The Hercules High football team opened Tri-County Athletic League Stone Division play Friday night with a 35-8 win over visiting Albany.

The Titans (3-2) scored on their fifth play of their first possession, as running back Jordan Bustos took the ball to the left side on sweep for a 25-yard touchdown run.

Hercules scored 21 points in the second quarter, starting with a 1-yard touchdown run by Damon Dixon that capped a six-play, 49-yard drive. Leading 21-0, Armani Reynolds caught a 31-yard touchdown from Dixon with 20 seconds to go in the second quarter.

The Titans' final points came in the third quarter when quarterback Louis Mitchell scrambled to his left and found running back Marquis Davenport cutting across for a 55-yard touchdown.

Davenport was a thorn in Albany's side, as he had 85 yards and a touchdown on seven carries. He also had four receptions for 67 yards and a touchdown.

Albany (0-6) was able to put its only scoring drive together with 4:02 remaining in the fourth quarter, as quarterback Nick Sternad capped a 11-play, 67-yard drive by connecting with receiver Krishan Chada for a 7-yard touchdown pass.

Albany only had 16 passing yards for the game. But senior running back Michael Rabin had 15 carries for 94 yards.

Hercules 35, Albany 8

Albany          0          0          0          8--          8

Hercules          7          21          7          0--          35

H -- Bustos 25 run (Fonseca kick)

H -- Dixon 1 run (Fonseca kick)

H -- Davenport 21 run (Fonseca kick)

H -- Reynolds 37 pass from Dixon (Fonseca kick)

H -- Davenport 55 pass from Mitchell (Fonseca kick)

A -- Chada 7 pass from Sternad (Jimenez-Chinchilla run)

Rushing: A -- Rabin 15-94, Stephens 13-24, Pelesauma 4-23, Sternad 3-4. Totals 35-135; H -- Davenport 7-85, Bustos 8-52, Michael 3-14, Panigbatan 2-8, Dixon 1-1, Kim 1-(-2). Totals 22-157 Passing: A -- Sternad 4-15-2 16; H -- Dixon 4-7-0 49, Michael 1-2-0 55. Totals 5-9-0 104. Receiving: A -- Rabin 2-11, Pelesauma 2-5; H -- Davenport 4-67, Reynolds 1-37. Fumbles/lost: Albany 3/1; Hercules 2/1. Records: Hercules 3-2, 1-0 TCAL-Stone; Albany 0-6, 0-1.