Bruising tailback Olito Thompson punished the Eagles' defense for 235 yards and five touchdowns on 25 carries as the visiting Minutemen (5-2, 2-0 DVAL) trounced Clayton Valley (4-2, 0-2) for the third straight year. Concord has outscored the Eagles by a total of 148-34 in the past three battles for the ClayCord Cup. Thompson also caught a pass for 35 yards, and scored on a two-point conversion to account for 32 of Concord's points.

The Minutemen's ball-hawking defense held Clayton Valley to just 79 yard of total offense in the game, and just 6 in the second half. Defensive lineman Willy Thompson even got in on the scoring, propping up Eagles quarterback Mateo Gomez long enough to strip the ball away on a sack, then scooting 30 yards to paydirt.

That was the second turnover of the game. Cornerback Daniel Golden defended three straight pass attempts in the second quarter before finally picking off Gomez and returning the ball 35 yards to set up Olito Thompson's second score.

The closest Clayton Valley got to breaking up the shutout came on the following possession. The Eagles inched their way to the Concord 28, only to see Eddie Juarez's 45 yard field-goal attempt get partially blocked.

Concord 42, Clayton Valley 0

Concord          0          14          14          14--          42

Clayton Valley          0          0          0          0--          0

C -- O. Thompson 1 run (pass failed)

C -- O. Thompson 1 run (Young pass from Morrow)

C -- O. Thompson 6 run (pass failed)

C -- W. Thompson 30 fumble return (Bates pass from Morrow)

C -- O. Thompson 5 run (O. Thompson run)

C -- O. Thompson 47 run (pass failed)

Rushing: C -- O. Thompson 25-235, Manoa 9-32, Morrow 2-(-16). Totals 36-251. CV -- J. Prothero 15-42, Medrano 3-18, Kelly 1-4, Dominguez 2-1,Pedraza 1-(-2), Gomez 2-(-5), M. Prothero 1-(-8). Totals 25-50. Passing: C -- Morrow 7-11-0 171, Daynes 0-1-0 0. Totals 7-12-0 171. CV -- M. Prothero 0-2-0 0, Gomez 5-12-1 29, J. Prothero 0-1-0 0. Totals 5-15-1 29. Receiving: C -- Smith 3-85, Young 2-51, O. Thompson 1-35, Bates 1-6. C -- Medrano 3-10, Dominguez 1-14, Chelette 1-5. Fumbles/lost: Concord 0/0, Clayton Valley 3/1. Records: Concord 5-2, 2-0 DVAL; Clayton Valley 4-3, 0-2.