Jefferson (2-0, 5-1) at Menlo (2-0, 5-1), Friday, 3 p.m. | October 22, 2010 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

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Sports - October 22, 2010

Jefferson (2-0, 5-1) at Menlo (2-0, 5-1), Friday, 3 p.m.

It will be a game with championship ramifications when the PAL Ocean Division's two undefeated teams meet. Jefferson is a legitimate contender following a 42-12 romp over Woodside last week, while Menlo kept pace with a 34-0 win over San Mateo. The Knights, however, could be at a disadvantage because standout running back/linebacker Beau Nichols has a broken bone in his right hand and could miss the game. Nichols suffered the injury late in last week's win over San Mateo, a game that was over at halftime after Menlo QB Robert Wickers had thrown for five touchdowns and 215 yards by intermission. Wickers has completed 90 of 142 passes for 1,441 yards and 19 touchdowns this season. Menlo finished with 394 yards of total offense, enough to get the job done. Jordan Williams caught five passes for 156 yards and two TDs while Tim Benton had five catches for 113 yards and two scores. Menlo scored on all five of its possessions in the first half. The second half went quickly with a running clock as San Mateo had only 18 offensive plays (with no passing) while Menlo ran just 16. San Mateo finished with just 125 yards of total offense, 82 coming in the first half.

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