Burlingame (2-2) at SH Prep (4-0), Friday, 3 p.m.
Both teams will open their respective PAL Bay Division seasons. The Panthers are coming off a 42-12 win over Woodside while the Gators had a bye last week. SHP is averaging 300 rushing yards per game with Colin Terndrup leading the way with 136.3 yards per game. Senior QB John Geary has completed 37 of 51 passes (an efficient .725 percent) for 756 yards and seven TDs while Tomas O'Donnell has caught 15 passes for 278 yards, making the Gators tough to defend. This game will be a tuneup for SHP's showdown with King's Academy on Oct. 16.
Alma Heights (0-1, 0-3) at Pinewood (2-0, 2-1), Friday, 4 p.m.
The Panthers are coming off a big 50-30 win over first-year Stuart Hall and are favored again in this Coastal Athletic League game. Dante Fraioli is averaging 119 rushing yards per game while Pinewood teammate Matt Darrow is next at 79 per game.
Menlo (3-1) at Half Moon Bay (3-1), Friday, 6 p.m.
Both teams open PAL Ocean Division play. The Cougars are coming off a 34-21 win over El Camino while the Knights were idle last week. Menlo quarterback Robert Wickers needs to generate offense through the air once again after compiling 898 passing yards on 60-of-89 (.674) in the first four games. Knights' wideout Tim Benton has caught 18 passes for 374 yards while averaging 20.78 yards per catch. Menlo senior Beau Nichols leads the run game with 353 yards on 45 carries.
Menlo-Atherton ended its three-game losing streak with a stunning 34-6 victory over host San Mateo in a nonleague contest. Devonte Piper who caught three passes for 67 yards, including a magical reception, just off the top of the grass and between two San Mateo defenders, that helped set up the Bears' first touchdown. Piper also rushed 10 yards for a score in the third quarter, meeting his would-be tacklers head on and muscling his way into the end zone with them. A healthy Willy Fonua, who suffered a mild concussion in M-A's first-game loss to Wilcox, threw for 138 yards on 12-of-14 passing and a touchdown. He also rushed for another score. Fonua combined with six other running backs to gain 211 rushing yards, led by Taylor Mashack's 60 yards and Cameron Moody's 54 yards. Stas Della Morte caught a 16-yard touchdown on the heels of a bad snap on a punt attempt. Mashack and Charles Washington both scored for the Bears.
Austin Clarence's interception set up the final touchdown.
-- compiled by Keith Peters