Deshane Hines put his American High football teammates on his shoulders Friday night at Tak Fudenna Stadium.
With running back Tyrell Lockett out because of a right ankle sprain, the all-everything Hines filled in quite admirably. The senior workhorse, who is being recruited by Colorado, Eastern Washington and Sacramento State, rushed for 128 yards on 31 carries and scored both of his team's touchdowns in a 14-6 win over Washington in Mission Valley Athletic League action.
This was American's first win over Washington on the field since a 14-12 victory in Week 8 of the 1987 season. American has a forfeit win over Washington (2-6, 2-2 MVAL) that was awarded after the season ended in 2002.
"This feels really good," said Hines, who also had an 83-yard kickoff touchdown to start the game called back because of a block in the back. "Everybody relied on me and I believed in my linemen to block."
With the win, American (4-5, 3-2) is now playoff eligible because it will finish no worse than .500 in MVAL play. The Eagles have a bye next week and wrap up the regular season Nov. 11 against Mission San Jose.
Newark Memorial 54, Mission San Jose 6: Hunter Rockwell spoiled the debut of new Warriors head coach Jason Cain, scoring five touchdowns in the first half to lead the Cougars (4-2-1, 3-1 MVAL) to an overwhelming victory.
Rockwell scored on runs of 14 and 60 yards in the first quarter and then went for 50- and 6-yard touchdowns in the second period. He also caught a 49-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Jason Tate in the second quarter.
Mission San Jose (2-6, 0-4) got its only touchdown when quarterback Chris Donoghue threw a 2-yard scoring pass to Yousef Wardack in the fourth quarter.
-- Scott Strain, correspondent
Tennyson 29, Hayward 19: Pablo Magallanes threw for 188 yards and four touchdowns as the Lancers got off to a fast start and held off a late Hayward charge in this Hayward Area Athletic League game at Sunset Field.
Magallanes got Tennyson going with a 13-yard scoring strike to Alson Paxton on the game's first possession. Three Hayward fumbles led to more scores for the Lancers (7-1, 4-1 HAAL) -- a 4-yard scoring pass to Raysean Martin, a 29-yard field goal by Magallanes and a 5-yard touchdown reception by Datron Smith -- which helped the visitors build a 23-0 lead with 7:06 left in the second quarter.
Hayward (2-5, 2-3) made a strong comeback bid in its homecoming game, closing to 23-13 on a 29-yard run by Lamonte Savoy early in the third quarter. But the Lancers all but sealed the game when Smith caught a 17-yard touchdown pass from Magallanes with 49 seconds left in the quarter.
-- Mike McGreehan correspondent
Castro Valley 49, Mt. Eden 0: The Trojans used a punishing ground game to defeat the Monarchs for their third straight win. Castro Valley (3-4, 3-2 HAAL) rushed for 311 yards and didn't pass or punt the ball the entire game.
After the Monarchs (1-7, 0-5) fumbled away their first possession of the night, Alex Cardoze took the Trojans' first offensive play and bolted 26 yards for the first touchdown of the game.
Then after a Mt. Eden punt, it only took two plays for the Trojans to score again, this time on a Nick Lima 46-yard sprint. Jesse Sellers scored on runs of 60 and 52 yards, and also returned the second half kickoff 85 yards for his third touchdown.
-- Matt Rempel,