SAN LEANDRO – After the sun went down Friday evening, Campolindo quarterback Dashiell Weaver helped light up the Burrell Field scoreboard in the Cougars’ 35-20 victory over host San Leandro.
Weaver, who had thrown for 575 yards this season entering Friday’s game, has been battling an eye infection since Monday that has left him very sensitive to light. Isaiah Ortiz started at quarterback for Campolindo and played the first quarter.
But once the sun set, Weaver felt ready to go.
Weaver’s first play was also the first play of the second quarter. He connected with Robbie Mascheroni on a 39-yard touchdown pass and Weaver finished with 250 yards through the air and four touchdowns in the non-league victory.
“That was one of his better games, especially considering he didn’t practice all this week,” Campolindo coach Kevin Macy said. “We don’t win this game without him.”
The Cougars (4-0), who are 11th in the Bay Area News Group rankings, also couldn’t have won this game without Mascheroni. The 6-foot-4 senior caught three passes (39, 93, 11 yards) – all for touchdowns.
“Just about all of his catches, he had somebody all over him and he had to pull it away from somebody,” Macy said. “He’s got this burst of speed after he catches it. I think it’s very unique to him. I haven’t seen a receiver that can take a ball in the middle of the field from a near flat-footed position and then explode.”
SAN LEANDRO, CA – SEPTEMBER 16: Campolindo High’s Robbie Mascheroni (28) catches the ball for a touchdown while being covered by San Leandro High’s Evan Garrick (11) in the third quarter of their football game in San Leandro, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)
San Leandro had a star of its own in senior running back Devan Daniels, who rushed for 241 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries, including an 80-yarder for a score.
“He’s a workhorse,” San Leandro coach Brad Bowers said. “He’s going to do anything we ask him …. I love that kid.”
Ortiz led Campolindo on a 54-yard drive for a score on their first possession. It ended with a three-yard run by Brendan Comerford.
But San Leandro (1-3) answered right back with a 72-yard drive of its own behind sophomore quarterback Radman Beatty. On a fourth-and-goal play from the half-inch line, Ashton Dotson edged into the end zone to cut Campolindo’s lead to 7-6.
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Source:: The Mercury News