Churchill 34, South San 9
Four different rushers scored touchdowns in Churchill’s ground and pound offense as the Chargers remained firmly in playoff contention with a 34-9 victory over South San.
Quarterback Derek Perez ran for two scores and also found Incarnate Word commit Liam Capobianco with a 26-yard touchdown strike to give the Chargers a 20-3 halftime advantage.
Churchill sits in fourth place in the District 27-6A standings behind Madison, Reagan, and Johnson with a forthcoming game with fifth-placed Roosevelt in what will likely decide the fourth spot.
Cody Lille rushed for 149 yards and a touchdown for Churchill, while Cameron Reyes and David Rezentes also visited the end zone in the victory.
South San rushed for 232 yards, well under its season average. The Bobcats got 77 yards from career stat-stuffer Raul Agosto, while Jacob Martinez chipped in with another solid game for the Bobcats.
John Jay 53, Taft 20
Baylor verbal Jacob Zeno threw for two touchdowns and added two more with his legs as John Jay remained in the playoff race in District 28-6A with a 53-20 victory over Taft.
San Antonio’s leading rusher Jaylin Hastings rushed for another two touchdowns to give him 15 for the season to go along with more than 1,600 rushing yards.
Zeno would put in his best performance of his senior by completing 14 of 20 passes for 312 yards.
Taft’s Divonne Tilden rushed for 152 yards and a touchdown for Taft (3-5 overall and 2-5 in District 28-6A), who is officially eliminated from playoff contention.
O’Connor 42, Clark 14
Jordan Maye and Zion Taylor combined for five rushing touchdowns as Clark broke free from a 14-14 halftime deadlock for a 42-14 victory over Clark on Saturday night to clinch a postseason berth for the 16th straight season.
The Panthers (8-0 and 7-0 in District 28-6A) were up 14-0 after Maye and Taylor rushed for touchdowns within a minute. Maye’s 3-yard plunge with 6:10 remaining in the opening quarter were enough for a two-touchdown advantage.
Clark (2-6, 2-5) answered twice, to tie the score at halftime. Benjamin Hooper accounted for two touchdowns, while Kenneth Bivins Jr. hooked up with Hooper on a 25-yard touchdown pass and two-point conversion 14 seconds before halftime to tie the score at 14.
Taylor rushed for a game-high 109 yards, while Chase Locke caught three passes for 74 yards and a touchdown from senior David Dodd.