ANTIOCH -- Crajon Menefee's four rushing touchdowns and Jamal Lockett's 90-yard kickoff return in the third quarter helped the Pittsburg High football team fend off host Deer Valley 42-29 in Bay Valley Athletic League play Friday.

Pittsburg (5-3, 2-1 BVAL) scored on all four of its first half possessions and ran for 346 yards in the game, 295 of those yards coming in the first half as it built a 28-14 halftime.

Deer Valley (6-2, 2-1) trimmed the lead to seven with a 10-play, 70-yard drive, capped by a 1-yard run from Alex Estrada. The key play on the drive was a 25-yard quarterback scramble by Nsimba Webster on a third down and 12.

Webster led the Wolverines with 173 yards rushing to go with 295 yards passing and three touchdowns.

On the ensuing kickoff, Lockett would return it 90 yards to put Pittsburg back up 35-21 with 6:21 remaining in the quarter.

"That was a huge play to get back momentum," said Pittsburg head coach Victor Galli, noting that Lockett also had a 53-yard run to set up a Pirates score just before halftime. "I think that really took the wind out of their sails."

Lockett had 87 yards rushing for Pittsburg. Harris Ross led the Pirates with 178 yards on the ground, Menefee had 73.

After trading punts, Deer Valley drove 57 yards to the Pittsburg 15 before Daniel Carter picked off a Webster pass at the 6 with 7:24 left in the game, returning it 19 yards.

"Our defense really stepped up and made plays when we had to," Galli said.


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Menefee would score his fourth touchdown six plays later to give Pittsburg a cushion.

Galli said the team came back hungry after losing a heartbreaker last week at home to Freedom, 49-48.

"Our guys were disappointed after last week and really stepped up and came out with a lot of confidence and ready to play," Galli said.

Pittsburg 42, Deer Valley 29

Deer Valley          7          7          7          8--          29

Pittsburg          14          14          7          7--          42

P -- Menefee 2 run (Iniguez kick)

P -- Menefee 10 run (Iniguez kick)

DV -- Nz. Webster 30 pass from Ns. Webster (Quintanilla kick)

P -- Menefee 2 run (Iniguez kick)

DV -- Malolo 6 pass from Ns. Webster (Quintanilla kick)

P -- Renteria 8 run (Iniguez kick)

DV -- Estrada 1 run (Quintanilla kick)

P -- Lockett 90 kickoff return (Iniguez kick)

P -- Menefee 7 run (Iniguez kick)

DV -- Hamlin 60 pass from Ns. Webster (Iakopo from Ns. Webster)

Rushing: DV -- Ns. Webster 11-173, Pooler 16-36, Estrada 1-1. Totals 28-210. P -- Ross 15-178, Lockett 10-87, Menefee 16-73, Renteria 1-8. Totals 42-346. Passing: DV -- Ns. Webster 16-31-1 295. P -- Renteria 3-5-0 66. Receiving: DV -- Nz. Webster 5-103, Hamlin 1-60, Pruitt 2-52, Ward III 3-52, Sturgis 2-17, Malolo 1-6, Pooler 2-5. P -- Maile 1-30, Menefee 1-18, Crawford 1-18. Fumbles/lost: Deer Valley 0/0; Pittsburg 1/1. Records: Deer Valley 6-2, 2-1 BVAL; Pittsburg 5-3, 2-1.