Treyvon Jones rushed for three touchdowns to help lead the American High football team to a 40-22 Mission Valley Athletic League win over Irvington at Tak Fudenna Stadium on Saturday.
Jones scored on runs of 3, 3 and 21 yards. His first 3-yard score came on the game's first possession, which was key, according to American quarterback Ryan Barker.
"I think scoring on the first drive really gets our team into it," Barker said. "Since we put up two scores before they did, it gave us the confidence we could win this game."
American (4-2, 1-1 MVAL) jumped ahead 12-0 over the Vikings (3-3, 2-1), but with 19 seconds left in the first half, Irvington quarterback Jack Shank scored on a 14-yard run to cut the lead to 20-14.
The Eagles were able to strike right back, however, on an option pass from Deangelo Cox to Anthony Wellington, covering 41 yards for a score on the half's final play from scrimmage.
Washington 48, Kennedy-Fremont 14: Tylan Vinson threw for all 237 of his yards in the first half, and the Huskies' forced five turnovers to stay undefeated in the MVAL with a win over Kennedy at Tak Fudenna Stadium.
With the win, the Huskies remain in first place in the MVAL and are halfway to their first league title since 2008.
Vinson threw for three touchdowns on 13-of-20 passing. He also ran for 82 yards and a touchdown.
Terrance Jones led Washington with five receptions for 97 yards, and the Huskies finished the night with 410 total yards.
-- Tony Gonsalez, correspondent
El Cerrito 41, Berean Christian 0: Led by 252 yards of rushing offense, the Gauchos ran away with a Tri-County Athletic League-Rock Division victory over host Berean Christian.
Senior and UCLA commit Adarius Pickett paced the Gauchos with 154 yards rushing, including three touchdowns in addition to his duties playing cornerback.
El Cerrito (5-2, 3-0 TCAL-Rock) scored rushing touchdowns on its first five drives of the game, leading to a running clock for the second half.
Berean Christian quarterback Max Cuddihy completed 8 of 10 passes for 73 yards but could not get the Eagles (2-5, 0-3) in the end zone.
-- Wes Goldberg
Mt. Eden 57, Arroyo 42: The host Monarchs scored four straight touchdowns, bridging the second and third quarters, to break open a tight game and help earn a win over Arroyo in the West Alameda County Conference-Shoreline Division opener for both teams.
Arroyo took a 24-20 lead in the second quarter on Phillip Lagua's 2-yard run and got the ball back after a goal-line stand.
But Dominic Williams put Mt. Eden in front 27-24 at the half with a 36-yard interception return for a touchdown.
After halftime, Mt. Eden reeled off 23 consecutive points, with Jonathan Sturholm hitting Ray Fat and Williams with touchdown passes that put the Monarchs up 50-24 late in the third quarter.
-- Matt Rempel, correspondent
Chabot 64, Cabrillo 24: The host Gladiators (3-2) scored 40 points in the first half and went on to a nonconference home win over Cabrillo (1-4).
Chabot quarterback Zach Lujan completed 11 of 13 passes with a touchdown and no interceptions.
Demariay Moody had 104 yards on five receptions, including a 53-yard touchdown in the first quarter.
-- Jen Cosgriff, correspondent