The San Leandro High football team avoided a winless season with a 30-26 victory over Bishop O'Dowd at Chabot College in Hayward on Thursday in the West Alameda County Conference-Foothill Division finale for both teams.

Pirates linebacker Fa'afetai Leuelu sacked Bishop O'Dowd quarterback Dominic Miroglio on fourth-and-goal from the 5-yard line with 1:17 left to preserve the victory.

The Pirates (1-9, 1-4) nearly blew a 22-point lead, but their defense clamped down with four stops after Bishop O'Dowd (6-4, 2-3) got a first down on the Pirates' six.

"I didn't see the quarterback (keep) the ball, the coaches just told me to go straight to the quarterback," Lauelu said of his sack. "It was a tough game, but we were going to fight until the end."

After a fumble recovery in the end zone by Christian Carter gave San Leandro a 30-8 lead midway through the third quarter, the Dragons rallied with Corey Nuti, Isaiah Johnson and Antonio Burnette all scoring touchdowns.

Miroglio returned to action after missing more than a month of action with a shoulder injury.

His first throw was a 52-yard completion to Dominic Gomes down the left sideline that set up Johnson's 10-yard touchdown run.

The Dragons converted on the two-point conversion to led 8-0 less than two minutes into the game, but their offense went stagnant for the rest of the first half.

The Pirates controlled the second quarter to take a 17-8 halftime lead.


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A blocked punt for a safety gave the Pirates their first points of the game early in the second quarter.

Working with short fields, San Leandro scored on its next two possessions as quarterback Stephen Johnson threw touchdown passes to Keone Foumai and Dream Greene.

James Logan 58, Mission San Jose 0: The Colts finished the regular season in dominant fashion, shutting out the Warriors in a nonleague game at Tak Fudenna Stadium.

The Colts' defense forced three turnovers and held Mission San Jose (1-9) to just four net yards.

With the win, James Logan (9-1) solidified its case to be the No. 2 seed in the North Coast Section Division I playoffs, which start Nov. 9.

Defensive lineman Augustino Elisaia set the tone just 47 seconds into the game. He picked up a fumble at the Warriors' 6 and took it into the end zone after Karsten Wethington came in untouched to sack Mission quarterback Tamin Sarwary.

Kavion Augustine had 120 yards rushing on just three carries as James Logan finished with 391 yards rushing, Colts quarterback Jeffrey Prothro threw for 179 yards and two scores, and ran for another 96 yards and a touchdown.

Sarwary completed 8 of 20 passes for 42 yards for the Warriors.

-- Tony Gonsalez, correspondent