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High school football roundup: Newman tops Windsor 44-27

By HOWARD SENZELL
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Cardinals Newman's Craig Lucey runs through the Windsor defense Friday in Windsor. (Conner Jay / The Press Democrat)

Cardinals Newman’s Craig Lucey runs through the Windsor defense Friday in Windsor. (Conner Jay / The Press Democrat)

Kevin Lucey rushed for three touchdowns and his younger brother, Craig, ran for one as visiting Cardinal Newman scored a 44-27 victory against Windsor Friday night.

Craig, who’s a junior, had the game’s first touchdown on a 3-yard run while Kevin found paydirt from 5, 7 and 13 yards.

The game was closer than the final score shows. Newman led 30-27 going to the fourth quarter. Kevin Lucey scored his last touchdown early in the quarter and then linebacker Pat Evans picked up a fumble and took it 35 yards to paydirt with 8:48 remaining.

Although he didn’t throw a touchdown, Cardinals quarterback Keaton Dunsford had a big hand in the outcome. The senior completed 25 of 35 for 271 yards. His favorite receiver was Kevin Lucey (10 catches for 121 yards).

Windsor’s Christian Roberge was the game’s leading rusher with 177 yards on 24 carries. He scored once on an 18-yard run.

Newman is now 4-1 in the North Bay League and 6-2 overall. The Jaguars are 2-3 in league, 4-4 overall.

MONTGOMERY 14, SANTA ROSA 6

At Montgomery, Logan Francavilla went over the 1,000-mark plateau and scored a touchdown in the Vikings’ win.

Francavilla rushed for 80 yards and upped his season total to 1,031 yards. His touchdown run in the fourth quarter was from the 3.

Montgomery took the lead in the first quarter when quarterback R.J. Flores found Etienne Ezeff from 4 yards out.

Santa Rosa played inspired ball.

“I take my cap off to them,” Montgomery coach Dean Haskins said. “They played with a lot of determination.

“This is the second game in a row where we haven’t played well offensively. We have work to do next week in practice.

“I was happy with the play of Ezeff on both sides of the ball and Henry Stelzner was outstanding on defense. Also, Cody Kotula came off the bench in the second half and played well at outside linebacker.”

Montgomery’s record is 7-1 overall and 4-1 in the NBL. Santa Rosa is 2-6 and 0-5.

RANCHO COTATE 42, MARIA CARRILLO 28

At Rohnert Park, Cougars quarterback Gunner Mefferd tied a school record with five touchdown passes.

Three of his scoring tosses were to Chris Taylor-Yamanoha. Two were in the first quarter as Rancho raced to a 13-0 lead.

“This was the best offensive game we’ve played this year,” coach Ed Conroy said. “We moved the ball up and down the field.”

Carlos Franco put up big rushing numbers for the Cougars. He ran for 144 yards and a touchdown.

Rancho improved to 5-3 and 3-2 in the NBL. Carrillo fell to 3-5 and 2-3.

ANALY 65, ELSIE ALLEN 0

At Elsie Allen, J’Narrick James ran for three touchdowns and quarterback Will Smith completed all 11 of his pass attempts.

Analy maintained its position atop the Sonoma County League with a 5-0 record and the Tigers are 8-1 overall. The Lobos are 0-4 in league and 1-7 overall.

HEALDSBURG 19, PINER 18

At Healdsburg, Scott Reynolds converted the only extra point of the game and that was the difference.

Reynolds’ kick came in the third quarter and gave the Greyhounds the lead, 13-12. Healdsburg’s record is 5-4 overall and 3-2 in league. Piner is 4-4 and 1-3.

SONOMA VALLEY 46, EL MOLINO 26

At Forestville, the Dragons won their fourth game in a row.

Sonoma’s record is 6-2 and 3-1 in league while El Molino drops to 2-6 and 1-3.