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Rodgers leads Serra to California Division II title
Oakdale defensive back DeWayne Finney tries to pull down Serra wide receiver Darrell Fuery. - photo by Ike Dodson

CARSON  (AP) — Marques Rodgers ran for three touchdowns and Adoree Jackson caught two touchdowns and ran for another as Gardena Serra defeated Oakdale 42-15 in the California State Division II Championship Saturday night.

The Cavaliers (14-2) won their second state title in four years.

Jackson scored on a 78-yard run down the left sideline on a fake punt in the third quarter for a 42-0 lead. He slipped behind the defense for a 50-yard scoring reception and delivered the highlight of the game when he caught a short pass from Jalen Greene, broke two tackles and was somersaulted into the end zone to make it 35-0 at halftime. The 78-yard run was an all-divisions record for longest rushing TD.

Rodgers scored on runs of 1, 27 and 57 yards in the first quarter for a 21-0 lead. Greene also threw a pair of TD passes.

Serra totaled 357 yards of offense in the first half. Oakdale was held to 111 total yards in the half despite having the ball for 16:03.

Nikk Ryan and Marcus Northcutt scored touchdowns for the Mustangs (14-2), playing in their first state bowl game. Northcutt led all runners with 158 yards on 28 carries.

De La Salle defeats Centennial 48-28

CARSON. (AP) — Tiapepe Vitale ran for four touchdowns and Concord De La Salle converted three turnovers into 21 points to win its fourth straight CIF State Open Division Championship with a 48-28 victory against Corona Centennial on Saturday night.

The Spartans (15-0) claimed their fifth state title since the event's inception in 2006.

Vitale scored 1-, 2- and 46-yards in the first half and De La Salle jumped to a 28-0 lead on a 4-yard run by quarterback Chris Williams. The Huskies (14-2) pulled to within 14 points three times in the second half on touchdown passes by quarterback Robert Webber but could not rally further.

Vitale suffered a sprained shoulder in the first quarter but played through it, De La Salle coach Bob Ladoucer said. Vitale had 143 yards on 26 carries, and Das Tautalatasi had 121 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries.

Centennial, which scored a state-high 756 points in 15 previous games, didn't score until 36 seconds remained in the first half on Austin Renken's 1-yard run.

Madison rallies, beats Marin Catholic 38-35

CARSON (AP) — Pierre Cormier ran for 272 yards and three touchdowns, including a 79-yard score with 7:24 remaining and San Diego Madison defeated Marin Catholic 38-35 in the California State Division III Championship on Saturday.

The Warhawks (14-1) erased a 21-0 second-quarter deficit, starting by scoring the final 17 points of the first half. The Arizona-bound Cormier set a Division III state bowl record for rushing yards.

Kareem Coles, who briefly left with a leg injury, threw for 149 yards and two touchdowns for Madison, including a 50-yarder to Lawrence Walker after an errant shotgun snap.