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High School Football Playoff Recap

Dublin and Concord High cruise to victories while Monte Vista hangs on for win

Here are some the scores from the local high school football playoff action on a rainy Saturday.

Monte Vista 42  Heritage 36

Monte Vista High built up an early lead then hung on to defeat Heritage High in their Division I playoff game, 42-36.

The sixth seeded Mustangs will face third seeded San Leandro High at Chabot College, beginning at 7 p.m. next Saturday.

The Mustangs got off to a quick start in the rain tonight, jumping out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.

Heritage, the 11th seed, cut that margin to 14-7 at the end of the first period.

However, Monte Vista found the end zone twice in the second quarter to surge to a 28-7 halftime lead.

Monte Vista (7-4) built up a 42-14 lead before Heritage scored three fourth quarter touchdowns to make the game close.

Heritage finishes their season with a 5-6 record.

Dublin 35  Ukiah 7

Dublin High dominated Ukiah High, 35-7, to easily win their first round Division II playoff game.

The fifth seeded Gaels will take on fourth ranked College Park High at Diablo Valley College next Saturday night.

Ukiah scored an early touchdown, but the Gaels came right back to tie the score at 7-7 in the first quarter.

Dublin (7-4) tacked on three more touchdowns in the second quarter to seize a 28-7 lead at halftime.

The Gaels scored again in the third quarter to take a 35-7 lead into the final period.

Twelfth seeded Ukiah finishes with a 5-6 record.

Concord 42  Newark Memorial 7

Concord High crushed Newark Memorial High, 42-7, to win their Division II playoff game.

The seventh seeded Minutemen will now face second seed Las Lomas High in Walnut Creek next Friday night.

Concord (8-3) took control of this game early. The Minutemen jumped out to a quick 16-0 lead in the first quarter.

After a Cougar touchdown, Concord put the ball in the end zone three more times, building a 34-7 lead at halftime.

Their defense kept 10th seeded Newark at bay while Concord scored one final time in the fourth quarter.

Newark finishes its season 5-5-1, losing three of its final four games.

Maria Carrillo 21  Clayton Valley 0

Maria Carrillo High shut out Clayton Valley High to take their first round Division II playoff game, 21-0.

Eighth seeded Maria Carrillo will play top seeded Windsor at 7 p.m. next Friday.

Maria Carrillo (6-5) got two early scores, building a 15-0 lead in the first quarter.

That score held for two quarters as both defenses stiffened and Maria Carrillo took that 15-point lead into the fourth quarter.

Maria Carrillo scored once more to seal the game as their defense dominated the ninth seeded Eagles.

Clayton Valley finishes their season with a 6-5 record.

Valley Christian 42  St. Mary's 35

In a high-scoring shootout, Valley Christian High of Dublin defeated St. Mary's High of Oakland, 42-35, in their Division IV playoff game.

Ninth seeded Valley Christian (9-2) will now take on top-seeded Salesian High, which had a bye this week. That game will be played at 1 p.m. Saturday at Salesian.

Valley Christian trailed by 18 points late in the third quarter but rallied to win the game.

St. Mary's, the division's number eight seed, finishes the season at 6-5.

Berean Christian 27  Marin Catholic 10

Berean Christian won its opening Division IV playoff game by defeating Marin Catholic, 27-10.

The sixth seeded Eagles (8-3) will next play the division's number three seed, Fortuna High (10-1) at 7 p.m. Friday in Fortuna.

Marin Catholic, the 11th seed, finishes their season at 6-5.

For more high school scores, go to the Contra Costa Times prep sports website.

For more on the playoffs, you can go the North Coast Section's website.

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