Lincoln (SFS) and McClymonds (OS) capture third straight section football crowns; California (NCS), Campolindo (NCS) and Gilroy (CCS) pull off upset semifinal victories.
SAN FRANCISCO SECTION
Lincoln 49, Washington 0
Marshon Marman had 10 tackles, three sacks, two punt blocks, two fumble recovers and two touchdowns on defense and David Henderson rushed for 246 yards and three touchdowns as Lincoln won the 84th Turkey Day Game at Kezar Stadium and third straight San Francisco Section title.
McClymonds 8, Castlemont 7
With the Silver Bowl and Oakland Section title on the line, McClymonds went for broke and sophomore quarterback Robert Bringham hit Jeffrey Taplin II on a 2-point conversion try with 28 seconds left giving the Warriors their third straight title. A Bringham 6-yard TD strike to Marchell Mitchell set up the winning conversion. Castlemont, playing in its first Silver Bowl Game, was playing for fallen coach Amin Denny, who succumbed to cancer in February.
CENTRAL COAST SECTION
Oak Grove 35, Bellarmine 21
Nevin Gardiner rushed 33 times for 275 yards and two touchdowns to offset 150 yards rushing and two touchdowns by Usua Amanam.
Gilroy 40, Los Gatos 34
In what will go down as one of the more spectacular games in CCS history, Jamie Jensen connected with Travis Reyes on a 13-yard touchdown pass with four seconds remaining lifting Gilroy to its first CCS second championship game. Jensen completed 29 of 39 for 326 yards and four touchdowns. It helped offset a 38-carry, 263-yard, four-TD performance by Nick Kalpin.
Menlo-Atherton 41, Aragon 28
Will Latu had 137 yards rushing on 21 carries and Steve Disibio caught three first-half touchdowns as Menlo-Atherton racked up 486 total yards.
Palo Alto 7, North Salinas 0
The 2006 Northern California Division II State representative got a 32-yard TD run by James McCollough (17 carries, 132 yards) and then made a goal-line stand from the 5-yard line in the final minute.
Medium School Division
Riordan 48, Pioneer 20
Darius Bell completed 21 of 29 passes for 366 yards and four scores and rushed for two more as Riordan moved into its first CCS championship game. Riordan is the only team remaining from the vaunted West Catholic Athletic League.
Live Oak 17, Saratoga 14
Jeff Blean booted his first varsity field goal, a 20-yard field goal with 16 seconds, giving Live Oak the victory and first semifinal victory in 18 years.
Santa Cruz 42, Del Mar 7
Santa Cruz rushed for 243 yards, held Del Mar to 127 total yards and Chris Murray returned a blocked field goal 85 yards for a touchdown to key the victory.
Pacific Grove 29, Scotts Valley 20
Ian Hesse caught a 17-yard TD pass, returned a punt 75 yards for another score and clinched the win with a 7-yard touchdown run to beat Scotts Valley, which held a 399-248 edge in yards and got 231 yards passing from Jeff Bischoff.
NORTH COAST SECTION
4A East Bay
California 27, James Logan 9
Alex Spalliero returned a kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown and his brother Nick Spalliero connected on a 64-yard TD pass to Camden Cook as California won just its second playoff ever and now faces De La Salle in the final. California's defense held highly-touted QB Rashad Evans to 15 yards rushing on 12 carries.
De La Salle 50, Monte Vista 15
Kylan Butler rushed for 112 yards and four touchdowns as De La Salle won its 43rd consecutive NCS playoff game and seek its 22nd NCS championship in two weeks against California.
3A East Bay
Pinole Valley 35, Washington-Fremont 28
Tyrell Smallwood scored two touchdowns and Deante Purvis accounted for 75 yards and a touchdown and intercepted a pass as Pinole Valley scored four touchdowns in the second half to pull out the victory.
San Ramon Valley 59, College Park 7
Joe Southwick completed 10 of 12 passes for 323 yards and three touchdowns in the first half when San Ramon Valley rushed to a 52-0 lead.
3A Redwood Empire
Rancho Cotate 31, Casa Grande 10
Cotate scored 31 unanswered points after Casa Grande took a 10-0 lead and it held All-Redwood Empire back Anthony Biasi to 21 yards on 18 carries.
Cardinal Newman 37, Sonoma Valley 6
Max Pond completed 18 of 29 for 198 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 13 times for 103 yards and another score as the 2006 CIF State Division III Northern California representative moved into next week's championship against Rancho Cotate.
2A East Bay
Las Lomas 35, Ygnacio Valley 20
Max Yago passed for 331 yards and four touchdowns and Diante Jackson had 10 catches for 147 yards and two scores as the Knights overcame a 14-0 deficit and 155 yards rushing from Patrone Wood.
Campolindo 28, Encinal 8
Bo Richter rushed 35 times for 171 yards and scored four touchdowns as Campolindo moved into the championship game against Diablo Foothill Athletic League rival Las Lomas.
2A Redwood Empire
Novato 53, Terra Linda 21
Novato scored the first seven times it touched the ball as it improved to 11-0 and kept its CIF State Division II State Bowl game dreams alive. The Hornets piled up 345 of their 467 yards in the first half when they took a 53-7 lead.
Del Norte 25, Healdsburg 14
Cody Hoffman had a punt return and reception for a touchdown in the second half as host Del Norte overcame a 14-12 halftime deficit and held Healdsburg's high-powered offense to 32 rushing yards.
St. Patrick/St. Vincent 42, King's Academy 3
Daniel Wyatt rushed for 98 yards including a 75-yard score on the game's third play as St. Patrick looks to win its second straight NCS crown next week against Ferndale. Robbie Souza added 129 yards on eight carries including TDs of 61 and 50 yards.
Ferndale 36, Salesian 20
Trailing 20-7 at halftime, Ferndale rattled off 29 unanswered points led by Jourdan Del Biaggio (22 carries, 114 yards) who scored on runs of 1 and 24 yards to give his team the lead for good.
St. Vincent 34, Point Arena 18
Kris Farinha rushed 35 times for 205 yards and Sean Keaney added 14 tackles and an interception on defense lifting the top-seeded Mustangs.
St. Elizabeth 20, South Fork 7
Sophomore Dave Douglas rushed for 114 yards and a touchdown and added a 64-yard interception return for another score as second-seed St. Elizabeth, winless in 2006, moved into the title game.
Information gathered from staff reports and the San Francisco Chronicle, Contra Costa Times, San Jose Mercury News, Santa Rosa Press-Democrat, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Marin Independent-Journal and Oakland Tribune.