Menlo School bounced back from a tough loss and Sacred Heart Prep continued to roll to highlight high school football action on Saturday.
In Atherton, Sacred Heart Prep remained undefeated after a pair of games after posting a 48-0 nonleague victory over Mountain View. It was the second straight week that the Gators produced that score.
At Sequoia High, Menlo scored on its first two possessions and didn't allow a first down in the first half, paving the way for a 59-12 nonleague win over visiting Mission (San Francisco).
The Knights (1-1) bounced back from a rough 84-49 loss to Central in Texas, in their second of five nonleague games.
"Last week was a tough loss, so this was good for us to make some corrections and to make sure we are assignment-ready," said Peter Bouret, one of Menlo's four captains.
Another captain, senior quarterback Jack Heneghan, connected with Bouret for three of his six touchdowns. Heneghan, who finished 14-of-21 for 255 yards and no interceptions, added another 10-yard rushing TD.
Colin Johnson led the defense with 10 tackles and a third-quarter interception while Charlie Roth had seven tackles and a fumble recovery. Riley Zeisler tallied six tackles and Travis Chambers had five for the Knights
"It was good to come out and play a lot more physical than in Texas," Chambers said. "And a lot of our guys got playing time which was important."
By the half, Heneghan completed 12-of-17 passes for 237 yards as Menlo built a 39-0 lead -- 20 coming in the second quarter.
Graham Stratford reeled in a four-yard pass for a score to start second-period scoring. With 5 1/2 minutes left in the half, Bouret ran back a kickoff 62 yards for another score and, just over two minutes later, Bouret went 60 yards on a catch and run. Bouret finished with six catches for 117 yards.
Six plays after the opening kickoff, Heneghan found Jack Marren for a 44-yard TD -- set up by Bouret's 20-yard catch and Chambers' 14-yard run.
Menlo visits San Mateo on Friday in nonleague action at 3:15 p.m.
At Sacred Heart Prep, Ricky Grau carried 10 times for 130 yards and Riley Tinsley added 120 yards on 11 hauls as the Gators cruised behind 332 rushing yards.
SHP's quarterback tandem of sophomore Mason Randall and junior Cole March combined for 5-of-8 passing and 145 yards, with sophomore Andrew Daschbach catching four balls for 86 yards.
Grau got things rolling with a 30-yard run in the first quarter before Daschbach hauled in a 48-yard TD pass from Randall. The Gators put up 20 points in the second quarter as Tinsley scored on a 25-yard run and caught a 59-yard pass from Randell before Daniel Thaure returned an interception three yards for another score.
Grau added a 53-yard scoring run in the third quarter and Tinsley capped his big day with a 52-yard TD run in the fourth.
SHP picked off three passes, recovered a fumble, had a sack, and limited Mountain View to just 16 rushing yards and 78 passing yards. Nic Collazo and J.R. Hardy each had six tackles with Paul Westcott and Ben Burr-Kirven adding five.
Sacred Heart Prep will hit the road for the first time this season when it travels to Salinas on Friday night for a nonleague test at 7:30 p.m.
In San Francisco, Pinewood opened its eight-man season with a 40-14 victory over Stuart Hall on Treasure Island.