Bishope Apodaca ran for 269 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Tigers in this nonleague afternoon matchup of Oakland rivals at Curt Flood Field.

Fremont (2-1) got off to a 14-0 lead behind a pair of Apodaca runs on its first two possessions. The Mustangs (0-3) tried to make a game of it when Frank Stephens caught a 47-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Nicholson early in the second quarter, before two more Apodaca runs -- of 3 yards and 1 yard -- opened a 28-6 lead for host Fremont later in the period.

St. Elizabeth didn't go down easily, however, as Nicholson's 16-yard run pulled the Mustangs within 10 points, 28-18, in the third quarter. But St. Elizabeth never got any closer, as Apodaca's 18-yard run and Sydney Logan's 14-yard touchdown catch from Azel Grasty opened a comfortable margin for the Tigers.

Nicholson passed for 262 yards for the Mustangs. Stephens caught seven of those passes for three touchdowns and 254 yards. In addition to his first touchdown, Stephens later caught scoring passes of 70 and 65 yards.

Fremont 42, St. Elizabeth 25

St. Elizabeth 0 12 13 0-- 25

Fremont 14 14 14 0-- 42

F -- Apodaca 2 run (Gaines run)

F -- Apodaca 1 run (run failed)

SE -- Stephens 47 pass from Nicholson (kick failed)

F -- Apodaca 3 run (Apodaca run)

F -- Apodaca 1 run (run failed)

SE -- Stephens 70 pass from Nicholson (kick failed)

SE -- Nicholson 16 run (run failed)

F -- Apodaca 18 run (run failed)


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F -- Logan 14 pass from A. Grasty (Apodaca run)

SE -- Stephens 65 pass from Nicholson (Flores kick)

Rushing: SE -- Nicholson 11-15, Martinez 3-10, Ochoa 7-8, Braner 2-1, Rosas 2-0, Iniguez 1-(-8). Totals 26-26. F -- Apodaca 21-269, Logan 7-85, Gaines 1-17, MacDowell 1-3. A. Grasty 1-(-2). Totals 31-372. Passing: SE -- Nicholson 9-24-1 262. F -- A. Grasty 1-3-0 14, Apodaca 1-1-0 8. Totals 2-4-0 22. Receiving: SE -- Stephens 7-254, Magana 1-8, Braner 1-0. F -- Logan 1-14, Wheeler 1-8. Fumbles/lost: St. Elizabeth 2/1, Fremont 2/0. Records: St. Elizabeth 0-3, Fremont 2-1.