon, correspondent
Kennedy-Fremont 39, Mission San Jose 6: Damien Mackey posted the first win of his coaching career with Kennedy's thumping of Mission in Mission Valley Athletic League play at Tak Fudenna Stadium.
Kennedy (1-7, 1-4 MVAL) was paced by quarterback Francisco Rojas, who was 8 of 13 passing for with 132 yards and two touchdowns. His top target was Malcom Hale, who caught two passes -- both touchdowns -- for 145 yards. The first was an 85-yard strike that gave Kennedy a 7-0 lead. The second was a 60-yarder from backup quarterback Jesse Ochoa in the fourth quarter.
Kennedy running back Isaiah Cortez rushed for 107 yards on 12 carries and scored a touchdown. Teammate Junior Ngalo had 98 yards rushing on five carries. He scored touchdowns on a 38-yard run and a 25-yard interception return.
Mission (2-5, 0-3) has lost 37 straight league games. The last MVAL win was a 20-18 victory over Newark Memorial in 2005.
The Warriors, who were held to minus-3 yards rushing, got their only touchdown on a 2-yard run from Saleem Karim late in the fourth quarter.
-- Steve R. Waterhouse, correspondent
Millennium 34, Big Valley Christian-Modesto 22: The Falcons' perfect season was in jeopardy midway through the fourth quarter, but they responded with the drive of the game to put away the Lions.
Millennium (8-0, 3-0 Central California Athletic Association) had its lead cut to 28-22 by a Big Valley Christian field goal with 7:30 to play, and a botched kickoff return pinned the Falcons back on their own 5-yard line.
But the Falcons covered 95 yards in 10 plays -- all runs -- and quarterback Jamani Woods capped it off with a 32-yard touchdown, sneaking through the line to daylight on a fourth-and-2 to seal the win with 2:37 to play.
The Lions (3-5, 1-2) were led by Brandon Wray's 120 rushing yards on 17 carries.
-- James Leonard, correspondent