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Football: Woodside hosts Kings Academy on Friday

 

Coming off a lopsided 57-14 loss to Half Moon Bay, the Woodside High Wildcats will try to get back in the win column at home Friday against The King's Academy of Sunnyvale. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

"We knew we had our hands full," Woodside coach Justin Andrews said of the matchup with Half Moon Bay. "They're a good team but we made them better. We did not bring our 'A' game."

Woodside and TKA both went 4-0 in non-league play but are 0-2 in the PAL Ocean.

Marcelous Chester-Riley rushed for more than 100 yards in each of Woodside's four wins. He's been held under 100 in the two losses.

"It's because of us not consistently making plays in the passing game," Andrews said. "A lot of drops, a lot of penalties. When we convert on the pass it opens the box for him."

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Menlo School

Menlo School bounced back from a loss to Half Moon Bay to defeat TKA 31-21 last week.

It was by far the best day of the season for Menlo QB Hayden Pegley, who completed 16 of 19 passes for 193 yards and three touchdowns.

Meanwhile, running back Charlie Ferguson continued his epic season. After being held to 23 yards in the loss to Half Moon Bay, Ferguson rebounded with gusto, carrying 27 times for 200 yards against TKA. He has 953 yards rushing in six games this season on 110 carries with 13 touchdowns and an 8.7 yards per carry average.

It will be a challenge for Ferguson and the Menlo ground game to keep that kind of production going against a physical South San Francisco front. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:45 p.m. Friday at Menlo.

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