RICHMOND -- Senior lineman Francisco Otero's late fourth-quarter interception sealed a 29-25 victory for the St. Helena High football team over host Salesian in the second round of the North Coast Section Division IV playoffs on Saturday.

The No. 6 Saints (11-1) host No. 10 San Marin next Saturday in the semifinals. For Salesian, the two-time defending Division IV champion, the loss halted its postseason win streak at seven games.

"I couldn't even believe it," Otero said of the pick. "I saw it and I thought, 'I'd better catch that and I'd better not drop it.'"

The Pride held the lead for a majority of the game, but a third-quarter surge from the Saints turned the tide.

Trailing 19-15 through the third quarter, St. Helena's Danny Brink ran 52 yards to paydirt, giving his team its first lead of the game. Later, Matteo Abreu returned an interception 56 yards to put the Saints up 29-19.

Third-seeded Salesian made the game competitive again shortly before the fourth quarter on a 61-yard touchdown pass from Zach Boyett to Tyrone Morgan -- the duo's third of the day. Morgan finished with seven catches for 175 yards.

Before leaving with an injury, St. Helena quarterback Richard Hoppe passed for 125 yards and ran for 43 more, including an 11-yard touchdown sprint.

Salesian's De'Angelo Hernandez ran for 103 yards in the loss, including a 79-yard first-quarter touchdown run.

Division IV St. Helena 29, Salesian 25

Salesian 19 0 6 0-- 25

St. Helena 9 6 14 0-- 29

Sal -- Hernandez 79 run (Kick failed)

SH -- Segura 24 FG

Sal -- Morgan 49 pass from Boyett (Run failed)

SH -- Segura 1 run (Run failed)

Sal -- Morgan 31 pass from Boyett (Stern kick)

SH -- Hoppe 11 run (Kick failed)

SH -- D. Brink 52 run (Segura kick)

SH -- Abreu 56 interception return (Segura kick)

Sal -- Morgan 61 pass from Boyett (Pass failed)

Rushing: SH -- D. Brink 7-58, Segura 15-48, Hoppe 4-43, Preston 5-11, J. Brink 2-4. Totals 33-164. Sal -- Hernandez 12-103, Page 11-47, Boyett 5-29, Thomas 3-13. Totals 31-192. Passing: SH -- Hoppe 7-18-0 125, Preston 2-4-0 12. Totals 9-22-0 137. Sal -- Boyett 15-27-4 240, Wilson 0-0-0 0. Totals 15-27-4 240. Receiving: SH -- J. Brink 4-61, Blakeley 2-33, Segura 2-30, Abreu 1-13. Sal -- Morgan 7-175, Hernandez 1-28, Hayes 3-17, Page 2-13, Wilson 2-7. Totals: 15-240. Fumbles/lost: St. Helena 4/3, Salesian 2/2. Records: St. Helena 11-1, Salesian 9-3.