SAN LEANDRO -- K.J. Carta-Samuels threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the Bells overcame a slow start to pull away from the Pirates in a nonleague game at Burrell Field.

Defensively, Bellarmine (2-0) held San Leandro (1-2) to just 30 yards on the ground, including minus-28 in the second half while sacking the Pirates quarterbacks four times.

Trailing 14-3 late in the second quarter, Carta-Samuels marched the Bells down the field when Armoni Bryan caught a screen pass from Carta-Samuels and went 18 yards for the score, cutting the San Leandro lead to four. The third quarter was all Bellarmine as Carta-Samuels scored on a 1-yard sneak before hitting Kyle MacAuley for a 27-yard touchdown to give the Bells a 24-14 lead.

After Elijah Marshall scored on a 20-yard scamper for Bellarmine, the Pirates tried to make it interesting when Stephen Johnson capped a 90-yard, 10-play drive with a 15-yard touchdown toss to Reuben Baker with 5:58 remaining. Baker finished with five receptions for 112 yards and two touchdowns. After a fumble deep in their own territory, the Bells defense forced the Pirates to turn the ball over on downs a the Bellarmine 16.

Carta-Samuels finished with 89 yards in the air and another 39 on the ground. Johnson threw for 102 yards for San Leandro.

Bellarmine 31, San Leandro 21

Bellarmine 3 7 14 7-- 31

San Leandro 0 14 0 7-- 21

B -- Bush 38 FG

SL -- Garcia-Ceja 16 run (Jauregui kick)

SL -- Baker 17 pass from Costa (Jauregui kick)

B -- Bryan 18 pass from Carta-Samuels (Bush kick)

B -- Carta-Samuels 1 run (Bush kick)

B -- MacAuley 27 pass from Carta-Samuels (Bush kick)

B -- Marshall 20 run (Bush kick)

SL -- Baker 15 pass from Johnson (Jauregui kick)

Rushing: B -- Lynam 8-44, Carta-Samuels 7-39, Marshall 2-21, Changras 6-20, Puccini 4-20, Bryan 4-16, Guttadauro 1-(-6), Team 2-(-18). Totals 34-136. SL -- Mataafa 10-33, Younger 9-18, Garcia-Ceja 2-17, Lesure 1-0, Costa 2-(-11), Johnson 7-(-25), Team 1-(-2). Totals 32-30. Passing: B -- Carta-Samuels 7-14-0 89. SL -- Johnson 6-10-0 102, Costa 5-9-0 102. Totals 11-19-0 204. Receiving: B -- Bryan 2-28, MacAuley 2-28, Forchette 1-19, Bush 1-7, Marshall 1-7. SL -- Baker 5-112, Johnson 2-47, Foumai 1-26, Mataafa 1-16, Garcia-Ceja 1-4, Hearne 1-(-1). Fumbles/lost: Bellarmine 1/1, San Leandro 2/0. Records: Bellarmine 2-0, San Leandro 1-2.