In a battle that went back and forth, San Ramon Valley outscored host Granada in the fourth quarter to post a 31-26 win.

With the score knotted at 20-all in the fourth quarter, the Wolves (4-3, 3-0 EBAL) got a 22-yard field goal from Mitchell Allan that gave them a 23-20 lead with 9:23 left in the game. It was the third 22-yard field goal of the night.

After forcing a punt, SRV struck on its next possession. This time it was a 32-yard touchdown pass from Matt Winaker to a wide open Aran Roberts down the middle of the field. After a two-point conversion, the Wolves led 31-20 with 4:17 left.

On the ground, SRV was paced by workhorse Marcus de la Pena, who rushed for 139 yards on 30 carries and scored the Wolves' first touchdown of the game — a 2-yard dash for a 7-3 lead in the first quarter.

Through the air, Winaker was very effective with 236 yards on a 13-for-23 effort. His top target was Christian Fuca, who caught three passes for 80 yards that included a 60-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter that gave the Wolves a 17-13 lead over Granada (4-3, 1-2 EBAL).

Granada quarterback Tyler Offill, who threw for 168 yards, injured his right leg in the fourth quarter and was helped off the field. Wide receiver Javonn Williams caught six passes for 135 yards and had a 36-yard touchdown reception that gave Granada a 20-17 lead in the third quarter.

California 31, Monte Vista 28: Quarterback Cameron Owen ran 31 yards for a touchdown with 1:03 to go, capping a 92-yard drive that kept the Grizzlies (6-1, 4-0) undefeated in the East Bay Athletic League.


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Owens' run on a quarterback draw came only five plays after the Mustangs (1-6, 0-4) pulled ahead 24-21 on a stunning 81-yard touchdown pass from Nikita Zamora to Erik Mensendiek. That TD was the second in a 1:20 stretch that erased the Grizzlies' 24-14 lead.

Owens ran three times for 65 yards on the game-winning drive, all on designed plays, and needed only 56 seconds to take his team down the field.

Zamora, recently hampered by a mild knee strain, came off the bench to throw for 311 yards and three touchdowns, none more spectacular than his heave to Mensendiek along his team's sideline. Zamora was forced from the pocket to his left and while scrambling, launched one to Mensendiek, who leaped for the catch and outran two defenders.

Two of Zamora's TDs went to Eric Dopperpuhl, who caught nine passes for 97 yards.

Owens threw for 192 yards and ran for 68 yards on just five carries for California.

-- Rick Hurd, correspondent

Amador Valley 10, Livermore 7: The Dons won a gritty defensive battle with a fourth quarter touchdown.

Both teams stayed off the scoreboard in the first quarter, and the only score in the entire first half came on a 19-yard field goal by Amador kicker Kevan Knaggs.

Finally, with 3:32 left in the third quarter, Livermore quarterback Travis Adams delivered a 49-yard strike to Tim Harris to put the Cowboys up 7-3 heading to the fourth. But the Dons were able to put together a nice drive, and Mitchell Copenhavor eventually ran it in from 11 yards out to give his team the lead and what turned out to be the deciding touchdown.

Both defenses were terrific, forcing key fumbles when their teams needed them. The Livermore defense got Amador to fumble five times. The Cowboys recovered it twice, including with 3:30 left in the game down three points. But the Dons defense put an end to the drive with a fumble recovery of their own, and Livermore simply ran out of time.

-- Jen Cosgriff, correspondent