Sacred Heart Cathedral 0, Mountain View-St. Francis 14: In our Game of the Week, the Irish held tight with a very talented Lancers team, but sophomore quarterback Cian Dowling — a St. Ignatius transfer starting his first varsity game — couldn’t get much going against a potent St. Francis defensive line. That line — anchored by four-star prospect Joshua Pakola — held Anthony “Speedy” Heard to just 16 yards on eight carries. Read the full recap online.
Galileo 44 @ Burton 8: The Lions opened Academic Athletic Association play with a resounding win over an upstart contender in Burton. The Pumas came into the league opener undefeated, but didn’t have an answer to Yarvell Smith (117 rushing yards on six carries) or dynamic dual-threat quarterback Ronald Fox, who scrambled and hit on a fourth-down, 38-yard touchdown strike to Jimmie Edwards III in the second quarter. It was one of two receiving scores for Edwards, who also ran for 57 yards.
Fox also came up with a 97-yard pick-six on a fourth-and-one play by Burton at the Galileo four-yard line, giving the Lions (4-1, 1-0 in AAA) a 36-point lead, and the running clock. Read more in our full recap online.
Mission 46, Washington 0: The Bears moved to 3-2 with a 46-0 win over Washington (1-4) on Thursday at Kezar Stadium.
Jelani Al Malik scored a 61-yard touchdown to highlight the win, with McKinley Oliver passing for 41 yards and rushing for 94 and a pair of scores, one 2-yard touchdown and a 25-yard rumble. Julian Milton had 37 receiving yards, 16 rushing yards and a four-yard rushing touchdown, plus a pick-six, which he returned for 32 yards. Will Delaney added a 16-yard rushing touchdown, and Jeleel Bender rushed for seven yards and added a 25-yard touchdown reception from Jamariea Burroughs.
The Bears have now won three straight headed into this Friday’s clash with Galileo.
Archbishop Riordan 6, Archbishop Mitty 34 @ SF City College: The Monarchs only recorded 246 yards of total offense, but they held the Crusaders to just 105, with only 26 net rushing yards. Riordan (1-4) was led offensively by Marcus Williams, who caught four balls for 52 yards. Quarterback Adham Abdelghani went 7-for-23 for 79 yards and one touchdown — a 19-yard third-quarter pass to Roberto Alas — and two interceptions, and was the victim of eight broken up passes.
Riordan’s defense had just one sack — a 10-yarder by Matthew Yeung — but did have nine tackles for loss as a team, led by Dalton Mitchell, and a forced fumble by Michael Estrada.
Marin Catholic 35, Terra Linda 6: The Wildcats (3-3) got an 8-of-15, 109-yard performance from Gaven Cooke, who tossed a touchdown (to senior Ian Domingo) and one interception. He also rushed 14 times for 103 yards. Sophomore Matteo Perez carried the ball 12 times for 45 yards, though he did lose a fumble.
Four of Marin Catholic’s five touchdowns came on the ground, including one by freshman backup quarterback Michael Ingrassia, who went 2-for-6 passing for three yards and one interception. He was sacked twice and had to deal with a bad snap.
The Wildcats held Terra Linda to just 84 rushing yards and 155 total yards of offense, with a pair of picks from junior cornerback Spencer Lauer and senior Vaughn Mauterer. Marin Catholic also racked up three sacks, from senior four-star defensive tackle Jamar Sekona, senior defensive tackle Dom Maclean and sophomore defensive end Jared Lyon.
The only score the Wildcats allowed came on a drive where they committed one of their three penalties on the day — an offsides call on fourth-and-3 near midfield.
San Mateo-Serra 43, Bellarmine Prep 0: Since a close loss at Pittsburg on Sept. 7, the Padres have outscored opponents 85-6. Luke Bottari completed 11 of 13 passes for 186 yards and three scores, while Serra as a team rushed for 154 yards on 20 carries, led by a 45-yard score from Malakai Rango. Rango also caught four passes for a team-high 82 yards and a touchdown. Junior Terence Loville added two catches for 69 yards and a score, while Nate Sanchez caught three passes for 64 yards and two of his three touchdowns.
Touchdown catches by Loville and Sanchez opened the scoring, and the Padres led 13-0 with 5:40 left in the first quarter, and Bottari hit a short pass to Rango to up the score to 20-0. Bottari then went deep on the left sideline to Rango for a 55-yarder to set up a Sanchez rushing touchdown. A Nusi Malani safety put Serra up 29-0, and a 17-yard screen to Sanchez gave the Padres a 36-0 lead with 5:58 to go in the first half. Sanchez would take a direct snap for a touchdown for the final score, with 9:47 to go in the third quarter.
St. Ignatius 0 @ Valley Christian 41-0: The Wildcats fell to 0-5 headed into the annual Bruce Mahoney Game against Sacred Heart Cathedral next week at Kezar Stadium.