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Football: Sacred Heart Prep opens its season with an impressive win

 

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By Palo Alto Online Sports

With seniors Mason Randall, Andrew Daschbach, Nick O'Donnell and Lapitu Mahoni leading the way on offense, Sacred Heart Prep rolled to a convincing 47-7 nonleague football victory over host Leland on Fridayto open the 2015 season.

The triumph extended SHP's two-year winning streak to 14 straight, following last year's 13-0 season.

Randall completed 11 of 16 passes for 223 yards and four touchdowns, in addition to scoring once on a one-yard run. Daschbach and O'Donnell each caught two TD passes.

Daschbach had scoring receptions of 52 and 22 yards and finishing with four catches for 112 yards. O'Donnell gave SHP an early 7-0 lead with a 35-yard TD reception and later caught a 14-yard TD pass as the Gators rolled to a 26-0 halftime lead. O'Donnell finished with four receptions for 70 yards.

Mahoni led the ground game with 124 rushing yards, scoring on runs of 43 and one yard as SHP improved to 39-3 since the start of the 2012 season. Thomas Wine added 41 yards rushing for the Gators, who have won three straight Central Coast Section titles and four in the past five years.

Defensively, the Gators recovered three fumbles. Blake Marcus led the way with 11 tackles and one fumble recovery. Cameron Dulsky came up with nine tackles and a fumble recovery while Milan Baldini also recovered a fumble in addition to having six tackles. Zane Elsafy (eight tackles) and Brian O'Kelley (seven tackles) also stood out defensively.

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