Game of the Week: San Jose-Valley Christian 45, Sacred Heart Cathedral 7 @ Kezar Stadium: Speedy Anthony Heard was finally shut down for really the first time this season, and the Irish (2-2) completed just five passes while throwing three interceptions. Heard — who had 343 rushing yards over the first three games — was held to just 31 yards on 15 carries, his lowest output of the season. Read the full recap online.
Lincoln 42 @ El Camino 19: The Mustangs got 95 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries from DeSean Crawford. Quarterback Jovon Baker rushed 68 yards on four carries, also had two touchdowns on the ground, as well as a pick on defense. Jack Gaugahan had two touchdowns and a sack, while Leo Gallegos paced the defense with six tackles.
Lincoln now sits atop the San Francisco Section standings at 4-0, and is looking like an early contender for the title.
Galileo 54 @ San Lorenzo 0: The Lions got back up off the mat after a hard-fought 54-30 loss to Rio Vista last week, pummeling the Grizzlies behind Jimmie Edwards. Senior Jimmie Edwards was a one-man wrecking crew, with 12 carries for 126 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns, 13 tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble and a pick-six.
Quarterback Ronald Fox ripped off 72 rushing yards on seven carries, with two rushing touchdowns. He also added an 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to open the second half. It’s the second week in a row Fox has had a 80-plus-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. He also had a 70-yard touchdown to Mike Duran on the second possession of the game.
Given the score, backup QB Matt Tu earned playing time this week, and didn’t disappoint. He completed 4-of-7 passes for 55 yards, including an 18-yard TD to receiver Reese Bickart.
At 3-1, the Lions are second in the section. They’ll next take the field on Sept. 29 at 2 p.m., on the road against Burton.
St. Ignatius 6 @ St. Francis 31: The Wildcats (0-4) held the Lancers to just 10 points in the second half, and sophomore running back Jahsai Shannon ripped off a 60-yard touchdown run with 2:25 to go in the first for St. Ignatius’s only score. The Wildcats dropped to 0-4 on the season, with a game at San Jose-Valley Christian up next on t he schedule, set for Sept. 29 at 6 p.m.
Archbishop Riordan 20 @ San Jose-Bellarmine Prep 34: The Crusaders (1-3) hung tight with the Bells, but couldn’t get over the hump at San Jose City College, losing 34-20. After Bellarmine took a 7-0 lead with 7:56 to go in the first on a four-yard run, the Crusaders responded with an 80-yard touchdown pass from Adham Abdelghani to senior Marcus Williams, and then a two-yard touchdown run by Jalen Camp 3:31 later. Bellarmine struck back with a Tyson Garcia TD with three seconds left in the first, putting Bellarmine ahead for good. Garcia finished with a game-high 26 carries for 133 yards and three touchdowns.
The Bells went up 21-13 with 7:31 to go in the first half, and then Abdelghani hit Joshua DeJesus for a 65-yard score on Riordan’s next play from scrimmage. That was as close as the Crusaders would get the rest of the way.
Camp led the way with 99 yards and a score on 15 carries, followed by Abdelghani, who had 13 carries for 80 yards. Abdelghani completed 6-of-20 passes for 206 yards, with two TDs and two interceptions. Williams led the way with five catches for 141 yards and a touchdown. He also had 38 return yards on two kickoffs, and three yards on a punt return.
Next up for Riordan is Archbishop Mitty on Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. at the City College of San Francisco.
San Mateo-Serra 42, San Jose-Archbishop Mitty 6: In the Padres’ 10th straight win over Monarchs, Nate Sanchez scored three touchdowns and Malakai Rango added two. Serra had a running clock by the half, up 35-0. Backup quarterback Daylin McLemore rushed for a touchdown with 5:15 left.
Luke Bottari went 10-of-10 for 191 yards in the first half, and finished 12-for-13 for 211 yards and an interception, which Derrick Smith came down with off of a deflected pass.
Sanchez finished with 78 yards on 11 carries, while hauling in three catches for another 78 yards. Rango had three touches, including a 25-yard run, a 7-yard scoring run and a 1-yard touchdown run. The Padres next travel to Bellarmine Prep on Sept. 29 at 1 p.m.
Burton 48, California School for the Deaf 14: The Pumas moved to 4-0 on the year with a convincing win over the powerful Eagles, who suffered their first loss of the season after outscoring opponents 174-45. Three Burton players ran for 50 or more yards, led by Jericho Niko, who ran 10 times for 159 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Alfonzo Smith rushed five times for 62 yards and a pair of scores, and Joshua David rushed for 58 yards on nine carries, with one touchdown.
Smith completed 2-of-9 passes for 33 yards, with one touchdown and one interception. Thirty of those yards came on a touchdown pass to Elijah Hernandez.
Marin Catholic 47, Eureka-St. Bernard’s 14: Wildcats quarterback Gaven Cooke completed 7-of-15 passes for 127 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, and was the game’s leading rusher, with 201 yards on 17 carries and another two scores. Behind him, sophomore running back Matteo Perez had 16 carries for 131 yards and a score. Spencer Lauer also scored a rushing touchdown.
Perez had a 63-yard score called back, but Cooke ran 52 yards several plays later, and then threw a TD to Lauer to take a 35-14 lead.
Marin Catholic held St. Bernard’s to just 86 passing yards and 206 total yards of offense. The big defensive play came from Ryan Dolan, who delivered a strip sack of Will Omey, picked the ball up and scored, but the head official blew the whistle on the hit, and instead called it a safety. That made the score 37-14.
Lowell 0@ Harker 50
Balboa 13 @ Santa Rosa 33