PIEDMONT -- The Piedmont High football team overwhelmed visiting Richmond, scoring 35 straight points on its first five possessions of the game in a 49-0 nonleague win played Saturday night due to fires and poor air quality in the area on Friday.
Running back Connor Garrett accounted for three of Piedmont's first five touchdowns, rushing for scores of 8, 9 and 1 yard. Garrett finished the game with 115 yards rushing and four touchdowns. His fourth and final rushing touchdown of the night, which came on an 18-yard scamper, put a cap on Piedmont's 49-point outburst.
The Highlanders' Tristan Gardner chipped in with 90 yards rushing, as Piedmont rushed for 348 total yards.
Piedmont (2-3) led 28-0 after the first quarter and 42-0 at the half. Quarterback Spencer Kim rushed for a 28-yard touchdown in the first quarter and threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Chad Finkel as the halftime buzzer sounded.
Richmond (0-5) had a chance to avoid the shutout, but couldn't convert on fourth and goal from Piedmont's 7-yard line. The Oilers' Armando Galindo led his team with 29 yards rushing.