Even a frenetic second-half comeback by the host Bulldogs was not enough to overcome the early damage done by the high-flying quarterback-wide receiver combination of Brett Stephens and Griffin Piatt.

Stephens found Piatt for scoring strikes of 3, 39 and 69 yards as the Cougars (9-0, 5-0) amassed a 28-7 halftime lead.

The first score was just pretty: a perfectly thrown fade to the corner of the endzone that dropped right over Piatt's shoulder. The second was even prettier: a diving, outstretched, over-the-shoulder job by Piatt after Stephens rolled right and threw a dart downfield. The third was all Piatt: a short dump-off from Stephens that Piatt turned into a huge play by breaking tackles and outracing the defense. Piatt also nabbed two of Campolindo's six interceptions. He had four catches for 126 yards.

Alhambra (2-6, 0-4) made things interesting in an increasingly acrimonious fourth quarter. Justin Green's touchdown with 1:04 left in the third quarter made it 42-13, and prevented the officials from running the clock in the fourth.

The Bulldogs then recovered back-to-back onside kicks and rode slashing running back Taylor Poyadue to the last two scores.

Poyadue finished with a game-high 241 yards and two score on 26 carries. The insurrection was finally quelled when Piatt intercepted Leo Costa in the end zone with just under two minutes to play.

Campolindo 42, Alhambra 25

Campolindo          7          21          14          0--          42

Alhambra          0          7          6          12--          25

C -- Piatt 3 pass from Stephens (Antenzana kick)

C -- Piatt 39 pass from Stephens (Antenzana kick)

C -- Thornton 25 interception return (Antenzana kick)

A -- Lamberts 27 pass from Costa (Mendoza kick)

C -- Piatt 69 pass from Stephens (Antenzana kick)

C -- Ebarle 10 run (Antenzana kick)

C -- Rosenbaum 3 run (Antenzana kick)

A -- Green 3 run (run failed)

A -- Poyadue 11 run (run failed)

A -- Poyadue 49 run (run failed)

Rushing: C -- Ebarle 17-146, Fadelli 1-35, Rosenbaum 7-21, Thornton 1-13, Hoffman 1-2, Stephens 9-(-20). Totals 36-197. A -- Poyadue 26-241, Wilson 12-59, Green 2-15, Bailey 1-(-1). Totals 41-314. Passing: C -- Stephens 13-20-1 191. A -- Wilson 1-9-1 7, Costa 4-12-5 66. Totals 5-21-6 73. Receiving: C -- Thornton 5-38, Piatt 4-126, Windatt 2-16, Rosenbaum 2-11. A -- Lamberts 4-66, Poyadue 1-7. Fumbles/lost: C -- 6/2. A -- 2/1. Records: Campolindo 9-0, 5-0 DFAL; Alhambra 2-6, 0-4.