Saturday football roundup: Sammon leads St. Vincent with 5 touchdowns

ST. VINCENT 68, CALISTOGA 13
George Sammon ran for four touchdowns and caught a pass for another as St. Vincent opened NCL II play Saturday afternoon in

St. Vincent's George Sammon during a September football game. (CONNER JAY/ PD FILE)

St. Vincent’s George Sammon during a September football game. (CONNER JAY/ PD FILE)

Petaluma with a 68-13 victory over Calistoga.

Sammon finished the day with 195 yards which put him over the 1,000 mark in his career.

In addition to his 33-yard scoring reception, he caught one other pass good for 20 yards.

The Mustangs took the drama out of the game by scoring three touchdowns in the opening five minutes.

Kyle Dannewitz set the tone by returning the opening kickoff 82 yards for a touchdown. That was quickly followed by a 41-yard Sammon scoring run and a 22-yard pass to Scott Jepsen from Dominic Pedersen. That made the score 22-0.

Calistoga scored twice late in the first quarter with Jonathan Quinones returning an interception for 73 yards and then quarterback Alvaro Torres throwing a 12-yard pass to Tim Montanez.

St. Vincent scored the game’s final 48 points.

The 195 yards Sammon gained on the ground were the most for a St. Vincent player since 2009 when Chris Farinah ran for 196 in a game.

The Mustangs and Calistoga shared the league title last year, but both opened this season with four consecutive losses.

The Mustangs have now won the last 13 meetings with Calistoga and it was the 10th year in a row they have won their league opener.

TOMALES 42, UPPER LAKE 0
At Upper Lake, Willy Lepori ran for two scores and also caught two touchdown passes as the Braves began NCL II competition on a winning note.

With the season just at the halfway point, Lepori is already closing in on 1,000 rushing yards. He now has 804.

Against Upper Lake, Lepori figured in his team’s first four scores. His first two were on runs of 54 and 9 yards. Those were followed by a pair of passes from quarterback Joel Gutierrez. The first was 44 yards and the second came from 35 yards out.

Ivan Gomez also broke the century mark rushing. He had 107 yards and a touchdown.

Tomales scored 14 points in each of the first three quarters.

“It was hotter than we’re used to,” coach Leon Feliciano said. “I thought we were a little sluggish at times. Overall, we rushed for 350 yards and our defense held Upper Lake scoreless. So, I’m pleased.”

Tomales is now 4-1 while Upper Lake is 0-5.

MENDOCINO 35, ROUND VALLEY 2
At Mendocino, Preston Salmans had a hand in all five of the Cardinals’ touchdowns.

He ran for three and passed for the other two.

Salmans began the day hooking up with Kyle Moore for a 10-yard score. Then, in the second quarter, he found Favion Cook for a 30-yard touchdown.

Salmans’ longest scoring run was 45 yards. He also found pay dirt from 1 and 9 yards out.

The quarterback ran the ball 18 times for 220 yards.

Mendocino had four scores called back because of penalties.

The lone score in the fourth quarter was a Round Valley safety recorded by Ethan Mann.

Mendocino, now 5-1, beat Round Valley for the second time this season. The previous time the score was 44-6.

Next up for Mendocino is a rematch on Friday with Anderson Valley. The Cardinals had their 21-game winning streak snapped by the Panthers on Sept. 12.