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Senior Seta Pohahau continued his dominance of the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division with 235 yards on 18 carries to lead the Aragon football team to a 35-14 win over Terra Nova on Friday.

The win moved the Dons (7-2, 6-1 PAL Bay) closer to a home playoff game. The Tigers dropped to 4-4-1 overall and 4-2-1 in the Bay.

Pohahau scored one touchdown, a 77-yard run in the second quarter that gave Aragon a commanding 28-0 lead going into halftime. The Dons were able to spread the ball around, as four players reached the end zone.

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“This is just another win,” Pohahau said. “Just another step toward the playoffs.”

— Mike Horst

OCEAN DIVISION

San Mateo 24, Capuchino 21

SAN BRUNO — Quarterback Nate Davidson once again drew the spotlight, totaling over 200 yards — including a game-high 129 yards rushing on nine carries — to lead the Bearcats (4-5, 4-3 PAL Ocean) to a see-saw win over the Mustangs (2-7, 2-4) at Carl Reyna Memorial Field.

Davidson converted three extra points, boomed a 28-yard field goal and ran for two touchdowns, including a 90-yard sprint to tie the game at 14-14 midway through the second quarter. The senior paired with running back Patrick Latu throughout the afternoon to sell play-action bootlegs, including Davidson’s longest rush of the season.

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“It’s the best feeling in the world when you turn the corner and all you see is green,” Davidson said, “and that is what I saw.”

The Bearcats’ defense did the rest in a stellar performance, holding Cap to 181 yards of offense, while all three Mustangs scores were set up by turnovers in San Mateo territory. As a result, Cap had a chance to win it on its final possession, driving downfield from its own 20-yard line to face a fourth-and-1 at the San Mateo 28.

With no timeouts remaining and less than 2 minutes left, Cap followed a short third-down run by utilizing the hurry-up offense. Mustangs quarterback Anthony Gutierrez pitched wide right to junior halfback Nate Newman, but a pair of Bearcats — linebacker Latu and defensive back Simon Kang — converged on the play to contain it for no gain.

“When they did [a third-down] trap, I knew they were coming back to me,” said Latu, who also made the tackle on the previous play. “On fourth down when they pitched that ball outside, I turned and helped [Kang] because I knew it was coming back inside.”

Cap led briefly in thefirst half, scoring twice in just more than 3 minutes, including a 7-yard gallop by Eloy Moreno to take a 14-7 lead. Moreno rushed for a team-high 118 yards on 22 carries. San Mateo tied it less than a minute later and never looked back after taking the lead on Davidson’s field goal with 25 seconds remaining in the half.

— Terry Bernal

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