Jalen Avery scored two touchdowns, including one on an 85-yard pass in the third quarter, to help break the game open as the host Monte Vista High football team earned a 48-21 East Bay Athletic League win over Granada on Friday.

"We have a fake post and I make a double move and get to the outside," Avery said of the 85-yard touchdown. "All I do is get off the corner and make two good moves and the line blocked very well and Nikita Zamora gave me a beautiful ball. All I had to do is catch and run to the end zone."

Monte Vista (4-1, 1-1 EBAL) led 20-14 at halftime and although the Mustangs seemed to be in control of the game, they also weren't able to shake a pesky Granada team.

However, Anders Turner intercepted Tyler Offill's pass on the second play of the third quarter and returned it 32 yards to the Matador 13. Zamora eventually cashed in the touchdown on a 1-yard run.

On Monte Vista's next possession, a penalty set up a second-and-18 at the 15. Zamora ran the play-action and heaved the ball to a wide-open Avery at the 50. Avery outran the Granada secondary to make it 35-14.

The Mustangs were strong defensively, holding the Matadors to 184 total yards.

Monte Vista also won the field position battle, forcing Granada (3-3, 0-2) to punt out of its end zone twice and taking advantage of the short field each time.

Dominex Kovacs returned an interception of Zamora 17 yards for a touchdown for Granada.

Monte Vista 48, Granada 21

Granada          7          7          0          7--          21

Monte Vista          10          10          14          14--          48

MV -- Jo. De Malo 34 FG

MV — Milner 27 fumble return (Jo. De Malo kick)

G -- Kovacs 17 interception return (Dremalas kick)

MV -- Avery 28 pass from Nik. Zamora (Jo. De Malo kick)

MV -- Jo. De Malo 38 FG

G -- Campiotti 6 run (Dremalas kick)

MV -- Nik. Zamora 1 run (Melin pass from Nik. Zamora)

MV -- Avery 85 pass from Nik. Zamora (kick failed)

MV -- Chang 2 run (Jo. De Malo kick)

MV -- Rood 2 run (Lowney kick)

G -- Revay 14 pass from Offill (Dremalas kick)

Rushing: G -- Campiotti 10-55, Richards 7-33, Granados 8-29, Shinnick 2-7, Silva 1-3, Soltis 2-(-3), Offill 6-(-20). Totals 36-104. MV -- Chang 18-74, Avery 1-23, Cribb 5-13, Melin 2-9, Rood 1-2, Nik. Zamora 5-(-7). Totals 32-114. Passing: G -- Offill 7-16-2 80, Campiotti 0-1-0 0. Totals 7-17-2 80. MV -- Nik. Zamora 8-18-1 154. Receiving: G -- Soltis 2-12, Goode 1-27, Williams 1-15, Revay 1-14, Peters 1-7, Shinnick 1-5. MV -- Avery 3-118, Melin 3-21, Wensley 1-14, M. Zamora 1-1. Fumbles/lost: Granada 3/1, Monte Vista 0/0. Records: Monte Vista 4-1, 1-1 East Bay Athletic League; Granada 3-3, 0-2.