By Rick Eymer
The Sacred Heart Prep Gators continued their success with running the ball as they ground out 384 yards on the way to a big nonleague victory over Valley Christian-Dublin, 49-21, on Friday night at Chabot College in Hayward.
Senior Colin Terndrup led the way with 139 yards on 11 carries. Senior Pedro Robinson added 101 yards on just five hauls while junior Tyler McCool missed the 100-yard plateau -- he gained 87 yards on nine carries -- but scored four touchdowns.
McCool scored on runs of seven, one and 28 yards in addition to catching a 31-yard touchdown pass from senior John Geary as the Gators improved to 3-0. Geary completed eight of nine passes for a season-high 194 yards, adding a TD pass of 15 yards to Tomas O'Donnell, who caught four balls for 90 yards.
Geary got the Gators rolling by scoring the game's first touchdown on a one-yard plunge with 4:38 remaining in the opening quarter. Robinson finished the scoring with an 80-yard TD run in the final period. SHP finished with 577 yards in total offense.
Defensively, the Gators recovered three fumbles. Hunter Shaw was in on 16 tackles and Matt Hardy assisted on 11. Charlie Moran added five solo tackles.
Jefferson 17, Menlo-Atherton 0
Turning the ball over six times, the Menlo-Atherton football team suffered a 17-0 nonleague loss to Jefferson on Friday night in Daly City. Jefferson (2-1) competes in the PAL Ocean Division while the Bears (0-3) play in the tougher PAL Bay Division.
Jefferson's defense forced six turnovers and blocked a punt. The Bears saw their second-half possessions end in three fumbles and two interceptions and managed just 114 total yards on offense. Cameron Moody got 40 of those on a screen pass late in the game.