HAYWARD -- Themon Taylor III had 262 yards of total offense and five touchdowns as Valley Christian rolled to a victory over St. Bernard in the first round of the North Coast Section Division V playoffs at Chabot College.

With the win, the Vikings will take on the winner of Saturday's game between Ferndale and Calistoga in the semifinals next week.

Taylor threw for 143 yards and three touchdowns in the first half as the Vikings (8-3) took a 29-12 halftime lead.

After the Crusaders (8-3) scored first on Noah Davis' 7-yard pass to Jason Seaman, Taylor found Jairus Woodson for a 26-yard touchdown.

Chandler Wilson gave St. Bernard the lead back with a 2-yard dive into the end zone. The Vikings regained the lead when Taylor scored on a 29-yard keeper and his 2-point conversion made the score 15-12 late in the first quarter.

Taylor then hit tight end Demaurier Blackwell for a 21-yard touchdown to extend the Vikings lead to 10. Right before the end of the half, Vince Volpatti took a screen pass from Taylor, breaking a tackle before bolting down the right sideline for a 78-yard touchdown with 46 seconds left in the half.

Isaiah Harris added a 19-yard interception return for a touchdown in the second half for the Vikings. Volpatti ran for a game-high 115 yards and also picked off a pass on defense.


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Davis had 158 yards on 17 for 30 passing while Logan Thrap caught five balls for 97 yards and a touchdown for the Crusaders.

Division V Valley Christian-Dublin 50, St. Bernard Catholic 18

St. Bernard 12 0 0 6-- 18

Valley Christian 15 14 14 7-- 50

SBC -- Seaman 7 pass from Davis (conversion failed)

VC -- Woodson 29 pass from Taylor III (Marco kick)

SBC -- Wilson 2 run (conversion failed)

VC -- Taylor III 29 run (Taylor run)

VC -- Blackwell 21 pass from Taylor III (Marco kick)

VC -- Volpatti 78 pass from Taylor III (Marco kick)

VC -- Smith 2 run (Marco kick)

VC -- Taylor 19 run (Marco kick)

VC -- Harris 19 INT return (Marco kick)

SBC -- Thrap 7 pass from Rice (conversion failed)

Rushing: SBC -- Davis 10-46, Allen 1-32, Rice 5-17, Huddleson 4-16, Wilson 3-9, Pimentel 2-(-4). Totals 25-116. VC -- Volpatti 12-115, Taylor III 10-102, Hanks 6-34, Smith 5-32, Haus 4-21, Harris 3-16, Schaefer 1-3. Totals 41-323. Passing: SBC -- Davis 17-30-2 158, Rice 4-6-0 67. Totals 21-36-2 225. VC -- Taylor 6-10-0 160, Suski 1-1-0 4. Totals 7-11-0 164. Receiving: SBC -- Thrap 5-97, Pimentel 5-71, Wilson 4-18, Seaman 3-14, Allen 3-12, Huddleson 1-13. VC -- Woodson 3-46, Volpatti 1-78, Blackwell 1-21, Borneman 1-15, Bell 1-4. Fumbles/lost: St. Bernard -- 0/0; Valley Christian -- 1/0. Records: St. Bernard 8-3, Valley Christian 8-3.