Gators produce best offensive football game, but still lose


Alex Harper scored twice and Garrett Gavello also scored but Sacred Heart Prep lost, 32-22, to visiting McClymonds in a nonleague football contest on Saturday.

While the offensive production surpassed the Gators (0-4) first three games combined, it was not enough to overcome the Warriors (3-1), whom Sacred Heart Prep beat, 56-20, in last year's state playoffs.

The Gators have a bye this week, a welcome break heading into Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division competition at Burlingame on Sept. 30.

Sacred Heart Prep put together 308 yards of total offense, a sign of improvement, with quarterback Thomas Wine throwing for 162 yards on 12 of 26 passing. Michael Mooring was Wine's favorite target, catching five passes for 54 yards.

Brendan Semien recorded 11 tackles for the Gators and Josh Suzuki added eight tackles. He also intercepted a pass, as did Tommy Barnds.

The running duo of Harper and Barnds produced 90 of the Gators' 146 rushing yards. Isiah Broughton added another 30 yards.

In eight-man football Saturday, Pinewood won its second straight to open the season, beating host Riverdale Christian, 62-30.

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Posted by Hilarious
a resident of Atherton
on Sep 19, 2016 at 2:28 pm

Is Lav writing these for you guys? What game were you watching? SHP offense is getting WORSE every game not better! Never saw so many open receivers missed in my life. O line is brutal too. They need Soa back.

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Posted by Truth Seeker
a resident of Stanford
on Sep 19, 2016 at 7:22 pm

I think the article is accurate. The offense is getting better each week -- the passing and receiving yards this week were each better than the totals from the previous two weeks. The head coach said publicly at the beginning of the year that the beginning of the season was going to be tough -- the team graduated a bunch of stellar seniors, the schedule was going to be very hard, and they had a number of kids out with injuries who would return later in the season. Two of those kids who have been out are captains, and they should be returning in the next two to four weeks. The Sacred Heart team's of the last few years have been special ones -- it is unlikely this one will stack up with those teams, but they should also show better results over the rest of the season after this tough start. Stay tuned.

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