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Prep report: St. Francis football keeps rolling along

Sacred Heart Prep boys advance into semifinals of North vs. South water polo Challenge

St. Francis improved to 6-0 overall, 4-0 in the WCAL with its win over Riordan on Friday night. Embarcadero Media file photo.

Senior Joshua Perry and freshman Aaron Knapp each threw a touchdown pass and Matthew Karic kicked a pair of field goals in helping St. Francis beat Riordan 33-0 in a West Catholic Athletic League football contest Friday night in Mountain View.

Viliami Teu scored on a 24-yard run and Andrew Carrasquillo returned an interception for another touchdown as the Lancers (6-0, 4-0) recorded their third shutout of the season. Teu carried 19 times for 123 yards.

St. Francis used six players to run the ball for a total of 232 yards. David Banker and Kamau Julien combined for 81 rushing yards.

St. Francis travels to play Bellarmine at San Jose City College on Friday night. The Bells (5-2, 2-2) lost to Sacred Heart Cathedral.

Perry delivered a scoring strike of 57 yards to Andrew Adkison and Knapp connected with Ernesto Sanchez for a 25-yard score.

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In other games, Gunn rebounded from last week's loss with a 55-15 homecoming victory over Lynbrook, Mountain View fell on the road to Homestead 49-45 and undefeated San Mateo beat Sequoia 35-6.

Kevin Green scored two touchdowns in the final seconds of the first half to put the game away for Gunn (5-2, 2-1), scoring on a 4-yard run and a 46-yard interception return.

James Lambert had a 42-yard punt return for a touchdown and a 48-yard run up the middle. Filippi Montes and Jack Oralevich also scored for the Titans.

Leo Navarro rushed for 143 yards on nine carries and scored on runs of 47- and 58-yard runs in the first half for Mountain View. Joe Brown was on the receiving end of two touchdown passes from Jackson Steffen, of 43 and 20 yards.

Boys water polo

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Sacred Heart Prep won its first games of the North vs. South Challenge, co-hosted by SHP and Gunn.

SHP opened with a 16-4 win over Santa Margarita and followed that with a 16-10 victory over Loyola Los Angeles.

Menlo School lost its first game 14-5 to JSerra and then came back to beat a very good team in Miramonte, 13-9.

Gunn had the misfortune of opening with top-seeded Mater Dei, losing 21-8. The Titans then dropped a 17-11 decision to Oaks Christian.

Gunn was scheduled for an 8 a.m. contest with Miramonte Saturday, while Menlo takes on Oaks Christian at 10:20 a.m.

Sacred Heart Prep meets Harvard Westlake at 12:30 p.m. in one semifinal. JSerra and Mater Dei play in the other semi. The winners meet for the tournament championship at 5:20 p.m. All matches at Sacred Heart Prep will be live streamed.

Gavin West led the Gators (17-2) with three goals in each game. Against Santa Margarita, Luke Weigle, Harrison Rohlen, Jack Vort and Luke Bachler each scored twice.

Jake Tsotadze scored four goals against Loyola while Weigle, Vort Luke Johnston and Will Swart each added a pair.

Greg Hilderbrand scored five goals and blocked a pair of shots to lead Menlo past Miramonte. Cormac Mulloy recorded 11 saves.

Tommy Kiesling filled the scoresheet with three goals, three assists, two steals and four ejections drawn.

Jack Murad had three goals and two blocks and Michael Fang scored twice.

Colton Vale scored four goals in Gunn's loss to Oaks Christian. Nadav Efrat added three and Jordan Affeld scored twice.

Wolfgang Edholm, Affeld and Vale each scored twice against JSerra.

In a PAL Ocean Division contest, Jack Lahnam scored four goals to help Sequoia top Priory 9-3. Finn Moody added three goals and Adam Trinklein recorded 16 saves.

Girls water polo

Castilleja overwhelmed Los Altos 19-2 in a SCVAL De Anza Division contest Friday. Sydney Lowell scored six goals for the Gators (13-5, 11-1) and Gabby Lewis added five. Annika Burks scored three goals and Caitlyn Chau had a pair.

Helen Branson is the only senior on the Los Altos roster. The Eagles utilize three freshmen.

Girls volleyball

Castilleja won its 14th straight, sweeping Priory in a WBAL Skyline Division match.

Castilleja (21-4, 6-0) plays at Crystal Springs Uplands on Tuesday. Priory is at The King's Academy.

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Prep report: St. Francis football keeps rolling along

Sacred Heart Prep boys advance into semifinals of North vs. South water polo Challenge

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Senior Joshua Perry and freshman Aaron Knapp each threw a touchdown pass and Matthew Karic kicked a pair of field goals in helping St. Francis beat Riordan 33-0 in a West Catholic Athletic League football contest Friday night in Mountain View.

Viliami Teu scored on a 24-yard run and Andrew Carrasquillo returned an interception for another touchdown as the Lancers (6-0, 4-0) recorded their third shutout of the season. Teu carried 19 times for 123 yards.

St. Francis used six players to run the ball for a total of 232 yards. David Banker and Kamau Julien combined for 81 rushing yards.

St. Francis travels to play Bellarmine at San Jose City College on Friday night. The Bells (5-2, 2-2) lost to Sacred Heart Cathedral.

Perry delivered a scoring strike of 57 yards to Andrew Adkison and Knapp connected with Ernesto Sanchez for a 25-yard score.

In other games, Gunn rebounded from last week's loss with a 55-15 homecoming victory over Lynbrook, Mountain View fell on the road to Homestead 49-45 and undefeated San Mateo beat Sequoia 35-6.

Kevin Green scored two touchdowns in the final seconds of the first half to put the game away for Gunn (5-2, 2-1), scoring on a 4-yard run and a 46-yard interception return.

James Lambert had a 42-yard punt return for a touchdown and a 48-yard run up the middle. Filippi Montes and Jack Oralevich also scored for the Titans.

Leo Navarro rushed for 143 yards on nine carries and scored on runs of 47- and 58-yard runs in the first half for Mountain View. Joe Brown was on the receiving end of two touchdown passes from Jackson Steffen, of 43 and 20 yards.

Boys water polo

Sacred Heart Prep won its first games of the North vs. South Challenge, co-hosted by SHP and Gunn.

SHP opened with a 16-4 win over Santa Margarita and followed that with a 16-10 victory over Loyola Los Angeles.

Menlo School lost its first game 14-5 to JSerra and then came back to beat a very good team in Miramonte, 13-9.

Gunn had the misfortune of opening with top-seeded Mater Dei, losing 21-8. The Titans then dropped a 17-11 decision to Oaks Christian.

Gunn was scheduled for an 8 a.m. contest with Miramonte Saturday, while Menlo takes on Oaks Christian at 10:20 a.m.

Sacred Heart Prep meets Harvard Westlake at 12:30 p.m. in one semifinal. JSerra and Mater Dei play in the other semi. The winners meet for the tournament championship at 5:20 p.m. All matches at Sacred Heart Prep will be live streamed.

Gavin West led the Gators (17-2) with three goals in each game. Against Santa Margarita, Luke Weigle, Harrison Rohlen, Jack Vort and Luke Bachler each scored twice.

Jake Tsotadze scored four goals against Loyola while Weigle, Vort Luke Johnston and Will Swart each added a pair.

Greg Hilderbrand scored five goals and blocked a pair of shots to lead Menlo past Miramonte. Cormac Mulloy recorded 11 saves.

Tommy Kiesling filled the scoresheet with three goals, three assists, two steals and four ejections drawn.

Jack Murad had three goals and two blocks and Michael Fang scored twice.

Colton Vale scored four goals in Gunn's loss to Oaks Christian. Nadav Efrat added three and Jordan Affeld scored twice.

Wolfgang Edholm, Affeld and Vale each scored twice against JSerra.

In a PAL Ocean Division contest, Jack Lahnam scored four goals to help Sequoia top Priory 9-3. Finn Moody added three goals and Adam Trinklein recorded 16 saves.

Girls water polo

Castilleja overwhelmed Los Altos 19-2 in a SCVAL De Anza Division contest Friday. Sydney Lowell scored six goals for the Gators (13-5, 11-1) and Gabby Lewis added five. Annika Burks scored three goals and Caitlyn Chau had a pair.

Helen Branson is the only senior on the Los Altos roster. The Eagles utilize three freshmen.

Girls volleyball

Castilleja won its 14th straight, sweeping Priory in a WBAL Skyline Division match.

Castilleja (21-4, 6-0) plays at Crystal Springs Uplands on Tuesday. Priory is at The King's Academy.

Rick Eymer

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