The San Ramon Valley High football team needed big plays from both its offense and defense.

They got that indeed as the Wolves scored two touchdowns in a span of 61 seconds in the fourth quarter to pull away from host Washington for a 31-20 nonleague win despite four turnovers.

Cal-bound quarterback Zach Kline had another huge game for the Wolves (2-1), throwing for 266 yards with three touchdowns on 17-for-24 passing and scored the go-ahead touchdown on a bootleg.

After Kyle Malpede scored on a 25-yard scramble on a fourth-and-16 play, the Huskies had their first lead of the evening at 20-17 with 11:48 to play. Things looked even better for Washington after its defense forced the Wolves into a three-and-out.

However, the Huskies (0-4) were unable to move the ball and gave the Wolves great field position at the Washington 32 after punting from their own end zone with 6:52 remaining.

Kline calmly moved the Wolves down to the Washington 3, where they faced a third-and-goal. Kline kept the ball on a bootleg and ran to the left corner of the end zone to give San Ramon Valley the lead for good at 24-20 with 4:40 to play.

On the Huskies' next possession, Michael Tagliaferri picked off a Malpede pass, setting up the Wolves at the Washington 31.

Tight end Sean Miller hauled in his second touchdown pass of the game from Kline on the Wolves' next play to extend the lead to 11 with 3:39 left.


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Miller, who got the Wolves on the board with a 5-yard TD catch in the second quarter, finished with four receptions for 91 yards. Teammate Matt Turner caught eight passes for 95 yards.

Dilon Butcher ran for 69 yards for the Huskies. Kareem Dabney had 84 yards on the ground on 13 carries for the Wolves.