HAYWARD -- Quarterback Christian Silva threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to D'mario Temple with 33 seconds left to give the host Tennyson High football team a 37-34 come-from-behind victory over Mt. Eden on Friday in West Alameda County Conference-Shoreline Division play.
The homecoming crowd was treated to an offensive showcase by both teams. The Lancers jumped ahead 7-0 when Xavier Thibodeaux took a screen pass from Silva and outraced the Monarchs defense for a 62-yard touchdown. Temple then intercepted Monarchs quarterback Jonathan Sturholm on the next series to set up a Joshua Handy score, which helped give Tennyson (6-3, 3-1 WACC-Shoreline) a 15-0 lead.
The Monarchs offense came alive, though, scoring 27 points in the second quarter. Sturholm had a touchdown pass to Giovanni Remmen and two to Dominic Williams. Remmen also scored on a 1-yard run that gave the Monarchs a 27-23 at halftime.
The Monarchs (4-5, 1-3) were held scoreless in the third quarter as the Lancers took a 30-27 lead on 70-yard drive, capped by a short yardage score by Handy, who finished with 103 yards.
The Monarchs controlled the ball for most of the fourth quarter, starting a drive at their 11 and scoring the go-ahead touchdown on Sturholm's 31-yard pass to Curtis Keeling.
Trailing 34-30 with 1:12 remaining and no timeouts, Silva guided the Lancers offense 73 yards for the winning score to King.