The Newark Memorial High football team dominated every facet in its 40-7 Mission Valley Athletic League win over visiting Moreau Catholic on Friday night.
The Cougars (4-1, 2-0 MVAL) allowed just 130 yards of offense -- 66 of which came on a screen pass from Nicholas Kinast to Jason Hinton for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter.
Moreau (3-3, 1-1) managed just 6 yards in a scoreless first half. The Newark defense had six sacks, three by John Tai. Teammate Anthony Garcia added two sacks and had a fumble recovery.
Since allowing 44 points in a nonleague loss to El Cerrito, the Newark defense has allowed just 13 points in the past three games.
Offensively, the Cougars rushed the ball at will with 327 yards. Marty Leggett led the way with 118 yards on 12 carries. Teammate Mark Morton had 87 yards on 20 carries and scored three touchdowns -- two rushing and one receiving. His touchdown reception gave Newark a 27-0 lead with just over eight minutes left in the third quarter.
Newark quarterback Riley Pivin was 6 of 12 passing for 94 yards and a trio of touchdowns -- two to Fred Tidwell. Teammate Robert Ramirez had two catches for 57 yards.
Washington 28, American 27: The Huskies overcame an early 14-0 hole to come away with a tough MVAL victory over the Eagles at Tak Fudenna Stadium.
Washington stopped American's Robert Pinkney on a fourth-and-5 from the Huskies 15 with 1:07 left in the contest. The Eagles forced a punt and had one last play at the Huskies 28 with 5.7 seconds left. Kyle Barker's pass was picked off by Ahmed Aryobi to preserve the Huskies' win.
Washington quarterback Kyle Malpede threw for 189 yards on 16-for-24 passing, including a 22-yard touchdown strike to Terrance Jones that gave the Huskies (3-2, 2-0 MVAL) their first lead at 21-14 in the third. The touchdown came three plays after the Huskies' Nate Woudstra recovered the kickoff that the Eagles (3-2, 0-1) failed to field.
Barker came right back, hitting Anthony Young for a 42-yard touchdown pass on American's next possession.
Eddie Adams scored from a yard out to give Washington the lead right back at 28-21. The Eagles responded as Eric Adair scored on a 7-yard run with 10:09 left in the game, but the point after was missed.
Jones led the Huskies with six receptions for 59 yards, and Andrew Llanos added four catches for 79 yards, including a spectacular on-handed grab in the second half.
-- Tony Gonsalez, correspondent
Del Oro-Loomis 20, James Logan 13: The Colts suffered their first loss of the season after their passing attempt on fourth down was batted down in an overtime game in Loomis.
Cody Otten caught a touchdown pass on Del Oro's overtime possession, then made the defensive play to stop Logan (5-1) on its attempt.
Warren Miles Long and Damond Beasley scored Logan's touchdowns as regulation ended in a 13-13 tie.
It was the first win of the season for Del Oro (1-4), which represented Northern California in last year's Division II state bowl game.
"We got everything we were looking for except for the win," said James Logan coach George Zuber.
Encinal 22, Alameda 15: Tyrell Carrigan's 97-yard touchdown run with 55 seconds left secured the sixth straight "Island Bowl" win for the visiting Jets against their crosstown rivals at Thompson Field.
Alameda had its hopes raised when Chris Bussey caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from Jesse Lewis with 5:23 left in the contest. James Knight's 2-point conversion run opened a 15-14 lead for the Hornets (2-3).
Alameda dominated possession in the first half but had only a 7-0 lead -- on Adam Awa's 2-yard touchdown run in the first quarter -- to show for it at halftime.
Encinal (4-2) scored on its first two possessions of the third quarter -- a 4-yard run by Austin Ve'e and a 1-yarder by Isaiah Hunter.
-- Mike McGreehan, correspondent
Clayton Valley 55, Hayward 15: Running back Joe Protheroe scored four rushing touchdowns and had 262 yards on just 15 carries, helping the Eagles to a dominating win over visiting Hayward.
The Eagles had a 42-7 lead by halftime much to the delight of their raucous homecoming crowd. Michael Protheroe, Jesse Medrano, Curtis Grant and Tanner Wraa each ran for a touchdown for Clayton Valley (4-1).
Hayward (1-3) tried to bounce back from an early 14-0 deficit when Jevin Odom caught a pass from Marjani Ellison and flew down the sideline for an 80-yard touchdown, cutting the Eagles lead in half. That was as close as the Farmers got, as Clayton Valley scored the next 41 points.
Late in the fourth quarter, David Jones scored from 1 yard out for Hayward (2-3).
-- Nick Bender, correspondent
Oakland Tech 29, Benicia 28: In a game full of big plays and penalties, it was a 2-yard mad dash that made all the difference in host Oakland Tech's win over Benicia.
Down 28-21 late in the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs drove down the field after Oakland Tech's Nayo Johnson picked off a pass near the end zone. The Bulldogs scored on an 18-yard touchdown run by quarterback James Lewis. Oakland Tech went for the win, sending Noah Suszckiewicz to the end zone for the go-ahead two-point conversion.
The Bulldogs (3-2) held on to give the Panthers their first loss of the year.
Lewis ran for three touchdowns and passed for one, racking up 109 yards on the ground and 132 yards through the air. Oakland Tech's Erik Thomas ran for 102 yards on 13 carries.
-- Justin Lafferty, correspondent
Laney 23, Hartnell 20: Vandy Keobounheung and Daron Duong scored touchdowns in the fourth quarter as the host Eagles (1-3) beat the Panthers (2-2).
Laney quarterback Adam Robinson threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Keobounheung with 10:03 left in the game to give the Eagles a 17-13 lead.