Third-string quarterback Chris Hagmaier completed 10 of 18 passes and Antonio Burnette ran for two touchdowns to lead the Bishop O'Dowd High football team to a 16-0 win over host Encinal in the West Alameda County Conference Foothill Division opener for both teams Friday.
It was the second consecutive win for the Dragons (5-1) with Hagmaier at quarterback. The sophomore started the season on the junior varsity but moved up after starter Dominic Miroglio suffered a shoulder injury and backup Kevin King suffered a concussion.
The Dragons again depended upon their defense to set the tone.
Encinal (4-3) finished the night with 104 yards on offense and just eight first downs.
Berkeley 7, Hayward 6: Berkeley recorded its first win of the season, but it wasn't pretty as the Yellowjackets held on for a defensive struggle in the WACC Foothill Division opener for both teams at Sunset Field.
Berkeley's Akil Bordelon had three interceptions and ran for 62 of his 77 yards in the second half as the Yellowjackets (1-4) controlled most of the second half.
Dana Carter gave the Farmers one last chance to pull off the win, picking off an Xavier Williams pass and returning it 36 yards to the Yellowjackets' 17 with 2:05 remaining. The Berkeley defense tightened up, and Hayward's Thompson Pulu was wide right on a 31-yard field-goal attempt.
Carter got Hayward (2-4) on the board with 27 seconds left in the opening quarter with a 5-yard touchdown run. The point-after was blocked, leaving the score 6-0 Hayward.
The Yellowjackets pulled ahead with 2:02 left in the half when Williams scored on a keeper on a fourth-and-goal from the 1.
-- Tony Gonzalez, correspondent
Castro Valley 48, San Leandro 39: In a game featuring plenty of offense, the Trojans outlasted the Pirates for the home victory thanks to their dynamic duo of running backs Demareyeh Lane and Robert Taylor.
The pair accounted for all seven of Castro Valley's (3-3, 1-0 WAAC) touchdowns. Lane rushed for 173 yards on 30 carries and scored two touchdowns, and Taylor accounted for 146 yards on the ground and five total touchdowns. He returned a kick 77 yards for a score.
San Leandro (0-6, 0-1 WACC) received a prime opportunity to notch its first victory of the season when its defense forced the Trojans to punt with 2:10 to go. Trailing 41-39, San Leandro needed only a field goal for the victory. But the Pirates' return man muffed the punt, and Taylor put the game on ice with a 38-yard touchdown run.
-- Jim Bucci, correspondent
Tennyson 26, Alameda 7: Led by a solid ground game and a sturdy defense, Tennyson spoiled homecoming for Alameda (2-4).
The Lancers (5-1) relied on the talents of Joshua Handy and Quinzell Moore for the win in the Shoreline League opener. Moore ran for 91 yards on 14 carries, including a 36-yard touchdown. Handy racked up 85 yards on 17 carries, including a 20-yard scoring run.
Tennyson got on the board first in this defensive struggle, when Handy picked up a fumbled Alameda pitch and ran a short distance to the end zone.
-- Justin Lafferty, correspondent
San Lorenzo 21, Piedmont 16: Keenan Johnson caught a 26-yard touchdown pass from Kevin Mosi to lift the host Rebels past the Highlanders in the WACC Shoreline Division opener for both teams at Arroyo High.
Johnson's touchdown catch came with 2:20 left in the third quarter, some 21/2 minutes after the Rebels had relinquished the lead for the first time on a 66-yard punt return by Piedmont's William Meredith.
Mosi completed 11 passes for 132 yards, and Johnson had 36 receiving yards on a game-high four catches for the Rebels (2-4).
Piedmont (4-2) hurt itself by losing fumbles on its first four possessions and failing to score from the 1-yard line in the third quarter.
-- Mike McGreehan, correspondent
Washington 50, Kennedy-Fremont 29: When Kennedy (1-4, 0-2 MVAL) took a 29-28 lead on a 2-yard touchdown run by Waymond McKissick early in the third quarter, Washington (4-2, 3-0) didn't panic.
The Huskies reeled off 22 unanswered points en route to a Mission Valley Athletic League win at Tak Fudenna Stadium.
Washington quarterback Kyle Malpede was 21 of 26 passing for 324 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. Eddie Adams had 92 yards rushing on 18 carries and scored a touchdown.
Malpede's top target was Ahmed Aryobi, who caught nine passes for 135 yards. He also had four rushes for 16 yards, including a 5-yard touchdown run with 3:34 left in the third quarter that gave Washington a 36-29 lead -- one they wouldn't relinquish.
-- Steve R. Waterhouse, correspondent
Newark Memorial 48, Mission San Jose 20: The visiting Warriors put up a fight, but the Cougars' running game proved to be too much in an MVAL victory.
Newark Memorial had four running backs combine to score five touchdowns. Marty Leggett had two, and Mark Morton, Aaron Miller, and Franco Napal each had one. The Cougars would finish the game with 436 rushing yards and had a 34-0 lead in the second quarter.
Mission San Jose did close the gap in the second and third quarters. The Warriors scored 20 unanswered points on touchdown passes by quarterback Tarmin Sarwary to James Gao and Ryan Walleman.
-- Jen Cosgriff, correspondent