Keenan Johnson caught a 26-yard touchdown pass from Kevin Mosi to lift the host Rebels past the Highlanders in the West Alameda County Conference-Shoreline Division opener for both teams at Arroyo High.

Johnson's touchdown catch came with 2:20 left in the third quarter, some 21/2 minutes after the Rebels had relinquished the lead for the first time on a 66-yard punt return by Piedmont's William Meredith.

Mosi completed 11 passes for 132 yards, and Johnson had 36 receiving yards on a game-high four catches for the Rebels (2-4, 1-0 WACC Shoreline).

Piedmont (4-2, 0-1) hurt itself by losing fumbles on its first four possession and failing to score from the 1-yard line in the third quarter.

After a scoreless first quarter, Mosi got the Rebels on the board with a 7-yard touchdown run with 11:42 to go in the second. A 3-yard Charles Davis run opened a 14-0 lead at 9:04 to go, but Piedmont quickly got back on its game, as Kyle Dalton's 8-yard run closed the deficit to 14-7 before the half. Dalton finished with 105 yards on 15 carries.

Meredith's 53-yard run put the Highlanders on the San Lorenzo 1 early in the second half. But two runs for no gain, coupled with an illegal motion penalty, forced the Highlanders to settle for a 27-yard Ale Chiodo field goal.

San Lorenzo 21, Piedmont 16


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Piedmont          0          7          9          0--          16

San Lorenzo          0          14          7          0--          21

SL -- Mosi 7 run (Bernal kick)

SL -- Davis 3 run (Bernal kick)

P -- Dalton 8 run (Chiodo kick)

P -- Chiodo FG 27

P -- Meredith 66 punt return (kick failed)

SL -- Johnson 26 pass from Mosi (Bernal kick)

Rushing: P -- Dalton 15-105, Meredith 3-54, Pacheco 1-9, Ellis 1-2, Tam 2-(-2), Kim 5-(-6), Sullivan 4-(-18). Totals 31-144. SL -- Moore 16-120, Davis 9-38, Benson 1-10, Jones 3-1, Sanchez Perez 1-1, Johnson 1-(-1), Mosi 8-(-32). Totals 39-137. Passing: P -- Kim 3-4-0 18, Slabaugh 1-2-0 14. Totals 4-6-0 32. SL -- Mosi 11-23-0 132. Receiving: P -- Sulabaugh 1-18, Hanf 1-14. SL -- Johnson 4-36, Davis 3-26, Benson 2-42, Jones 2-28.Fumbles/lost: Piedmont 5/4, San Lorenzo 0/0. Records: Piedmont 4-2, 0-1 WACC Shoreline; San Lorenzo 2-4, 1-0