Saturday football roundup: Undisciplined effort dooms Piner against Del Norte

By HOWARD SENZELL
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Del Norte took advantage of Piner penalties to beat the visiting Prospectors, 33-18, Saturday afternoon.

Even with 140 yards worth of penalties, Piner had a chance to tie the score in the final minutes. However, a roughing-the-punter call gave the Warriors a first down and that led to the clinching touchdown.

“We were eight points down when we got that penalty,” coach John Antonio said. “The final score is not indicative of how close the game was.”

Prospectors quarterback Tony Martignoli rushed for 109 yards and threw for 179 more. However, he was picked off three times.

CLOVERDALE 35, CALISTOGA 0

At Calistoga, the Eagles scored 22 points in the first quarter and then coasted to the victory.

Quarterback Greg Scarmella only threw the ball eight times but two of those tosses were for touchdowns. He connected with Adrian Bernardi for a 30-yard score in the first quarter and then hooked up with John McMillan for a 20-yard score in the second.

“I was happy with the way we played,” Cloverdale coach Rick Berry said. “I think we’ll be very competitive this year.”

Calistoga lost starting quarterback Timmy Montanez to a shoulder injury on the opening kickoff.

“He got hit running the ball back,” coach Paul Harrell said.

Alejandro Sanchez and Alvaro Torres then split the signal calling.

ST. BERNARD’S 13, ST. VINCENT 6

At Petaluma, the visitors from Humboldt County scored the winning touchdown on the first play of the fourth quarter.

What turned out to be the key score was a 13-yard pass from Logan Thrap to Noah Davis. Kaden Law then added the extra point.

Tyus Francis set up the winning drive when he recovered a Mustangs fumble at his own 41-yard line.

St. Vincent scored midway through the second quarter on a George Sammon 1-yard run. The extra point was blocked leaving the score, 6-6.

St. Vincent quarterback Dominic Pedersen completed 10 of 30 passes for 131 yards.

He was intercepted once.

MENDOCINO 44, ROUND VALLEY 6

At Covelo, Preston Salmans ran for four touchdowns as the Cardinals won their 20th straight game.

Mendocino hasn’t lost since Oct. 8, 2011.

CALIFORNIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF 63, UPPER LAKE 0

At Upper Lake, the visitors from Fremont spoiled the head coaching debut of Frank Gudmundson.

ANDERSON VALLEY 34,
 POINT ARENA 28

At Point Arena, the visitors came away with the close victory. Point Arena will have a chance for payback when the teams meet again on Oct. 25.

OTHER SCORES

Napa 36, Montgomery 7

Cardinal Newman 56, Churchill County (Nev.) 32