The Oakland Tech High football team scored 27 unanswered points to beat host Skyline 41-14 on Saturday and remain tied for first in the Oakland Athletic League with McClymonds, which beat Fremont 50-0.
Oakland Tech hosts McClymonds on Friday in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Skyline (5-4, 2-2 OAL) fell behind by 14 points, but tied the game late in the first half. The Titans were driving for another score in Bulldogs territory, but a Jamell Tousant fumble led to a touchdown for Oakland Tech.
The Bulldogs (7-2, 4-0) had four interceptions, including one by defensive back Nayo Johnson that was returned for a 68-yard touchdown in the first quarter.
Skyline running back Tyrone Campbell finished with 22 carries for 197 yards, and Titans wide receiver Kendrick Payne caught a 38-yard touchdown pass.
Bulldogs running back Jeremiah Varnedoe had nine carries for 78 yards and one touchdown.
Oakland 31, Castlemont 18: The Wildcats gave their homecoming crowd something to celebrate as it outlasted the Knights.
On the Wildcats' first possession of the second quarter, sophomore quarterback Armon Wise scored on a 2-yard keeper. Oakland increased its lead on the last play of the first half as Wise found receiver Maamaloa Mafi down the right sideline for a 14-6 Wildcats lead going into halftime.
"If it wasn't for the (offensive) line's performance today," Wise said, "we
One of Castlemont's biggest highlights came midway through the third quarter as running back Eddie Evans broke four tackles and bolted down the left sideline for an 83-yard touchdown run that cut Oakland's lead to 21-12. But the Wildcats later capitalized on a Knights fumble and took a 28-12 lead when Wise ran in another quarterback keeper.
Knights running back Thomas Logwood capped the scoring for his team with a 79-yard touchdown run. Logwood finished with 133 yards rushing and two touchdowns on only two carries.
"We're improving every week. We have a lot of first year players, we teach each other fundamentals and we keep our heads up," Logwood said. "We have the Battle of the Boulevard next week against Fremont, so we're going to try to leave our mark."
-- Nick Norvell, correspondent
McClymonds 50, Oakland 0: The host Warriors overwhelmed the Wildcats for their fifth straight win as they earned their third straight shutout. McClymonds (6-3, 4-0 OAL) has allowed just seven points in its last five games, and now prepares to face Oakland Tech on Friday in the regular season finale for both teams. The Warriors had a 36-0 lead at halftime over Oakland (2-5, 0-4).