Live Oak knew it faced long odds against a vastly more athletic team, and its fears were realized in a 54-19 loss to Archbishop Riordan on Saturday night at San Jose City College.
Riordan (9-3-1), the West Catholic Athletic League's fifth-place team, earned its first Central Coast Section title while completing a domination of the Medium School Division.
In three games, the Crusaders outscored their playoff opponents 146-49 while totaling 1,590 yards.
Riordan's Darius Bell accounted for five scores on Saturday: He threw three touchdown passes, caught another, and ran for one. He also completed 10 of 15 passes for 233 yards, giving him 966 passing yards in the postseason.
Bell also showed why he and receiver Daniel Cannon are the most spectacular pass-catch combination in the section, connecting five times for 156 yards. Three were flat-out bombs down the sideline, with Cannon catching two for scores and being stopped at the one on another.
Bell's final high school play was a 38-yard scoring pass to Cannon with 3:49 left in the third quarter. Cannon finished with 1,410 yards receiving for the season.