With two whole weeks to think about its disappointing seven-point loss to national powerhouse De La Salle, the Serra Padres went to Alameda and showed Encinal exactly what they can do offensively.
The Padres put together 618 yards of total offense is what was a 42-13 shelling of the Jets.
Matthew Fa’aita got the scoring started with 9:39 left in the first quarter with a touchdown run. The explosive Kelepi Lataimua followed suit with a 44-yard run with three minutes left in the period to make it 14-0. Serra wasn’t done. The Padres added six more points when Fa’aita hooked up with Hamilton Anoa’i on a 59-yard touchdown.
Serra had 415 yards of offense, and a 42-6 lead, at the half.
At the end of three quarters, Encinal only had 20 yards of total offense.
Elsewhere, after a bye week of its own, Burlingame traveled to Gunderson High School and showed that Week 1 was no fluke.
The Panthers rode back to the Peninsula with a 42-12 win under their belts. They’re now 2-0.
Manese Palu scored three touchdowns for Burlingame to go with 74 yards rushing and 80 yards receiving. Keone Keahi rushed for 81 yards and touchdown. Burlingame lead 35-0 at the half.
A week after they saw fellow Peninsula Athletic League member Terra Nova do it, Menlo-Atherton notched its second huge win of the season, beating St. Ignatius 21-16.
Down 10-7 at the half, Isiah Nash scored the go ahead touchdown on a 15-yard touchdown reception. Spiro Papadakis had a huge fourth-quarter reception to set up a 2-yard TD. The Bears allowed a late fourth quarter touchdown and then survived a Wildcat onside kick recovery. M-A is now 2-1.
The Sacred Heart Prep defense finally surrendered some points. Unfortunately for Salinas High School, they weren’t nearly enough.
SHP used two Ricky Grau touchdowns to fuel a 25-10 win over the Cowboys. The Gators have now outscored opponents 121-10 in three wins.
After a 0-2 start, Half Moon Bay pulled off the most surprising win of the Week 3 when they blew out Bay Division member South San Francisco 56-14. The Cougars led 35-7 at halftime.
Carlmont fell from the ranks of the unbeaten. The Scots lost to Homestead 23-19. Jefferson could not stop Petaluma and suffered a 53-13 loss. The 13 points were the first of the season for the team from Daly City.
Hillsdale lead 21-15 in the fourth quarter against Alvarez, but were outscored 21-14 in the final period and lost 36-35. The Knights are now 2-1.
COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO
It definitely isn’t a win for the “Best of” reel at the end of the season, but the College of San Mateo football team will take it.
CSM and Diablo Valley combined for 23 penalties and just 207 yards of offense is what turned out to be a 14-7 win for the Bulldogs.
CSM is now 3-0 on the season.
Diablo Valley held the Bulldogs to just 65 yards rushing on 44 attempts. But CSM did one better, holding the Vikings to minus-37 yards on the ground.
CSM scored in the first quarter on a blocked punt recovered by Levander Moore. DVC tied things up 26 seconds in the second quarter on a 52-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown.
But the Bulldogs responded with an 8-yard Casey Wichman touchdown run a little over three minutes later.
Sam Atoe led CSM in tackles with eight. Rika Levi recorded three sacks and four tackles for loss. In all, the Bulldogs had 18 tackles for negative yards.