The host Dons (6-4, 4-2 East Bay Athletic League) intercepted six passes by the Falcons (5-5, 3-3), building a 28-3 lead before holding on for the victory. It was Amador Valley's first win over Foothill since 2004 and only the second for the Dons over the Falcons since 1994.

Justin Cruz got Amador Valley on the board on the third play from scrimmage when he intercepted Kyle Kearns' pass intended for Jack Finney and returned it 37 yards for a touchdown. It was the first of five interceptions thrown by Kearns. Backup quarterback Parker Bryan came in the game for a series in the second quarter and promptly was intercepted.

Parker Newman also returned a Kearns interception for a touchdown, bringing it back 67 yards with 1:27 left in the second quarter to make the score 28-3.

After Amador Valley forced a punt, the Dons' Kyle Moreno threw a pass for Alejandro Apodaca that was tipped and intercepted by Trevor Maes, who returned it 82 yards for a touchdown with seven seconds to go in the first half.

Foothill got another interception on a tipped ball on the first play of the third quarter, this time from Finney. Maes also blocked two field goals.

Kearns hit Finney on a seam route for a 66-yard touchdown with 7:32 left in the game to cut the score to 28-23. Foothill went for two and failed. The Falcons marched to the Amador Valley 36 the next time they had the ball but failed to convert on fourth down.

Amador Valley 28, Foothill 23


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Foothill          0          10          7          6--          23

Amador          7          21          0          0--          28

AV -- Cruz 37 interception return (Knaggs kick)

F -- Quero 35 FG

AV -- Ferrara 3 run (Knaggs kick)

AV -- Newman 16 pass from Moreno (Knaggs kick)

AV -- Newman 67 interception return (Knaggs kick)

F -- Maes 82 interception return (Quero kick)

F -- Hudson 13 pass from Kearns (Quero kick)

F -- Finney 66 pass from Kearns (pass failed)

Rushing: F -- Holland 9-46, Gates 7-31, Langley 4-27, Bryan 1-4, Kearns 3-(-16). Totals 24-92. AV -- Apodaca 20-108, Moreno 4-19, Ferrara 4-14, Cruz 1-10, Hardy 2-5, White 1-1, Peters 2-0, Team 3-(-4). Totals 37-153. Passing: F -- Kearns 15-36-5 204, Bryan 0-2-1 0. Totals 15-38-6 204. AV -- Moreno 17-30-2 213. Receiving: F -- Hudson 5-43, Finney 4-93, Anderson 4-42, Gates 2-26. AV -- Cruz 5-76, Miller 4-57, Greenan 4-51, Newman 4-29. Fumbles/lost: Foothill 1/0; Amador Valley 1/0. Records: Amador Valley 6-4, 4-2 EBAL; Foothill 5-5, 3-3.