Varsity Boys Football

Bellarmine 41, Palo Alto 13

Date of competition: Friday, December 2, 2011

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Travis McHugh rushed for 208 yards on 20 carries and scored three touchdowns to pace No. 2 Bellarmine Prep to a 41-13 victory over No. 4 Palo Alto in the Central Coast Section Open Division football championship game on Friday night at San Jose City College.

McHugh, who as a 14-year-old helped the Palo Alto Babe Ruth all-stars reach the World Series, was a one-man wrecking crew as he accounted for four touchdowns, punted and kicked off as the Bells improved to 12-1 and likely clinched a berth in the CIF Division I state bowl game.

Palo Alto (10-3), which won the state title in Division I last season, had no answer for the Bells' option offense or tough defense, which limited Vikings' sophomore quarterback Keller Chryst to 119 yards on 6-of-23 passing. His receivers, however, dropped seven passes. One that wasn't dropped went to senior wideout B.J. Boyd for a 48-yard TD in the fourth quarter. Boyd also had a 98-yard kickoff return in the first quarter to give the Vikings a brief 7-6 lead.

Before Boyd caught his TD pass, the Bells punched in a one-yard touchdown run with 9:19 left in the game. The Bells took a 34-7 lead in the third quarter when Tim Crawley ran 23 yards for a touchdown.

McHugh scored on runs of four and 20 yards and threw a 12-yard scoring pass -- all in the second quarter -- to give the Bells a 27-7 halftime lead. McHugh's 54-yard run in the first quarter made it a 6-0 game.

posted by Palo Alto Online on Dec 2, 2011 at 8:43 pm

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posted by 1 on Nov 13, 2014 at 7:20 pm
  CCS Open Division
Championship at San Jose CC
Palo Alto 7 0 0 6 - 13
Bellarmine 6 21 7 7 - 41
Bell - McHugh 54 run (kick failedl)
Paly - Boyd 98 kickoff return (Grey kick)
Bell - McHugh 4 run (McHugh kick)
Bell - McHugh 20 run (McHugh kick)
Bell - Vallner 12 pass from McHugh (McHugh kick)
Bell - Crawley 23 run (McHugh kick)
Bell - Taliaferro 1 run (McHugh kick)
PA - Boyd 48 pass from Chryst (kick failed)
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING:
Bells, McHugh 20-208, Crawley 17-90, Taliaferro 7-30, Wahler 7-7, Olugbode 1-(minus 2), Whipple 1-1, Jauch 2-0. Paly, M. Gates-Mouton 7-53, Hill 4-5, Chryst 5-(minus 22), J. Gates-Mouton 1-(minus 4), Boyd 1-12. Totals: Bellarmine, 55-334; Palo Alto, 18-44.
PASSING: Bells, McHugh 7-11-1-68. Paly, Chryst 6-23-2-119. Totals: Bellarmine, 7-11-1-68; Palo Alto 6-23-2-119.
RECEIVING: Bells, Manigo 2-29, Jauch 2-17, Vallner 1-12, Gigantino 1-9, Crawley 1-10. Paly, Boyd 2-56, J. Gates-Mouton 3-43, Braff 1-20. Totals: Bellarmine 7-68; Palo Alto 6-119.
Records: Palo Alto 10-3; Bellarmine 12-1
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posted by Andrew Preimesberger on Dec 3, 2011 at 1:34 am

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