The top-seeded St. Francis High football team jumped on No. 8 Aragon early en route to a 34-13 victory Saturday night in the Central Coast Section Open Division II quarterfinals.
The Lancers (10-1) led 20-0 after the first quarter and 34-0 at halftime of a game moved to Salinas due to poor air quality.
Quarterback Ryan Daly threw three touchdown passes, two to Maurice Wilmer (21 and 58 yards) and the other to Evan Williams (45 yards). St. Francis also scored on runs by Andre Bishop (37 yards) and Maurice Smith (1 yard).
Aragon (2-9) didn’t score until the fourth quarter.
St. Francis hosts a familiar foe in Friday’s semifinals: league nemesis Serra. The fifth-seeded Padres (7-4) whipped No. 4 Leland 58-14 Saturday.
The Lancers routed Serra 42-7 Nov. 3, claiming the West Catholic Athletic League title and snapping a four-game losing streak against the Padres that included last year’s CCS Open Division II final.
Friday’s semifinal is slated to kick off at 7 p.m.
Mountain View’s season concluded with Saturday’s 45-7 loss to Burlingame in the CCS Division IV quarterfinals in Watsonville.
The seventh-seeded Spartans (6-5) were held to 10 yards rushing and didn’t score until the fourth quarter when JD Coyne tossed a 15-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Cambouris.
No. 2 Burlingame (9-2) held a 28-0 lead at halftime.
Second-seeded Yuu Ishikawa and Kylie Akiyama of Los Altos advanced as far as the semifinals of last week’s CCS doubles championships at Bay Club Courtside. That’s where third-seeded Maddie Page and Kamila Wong of Palo Alto beat them 6-2, 6-4 Nov. 14.
A day earlier, Ishikawa and Akiyama cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Carmel’s Dillan Chiewpanich and Kandace Kimes, then eliminated Harker’s Sachi Bajaj and Fonda Hu 6-3, 6-0 in the quarterfinals.
St. Francis’ Akanksha Pabari and Katherine Simone went from alternates to quarterfinalists at CCS.
The duo routed Salinas’ Camryn More and Rylie Doolittle 6-0, 6-0 in the opening round, then fell to top-seeded Yana Gurevich and Anjali Mogili of Los Gatos in straight sets later that day.
Unseeded Elise Joshi and Alena Pruett of Mountain View lost in the first round to Guerevich and Mogili, who prevailed 6-0, 6-0.
Mountain View’s Dasha Terson, the lone local player to compete in the CCS singles championships, bowed out in the opening round. No. 2 seed Kate Duong of Cupertino beat the unseeded sophomore 6-3, 6-2.