Terrific game before a large and enthusiastic crowd in Oakland went down to the final play. After Chabot scored first and converted by kick in OT, Laney scored on the first play from scrimmage and then attempted a two point conversion to get the win. Laney QB Charles Cobbs found a wide open receiver in the end zone for what appeared to be the winning two points, but the play was ruled no catch and Chabot escaped with the victory.
Chabot received very solid QB play from Brandyn Eckhart, especially in the final 1:20 of regulation after Laney scored to take a 30-27 lead; Eckhart drove Chabot to a 4th and 1 inside the 5 yrd line with 9 seconds left in regulation to set up a game tying FG.
Laney got very good QB play from Cobbs, and determined running from Kyle Jackson. Xavier Milton scored once on a returned fumble by the punter and once on a long bomb from QB Austin Kent.
Chabot moves to 3-4 (2-0) and is in good position in the GG Conference. Laney falls to 2-5 (1-1). ------------- Long-time Laney Coach Stan Peters was on the field during a halftime ceremony.
Good Game Story about Rashad Hall from Damin Esper ---Contra Costa beat the very impressive DeAnza Dons early in the season with big special teams play:
Contra Costa 59, Shasta 16:
Rashad Hall rushed for 200 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Comets over the visiting Knights in a Bay Valley Conference game.
"The main focus was to get Rashad Hall going early," Contra Costa coach Alonzo Carter said. "He's been a little nicked up but he's healthy now and you can see it in his running."
Hall put the Comets (4-3, 2-0 BVC) up for good on a 56-yard run early in the first quarter. The run came one play after Malique Earl intercepted an Austin Schmeltzer pass, the first of three turnovers forced by Contra Costa on the afternoon.
The Comets went up 14-3 later in the first quarter when they went for a fourth-and-6 at the 37. Quarterback Lamar McKnight hit Jamachal Torrez on a quick slant to the right. Torrez just kept on running for the touchdown.
Hall scored on a 17-yard run in the second quarter that put Contra Costa up 28-10. Hall almost did it all on the drive, carrying the ball four of the five plays for 66 yards.
The Comets rushed for 408 yards on the day. Davonte Sapp-Lynch rushed for 96 yards and two touchdowns. Sapp-Lynch, the younger brother of Marshawn Lynch, was playing against cousin Donte Lynch, a defensive back for Shasta (2-5, 0-2).
Contra Costa is now tied for first place in the BVC with Mendocino, which beat Los Medanos 56-34 on Saturday. Contra Costa hosts Mendocino next Saturday.