DANVILLE -- The Foothill High football team piled up 428 yards of offense and blew open a close game in the second half to down Monte Vista 38-3.
"It was us running out the kinks in the first half, adjusting to what they were running on defense in the second half," Foothill quarterback Kyle Kearns said. "Monte Vista came out ready to play."
The host Mustangs (1-4, 0-2 EBAL) actually scored first with a terrific drive to open the game. However, Alex Jenezon sacked Nikita Zamora on a second-and-goal and Monte Vista settled for a 27-yard field goal by Noah Sol.
The Falcons (6-0, 2-0 EBAL) responded with an eight-play, 79-yard drive capped by a 26-yard pass from Kearns to
Isaiah Langley. A 30-yard field goal by Dan Rodriguez gave Foothill a 10-3 lead at halftime.
However, things changed in the second half. Zamora injured his left knee late in the second quarter and came back out wearing a knee brace. He missed on all six of his pass attempts in the second half before giving way to Sol, also the backup quarterback.
The Falcons got a quick score to open the third quarter when Jamirr Holland ran it in from the 1. A 60-yard touchdown run by Holland put the game out of reach early in the fourth quarter.