The Clayton Valley Charter football team took advantage of four first half turnovers, had 502 yards on the ground and Miles Harrison scored five first half touchdowns as the Eagles started Diablo Valley Athletic League play with a 71-14 win over host College Park on Friday.
"It's a good win because they are a good team, they run a good system and they had two weeks off to get ready for us," Clayton Valley coach Tim Murphy said. "Our offense was good the entire game and I was happy with the way we responded to how they moved the ball early on against us."
Harrison had 175 yards, all in the first half. He scored four times on the ground, including a 43-yard run that was followed by a 76-yard run by Gabe Taylor.
A 31-yard scoring pass from Taylor to Harrison on the first half's final play put an exclamation point on the game for Clayton Valley (5-1, 1-0 DVAL).
College Park (3-2-1, 0-1) answered the first Harrison score with a 43-yard run by Ray Jackson to tie it at 7-7 early on.
Jackson had 119 yards and two scores for the Falcons, who moved the ball well for large portions of the game, but turnovers proved too costly.
Northgate 65, Mt. Diablo 8: Eric Haynes ran for 189 yards and four touchdowns, and Kyle Austin threw for three scores -- all of it in the first half -- as the Broncos (6-0) stayed undefeated in their Diablo Valley Athletic League opener.
Haynes needed only 14 carries to rack up his total and scored on runs of 5, 41, 8 and 25 yards, and Northgate was never challenged. Mt. Diablo (2-4, 0-1) did not record a first down until Austin Hunt and Darneall Jenkins teamed up on an 87-yard touchdown pass with 8:22 left in the second quarter.
The two teams used a running clock in the second half after the Broncos scored on eight of their nine first half possessions to build a 55-8 lead at intermission.
Austin, threw all three of his touchdowns to wide receiver Jake Smith. The two connected on a 19-yard score to cap Northgate's first possession, then combined on a 25-yard strike on the first play after recovering a Mt. Diablo fumble on the ensuing kickoff. Smith caught an 8-yard scoring pass in the third quarter.
Nick Mastrelli scored on a 16-yard run in the third quarter for Northgate.
Hunt completed 16 of 27 passes for Mt. Diablo but was intercepted by Mastrelli and Eddie Acosta. The Red Devils' only score came when Hunt threw a flanker screen to Jenkins, who broke a tackle and outran the Northgate secondary for the score.
-- Rick Hurd
Concord 46, Ygnacio Valley 0: The visiting Minutemen took a 30-0 lead at halftime and went on to beat the Warriors in the DVAL opener for both teams.
Quarterback Mitch Daniels threw touchdown passes to Ronnie Algood and Mason Knight, and Malik Blackburn scored the first of his two touchdowns on a 25-yard run as Concord (5-1, 1-0 DVAL) pulled away from Ygnacio Valley (1-5, 0-1) in the first half.