Campolindo, St. Ignatius, Liberty, Saratoga win

Ranked teams

No. 8 Campolindo 38, Las Lomas 28: Campolindo (5-0) fought off a tough Las Lomas team looking to play spoiler in this Diablo Athletic League Foothill Division matchup Friday night. Both teams went blow for blow in the first quarter as the Knights struck first with a rushing touchdown from junior running back Frank Payne. The Cougars answered quickly as junior running back and defensive back Dillan Thoms scored his first of three touchdowns to tie the game 7-7. The Knights took the lead again minutes later, returning a punt for a touchdown. Thoms then scored from 24 yards out to tie the game once more. Another Thoms touchdown run put Campolindo up 21-14 at halftime. The Cougars controlled the game from then on, never letting Las Lomas pull within 10 points after taking a 31-14 lead into the fourth quarter. “We had a hungry group of seniors,” Campolindo coach Kevin Macy said. “For us, we called this our championship game. We can claim that we are league champions so that the kids have something to hold on to as a memory.” Campolindo will look to complete its perfect season Friday at 7 p.m. at Miramonte. Las Lomas will return home to play Benicia on Friday at 7 p.m. — Brendan Cross

No. 13 Menlo-Atherton 50, Terra Nova 7: Jalen Moss caught a touchdown pass from Matt MacLeod for the first score of the night and the points kept coming for Menlo-Atherton in the first half of a game that wasn’t listed on either team’s MaxPreps schedule. Raymond Price III scored on a 3-yard run around the right side and then on a 70-yard keeper. MacLeod connected with Jeremiah Earby from 72 yards out to make it 27-0 — still in the first quarter. The advantage ballooned to 50-0 before halftime. Terra Nova scored its touchdown in the third quarter. M-A is 4-0 heading into its season finale next Friday at home against The King’s Academy. Terra Nova (0-2) is scheduled to play at Jefferson next Friday. — Darren Sabedra

Burlingame 21, No. 20 The King’s Academy 14: The Bruening twins led Burlingame to a victory over King’s Academy in Burlingame on Friday night. Head coach John Philipopoulos highlighted junior running back Lou Bruening’s contributions on offense as well as junior defensive lineman Xavier Bruening’s contributions on defense as two key players from Burlingame’s win. Additionally, Burlingame senior quarterback Wyatt McGovern threw for two touchdowns and senior wide receiver Jackson Giovara, senior running back Isaac Frankel and junior tight end Charlie Koch all either caught or ran for a touchdown. Junior wide receiver Jake Taddie and senior quarterback Antonio Gonzalez scored The King’s Academy’s two touchdowns. Burlingame wraps up its season with a home matchup against rival San Mateo next Saturday morning in the Little Big Game while King’s Academy will travel to Menlo-Atherton next Friday to play the final game of its season. — Sofia Scekic

No. 22 St. Ignatius 20, Sacred Heart Cathedral 17: Aidan Smith hooked up with Ciaran Galvin-Quinn on about a 45-yard touchdown pass with just under six minutes left as the Wildcats improved to 3-0 with a win in the annual Bruce-Mahoney Game. SHC is 0-3. Friday’s game was a dandy, with the lead changing hands four times. The winning TD scored when Galvin-Quinn got behind the defense and raced to the end zone after catching Smith’s pass. John Grassi kicked two field goals for SI, including a 37-yarder for the first score. He added a 23-yarder in the third quarter to put St. Ignatius up 13-10. Sacred Heart Cathedral charged back in front in the fourth quarter when Jerry Mixon Jr. scooped up a fumble and raced 23 yards for six. Cian Dowling’s extra point made it 17-13. Tyrice Ivy Jr. caused the fumble. But Smith and Galvin-Quinn connected about three minutes later. SI closes its season at home against Serra on April 17. Jahsai Shannon rushed for over 100 yards for SI. — Mike Lefkow

No. 24 Heritage 34, Antioch 14: Asher Haynes threw four touchdown passes as Heritage took charge early en route to its fourth win in five games this spring under new coach Dave Fogelstrom. Haynes’ pass to Jeremiah Ruffin gave the Patriots a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, a touchdown set up by Christian Conley’s interception. Haynes’ pass to Tanner Hartwig gave Heritage a 14-0 lead and another of Haynes’ TD passes, this one to Jaden Price on fourth down, extended the lead to 21-0 going into halftime. A short run by Devon Rivers gave Heritage a 28-8 lead, and Haynes’ final TD pass of the game — a 16-yarder to Kimani Stafford — widened the margin to 34-8 with 3:48 to play. Heritage closes its season next Friday at crosstown rival Liberty. Antioch (1-3) finishes its season on April 17 at home against Pittsburg in the 102nd Big Little Game. — Darren Sabedra

East Bay

Berkeley 24, Kennedy-Fremont 0: Berkeley evened up its record at 2-2 with a road shutout victory against Kennedy-Fremont. The Yellowjackets took the lead early with a fourth-down touchdown pass from new starting junior quarterback Creg Brown-Lawyer, who finished with two touchdown passes, to senior running back and linebacker Donte Searcy. Searcy was all over the field in the win, later scoring a 10-yard rushing touchdown followed by a strip-sack in the end zone that was recovered by senior defensive end Gustavo Vargas for a score. Defensively, Searcy finished the game with two forced fumbles, two sacks and three tackles for loss. Senior defensive back Greg Jefferson finished with two interceptions for the stout Berkeley defense. “The defense had a heck of a night,” said Yellowjackets coach James Hodgins. Berkeley will play at home against Mt. Eden on Friday at 7 p.m. Kennedy-Fremont will take on Piedmont on the road on Friday at 7 p.m. — Brendan Cross

El Cerrito 48, Pinole Valley 7: After Pinole Valley star Tony Freeman took back a kickoff for a touchdown to make it 14-7, El Cerrito scored 34 unanswered points to set up next Friday’s TCAL Rock Division showdown with De Anza. Both teams are undefeated. Kole White got the scoring started for El Cerrito with a touchdown catch, then Nathaniel Carr got a strip-sack of the Pinole Valley quarterback. Rickari Campbell scooped up the fumble and scored. Freeman’s kickoff return cut El Cerrito’s lead in half, but the Gauchos took over after that. Robert Freeman, who has an offer from Arizona State, returned a punt for a touchdown and Antonio Hines scored twice. Defensive back Warren Smith had two pass breakups. “We’re playing some really good football,” El Cerrito coach Jacob Rincon said. — Mike Lefkow

Hayward 29, Moreau Catholic 14: After not having played for over a decade, when both were members of the Hayward Area Athletic League, old rivals Hayward and Moreau Catholic met Friday night as members of the newly-formed WACC/MVAL Foothill Division. Hayward (2-1) led 14-0 at the half, and that proved to be the difference. Moreau Catholic fell to 0-3. Josh Jackson was the standout for the Farmers, catching a 30-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter, and scoring earlier on a 50-yard bubble screen. With the Farmers leading 27-14 after Jackson’s fourth-quarter TD, Hayward coach Nate Moore credited kicker Ryder Padgett with a big play. Padgett grabbed a bad snap and raced into the end zone for the 2-point conversion, giving Hayward its final 15-point edge. — Mike Lefkow

Kennedy-Richmond 14, St. Mary’s-Berkeley 6: Kennedy-Richmond picked up its first win of the season, holding St. Mary’s to just six points in the home victory. Eagles senior quarterback Bobby Williams began the scoring in the first quarter, rushing in from 10 yards out to give his team an early lead that would never be relinquished. Williams also rushed in the 2-point conversion directly up the middle. From near the goal line, senior running back Elijah Cannon took the handoff from Williams and found the end zone, giving his team a 14-0 lead after a missed extra point attempt. The Panthers responded quickly with a score of their own, as senior running back Vincente Daganzo broke the plane on a 1-yard rushing touchdown. It would not be enough, however, and the defense reigned supreme the rest of the way as neither team scored in the second half. Kennedy-Richmond will stay at home to face Pinole Valley on Friday at 6 p.m. St. Mary’s will take on Salesian at home on Saturday at 1 p.m. — Brendan Cross

Liberty 21, Freedom 14: With Freedom 18 yards from a potential tying touchdown on the final snap, Dylan Frazier finished off the visitors with a game-ending sack as Liberty won the Bell Game for the fourth consecutive season. Freedom tied the score 14-14 on a short touchdown run by Jordan Lee with 7:38 to go. But Liberty answered as Nate Bell rolled right to avoid pressure and heaved a deep pass that Biz Reifel pulled down at the 2. Two plays later, Bell scored to provide the winning margin. Bell’s 60-yard pass to Leo Reichhold gave Liberty a 7-0 lead. After Freedom tied the score, Liberty went back in front just before halftime on Deovion Hill’s 13-yard run. Liberty, coming off a blowout loss at Pittsburg last week, improved to 3-1. Freedom fell to 1-4. — Darren Sabedra

Monterey Trail-Elk Grove 41, San Leandro 12: After injuries forced an already small Encinal team to cancel a game against his team Wednesday night, San Leandro coach Brad Bowers started to search for a new opponent. At around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, he received a call from the head coach of Monterey Trail of Elk Grove, whose opponent also bowed out of a contest scheduled for Friday. After approval from the schools’ respective athletics directors, the Monterey Trail team traveled down from Sacramento County to the Bay and handed San Leandro a tough loss. According to Bowers, the difference was at the line of scrimmage, where Monterey Trail had superb offensive and defensive linemen. Bowers had to play linemen on both sides of the ball, which took its toll. “They run an offense that just kind of wears you down. And it wore us down,” Bowers said. Scores from Devan Daniels and quarterback Ferrari Miller weren’t enough to keep Bowers’ squad in the game. San Leandro will wrap up its regular season next against James Logan. — Michael Espinosa

Salesian 49, Hercules 16: Not only did Dom Fontanilla kick all seven of Salesian’s extra-point attempts, but he also caught two touchdown passes thrown from his younger brother, Nick, who also threw for a touchdown to tight end Milo Jenkins. Antonio Harris also scored twice for Salesian on the ground while Noah Del Sol and Fernando Lopez rounded out the team’s touchdowns against a young Hercules team. With only four players returning with previous varsity experience, Hercules (0-4) remains winless heading into its season finale next Friday against Richmond. Salesian closes its season on April 17 at St. Mary’s-Berkeley. — Michael Espinosa


Aragon 33, Capuchino 7: Aragon relied heavily on a great defensive performance and a big day from sophomore running back Jared Walsh in its road win against Capuchino. Walsh tallied 258 yards rushing and two touchdowns while the Dons defense held the Mustangs scoreless until the fourth quarter. The Dons were down to their fourth-string center, according to head coach Steve Sell, which led to the team cutting the playbook down and focusing on running just a few plays well. Sell said that his defense stood out the most Friday. “Tonight, our defense was outstanding,” he said. “They’ve been outstanding all year.”  Defensively, senior free safety Jack Fitzgerald had an interception and sophomore cornerback Lloyd Walter had the game-clinching interception and a critical touchdown, Sell said. Aragon will travel back home to play Hillsdale on Friday at 7 p.m. — Brendan Cross

El Camino 34, Woodside 7: In its only scheduled home game of the season, El Camino made it count with a convincing win against Woodside. The Colts got up early on the Wildcats with big plays, scoring multiple long touchdowns in the first quarter. Senior running back and defensive back Jovaughn Williams had the first score, finding the end zone from 80 yards out. Junior Joey Pierotti, who plays quarterback, wide receiver and defensive back, outdid Williams with a 99-yard rushing touchdown. Late in the third quarter, junior wide receiver and defensive back Toby Woodworth put the game out of reach for Woodside with a 2-yard rushing touchdown. El Camino will once again hit the road and play South San Francisco on Saturday at 2 p.m. Woodside will travel back home to face Jefferson in a non-league game on Saturday at 2 p.m. — Brendan Cross

Gunn 55, Los Altos 21: Senior Richard Jackson IV capped senior night festivities with an 87-yard touchdown run as Gunn pushed its record to 4-0 in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League’s El Camino Division. One more victory next week against Cupertino would allow Gunn to capture its first undefeated league title. Quarterback James Lambert opened the scoring for Gunn with a 4-yard touchdown run, but Los Altos kept the heat on, trailing 20-14 in the second quarter. Gunn then closed out the first half with three unanswered scores to take a 41-14 lead into the locker room. — Mike Lefkow

Hillsdale 13, Jefferson 6: In a low-scoring affair between two previously undefeated teams, Hillsdale came up with the win against Jefferson. Jefferson came into the game with just 19 players and head coach Sergio Portela Jr. said his team just ran out of fuel near the end before it could pull out a win. Hillsdale senior free safety Marc Baldwin scored on a 79-yard pick-six in the second quarter to give his team a 6-0 lead at halftime and junior Gabe Baima ran the ball in for a touchdown from one yard out to give Hillsdale a 13-0 lead in the fourth quarter. Jefferson senior running back Romien Taguiam scored late in the fourth to put points on the board for his team but Jefferson could not score again before the clock ran out. Portela also said Jefferson had a kick return called back that would have gone nearly 80 yards for a touchdown. Hillsdale wraps up its season next Friday at Aragon and Jefferson will take on Terra Nova at home next Friday as well. — Sofia Scekic

Palo Alto 43, Santa Clara 10: Palo Alto topped 40 points for the second consecutive game to even its record at 2-2. After opening the season with losses to Wilcox and Mountain View, the Vikings have beaten Milpitas 59-26 and now Santa Clara. Palo Alto closes its season next Friday at Los Gatos, which clinched the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League’s De Anza Division championship with a 20-19 victory at Wilcox on Thursday. After his team’s win over Santa Clara, Palo Alto coach Nelson Gifford tweeted, “Resilience was big tonight, with positive energy driving us to overcome a slow start. Proud of the captains; they showed what leadership looks and sounds like. On to Los Gatos.” Santa Clara (0-4) is scheduled to play its season finale on April 17 at Milpitas. — Darren Sabedra

Sequoia 50, South San Fransisco 6: Sequoia coach Rob Poulos found it more difficult this season to give all of his players time on the field, because of his team’s shortened schedule. After three players in his backfield found the end zone during the win over South San Francisco, Poulos said he was “excited to see everyone get a chance to contribute.” Running backs John Larios, Dan Martinez and Brandon Esquivel all scored for the first time this season and quarterback Demare Ward rushed for two touchdowns. On defense, linebacker Ben Gladstone forced a fumble, which he recovered, and had an interception. Sequoia (3-1) looks to cap off its strong season when it hosts undefeated Carlmont next Friday. Carlmont (3-0) has a bye this week. The Scots defeated South San Francisco 42-0 last week. — Michael Espinosa

South Bay

Independence 19, Del Mar 14: Del Mar took a 14-6 lead in the first quarter but did not score the rest of the game as Independence scored a victory on Friday night. Sophomore quarterback Jaxson Villasenor scored on a two-yard keeper and senior wide receiver/cornerback Michael Calhoun returned a kick for a touchdown for Del Mar, which played with only 16 players. Independence senior wide receiver Chris Valencia caught a touchdown from senior quarterback Israel Montenegro to score his team’s first points of the game. Junior running back/strong safety Creon Fitch and senior David Kanongata’a each added a touchdown for Independence in the second quarter, and neither team scored in the second half. Fitch also recorded eight tackles and senior linebacker Alex Tran recorded seven as both played well on defense for Independence. Del Mar wraps up its season next Thursday at home against Prospect and Independence is scheduled to travel to Willow Glen next Saturday to end its season. — Sofia Scekic

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