Football roundup – Calistoga running back rushes for 404 yards

By TED SILLANPAA
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Dylan Alvarado rushed for a school-record 404 yards and seven touchdowns Friday night as undefeated Calistoga knocked off visiting Emery, 55-28.

Alvarado, who was ranked second in California in rushing, set the marks on 31 carries. He now has 1,095 yards and 14 TDs in five games.

“He’s quick and he’s strong,” said Calistoga head coach Paul Harrell.

“He just never quits. One play he’ll run over somebody and the next he’ll run around them.”

Alvarado’s longest touchdown runs were 60 and 61 yards. He also scored on three 5-yard runs to go with an 8-yard score and TD from the 1-yard line.

“Our offensive line played really well,” Harrell said. “It’s more technique than anything. Emery’s a good team and had some big guys up front.”

Calistoga is 5-0 after opening the North Central League II/Bay Valley League with a win.“We’re getting better, but we still have a way to go,” Harrell said. “We expected Emery to be touch and they were. They scored real quick before we finally slowed them down.”

The Wildcats are 5-0 and Emery is now 3-2.

ST. VINCENT 33, STELLAR PREP 8

At Petaluma, Derek Murphy accounted for 176 of the Trojans’ 227 yards of total offense to open the North Central League II/BVL season with a win.

St. Vincent is 3-1 overall. Stellar Prep, of Hayward, falls to 0-4.

Murphy had 20 rushes for 108 yards and three touchdowns. He caught five passes for 69 yards.

Jack Richardson passed for a TD and ran for one. George Sammon intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble.

MENDOCINO 34, POTTER VALLEY 17

At Mendocino, Preston Salmans threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score to open North Central League III 8-man with a win on Saturday. Mendocino is 4-0 overall all, while Pottery Valley drops to 1-3 play. Jake Casey scored two TDs.

Friday’s games

ST. HELENA 42, KELSEYVILLE 12

At St. Helena, the Saints got three touchdowns and 196 yards rushing from Sebastian Segura to romp past previously unbeaten Kelseyville to open the NCL I season with a victory.Visiting Kelseyville falls to 3-1 in the NCL I opener, while the Saints improve to 3-1.

“We couldn’t get the ball in the end zone the first three weeks and things totally turned around tonight,” said St. Helena head coach Brandon Farrell. “We took advantage of opportunities.”

St. Helena blocked a punt, then recovered a bad snap on another punt try. A third fumble recovery also led to a Saints’ score.

Segura had his 196 yards on 18 carries with all his TDs coming from inside the 10-yard line. Jackson Graff scored two touchdowns.

St. Helena rushed for 273 yards in the victory.

MIDDLETOWN 67, WILLITS 0

At Willits, the visitors stormed to a 34-0 lead and never looked back in an NCL I routon Friday.

Middletown is now 2-2, including two wins were forfeited. Willits is 0-4.

“We beat El Molino pretty good and El Molino beat Willits,” said Middletown head coach Bill Foltmer, “so on paper this was a game we thought might go this way. We substituted in the second half and had a running clock in the fourth quarter.”

Willits chose not to play with a running clock in the third quarter.

Austin Benson had TD runs of 27 and 72 yards. Anthonie Guzman caught a 12-yard scoring pass from Josiah Amos, one of his two touchdown tosses. Guzman returned an interception 32 yards for a score. Brad Bologna took an interception 27 yards as Middletown rolled.

Amos threw a 15-yard TD pass to Adam Cade to start the onslaught.

Gregory Diveldiss had late scoring runs of 49 and 67 yards respectively.

FORT BRAGG 33, LOWER LAKE 6

At Fort Bragg, senior Zack Smith came back from a knee injury to run for 292 yards and score four touchdowns for the Timberwolves. Fort Bragg is 2-2 overall, while Lower Lake falls to 2-2.

“With Zack back, the knee injury is no longer an issue, we feel like we’re in position to be pretty competitive,” said Fort Bragg head coach Roy Perkins. “We hadn’t been playing good defense, but we got a really good defensive effort tonight.”

Smith had a 92-yard scoring run to start things. He followed with scoring runs of 6, 12 and 8 yards respectively Nathaniel Johnson rushed for 94 yards and a TD.

CLEAR LAKE 20, CLOVERDALE 19

At Cloverdale, the Eagles let a slim lead get away in the fourth quarter Friday and fell in NCL I action.

Cole Brodnansky took a pass from Adrian Adams in for the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth for the win. Luke

Bernardi had a TD run and 89 yards on the ground for the Eagles.

Luke Bernardi ran 17 yards to start the scoring for Cloverdale. Gabe Wolfin’s TD cut the lead to 7-6, but Cloverdale quarterback Josh Holden ran in from two yards to give his club a 13-7 halftime lead.

After a scoreless third quarter, Garrett Harwood’s touchdown run put Clear Lake on top. Holden’s 59-yard scoring toss to Luis Gutierrez put the Eagles back on top at 19-14.

The Eagles failed to convert on two conversion attempts that cost them the game. They did use a 64-yard run by Holden to get deep into Cardinals’ territory with time expiring. A pass interception iced Clear Lake’s win.

Holden rushed 12 times for 104 yards. He passed for 230 more yards. Luke Bernardi ran 12 times for 89 yards, while Adrian Bernardi caught three passes for 79 yards.

The Eagles are 0-4. Clear Lake improves to 3-1.

CASTLEMONT 6, TOMALES 0

At Tomales, the visitors scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter Friday to win what Tomales head coach Leon Feliciano called “a shocking game.”

“We’d scouted them and knew they were more athletic than us,” Feliciano said, “but, they took it away from us by controlling the line of scrimmage.”

The Braves turned the ball over three times.

Anthony Feliciano did rush nine times for 65 yards for Tomales. The pass attack could generate just one yard.

Tomales ends the nonconference season 2-2. Castlemont, of Oakland, is 1-3.

OTHER GAMES

California School for the Deaf defeated Upper Lake, 60-0, on Saturday.
Anderson Valley defeated Rincon Valley Christian at home, 74-19, on Friday.

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