The Oakland Tech High football team found many ways to reach the end zone Friday in its 42-0 defeat of visiting Oakland.
Besides pass receptions and a rush, the Bulldogs also returned a punt and a kickoff for touchdowns, as well as an interception return.
"I saw a hole. I had to take it and go," said Tech's Michael Adams, who took the second-half kickoff 75 yards into the end zone.
Jerald Daniels opened the game's scoring for Oakland Tech (5-2, 2-0 Oakland Athletic League) with a 58-yard punt return after the first possession of the game by Oakland (2-4, 0-2). The 5-foot-4, 134-pound sophomore also had two sacks.
After a 50-yard touchdown pass from James Lewis to Jahi Davis and a two-point conversion run by Erik Thomas, the Bulldogs led 14-0 with 8 minutes, 43 seconds left in the first half. Oakland Tech broke the game open with three touchdowns in the third quarter, including a 25-yard interception return by Daniel Gainey.
Oakland's Clifton Goodwin was taken by ambulance from the field to Highland Hospital after a play late in the third quarter. He had a head and neck injury and he moved his extremities while lying on the field, said Mikel Jackson, a certified athletic trainer from Children's Hospital-Oakland who was an on-the-field trainer for Friday's game. Oakland coach Jayce Goree said Friday night that Goodwin suffered a serious whiplash.
McClymonds 50, Castlemont 0: The Warriors dominated the host Knights in OAL action. McClymonds (4-3, 2-0 OAL) ran six offensive plays in the first half -- all passes -- resulting in three touchdowns before running the ball the rest of the game.
Warriors quarterback Keith Williams completed 5 of 6 passes for 159 yards and three touchdowns before he was sidelined for the second half.
"My offensive line is amazing," said Williams, whose white jersey was still crisp. "I didn't get touched. We have one of the best lines in the OAL, hands down."
After not rushing once in the first half, Mack only ran the ball for the last 24 minutes, gaining 160 yards on 12 carries and scoring two touchdowns.
A 26-yard touchdown run by sophomore running back Lavance Warren ended the game to keep the Warriors undefeated in league play.
The Knights (0-5, 0-2) started their league season last week after having no nonleague games.
-- Brett Abel, correspondent
Hercules 56, De Anza 0: Marquis Davenport returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and the Titans cruised to a Tri-County Athletic League-Stone Division win over the host Dons.
Armani Reynolds scored late in the second quarter as Hercules took a 42-0 lead at halftime. The game was called with six minutes left in the fourth quarter.
De Anza (2-5, 0-3 TCAL-Stone) hosts Albany next Friday. Hercules (5-2, 3-0) hosts John Swett next Friday.
-- Joe Wolfcale, correspondent
Richmond 38, Albany 18: Oilers senior Tra'von Clay ripped through Albany's defense for 271 yards and four touchdowns to lead visiting Richmond (1-7, 1-2 TCAL-Stone).
Clay's performance was made all that much more amazing considering he had just 37 yards on nine carries at halftime.
At the half, Albany (0-8, 0-3) led 12-6 and was controlling the game thanks to a pair of long touchdown passes from quarterback Nick Sternad to Jarin Panigbatan. The two connected on the first play of the game for a 49-yard score and then again on a 29-yard strike to end the first quarter. In between, Richmond's Lamont Foggy added a 3-yard touchdown run to keep the game close at the break.
But when the third quarter began, so did Clay's impact. He took the first Richmond play of the half 80 yards for a score to tie the game at 12.
Following an Albany fumble on the next drive, Clay scored from 44 yards out on the third play and Richmond had a lead it would not give up.
-- Don August, correspondent
Kennedy-Richmond 30, John Swett 7: The host Eagles dominated the second half to post a TCAL-Stone Division win over the Indians (4-4, 2-1). Kennedy trailed 7-6 at halftime but scored 16 points in the third quarter and another touchdown in the fourth as it won its third straight Stone Division game.
The Eagles (4-4, 3-0 TCAL-Stone) made some adjustments at half and struck quickly on their opening possession, as Ernie Timoteo scored on a 12-yard run. Robert Armstrong ran in the two-point conversion to put Kennedy up 14-7.
Kennedy's offense gained 263 yards from scrimmage in the second half.
Timoteo had 68 yards on eight carries and two touchdowns. Roman Espinoza threw for 138 yards in the win, 113 of those in the second half alone.
-- LeAnn Shea, correspondent
Valley Christian 53, Berean Christian 14: Howard Wikle and the Vikings regrouped after an early double-digit deficit to pull away from Berean Christian in a TCAL-Rock Division game at Chabot College.
Wikle ran for 195 yards on 14 carries and scored a personal-best five touchdowns as the Vikings (6-2, 2-2 TCAL-Rock) rolled up 421 yards, all on the ground.
After spotting the Eagles a 14-0 lead with 6 minutes, 49 seconds left in the opening quarter, the Vikings got on the board on a 52-yard quarterback keeper by Vince Volpatti, and Wikle scored from the 6 to cut the Eagles' lead to 14-13. The Vikings defense gave them the lead for good on the last play of the first quarter when Berean Christian quarterback Garrett Anderson was picked off by Demaurier Blackwell, who returned it 31 yards for the score.
-- Tony Gonsalez, correspondent