Large-school football roundup: Windsor stuns Montgomery, 24-0

By HOWARD SENZELL
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Windsor's Colin McAlvain (19) threw three touchdown passes against Montgomery on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. (Photo by Alvin Jornada, The Press Democrat)

Windsor’s Colin McAlvain (19) threw three touchdown passes against Montgomery on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. (Photo by Alvin Jornada, The Press Democrat)

Windsor, needing a win to become eligible for the North Coast Section playoffs, responded to the challenge by playing its best game of the year while defeating visiting Montgomery, 24-0, Friday night.

Quarterback Colin McAlvain threw for all three touchdowns. He found Jalen Roman for 20 and 80 yards and hooked up with Matt Basich for a 70-yard score in the first quarter.

The win improved the Jaguars’ record to 5-5 which means they are eligible to apply for a berth in the North Coast Section tournament.

“It was the biggest game of the year and the guys played their best,” coach Vic Amick said.

Defensive specialists Mitch Bruning and Alex Borowski led the way for Windsor’s first shutout of the season. Bruning had nine tackles while Borowski had five tackles, an interception and a forced fumble.

McAlvain completed 11 of 20 passes for 274 yards. Roman had seven receptions for 192 yards.

Montgomery is assured of an NCS berth. The Vikings finished 8-2 and tied with Cardinal Newman for second place in the North Bay League at 5-2.

PETALUMA 24, SONOMA VALLEY 21

Greg Thomas kicked a field goal from 32 yards out with three seconds left on the clock to lift the host Trojans to victory.

After Sonoma Valley scored pull even 21-21, Petaluma took the ensuing kickoff with 2:42 on the clock.

It took eight plays to set up the field goal with running back Gabe Medina picking up 35 yards on the drive.

Petaluma, playing to become NCS eligible, started quickly and led 14-0 after one quarter. The Dragons clawed back in the game with a touchdown in each of the last three quarters.

Medina was the game’s leading rusher with 85 yards on 21 carries. Austin Bailey led the Sonoma ground attack with 72 yards on three carries.

Dragons quarterback Dan Deely ran for two scores and threw for another.

Petaluma finished the regular season 5-5 and 3-3 in the SCL. The Dragons had a five-game winning streak snapped and concluded the regular season at 7-3 and 4-2 in league.

RANCHO COTATE 44, SANTA ROSA 26

Chris Taylor-Yamanoha had two touchdown receptions and ran back an interception for another as the visiting Cougars finished the regular season with a 6-4 record.

Quarterback Gunner Mefferd completed 10 of his 13 attempts with three of those being for scores.

Rancho led 14-0 after one quarter and never trailed.

PINER 68, ELSIE ALLEN 0

At Elsie Allen, Noel Hernandez threw three touchdowns in the first quarter and also scored on a 23-yard run as Piner concluded its best regular season in a decade.

The Prospectors wound up 5-5 and three of those losses were by a total of four points. Their SCL record is 3-3.

Piner put up 34 points in the first quarter and increased the margin to 54-0 at halftime.

Hernandez only three six passes. The senior ran three times for 67 yards.

Teammate Dylan Miggens ran for three touchdowns with the longest from 30 yards out.

The defensive standout was 5-foot-3 Saturday Phiakeo. The 115-pound sophomore made two interceptions.

Elsie Allen finishes 1-9 and 0-6 in league.

HEALDSBURG 47, EL MOLINO 0

At Forestville, Trystan Cleaver ran for four touchdowns as the Greyhounds finished the season with a 6-4 record.

Cleaver scored three times in the first quarter as Healdsburg jumped out to a 20-0 lead. The senior wound up with 179 yards on 16 carries.

Healdsburg finished tied for second in the SCL.

El Molino winds up 2-8 and 1-5 in league.

MARIA CARRILLO 46, UKIAH 28

At Ukiah, running back Alex Netherda went over the 1,000-yard mark as the Pumas opened a large lead before Ukiah rallied in the fourth quarter.

Netherda rushed for 131 yards and that put him at 1,119 for the season. He scored on runs of 1, 25 and 51 yards.

Carrillo scored 27 points in the second quarter to go up 33-6. It was 40-6 going to the final stanza.

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