Varsity Boys Football

Seaside 42, Menlo-Atherton 21

Date of competition: Saturday, October 4, 2008

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Every time, Menlo-Atherton seemed to be on the brink of a comeback, Seaside killed the attempt. On Saturday afternoon, the Bears fell to Seaside 42-21 in a game that got ugly quickly and did very little to improve in the second half After trailing 27-0, M-A scored twice to bring the game to 27-14. Then Seaside's Mark Lopez took a short out pass from Ronald Saxton 75-yards to the end zone to put Seaside back up by three touchdowns. Later M-A had a chance to bring the game back within two scores, driving into the red zone, but faced with a fourth down, quarterback Turner Baty was sacked for a turnover on downs. M-A once again found itself in the red zone with a chance to bring the game within reach, but a fumbled handoff between Baty and Vaughn Smith killed that drive. Time and time again, the Bears came close to getting back in the ballgame, only to wind up further behind. Seaside absolutely dominated the first half, shutting out M-A while scoring 20 points themselves. "We came out kind of flat," said Baty. "We didn't have much energy." Things got worse before they got better for M-A as Seaside scored on its first possession of the second half to extend its lead to 27-0. It was at that point that M-A showed some signs of life as Baty began connecting well with his receivers, hitting Sam Knapp and Russell Perkins for touchdowns. But all the momentum the Bears built up with those two touchdowns was crushed by Lopez's long touchdown. With that touchdown, the Spartans went on a streak of 15 unanswered points to put the game out of reach for M-A. Baty got a late touchdown pass to Perkins for Perkins' second touchdown of the game, but that touchdown did little to soften the blow of a 42-21 beat down. Baty had his worst game of the young season despite his three touchdown passes, as he threw for 242 yards with four interceptions. M-A also had very little success on the ground, as Smith was limited to 42 yards on ten carries, while Rod Nash gained just five yards on six carries. Nash did have success as a receiver with five catches for 83 yards, 60 of those coming on a screen pass from Baty. The day however, was dominated by the Spartans both in the points and in the stats. Saxton threw for 139 yards on 8-of-12 passing with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Seaside used a variety of attacks on the ground and found success with each. Chris Nguyen had 122 yards rushing on 12 carries and a touchdown, while his fourth quarter replacement, Jovann Lualemana gained 85 yards on 13 carries with one touchdown. Fullback Gino Catugda served as the short-yardage man, and was very efficient from the goal line. Catugda had four carries for only four yards, but scored twice on goal line dives. Lopez was Saxton's favorite target on Saturday as he caught three passes for 116 yards with one touchdown. On a rainy, wet day, the biggest factor in the game was who could hang on to the football. The answer to this question was Seaside, as they turned the ball over just once, while M-A had five turnovers. For the Bears however, it is no time to panic. They are still 3-2 as they conclude non-league play, and have a week off to solve their issues before facing Terra Nova. "This game will be a stepping stone," said Baty. "We need to work harder in practice."

posted by Colin Becht, other on Oct 4, 2008 at 10:45 pm

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Rushing: (last name, carries-yard) Nguyen, 12-122 Catugda, 4-4 Lualemana, 13-85 Lopez, 3-4 Saxton, 4-5 Williams, 1-5 Royce-Mauk, 1--8 Smith, 10-42 Nash, 6-5 Baty, 5-12
Passing: (last name, attempts-completions-interceptions-total yards) Saxton, 12-8-0-150 Royce-Mauk, 4-3-1-24 Baty, 35-20-4-247
Receiving: (last name, catches-yard) Lopez, 3-116 Mouton, 1-15 Lualemana, 1-1 Trong Nguyen, 1-1 Catugda, 1-8 Boekhoueit, 3-28 Ashurst, 1-5 Nash, 5-83 Knapp, 4-51 Perkins, 3-37 McLaughlin,5-61 Smith, 3-12
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Notes on game: Scoring: Nguyen: 27-yard rush Catugda: 1-yard rush Saxton to Mouton: 15-yard pass Catugda: 1-yard rush Baty to Knapp: 5-yard pass Baty to Perkins: 27-yard pass Saxton to Lopez: 75-yard pass Lualemana: 5-yard rush Baty to Perkins: 8-yard pass

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posted by Colin Becht on Oct 4, 2008 at 11:36 pm
 
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posted by keith peters on Oct 6, 2008 at 11:35 am

Menlo-Atherton quarterback Turner Baty (7) scrambles in the first half of Saturday's 42-21 nonleague loss to visiting Seaside. Bay threw for 247 yards, but also tossed four interceptions. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online.

Menlo-Atherton's Viliami Talakai (43), Seimisi Mataele (70) and Yu Kambe (57) did a good job early of stopping Seaside, which eventually rolled to a 42-21 nonleague win on Saturday. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online.

Menlo-Atherton running back Rod Nash (1) was kept in check by a strong Seaside defense and a lack of blocking by the Bears during a 42-21 nonleague loss on Saturday. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online.
 
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