With Friday's game on the line for the Fremont High football team, it wasn't a surprise who received the ball.
The Tigers' Sione Moli scored the winning touchdown against host Skyline with six seconds remaining on a 6-yard run for the last of his career-high 169 yards on the ground. Moli scored all but one of Fremont's points, as the Tigers rallied from deficits three times in the second half to win 23-20.
"I just had to get it. I knew it was all on me," said the 5-foot-9, 210-pound Moli about his winning touchdown. "We just believed in ourselves."
A two-point conversion run by Moli, his second of the game, gave the Tigers (2-5, 2-1 Oakland Athletic League) the three-point advantage with six seconds remaining. Skyline (3-4, 1-2) pounced on the kick and, after drawing Fremont offside, had time for one play from Fremont's 43. But the Tigers' Majerle Taugavau knocked down a Jamal Mayo pass to end the game.
Moli scored the first of his three touchdowns on a 30-yard run in the third quarter to wipe out a 6-0 Skyline lead. He also scored on a 1-yard run with 9:19 remaining in the game. In the second half, Moli rushed for 103 yards on 12 carries.
DeWayne Ewing Jr. paced Skyline 110 yards rushing, including a 42-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Mayo added two touchdowns as part of his 81 yards on the ground.
Oakland Tech 47, Oakland 20: The Bulldogs (3-5, 2-1) scored on offense, defense and kick returns to rout the host Wildcats (0-8, 0-3).
The Bulldogs' Keith Lewis electrified the crowd with punt returns for TDs of 50 and 40 yards and placed Oakland Tech in good field position for two second-quarter touchdowns. Lewis, a receiver, also caught six passes for 131 yards.
In the first three quarters, the Bulldogs scored 33 points while the Wildcats managed just one score, a 63-yard run by quarterback Kesomi Mafi to open the game. Mafi had 147 yards rushing.
Tech running back Lamarr Davis (80 yards) scored on runs on 28 and 3 yards, and sophomore quarterback James Lewis (230 yards passing) threw a 45-yard strike to Rafael Otero giving the Bulldogs a 26-8 halftime lead.
-- Allen Gordon, correspondent
McClymonds 25, Castlemont 0: Host McClymonds (6-2, 3-0 OAL) took a 13-0 lead into halftime on its way to the win over the Knights (2-5, 1-2). "Our defense played well," McClymonds coach Curtis McCauley said.