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 on Oct. 5. It was originally scheduled to be played on Oct. 4, but was postponed due to fires and poor air quality in the area.
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.
Piedmont hosts San Lorenzo on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Highlanders' first West Alameda County Conference-Shoreline Division game of the season.
James Logan 22, Bishop O'Dowd 14: The Colts' Amari Davis set the pace, and the Colts slugged out a win over the visiting Dragons on Oct. 4. Davis, a sophomore, rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns and also had an interception for the Colts (5-1).
Davis did most of the work on Logan's first scoring drive, a four-play burst in the second quarter. He rushed 25 yards on the first play of the possession and capped it with a 32-yard touchdown run that cut O'Dowd's lead to 7-6.
After the Dragons went three-and-out, Davis put the finishing touches on a nine-play drive by going 2 yards for his second touchdown. Quarterback Christian Leota scored on an option keeper for the two-point conversion that made it 14-7.
The Colts' Ahki Muhammad made it 22-7 with a 13-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
O'Dowd scored with 1:26 left on an 8-yard pass from Chris Hagmaier to Cory Barrios to make the score 22-14. The Dragons elected to not attempt an onside kick, and Logan got the first down it needed to run out the clock.
Bishop O'Dowd opens WACC-Foothill Division play on Oct. 11 when it hosts Encinal at 7 p.m.
-- Jimmy Durkin
Madera 27, Skyline 0: The Titans were shut out on Oct 4 to fall to 0-5 overall. They have a bye this week.