Warren Miles Long had a huge night as the third-seeded James Logan High football team opened the North Coast Section Division I playoffs with a 56-8 win over No. 14 Irvington at Tak Fudenna Stadium on Friday.
"We came out and did a tremendous job on both sides of the ball," Logan coach George Zuber said. "We wanted to give Long more reps on offense tonight and he had a phenomenal game for us."
With the win, the Colts (10-1) will host the winner of Saturday's Freedom/Berkeley game in the second round on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.
Long ran for 211 yards on just 10 carries and scored four touchdowns. He set the tone early for the Colts, scoring on a 67-yard run on Logan's first play from scrimmage just 2 minutes and 16 seconds into the game.
Quarterback Jeffrey Prothro then hit Amalani Fukofuka for touchdown strikes of 32 and 30 yards as the Colts opened up a 21-0 first quarter lead.
Fukofuka finished with six receptions for 176 yards and four touchdowns.
Irvington (4-7) broke the shutout when Mahmoud Eldesouky bulled his way from 1 yard out with 2:52 left in the game.
This was James Logan's first NCS win since 2007. The last four seasons, the Colts lost their first postseason game.
The Colts received the No. 2 seed for the Division I playoffs last season and had a first-round bye but lost in the quarterfinals to San Ramon Valley.
James Logan 56, Irvington 8
James Logan 21 28 7 0-- 56
JL -- Long 67 run (Hamid kick)
JL -- Fukofuka 32 pass from Prothro (Hamid kick)
JL -- Fukofuka 30 pass from Prothro (Hamid kick)
JL -- Long 60 run (Hamid kick)
JL -- Long 2 run (Hamid kick)
JL -- Fukofuka 63 pass from Prothro (Hamid kick)
JL -- Long 3 run (Hamid kick)
JL -- Fukofuka 26 pass from Prothro (Hamid kick)
Irv -- Eldesouky 1 run (Lozoya pass from Shank)
Rushing: Irv -- Shank 16-27, Navarro 1-3, Eldesouky 2-2, A. Hercik 7-(-3), Lozoya 3-(-4). Totals 29-25. JL -- Long 10-211, Kao 3-22, Ah. Muhammad 1-14, Beasley 3-12, Prothro 3-10. Totals 20-269. Passing: Irv -- Shank 8-18-2 50. JL -- Prothro 6-8-0 178. Receiving: Irv -- Lozoya 6-33, A. Hercik 1-9, Trujillo 1-8. JL -- Fukofuka 6-176, Wethington 0-2. Fumbles/lost: Irvington 0/0; James Logan 3/2. Records: Irvington 4-7, James Logan 10-1.