The traditional South Bay opener wasn’t close as Darrell Page rushed for two touchdowns and St. Francis kept Oak Grove off the scoreboard en route to a 35-0 victory. The Lancers, ranked third by this publication, scored all the points they would need in the first quarter, driving 86 yards on their opening series. … Los Gatos outscored host Pioneer by three touchdowns in the second half to pull away for a 42-10 victory. Will Fordyce scored two touchdowns for Los Gatos, which never trailed … Gunn nearly pulled off a comeback in a 28-25 loss to Soquel that came down to the wire. DJ finished with 11 catches for 131 yards for Gunn. … Half Moon Bay led 56-0 after three quarters en route to a 63-7 beating of Saratoga. Cougars quarterback Gavin Tomberlin passed for one touchdown and ran for two more. Chase Hofmann scored touchdowns on three short runs, and kicker Dylan Williams had field goals of 39 and 42 yards. … Homestead put up 350 yards rushing in a 36-13 win over Fremont. Andrew Oduor ran for 176 yards and a touchdown. … Eric Ketton had 131 yards on eight carries and scored twice as Santa Clara routed Prospect 62-7. … Leigh quarterback Kyle Albert threw for 249 yards on just 10 completions and Nick Alexander caught four balls for 167 yards in a 29-24 win over Branham. Alexander also scored a touchdown on a 1-yard run. … Ryan Cance’s 80-yard pick six in the fourth quarter broke open a close game in Leland‘s 30-13 triumph over Santa Teresa. … Christopher rode the arm of quarterback Ben Sanford to a 38-0 win over Ann Sobrato. Sanford was 15-of-31 for 110 yards and three scores. Running back Tyler Davis had 92 yards for Christopher. … Burlingame crushed Mt. Pleasant 54-0. Gabe Hyman caught a 34-yard touchdown pass and kicked four extra points while Savaun Brown returned a punt 37 yards for one score and went over from the 7 for another TD. … San Mateo scored 26 fourth-quarter points and beat South San Francisco 33-15. Kevin Grant scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 21-yard run. …
Monte Vista, the defending North Coast Section Division I champ, gave coach Matt Russi a victory in his first game as Zane Cribb excelled on offense and defense in a 13-7 victory over Deer Valley. Cribb rushed for 128 yards, caught a touchdown passes and intercepted three passes. … Campolindo, which has won two state titles in the past three season, scored the first touchdowns in its much-anticipated Saturday showdown against Marin Catholic. It then gave up the next 35 points in a 42-21 loss. … Moreau Catholic, which has high expectations, lost 20-0 as St. Patrick-St. Vincent scored twice during a two-minute span of the fourth quarter. … Quarterback Robby Rowell had quite a night for Acalanes, completing 14-of-16 passes for 203 yards and seven touchdowns — all in the first half — to lead his team to a 56-14 victory over Alhambra. … Clayton Valley Charter got off to a rough start, losing to Reed in Sparks, Nev., 38-22. The Ugly Eagles trailed by 30 points after three quarters. … Pittsburg trailed 28-0 after one quarter and lost to Centennial-Corona 63-21. Centennial’s Tanner McKee, the top-rated quarterback in California in the 2018 class, completed 12 passes for 315 yards and three touchdowns. … Kennedy-Richmond quarterback Micah Barnes accounted for six touchdowns as the Eagles flew past Bethel 48-0. Barnes rushed for 75 yards and three scores, and he passed for three more touchdowns, connecting on 6-of-11 passes for 171 yards. … College Park outscored Pinole Valley 42-29, but quarterback Demari Davis had a huge game for Pinole. He rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns, and passed for 100 more yards. … Defense paced Miramonte in a 25-7 thumping of Vanden. Sam Walker led the way with 12 tackles for the Matador defense. … Freedom opened with a 34-16 victory against Turlock. Gilles Jackson, who was switched from wide receiver to running back, rushed for 155 yards and two scores in his debut at his new position. Wideout Baylei Coston had 162 yards in receptions and also scored twice. … Ryan Wright completed nine of 14 passes for 136 yards and a score as California cruised past James Logan 44-13. The Grizzlies were ahead 26-0 at the half.
Bay Area News Group’s Vytas Mazeika and Phil Jensen and Prep2Prep correspondents Brendan Ogburn and Cody Oleski contributed to this report.
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