The San Ramon Valley High football team got what it expected from Foothill on Friday night -- a tough, well-coached opponent.

However, the Wolves had a few too many athletes for the young Falcons in a 42-28 East Bay Athletic League victory.

In a sloppy game by both teams, Wolves quarterback Zach Kline passed for 302 yards and five touchdowns in San Ramon Valley's sixth straight win. The Wolves' Jordan Weiss and Sean Miller had two touchdown receptions apiece.

Foothill, led by Griffith Gates 97 yards rushing and two touchdowns, didn't get the flawless effort it needed against the explosive Wolves (6-1, 4-0).

Foothill quarterback Tommy Paulson was intercepted twice, and the Falcons fumbled the ball away two times.

Falcons coach Matt Sweeney said his team "took a big step back" a week after routing Granada 35-0.

"I thought we got rid of the young thing, but we played young again tonight," Sweeney said. "But I give them a lot of credit. Kline was very composed back there. We tried to bring pressure and play man, and we couldn't get to him and we couldn't guard 'em. That's a bad combination."

All of the Wolves' touchdowns in the first half came on extra-effort plays. Weiss prides himself on fighting for extra yards.

"Oh yeah," said Weiss, who had 85 yards receiving and 56 rushing. "I don't really like going down on first contact, that's not really what I do. If you can fight for the extra yards, then it's all worth it in the end."


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The Falcons (2-5, 1-3 EBAL) cut the deficit to 28-14 on a 1-yard Gates run with 8:47 left in the fourth quarter after recovering a Kline fumble. Then the Wolves put it out of reach on a 36-yard touchdown reception by Weiss on a screen play.

Marcus de la Pena rounded out the Wolves' scoring by running 52 yards for a Wolves touchdown on a fake punt.

San Ramon Valley coach Mark Kessler was impressed with the Falcons effort.

"They are going to block tackle and play," he said. "They definitely gave us problems in some areas. I think our athleticism won out."