Varsity Boys Football

Menlo 42, Carlmont 35

Date of competition: Friday, November 6, 2009

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Menlo School kept its CCS football playoff hopes alive with a wild 42-35 triumph over visiting Carlmont to close the PAL Ocean Division season on Friday afternoon. Menlo (3-2, 6-3) scored 28 unanswered points to rally from a 21-point deficit for its third straight victory that was preserved when junior cornerback Jordan Williams broke up a long fourth-down pass.

Both teams combined for 940 yards, Carlmont (3-6, 0-5) rushed to a 28-7 second-quarter lead. Menlo's Beau Nichols' failed to score from the 1-yard line as the half ended, but he finished with three touchdowns runs – including the winner from three yards out with 4:38 left to play. Nichols finished with 146 rushing yards.

Menlo senior quarterback Danny Diekroeger threw three touchdown passes while completing 23 of 35 passes for 374 yards. He's closing in on 3,000 passing yards. Clay Robbins caught 10 passes for 227 yards to as the Knights finished with 509 total yards.

posted by Palo Alto Online on Nov 10, 2009 at 2:59 pm

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