San Ramon Valley made an early run into the end zone, and a touchdown pass made it a 14-0 game at the end of the first quarter.
West was unable to capitalize on quarterback Matt Mahe’s 61-yard run up the right side midway through the second quarter, and the Wolves took away another chance for the Wolf Pack with an interception in the end zone to end the half.
Turnovers plagued West in the second half. The Wolf Pack’s Patrick Thompson and Mahe led a drive upfield that ended in a fumble, and the Wolves ran the ball 60 yards on the next play for a touchdown and a 21-0 lead. An interception ended another West drive in the third quarter, when San Ramon Valley’s Jordan Weiss grabbed a Mahe pass and ran it back 52 yards to make it 27-0.
West got close again in the fourth quarter, but again San Ramon Valley intercepted a pass in the end zone.
Mahe got a measure of revenge a few plays later, when he intercepted a San Ramon Valley pass. But West was held to four downs, and the Wolves again drove across the field to score with seconds left on the clock, making the final tally 34-0.
Los Banos 37, Tracy 7
Unable to stop a 349-yard Los Banos High rushing attack, the visiting Tracy High sophomore team could only watch as the Tigers ran to a 37-7 win Friday night.
“We were just a little slow and not as excited to play our first game as we should’ve been,” head coach Jeremy Silcox said.
The Bulldogs’ (0-1) one score was a 16-yard touchdown run near the end of the fourth quarter by Emiliano Aguirre, who finished with 19 yards on nine carries. Halfback Alan Riches led Tracy’s rushing attack with 48 yards.
Quarterback Cody Daniel completed nine of 14 passes for 57 yards. Sophomore Adam Hanes caught most of Daniel’s passes, leading the team’s receivers with 17 yards on three catches.
Los Banos (2-0) had no shortage of offensive firepower, though. Sophomore tailback Greg Williams ran the ball 10 times for 129 yards and a touchdown, and teammate Garrett Mentz had 123 yards and two touchdowns on six carries.
Liberty Ranch 52, Kimball 12
The Jaguars from Kimball High started their season with a competitive first half against the Hawks at Liberty Ranch High in Galt. The Hawks then overpowered the Jaguars on both ends of the ball and ran away with the first game of the season.
“In the first half, we played well and matched up well with them,” Kimball coach Dave Brown said. “The second half, we came out flat and they jumped on us.”
Jaguars quarterback Austin Griffith connected with wide receiver Shane Gooch for a touchdown in the first quarter, and running back Alex Toledo made a 20-yard dash into the end zone for a touchdown in the second quarter.
It was a 17-12 game in Liberty Ranch’s favor at the half, and the Hawks came out to score 18 points in the third quarter and 17 more in the fourth.
Toledo was the Jaguars’ leading rusher with 68 yards on five carries. Griffith ran the ball eight times for 48 yards and completed four of seven passes for 52 yards. The leading defender was P.J. Dean with seven tackles.
• Bob Brownne and Justin Lafferty contributed to this report.