WALNUT CREEK -- The host Northgate High football team made easy work of Ygnacio Valley, earning a 70-16 Diablo Valley Athletic League win in its final tuneup for next week's North Coast Section playoffs.

Northgate (8-2, 4-1 DVAL) may have earned itself a home game for the first round after a dominating performance, racking up 527 yards of offense on the night.

Quarterback Joe Pelletier accounted for five Broncos touchdowns -- three through the air and two rushing. Running back Fisi Tavake had 110 yards and two touchdowns on just 11 carries.

Brandon Lee only touched the ball twice but ran for an 80-yard touchdown and caught a 63-yard scoring pass from Pelletier.

Ygnacio Valley (2-8, 1-4) moved the ball well at times but hurt itself with three costly turnovers.

Receiver Robert Foreman had six catches for 116 yards, including a 36-yard touchdown pass from Jamari Pope. Pope also ran for 114 yards.

The Warriors' only other score came on a 2-yard rush by Khalil Branch.

The Broncos went 8-2 in the regular season for the second time in three years.

Northgate 70, Ygnacio Valley 16

YV          0          8          8          0--          16

Northgate          28          21          14          7--          70

N -- Sharpe 3 run (Dale kick)

N -- Tavake 32 run (Dale kick)

N -- Cremin 11 pass from Pelletier (Dale kick)

N -- Pelletier 4 run (Dale kick)

N -- Lee 63 pass from Pelletier (Dale kick)

N -- Lee 80 run (Dale kick)

YV -- Branch 2 run (Branch run)

N -- Smith 13 pass from Pelletier (Dale kick)

N -- Pelletier 28 run (Dale kick)

YV -- Foreman 36 pass from Pope (Pope run)

N -- Tavake 36 run (Dale kick)

N -- Smith 22 pass from Kyle (Dale kick)

Rushing: YV -- Pope 18-114, Branch 14-33, Davis 1-(-1). Totals 33-146. N -- Tavake 11-110, Lee 1-80, Pelletier 7-76, Haynes 5-38, Sharpe 4-31, Huang 2-20, Meyers 3-13, Mastrelli 1-12, Voorhees 1-7, Boukis 1-2. Totals: 36-389. Passing: YV -- Pope 12-26-2 195. N -- Pelletier 5-7-0 116, Kyle 1-1-0 22. Totals 6-8-0 138. Receiving: YV -- Foreman 6-116, Davis 2-39, Rios 2-32, Branch 2-8. N -- Smith 4-64, Lee 1-63, Cremin 1-11. Fumbles/lost: Ygnacio Valley 3/1; Northgate 0/0. Records: Ygnacio Valley 2-8, 1-4 DVAL, Northgate 8-2, 4-1.