The Tennyson High football team claimed at least a share of the West Alameda County Conference-Shoreline Division title with a 33-14 win over host Mt. Eden on Saturday.
It's the first league title for Tennyson (8-1, 4-0 WACC-Shoreline) since claiming a Hayward Area Athletic League championship in 1970.
"This is something they can use in life," Tennyson coach Terry Smith said. "You have a plan, you practice and you execute a game plan. It's about goal-setting and accountability."
Tennyson can claim the outright league title with a win Thursday against San Lorenzo.
"This is a great feeling," Tennyson running back/linebacker Joshua Handy said. "We worked hard all summer and in the weight room."
Handy had 106 rushing yards on 19 carries and scored the game's first touchdown on a 13-yard run with 5:09 left in the second quarter.
Tennyson quarterback Gilbert Magallanes was 10 of 16 passing with two touchdowns.
On defense, Tennyson held the Monarchs (5-4, 2-2) to just 83 yards -- 18 in the first half.
Arroyo 28, Piedmont 7: The host Dons rode a strong defensive effort to beat the Highlanders and keep alive their hopes for a share of the WACC-Shoreline Division title. Arroyo needs to beat Alameda on Saturday has to hope Tennyson loses to San Lorenzo to claim a co-championship.
Junior Malcom Hale scored touchdowns on a 52-yard run and a 21-yard pass play from Isaac Tapia as Arroyo (5-4, 3-1 WACC-Shoreline) jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first half.
The Dons defense accounted for the next touchdown with 56.4 seconds left in the half. Piedmont quarterback Spencer Kim threw deep but was picked off by Chris Harrison, who broke numerous tackles en route to the end zone for a 21-0 Arroyo advantage.
Kim scored for the Highlanders (5-4, 1-3) on a quarterback sneak in the third quarter.
-- Tony Gonsalez, correspondent
El Cerrito 57, St. Mary's 6: Austin Harper scored on runs of 57 and 58 yards, and the visiting Gauchos jumped to a 28-point lead in the first quarter and went on to clinch a share of the Tri-County Athletic League-Rock Division title. El Cerrito can claim the outright championship Friday at St. Patrick-St. Vincent.
Harper scored on his 57-yard run on the game's first possession. Then, after a three-and-out by St. Mary's (4-5, 2-3 TCAL-Rock), Jalen Harvey took a sweep 80 yards for a 14-0 lead.
Derik Calhoun scored the first of his three touchdowns on the day on a 6-yard run, and Keilan Benjamin connected with his twin brother, Keith Benjamin, on a 41-yard pass for a 28-0 lead for El Cerrito (9-0, 5-0) before the Panthers could even manage a first down.
-- Damin Esper, correspondent
Salesian 49, Berean Christian 7: Senior quarterback Zach Boyett threw for two touchdowns and recovered a loose ball in the end zone on a punt attempt by the Eagles for a third score as the host Pride earned a TCAL-Rock Division win.
The Pride (8-1, 4-1 TCAL-Rock) forced Berean Christian (3-7, 2-4) to become one-dimensional on offense. The Eagles ran the ball 15 times for minus-46 yards, and quarterback Garrett Anderson completed 16 of 29 passes for 223 yards.
Anderson completed eight passes to Aaron Alexander for 108 yards, including a 29-yard touchdown in the second quarter that cut Salesian's lead to 21-7.
The Pride rushed for 219 yards on 22 carries.
-- Brett Abel, correspondent
Contra Costa 41, Mendocino 38: Trailing by 17 points in the fourth quarter in a pivotal Bay Valley Conference game, the host Comets scored 20 unanswered points to sting the Eagles.
Quarterback Lamar McKnight sparked the comeback, first with a 50-yard bolt up the middle for a touchdown with 8:56 left, then connecting with leading receiver Ronald Butler on a 63-yard pass with 4:18 left that gave Contra Costa (5-3, 3-0 BVC) a 39-38 lead.
Mendocino (3-5, 2-1) took a 38-21 lead in the fourth quarter on a fluke play as receiver Janod Flowers raced 65 yards on a reception from quarterback Kyle Harmyk. Flowers fumbled into the end zone, but teammate Ryan Brethower recovered for the touchdown. Rashad Hall had three rushing touchdowns for Contra Costa.
-- Joe Wolfcale, correspondent
Los Medanos 47, Redwoods 40: Quarterback Michael Behr's 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter proved to be the difference as the host Mustangs beat the Corsairs in a BVC game.
With Los Medanos (5-3, 2-1 BVC) trailing 40-39, Behr led his team on a six-play, 46-yard drive and capped the possession with his quarterback sneak. For the game, Behr completed 19 of 28 passes for 279 yards and three touchdowns. It was the third straight loss for Redwoods (3-5, 0-3).
-- Nick Norvell, correspondent
Laney 35, Merced 24: Charles Cobbs threw two touchdown passes and Daron Duong scored rushed for two scores to lead the Eagles to a Golden Gate Conference victory over the host Blue Devils (2-7, 0-3 GGC). Cobbs brought the Eagles (3-5, 2-1) back from a 24-13 deficit, throwing two touchdown passes in the second quarter.
Chabot 40, Feather River 33: Asanti McCrae scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including one on an 18-yard run with 1:04 left, as the host Gladiators (4-4) beat the Golden Eagles (3-5) in a nonconference game. McCrae finished with 17 carries for 106 yards.