The Highlanders couldn’t get anything going offensively against visiting Encinal on October 11. The result was a 26-0 loss, dropping the Highlanders to 0-2 in West Alameda County League play.
Piedmont managed just 22 yards of total offense and three first downs in the game. Meantime, the Jets (6-1, 2-0) piled up 340 yards of offense, including 282 through the air.
After a scoreless first quarter, Jezaiah Naigulevu scored on a 1-yard run to put Encinal up 7-0. Later in the quarter, Jets quarterback David Romero-Reinholz connected with Teddy Oliver on a 25-yard scoring pass to make it 14-0 heading into halftime.
Romero-Reinholz threw two more touchdown passes in the third quarter. One was for 32 yards to Keirr Stewart, and the other was for three yards to Oliver.
Piedmont quarterback Cal Barna finished 3-of-9 for 24 yards and two interceptions. Tommy McNeil finished the game and completed 4-of-8 passes for nine yards. Brian Cain rushed 10 times for 19 yards. Lars Derr caught three passes for 29 yards.
On defense, Jet Moxley had eight tackles for the Highlanders. Patrick Selna and Andy Melian had six each, and Joe Hempeck, David Kisieu, Sam Christensen, and Jake Alering all recorded five.
Encinal controlled the ball the entire night, running 81 plays on offense compared to just 38 for Piedmont.
The Highlanders (3-4, 0-2) play at Bishop O’Dowd on October 18. O’Dowd is 1-6 overall, and also 0-2 in the WACL. The Dragons lost their last game, 23-10, to San Leandro, their one common opponent so far.
Photos by Todd Marshburn