ANTIOCH -- Deer Valley running back Shane Pooler took the first play from scrimmage straight up the gut for an 80-yard touchdown, and the track meet was on.

Both team's chearleaders attempted the "defense" cheer several times, but it simply didn't work on this night.

The Wolverines (4-1) unloaded with 526 yards in 55-35 victory that featured 955 yards of offense and three kickoff returns for touchdowns.

"It was a great offensive effort by two great teams," Deer Valley coach Rich Woods said. "It was a nice way to head into league."

Deer Valley junior quarterback Nsimba Webster finished with 221 yards rushing and a touchdown on just 11 carries, and he was 12-of-17 for 117 yards and two touchdowns through the air.

Pooler was not to be outdone racking up 154 yards and two scores on 17 carries, despite having a 55-yard score called back on a hold. Pooler also electrified the crowd with a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Deer Valley ripped off 197 yards on it's first eight plays, and raced out to a 21-7 lead just six minutes into the game. Nsimba Webster had 101 yards on his first two plays, but fumbled at the end of a 68-yard run, keeping Vacaville in the game.

Vacaville running back Curtis Goins also kept the Bulldogs (2-3) close with 141 yards rushing, 82 yards receiving and a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

Webster and Pooler had 106 yards rushing each in the first half alone, and Nzuzi Webster, Nsimba's brother, took a short kickoff back 66 yard for a score.

Vacaville narrowed the gap to seven, 35-28, after three quarters, and again at 42-35 with 7:35 left, but Pooler's 99-yard kick return put the game out of reach.

Deer Valley 55, Vacaville 35

Vacaville          7          7          14          7--          35

Deer Valley          21          7          7          20--          55

DV -- Pooler 80 run (Quintanilla kick)

DV -- Malolo 1 run (Quintanilla kick)

V -- Cummins 25 pass from Ardave (Escobedo kick)

DV -- Nz. Webster 66 kickoff return (Quintanilla kick)

V -- Paulin 7 run (Escobedo kick)

DV -- Malolo 6 pass from Ns. Webster (Quintanilla kick)

V -- Te'o 2 run (Escobedo kick)

DV -- Ns. Webster 58 run (Quintanilla kick)

V -- Goins 98 kickoff return (Escobedo kick)

DV -- Iakopo 10 pass from Ns. Webster (Quintanilla kick)

V -- Goins 2 run (Escobedo kick)

DV -- Pooler 99 kickoff return (Quintanilla kick)

DV -- Pooler 3 run (kick failed)

Rushing: V -- Goins 17-141, Mewborn 8-75, Paulin 7-26, Scott 5-21, Te'o 3-18, Kannelis 6-13, Ardave 4-(-1). Totals 50-296. DV -- Ns. Webster 11-221, Pooler 17-154, McDonald 2-25, Estrada 2-5, Malolo 2-4. Totals 34-409. Passing: V -- Ardave 7-17-0 133. DV -- Ns. Webster 12-17-0 117. Receiving: V -- Goins 4-82, Cummins 2-40, Sweany 1-11. Totals 7-133. DV -- Pruit 5-64, Iakopo 3-25, Pooler 1-17, Malolo 1-6, Nz. Webster 1-5, McDonal 1-0. Totals 12-117. Fumbles/lost: Vacaville 0/0, Deer Valley 2/1. Records: Vacaville 2-3, Deer Valley 4-1.