With standout senior quarterback Brett Stephens out for the season with a shoulder injury, Andrew Zolintakis stepped into the void, directing the Cougars to a comeback victory in Moraga with a Stephens-like performance.

The junior threw for 221 yards and two touchdowns passes and ran for the game-clinching first down with just over a minute to play with Campolindo clinging to a three-point lead.

The Cougars (6-1, 3-0 Diablo Foothill Athletic League) trailed 21-17 heading into the fourth quarter but went ahead 24-21 with 10:46 left on a 3-yard touchdown plunge by Nicky Aikawa. The touchdown capped a 12-play drive that started on the Cougars' 20-yard line.

Zolintakis put the Cougars ahead 7-0 in the first quarter on an 8-yard run, but the Knights came right back on their next possession, tying the score on a 4-yard scamper by Kyle Hill.

The Knights (3-5, 2-2) took the lead in the second quarter as quarterback Adam Wood scrambled long enough to find Zach Fulks in the back of the end zone for the touchdown and a 14-7 lead.

The Cougars closed the half with 10 unanswered points, receiving a 25-yard field by Cristian Antezana and a 6-yard touchdown pass from Zolintakis to Justin Dunn for a 17-14 halftime edge.

Campolindo 24, Las Lomas 21


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Campolindo          7          10          0          7--          24

Las Lomas          7          7          7          0--          21

C -- Zolintakis 8 run (Antezana kick)

LL -- Hill 4 run (Howard kick)

LL -- Fulks 12 pass from Wood (Howard kick)

C -- Antezana 25 FG

C -- Dunn 6 pass from Zolintakis (Antezana kick)

LL -- Wood 1 run (Howard kick)

C -- Aikawa 3 run (Antezana kick)

Rushing: C -- Hill 11-66, Wood 7-35, McGoff 4-16, Fulks 1-11, Jacobson 1-4, Bromstad 2-2, Ow 2-(-3). Totals 28-131. C -- Christian 12-58, Santaguida 9-31, Aikawa 5-27, Zolintakis 7-14. Totals 33-130. Passing: C -- Wood 13-19-0 196. LL -- Zolintakis 16-30-1 221. Receiving: C -- Ow 5-102, Fulks 5-57, Milner 3-37. Totals: 13-196. C -- Windatt 5-55, Dunn 4-34, Phillip 3-86, Rosenbaum 2-30, Yoklavich 1-16, Aikawa 1-0. Fumbles/lost: Campolindo 1/0, Las Lomas 0/0. Records: Campolindo 6-1, 3-0 DFAL; Las Lomas 3-5, 2-2.