ANTIOCH -- Deer Valley High quarterback Nsimba Webster was a mover and a shaker in the Wolverines' 49-21 win over visiting Castro Valley on Friday night in the first round of the North Coast Section Division I playoffs.

The elusive Webster accounted for six touchdowns -- three rushing and three passing -- as the No. 4-seeded Wolverines (10-1) broke open a 14-14 tie and won going away.

Castro Valley (4-7), the 13th seed, battled the Wolverines every step of the way.

But the Trojans just couldn't match the quick steps of Webster.

After the Trojans cut the deficit to 28-21 on a 12-yard run by Namane Modise, Webster nearly brought down the house. He scored on a spectacular 51-yard run in which he eluded at least six would-be tacklers in a tight area before racing another 45 yards into the end zone.

Webster tacked on another 4-yard scoring run on the Wolverines' next possession after running 31 yards on the previous play. He finished with 155 yards passing and 112 rushing.

"Nsimba Webster had a heck of a game," Deer Valley coach Rich Woods said.

"That run he made -- two of his runs -- were incredible. What a competitor."

The Wolverines will face either Liberty or James Logan in the quarterfinals.

Woods also credited linebacker Malik Hutchings with stellar play, especially on a goal-line stand in the fourth quarter.

The Trojans moved the ball well, led by Demareyeh Lane's 163 yards rushing.

"That's a good football team," Woods said of Castro Valley. "We knew they run a similar offense that we've been working against. We kind of held them, but the guys that need to make plays really stepped up."


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The Wolverines' Kyle McDonald rounded out the scoring with his second touchdown on a 26-yard run.

Deer Valley outscored Castro Valley 35-7 after the game was tied 14-14 in a back-and-forth first half.