Menlo seeking second straight football victory
Publication Date: Wednesday Sep 20, 1995

Menlo seeking second straight football victory

One of these days, Rich Kenney will have plenty of time to throw and be able to play an entire game. Then, opponents will be able to discover the extent of Kenney's ability at quarterback.

In a 20-7 season-opening loss to Menlo-Atherton, Kenney threw for 191 yards despite being pressure all night. And in last weekend's 41-0 victory over Steveston of Vancouver, B.C., Kenney suffered a sprained ankle after completing 13 of 16 passes for 190 yards and two touchdowns.

Kenney missed the entire second half, but is expected to be ready to face Valley Christian of San Jose on Saturday night (7 p.m.) at Townsend Field in Santa Clara.

Kenney will need to be at full strength, and be able to play the entire game, if the Knights hope to improve upon their 1-1 season record against their old rival from the Bay 7 League.

Valley Christian will provide a more difficult test than Steveston, a public school of 1,300 students just south of Vancouver. The Canadian team was clearly overmatched against Menlo, which amassed 334 yards and 19 first downs while limiting the visitors to 61 total yards (none passing) and four first downs.

When Kenney went out, sophomore Rich Ting came in and directed the Menlo attack. He tossed a pair of touchdown passes while completing five of seven tosses for 70 yards.

Stanford Tuupo accounted for 119 total yards, 67 receiving and 52 rushing, while Chris Parker hauled in three scoring passes. More importantly, Menlo suffered no turnovers in the nonleague victory.

Menlo will have to keep the turnovers to a minimum against Valley Christian. 

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