Rio Mesa 23, Royal 20
Rio Mesa's Darrick Jones scored the game-winning touchdown on an 82-yard reception from quarterback John Gomez with 6:56 left to play. . . . With Royal trailing, 16-14 in the third quarter, Chad Sourbeer scored his third touchdown of the game on a 27-yard run to put Royal ahead, 20-16. Royal's Steve Burke intercepted a Gomez pass and ran the ball back 35 yards to the Rio Mesa 27-yard line to set up Sourbeer's touchdown. . . . Sourbeer gave Royal its first lead, 7-6, on an 84-yard, first-quarter touchdown run.
Chad Sourbeer (R) rushed for 218 yards on 17 carries and scored 3 touchdowns. . . . Joe Comando (RM) gained 53 yards on 22 carries and scored 2 touchdowns. . . . David LaSalle (RM) rushed for 81 yards on 6 carries. . . . Darrick Jones (RM) caught 3 passes for 99 yards and scored 1 touchdown.