Football’s Valpo Bowl changes hands

Knights fall to Sacred Heart Prep in Valpo Bowl XX

11.4.2022 – In a rivalry and divisional match-up, Menlo football team dropped a 34-7 decision to host Sacred Heart Prep in Valpo Bowl XX on Friday. 

The Knights (9-1, 5-0), who hosted and won last year’s Valpo Bowl, handed off the trophy to the Gators (5-5, 2-3). SHP peeled off three touchdowns in their first three possessions and took a 21-0 lead into the second quarter and never looked back.

Menlo finished fourth in the top-tier PAL-Bay Division, earning the last automatic qualifying bid in CCS, and will learn its postseason fate after Sunday’s seeding meeting.    


Menlo 0 0 0 7 -7
SHP 21 6 7 0 -34

First quarter
SH: Andrew Latu 2 run (Sean Tinsley kick)
SH: Latu 3 run (Tinsley kick)
SH: Anthony Noto 28 run  (Tinsley kick

Second quarter
SH: R.J. Stephens 2 pass from Latu INT return (kick failed)

Third quarter
SH: Carter Shaw 11 pass from Mitchell Taylor (Tinsley kick)

Fourth quarter
M: Jake Bianchi 4 run (Ross Muchnick kick)

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