Livermore Junior Football League
Steelers 24, Packers 0: The Steelers shut out the previously undefeated Packers to take the Senior Division championship.
Ravens 18, Broncos 8: In the title game, the Ravens won with a total team effort.
The Ravens jumped out to an early lead after Malini Tia's 63-yard touchdown. The Broncos responded with a safety and a touchdown to take an 8-6 lead into halftime.
In the second half, the Ravens took the lead with a 73-yard touchdown pass from Kaine Montez to Kyle Betz. Montez also rushed for two key first downs in the game. The Ravens defense shut down any chance of a Bronco rally, then secured the victory with a four yard touchdown run by Malini Tia. Tia rushed for 184 yards. The Ravens defense was led by Hunter Musgrave (6 tackles), Zack MacIntire (7 tackles), Michael Trafton (7 tackles), Zac MacDonald (5 tackles), Nate Wilson (6 tackles) and Seth Davis (6 tackles) .
Vikings 24, Texans 21: In the first quarter, the Vikings jumped out an early 6-0 lead. The Texans offense moved the ball with downhill running by Dylan Silva and a 25-yard run by Edward Vilchis. Tyler Blue and Robert Mullineaux contributed key blocks and created open holes.
In the second quarter, the Texans scored with an 8-yard touchdown run by Zach Gooby. Jake Herweg, Brandon Norton, and Yash Hammond pushed the defense back, allowing Gooby to score. On the ensuing Vikings drive, the Texans Matthew Polaski came up with a fumble recovery. The Texans offense went back to work and lineman Matthew Warren, Mitchell Mau, and Mason Newbould engineered an explosive play, allowing Dylan Silva's 60-yard touchdown run. Defensively, the Texans defense made it tough for the Vikings offense to move the ball. A collection of open field tackles by Jason Sanders, Grant Gomes, Justin Torres, and Matthew Polaski held the Vikings to just one touchdown in the second quarter. Right before halftime, the Texans' Edward Vilchis broke away from the Vikings defense and scored on a long touchdown run. Miles Rasmusses found an open Vilchis in the end zone for the two-point conversion, and the Texans led 21-12 at the half.
The second half began with key tackles by Texans' Anthony Shepherd and Joseph Bartoni. Interior defensive linemen Myles Anderson and Romon Saleh plugged up holes, and Deegan Rabino came up with a crucial tackle behind the line of scrimmage. Dennis Derham displayed awareness and speed on the corner, keeping everything in front of him, and Germaine Cox continued to pound the Vikings offensive line. However, the Vikings scored another touchdown and the Texans led 21-18 after three quarters.
In the fourth quarter, the Texans had solid runs by Miles Rasmussen and Zach Gooby, with key blocks from Mitchell Mau and disruptive defense by Paul Buxton, Grant Gomes, Jason Sanders and Antonio Rivalie.
Fourth grade boys
CCOP 26, SMSC 19: Playing shorthanded with only six players, CCOP improved to 3-0 with another strong effort against SMSC. Ruairi Dwyer and Nathan Shinn led the way with a tenacious full court press to go along with 12 points and 8 points, respectively. Cole Stedman added four points and played suffocating perimeter defense. John Serrano chipped in with two points and several key rebounds, while teammates Darius Skipper and Alex So played tough defense and started numerous fast breaks with defensive rebounds.
Rage Orange 2, Livermore Fusion Maroon 1: The U9 Pleasanton Rage Orange swept its last two Norcal League games to finish tied for first in the Norcal Gold division.
At Independence Park in Livermore, the Rage Orange defeated the Livermore Fusion Maroon, 2-1. The Fusion took an early lead with a goal but the Rage Orange responded and scored the equalizer before halftime, when Avery Clark's shot found the net behind the Fusion goalie. After halftime, Rage goalie Maggie Nostrand made a great save to keep the game tied. A few minutes later, Olivia Soble passed to Sophia Minnite whose shot was deflected in by Maddie Benson. The defense of Isabella Guerrero, Caitlin Currie, Olivia Martin and Hayden Jolley shut down the Fusion for the remainder of the game.
In their next game the Rage Orange traveled to Brentwood to face the Impact. In a defensive battle the Impact held the Rage scoreless for most of the first half. Maddie Benson finally broke through when her powerful shot found the net past the Impact goalie. In the second half, the Rage Orange turned up the scoring. Benson took a long pass from Leila Lyions and converted for the second goal. A few minutes later, Caitlin Currie passed to Sophia Minnite, whose goal made it 3-0. Ashley Belshe scored from 20 yards out and Currie rounded out the scoring with the fifth goal.
After the two victories the Rage Orange closed out Norcal League play with a 7-0-1 record.
Boys U14 Division 1
Ballistic United Premier'99 4, PAC Atlas 0: The Ballistic Premier 99 played a pair of important matches over the weekend. In their first game the Premier hosted and defeated PAC San Jose Atlas in an NPL game at Val Vista. Ballistic got off to a quick start after Imran Matin headed home Kyle McClanahan's corner kick to open the scoring in the third minute. In the ninth minute Ryan Murray's corner from the right side was knocked toward the goal by Sam Christensen. The keeper's clearance was challenged by Blake Tucker, who deflected the ball into the net for a 2-0 lead. Later, the Ballistic earned another corner kick and after several deflections Daniel Ferguson knocked the ball into the goal from seven yards out. Pleasanton got their final goal of the half in the 29th minute, on a play started by Jason Dremalas. Dremalas pressured the keeper's throw on the right side, then sent an excellent cross that was finished at the far post on a shot by winger Sam Christensen.
In the second half, Ballistic were unable to put away several scoring opportunities. Goalie Blake Staniford had a wonderful game and finished with a clean sheet. Imran Matin, Jimmy Thompson, Ryan Murray, Jacob Dremalas and Kyle McClanahan limited PAC Atlas to just seven shots on the game. Winger Daniel Ferguson had a solid day running up and down the right flank.
The Pleasanton Phantom 14B fall softball team ended their season with a first place finish at the Outwit, Outplay, Outlast Tournament held in Hayward on Nov. 10-11.
The team consists of: Emily Trinidad, Taylor Smith, Lauren HoTseung, Dave Bianco, Emily Crimi, Arabelle Franco, Kelsey Congdon, Madie Bianco, Taylor Congdon, Alex Sanchez, Lauren Jepson and coaches Mark Sanchez, Kristen HoTseung, Alex Sanchez and Rick Congdon.