McClymonds streaks on, wins 13th straight Silver Bowl, Oakland Section title
OAKLAND, Calif. — Jaivian Thomas and Ferrari Miller Jr. scored two touchdowns each as McClymonds beat Castlemont, 45-12, to capture its 13th consecutive Lou Jones Silver Bowl title on Saturday night at Fremont High School.
The Warriors, with four state titles since 2016, advance to the CIF California Bowl Championships next week starting with a regional game against an opponent to be named Sunday.
McClymonds won the state's 3-A bowl title against Birmingham-Lake Balboa.
Castlemont became the first Oakland Athletic League team this season to score two touchdowns against McClymonds, and the point differential of 33 was McClymonds’ narrowest OAL victory this season.
Castlemont advanced to its first Silver Bowl since 2016 by defeating Tech 20-8 in the semifinal.
McClymonds beat Fremont 60-0 in its semifinal. Fremont is the last team other than McClymonds to win a Silver Bowl (18-6 against Tech in 2009).
Since then, McClymonds has won 90 consecutive games against Oakland Athletic League opponents.
Isaac Espinosa opened the scoring for Mack with a 35-yard field goal, and Thomas scored on a 12-yard run for a 10-0 lead.
Castlemont responded with a 7-yard touchdown run from Anthony Ellis, and suddenly McClymonds’ run of OAL supremacy seemed in jeopardy.
Miller then scored on 45- and 35-yard runs, and Thomas tacked on an 81-yard TD run as McClymonds led 31-6 at halftime.
Quarterbacks Deontae Faison and Daniel Parsons provided second-half highlights, with Faison hitting McClymonds receiver Tayshon Clayton for a 45-yard TD strike and Parsons hitting Castlemont receiver Jaidyn West for a 50-yard TD pass.
Redmani Albert provided Mack’s final TD on a 3-yard run.
Here are photos from Saturday's Oakland Section/Silver Bowl championship game at Fremont High School:
Photos by Eric Taylor