Corey Sails scored two second-half touchdowns as the host Jets kept their postseason hopes alive in this West Alameda County Conference-Foothill Division season finale. On the downside, the game ended on a sour note with 1:43 left after Encinal kicker Emily Rentschler was bowled over on a successful PAT.

Encinal's Isaiah Hunter opened the scoring with a 45-yard run on the game's third play from scrimmage, though the Farmers came back quickly to take their only lead, 7-6, after Samuel Mahe caught a 27-yard pass from Thompson Pulu. But the Jets (6-5, 2-3) went up for keeps at 13-7 when quarterback Taivale Tautalatasi sneaked in from 7 yards after a beautiful fake with 55 seconds left in the first quarter.

No further scoring occurred until Sails ran for a 4-yard touchdown with 6:16 left in the third quarter. Sails added a 2-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, and D'Quan Williams added a 28-yard run for the final touchdown.

The trouble started shortly after the Williams touchdown, as Hayward was called for roughing the kicker on the PAT. Players from both side began to mill on the field and exchange words as Encinal lined up for the kickoff. Though coaches for both teams quickly restored order, the officials called the game.

Hunter led Encinal with 70 rushing yards. Sails added 65. For Hayward (4-6, 2-3), Chris Scott caught three passes for 70 yards.

Encinal 32, Hayward 7


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Hayward 7 0 0 0-- 7

Encinal 13 0 6 13-- 32

E -- Hunter 45 run (kick failed)

H -- Mahe 27 pass from Pulu (Pulu kick)

E -- Tautalatasi 7 run (Rentschler kick)

E -- Sails 4 run (kick failed)

E -- Sails 2 run (kick failed)

E -- Williams 28 run (Rentschler kick)

Rushing: H -- Carter 9-24, Mahe 9-18, Scott 4-3, Alonzo 1-3, Pulu 7-(-8), Foote 4-(-20). Totals 34-20. Totals 31-28. E -- Hunter 9-70, Sails 18-65, Williams 3-29, Tautalatasi 9-27, Carrigan 3-9, Au. Ve'e 2-9, Parker 1-7. Totals 45-216. Passing: H -- Pulu 7-12-0 116, Mahe 2-3-1 15, Ellison 1-2-1 14. Totals 10-17-2 145. E -- Tautalatasi 2-5-2 43. Receiving: H -- Scott 3-70, Mahe 2-32, Odom 2-22, Carter 2-17, Foote 1-4. E -- Sails 1-27, Ibraham 1-16. Fumbles/lost: Hayward 6/1; Encinal 0/0. Records: Hayward 4-6, 2-3 WACC-Foothill; Encinal 6-5, 2-3.