Sequoia (0-3, 3-4) at Sacred Heart Prep (2-0, 7-0), 2:45 p.m.
The Cherokees were saddled with a 28-10 loss by Menlo-Atherton last week. … The Gators gobbled up another opponent, beating South City 45-10. … This is the first meeting between these two programs. … Sequoia has now lost four straight games, averaging just 11 points per game during its skid . … After averaging 146 yards passing yards per game through their first five games, the Cherokees have passed for a combined 81 yards in their last two outings. … Sequoia was held to a season low for total offense last week, finishing with just 164 yards. … Sacred Heart Prep scored 40 points or more for the fifth time this season. … The Gators had their second-best passing game of the season, throwing for 211 yards, completing 11 of 13 passes. … RB Ricky Grau, who leads the Gators in rushing this season, carried the ball only eight times last week — and gained 96 yards. That’s more than 22 yards a pop. … The SHP defense has allowed a total of 41 points through seven games this season.
Menlo-Atherton (2-1, 5-2) at Terra Nova (3-0, 7-0), 7 p.m.
The Bears buried Sequoia 28-10 last week. … The Tigers pulled away from Menlo School, 44-25. … Terra Nova beat M-A 38-14 in 2012. … M-A managed to score 28 points last week, despite missing the services of running back Isiah Nash. … Brian Jaggers picked up the slack nicely, rushing for 71 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 22 carries. He also came up with a sack on defense. … The M-A defense has allowed only 44 points in three Bay Division games thus far. … Terra Nova is widely considered the best public school team in the Central Coast Section. … The Tigers got a career game from RB John Wallace, who rushed for 273 yards and five touchdowns last week. That performance put him over the 1,000-yard mark for the year. … While the Terra Nova offense gets most of the accolades, the defense has been outstanding this season. The 25 points allowed was the second most the Tigers have given up this season, behind the 31 given up to St. Ignatius. … The Tiger shut out Menlo in the second half last week.
Woodside (2-1, 2-5) at San Mateo (2-0, 4-3), 2:45 p.m.
The Wildcats were declawed by Aragon last week, 27-12. … The Bearcats beat Capuchino, 34-21. … The last time these two teams faced each other was 2010, with Woodside coming away with a 24-6 victory. … After winning its two previous games by a combined score of 100-51, Woodside was brought back to earth by Aragon last week. … The Wildcats managed only 152 yards of total offense — 135 yards passing and just 17 yards rushing on 16 carries. … A win by San Mateo would keep alive its hopes of winning the Ocean Division title. … The Bearcats were without RB Line Latu for the second straight week, and for the second straight week they had someone pick up the slack. Two weeks ago it was Finau Hafoka. Last week, it was Watson Filikitonga who got loose. He rushed for 180 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries. … San Mateo trailed Capuchino 21-20 last week, before outscoring the Mustangs 14-0 in the second half.
Carlmont (1-2, 3-4) at King’s Academy (1-1, 3-4), 7 p.m.
The Scots picked up their first Lake Division win, beating Jefferson 36-20. … The Knights were knocked off by El Camino, 42-20. … This is the first meeting between these teams. … Carlmont finally got untracked last week, scoring a season-high 36 points. … Sami Makaafi, a sophomore making his varsity debut, scored a pair of touchdowns for the Scots on runs of 55 and 26 yards. … King’s Academy still has an outside shot of winning the Lake Division title. The Knights need to win their final two league games to do so and get some help. … In two league games, King’s Academy has scored a total of 39 points.
Serra (4-0, 6-1) at St. Francis (2-2, 5-2), 7:30 p.m.
The Padres got past St. Ignatius 31-24 last week. … The Lancers suffered a heartbreaking 13-12 loss to Mitty. … St. Francis shut out Serra 24-0 in 2012. … Serra racked up 384 yards of total offense in its win last week. … Serra led 21-3 at halftime, but were outscored by the Wildcats 21-10 in the second half. … Kava Cassidy paced the Padres’ ground attack with 129 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries. … Serra continues to get the most out of its passing game. Despite throwing just 15 times and completing eight, the Padres averaged 19 yards per catch. … St. Francis is averaging 265 yards of offense per game — 204 of it coming on the ground. … The Lancers won their first four games, but are 1-2 over their last three. … In its two losses, St. Francis averaged 13 points. In their five wins, the Lancers averaged 30.4. … Defensively, St. Francis is allowing an average of 9.5 points per game.