Submitted by Adam Greenlow of Menlo Park, a player on the Junior Midgets team and an eighth-grader at St. Raymond School.
The Menlo-Atherton Vikings teams of the Pop Warner football league played their seventh games of the season against Sunnyvale at Menlo-Atherton High School on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 16-17. All players named are with the Vikings.
Mitey Mites (8/9 year-olds): The Mitey Mites game ended in an 18-18 tie. Darnell Ellis scored on a 20-yard run. Joseph Posthauer pounded the ball in on a goal-line run. Justin Sinclair popped in another touchdown. The special teams had many big tackles and hard hits. Ezra Bazan pancaked the opposing quarterback several times, resulting in losses.
Junior Pee Wees (10/11 year-olds); The JPW were just able to pull off a win in this close game. They won 18-12. Keyshawn Ashford ran the ball for 35 yards to score. Blake Stenstrom played a high-level game, completing two touchdown passes, one to Kai Winterling and another to Tate Tussing. This win made the Junior Pee Wees 6-1.
Pee Wees (11/12 year-olds): The Pee Wees played their best but couldn't get their offense moving. The Vikings got into the red zone twice, but couldn't pop in a touchdown. The defense played a very nice game with some big hits. Isoa Moimoi, Charles Ferguson, Joshua Towers, and Nick Becker were the leaders on the defense. The final score was 15-0.
Junior Midgets (12/13 year-olds): The Junior Midgets, now 6-1, won 20-16. David Teu had another excellent running game. He scored three touchdowns, one for 40-yards, another for 30-yards, and one off a 2-yard blast play. The front line was lead by Charles Reeves, who helped push the team down the field. The offense, up by 4 in the fourth, controlled the ball for eight and one-half minutes. With one and one-half minutes left in the game, Charles Roth had a 20-yard sack and Danny LaPorte blocked a deep pass. Then, Danny LaPorte made a last second interception to stop the opposing offense.
Midgets (13/14 year-olds): The Midgets had a tough game and lost 29-0 against a very hard, undefeated team. The Vikings had a couple of good drives, but were not able to convert. The defense played a better second half, not allowing any touchdowns. Antonio Caballero Santana, Max Gardiner, and Shea Summers all played very well on defense.