Jared Kemp scored four touchdowns and gained 97 yards in 26 carries, and Pacifica used a fourth-quarter rally to defeat Kennedy, 27-7, in a nonleague game Thursday at Western High.
In what was expected to be an offensive shootout, the teams played to a 7-7 tie through three quarters before the Mariners (2-1) scored two quick touchdowns in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter.
"We made the mental adjustments we needed to to win," said Kemp, who gained 72 of his rushing yards in the second half. "The offensive line really came out and made the difference in the second half."
The teams combined for 12 punts, and neither side put together a substantial drive until Pacifica scored on a 12-play, 80-yard march capped by Kemp's four-yard run with 11:31 to play.