ANTIOCH -- Deer Valley High quarterback Nsimba Webster was a mover and a shaker in the Wolverines' 49-21 win over visiting Castro Valley on Friday night in the first round of the North Coast Section Division I playoffs.
The elusive Webster accounted for six touchdowns -- three rushing and three passing -- as the No. 4-seeded Wolverines (10-1) broke open a 14-14 tie and won going away.
Castro Valley (4-7), the 13th seed, battled the Wolverines every step of the way.
But the Trojans just couldn't match the quick steps of Webster.
After the Trojans cut the deficit to 28-21 on a 12-yard run by Namane Modise, Webster nearly brought down the house. He scored on a spectacular 51-yard run in which he eluded at least six would-be tacklers in a tight area before racing another 45 yards into the end zone.
Webster tacked on another 4-yard scoring run on the Wolverines' next possession after running 31 yards on the previous play. He finished with 155 yards passing and 112 rushing.
"Nsimba Webster had a heck of a game," Deer Valley coach Rich Woods said.
"That run he made -- two of his runs -- were incredible. What a competitor."
The Wolverines will face either Liberty or James Logan in the quarterfinals.
Woods also credited linebacker Malik Hutchings with stellar play, especially on a goal-line stand in the fourth quarter.
The Trojans moved the ball well, led by Demareyeh Lane's 163 yards rushing.
"That's a good football team," Woods said of Castro Valley. "We knew they run a similar offense that we've been working against. We kind of held them, but the guys that need to make plays really stepped up."
The Wolverines' Kyle McDonald rounded out the scoring with his second touchdown on a 26-yard run.
Deer Valley outscored Castro Valley 35-7 after the game was tied 14-14 in a back-and-forth first half.