Game of the Week: San Mateo-Serra 35 @ Pittsburg 45: Padres quarterback Luke Bottari completed 23 of 32 passes for 253 yards and three touchdowns. The problem was, he also threw three picks, as Serra (1-2) gave up two defensive scores and couldn’t put together even two consecutive quarters of consistent football. Jacob Bandes and the Pittsburg (2-2) defensive line racked up the pressures on Bottari, and he only completed one pass in the third quarter, and even that was for negative yardage. Read our full recap online.
Archbishop Riordan 40 @ Napa 31: Riordan (1-2) came out with their first win of the season, and did it in historic fashion.
Quarterback Adham Abdelghani passed for 302 yards, completing 14 of 25 passes for five touchdowns, tying the Crusaders record for passing touchdowns in a game set by Darius Bell in 2007. Adelghani also ran 11 times for 108 yards. Receiver Marcus Williams caught three touchdown passes on the evening, with 109 receiving yards on five catches, coming one TD catch short of tying the school record, set in 2015.
Junior running back Jalen Camp had 27 carries for 157 yards and a touchdown on the night. Sophomore receiver and kick returner Chris Whiley caught three passes for 83 yards and two scores. Read our full recap online.
Galileo 64 @ Ygnacio Valley 15: The Lions moved to 2-0 on the year with their second straight resounding win, once again riding Yarvell Smith. The 6-foot, 210-pound running back ripped off 170 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries, while adding six tackles and an interception, which he returned for 39 yards. Running back and co-team captain Jimmie Edwards also got in on the action, carrying the ball six times for 107 yards and two scores on offense, while he added 11 tackles, three sacks and five tackles for loss on defense.
Quarterback and co-team captain Ronald Fox went 6-of-11 passing for 108 yards and a pair of touchdowns (and one pick), and also carried the ball five times for 101 yards and a touchdown.
Big 6-foot-2, 185-pound receiver Reese Bickart caught three balls for 78 yards, two of those for touchdowns.
Senior defensive back Mike Duran scored the game’s first touchdown, taking a pick back 39 yards to the house on Ygnacio Valleys’ first possession. That was one of two interceptions for the 6-foot-1, 175-pounder Duran on the day, who also forced a fumble and made four tackles.
On the Lions’ second possession, Edwards finished a 53-yard, eight-play drive with a 25-yard touchdown run. Bickart hauled in a 26-yard touchdown on the last play of the half from Fox, and then Smith opened up the second half with a 60-yard touchdown run.
Galileo finished with a whopping 516 total yards of offense, and ended the game with a Brandon Ho interception — one of five turnovers the Lions forced on defense.
Lincoln 27 @ Mt. Eden 0: Senior do-everything back Desean Crawford opened up the scoring with a two-yard touchdown run, and wound up rushing for 201 yards on 26 carries for the Mustangs, who moved to 2-0 on the season.
In the second quarter, Jovan Baker ran in a touchdown from a yard out, putting a polish on his nine-carry, 113-yard rushing performance. He also completed 5-of-7 passes for 29 yards.
Senior Jack Gaughan ran in a one-yard score in the third quarter, and Rocky Marania added a one-yard touchdown run in the fourth. Marania also added eight tackles, while Gaughan notched seven and a fumble recovery on defense. Lincoln was led defensively by nine tackles from senior linebacker Julian Aguirre.
Fremont-Kennedy 0 @ Marin Catholic 50: After dropping their first two games of the season to Moraga-Campolindo and Oakland-McClymonds on the road, the Wildcats finally got off the schnide. Quarterback Gaven Cooke rushed for three scores — including a 26-yard scamper — and a 44-yard touchdown pass to Vaughn Mauterer.
Cooke — who didn’t play the second half — finished with 113 yards on nine carries, and went 7-of-17 for 169 yards, according to the Marin Independent Journal. He also picked up a run of 45 yards with two minutes to go in the first half to set up the first of two Matteo Perez touchdown runs. Perez finished with 121 yards on 10 carries.
“[Gaven is a] stud athlete with big upside,” head coach Mazi Moayed told the Examiner. “Still has work to do this early in the season. Once he hits his stride, he will be scary.”
Moayed also made a point of mentioning the defense’s play. After Kennedy picked off Marin Catholic on the first drive, the Wildcats out-gained the Titans 468-2 the rest of the way.
Up next is Antioch (4-0), which took out Clayton Valley Charter 35-34 on Friday. That game will be on Sept. 15 in Kentfield, at 2 p.m.
Cupertino-Homestead 6 @ Sacred Heart Cathedral 58, at Kezar Stadium: Coming into this game, senior Anthony Heard already had 199 rushing yards on 33 carries, and 121 receiving yards on five catches. The 5-foot-8, 175-pounder known as “Speedy” continued his strong season, ripping off an 81-yard touchdown run to kick things off with the first Fightin’ Irish score. He added a 76-yard touchdown catch with 1:18 to go in the first quarter
Sacred Heart Cathedral (2-1) took a 27-0 lead on a 12-yard LeVar Watkins score with 7:49 to go in the first half, and held Homestead (0-4) scoreless for the first 19:53 of the game. By the third quarter, the scorekeepers turned to a running clock, as the Irish took a 51-6 lead.
The Irish will return to action in two weeks, on Sept. 21 at Kezar Stadium against WCAL power San Jose-Valley Christian, with kickoff slated for 7 p.m.
Washington 0 @ California School for the Deaf 42: The CSD Eagles moved to 4-0 on the season, and Washington, which lost to Harker 40-6 in the season opener, fell to 0-2. Next up is 0-3 Richmond on Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. on the road.
Mission 48 @ Oakland-Fremont 0, at Curt Flood Field: The Bears (1-2) took home their first win of the season, battering Oakland-Fremont, which falls to 0-3.