Campolindo-Moraga beats St. Ignatius 34-21
A bye following a less than impressive opening-season win left Campolindo-Moraga football coach Kevin Macy searching for answers.
A 34-21 win at St. Ignatius on Saturday afternoon should have left Macy feeling more than optimistic.
Cougars quarterback Grant Harper led the way with four touchdown passes, including two to Lucas Allen (15 and 10 yards). Harper also connected on scoring passes to Max Schoenberger (61 yards) and Ryan O’Neil (48 yards).
Michael Brewer opened the scoring with a 3-yard TD burst for No. 13 Campolindo (2-0), which took a 34-0 lead into the final quarter.
Campolindo was coming off a 35-21 home win over then-No. 14 Marin Catholic-Kentfield on Aug. 17.
“That seems like so long ago,” Macy said. “Today we got a taste of what we might be. We got a lot more guys involved from our win over Marin Catholic so that was good. We still have a long way to go.”
Harper certainly looks like the offensive leader Macy is looking for. Harper replaced The Chronicle’s 2017-18 Athlete of the Year John Torchia.
“He was super solid again,” Macy said. “No interceptions. He spread the ball around. Got everyone involved.”
St. Ignatius (0-2), coming off a 21-14 loss to Palo Alto, scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Jahsai Shannon had TD runs of 20 and 10 yards and Lance Sell added a 3-yard TD run.
#6 Serra 41, Elk Grove 17: The host Padres (1-1) were tripled in first downs (24-8) and more than doubled in yards (441-205) and plays (86-34), but got four returns for touchdowns — including Malakai Rango’s 85- and 96-yarders on kickoffs — in their victory. Jason Venturi added a 49-yard interception return for score and Nate Sanchez picked up a fumble and ran 22 yards for another TD for Serra. Senior quarterback Luke Bottari added a 55-yard touchdown run and a 25-yard scoring pass to Terence Loville as the defending state 2-AA champions took some of the sting out of a 41-22 loss to Serra-Gardena in the Padres’ season opener. Bottari was 11 of 13 passing for 117 yards and Sanchez led the Padres with 12 tackles. Elk Grove (0-2) rushed for 423 yards but committed four turnovers to just one for Serra.
#14 San Ramon Valley-Danville 55, Riordan 0: At Terra Nova-Pacifica, Brandon Cammisa threw three touchdown passes and Stanford-bound Tristan Sinclair rushed for two TDs — all in the first half — as the Wolves (2-1) raced to a 45-0 halftime lead en route to victory. Cammisa fired TD passes of 37 yards to Caden Stewart, 36 yards to Jered Kenny and 4 yards to JP Murphy for San Ramon Valley, which rebounded from a 22-7 home loss to Monterey Trail-Elk Grove. Riordan, which dropped a 49-48 decision at Salesian-Richmond last week, fell to 0-2.
Late Friday: Andre Bishop carried 12 times for 118 yards and two touchdowns and Jack Perry connected on a 71-yard touchdown pass to Maurice Wilmer as No. 2 St. Francis (2-0) rolled past Oak Grove-San Jose 35-7. Oak Grove (0-2) scored with 21 seconds remaining on a 2-yard run by Malique Sumler to prevent the shutout. St. Francis hosts top-ranked De La Salle-Concord on Friday. … Logan Sumter completed 11 of 14 passes for 325 yards and four touchdowns, two each to Rayshawn Jackson (seven catches, 204 yards) and Cade Young (four catches, 91 yards) as No. 4 Clayton Valley-Concord (3-0) won 48-0 at Concord (1-2). … Jared Anderson scored five touchdowns as Harker-San Jose (2-1) won 40-6 at Washington-San Francisco (0-1).
MaxPreps senior writer Mitch Stephens covers high school sports for The San Francisco Chronicle.