Prep football: M-A, Sacred Heart Prep and Priory win

In Friday prep football action, Menlo-Atherton, Sacred Heart Prep and the Prior all won. Go to PASportsOnline for more local sports news.

Menlo-Atherton 28, Sequoia 10

The Bears bounced back from last week's tough loss to Sacred Heart Prep and handed the host Cherokees a loss in PAL Bay Division action Friday night in Redwood City.

Menlo-Atherton (2-1, 5-2) played without standout running back/linebacker Isiah Nash, who was injured last week.

Brian Jaggers took over for Nash and bulled his two to 70 yards on 23 carries and scored two touchdowns on short runs, both coming in the second quarter as the Bears built a 21-3 halftime lead. Quarterback Brian Keare threw for 297 yards on 18 of 31 and Ryan Roberts had eight receptions for a season-high 166 yards and one score. James Smith put the final touch on the win with a 41-yard fumble recovery return for a touchdown.

Sacred Heart Prep 45, South SF 10

Ben Burr-Kirven's 99-yard interception return was the highlight as Sacred Heart Prep remained unbeaten for the season and tied for first-place in the PAL Bay Division with a dismantling of visiting South San Francisco on Friday afternoon.

The Gators (2-0, 7-0) grabbed a 35-3 halftime lead, sparked by a 70-yard TD pass from Mason Randall to Andrew Segre in the first quarter. Griffin Kraemer's five-yard run provided the winning points in the second quarter, during which the Gators tallied 28 points. Ricky Grau's one-yard run and a five-yard TD jaunt by Burr-Kirven set the stage for Burr-Kirven's interception return. Riley Tinsley added a field goal and Grau caught a 60-yard TD pass from Randall to wrap up the impressive win.

Grau rushed for 99 yards on eight carries and caught two passes for 75 yards, Randall threw for 215 yards on 12-of-14 passes and Segre had two receptions for 74 yards in the balanced effort.

Priory 62, Crystal Springs 6

James McDaniel rushed nine times for 147 yards and scored on runs of 10, 39 and 32 yards to help spark the Panthers to a lopsided victory in Mission Trail Athletic League eight-man football action Friday in Portola Valley.

Priory improved to 5-0 in league and 7-0 overall, matching last season's record. The Panthers still have two more games remaining on their expanded schedule.

Will Latta completed five of seven passes for 63 yards and two touchdowns for Priory. Charlie Tidmarsh rushed four times for 56 yards and scored on runs of 20 and 15 yards. Brandon Zarringhalam had a 29-yard TD run and caught an eight-yard pass for another TD. Priory ran 25 total offensive plays, 15 of which produced touchdowns. Nine players scored as the Panthers improved their winning streak to 14 games.

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