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Menlo Football Overpowers Capuchino

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Menlo football players pictured during away game at Capuchino High School. Photo courtesy of Pam McKenney.

Menlo football players pictured during away game at Capuchino High School. Photo courtesy of Pam McKenney.

Menlo football players pictured during away game at Capuchino High School. Photo courtesy of Pam McKenney.

Samantha Stevens, Sports Editor

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Menlo’s varsity football team defeated Capuchino High School 33-7 in a thrilling away game this past Friday, Sept. 28.

From the start, the Knights were eager to win. Junior running back Samson Axe completed a 24-yard run in the first possession. Building on the momentum, junior quarterback Kevin Alarcon found fellow junior Jaden Richardson in the endzone with a 21-yard pass. This series of plays put the Knights at a 7-0 advantage over Capuchino in the beginning of the first quarter.

Capuchino soon responded with one touchdown, but were silenced by the Knights for the rest of the game.

A 19-yard rushing touchdown by Axe put the Knights up 13-7 by the end of the first quarter. Axe scored again in the second quarter, pushing the score to 20-7. “[The] strongest part of my game was running the ball outside and following my blockers,” Axe said. His approach was successful, as Axe ended the game with a total of two touchdowns.

Senior strong safety and running back Dillon Grady was also a big contributor with two touchdowns, one of them being a 36-yard run.

Though running and passing seemed to shine bright, both Menlo’s defensive and offensive line were big factors in the Knights’ ability to push forward. “Currently I think our strongest aspect is our line, which has been dominant on both fronts, making holes for our running backs, protecting our quarterbacks and making tackles,” Grady said.

This non-league victory set the Knights up with a 3-2 record going into the beginning of league play this coming week. They will be playing Half Moon Bay at home on Friday, Oct. 5 at 3 p.m.

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