Varsity Boys Football

Menlo-Atherton 13, South San Francisco 7

Date of competition: Friday, September 21, 2012

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Getting a pair of field goals from Blake Olsen and a touchdown run by defensive lineman Alan Sakalia, the Menlo-Atherton football team evened its record at 2-2 with a 13-7 nonleague victory over visiting South San Francisco on Friday. The triumph was the Bears' home opener.

Menlo-Atherton was offensively challenged after totaling 195 yards for the game, 132 coming on the ground. Tasi Teu led the ground game with 106 yards on 18 carries. Olsen gave M-A a 3-0 lead on his first field goal and made it 6-0 after the third period. His longest field goal was 37 yards. Sakalia wrapped things up with a TD run in the fourth quarter.

Jonathan Simonian led the defensive effort with 10 tackles with Sakalia and Brian Jaggers adding nine tackles each. Jamar Gaddis intercepted a pass and Tom Bucka recovered a fumble.

South San Francisco 0 0 0 7 -- 7
Menlo-Atherton 3 0 3 7 -- 13
MA -- FC Olsen 32
MA -- FG Olsen 37
MA -- Sakalia 2 run (Olsen kick)
SSF -- Goodman 5 run (kick good)
Records: South San Francisco 1-3; Menlo-Atherton 2-2

posted by Palo Alto Online on Sep 21, 2012 at 8:14 pm

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