Football (3-0) shuts down Watsonville 51-6
9.9.2023 – While the Menlo School defense was stalwart as ever, the offense was prolific, scoring at nearly every opportunity in a 51-6 win over Watsonville at home Saturday.
The Knights (3-0) have held their opponents to 27 points, and with this game, now have 87 points.
Menlo senior quarterback Mikey McGrath passed for two touchdowns - both to senior Nicky Scacco - and ran for two more. Knights senior Willis Johnson bookended a pair of powerful touchdowns -one rushing and the other receiving -in the first and final quarters.
The Wildcats’ second drive past midfield was stopped short. The Wildcats got to the Knights’ 32 before David Mhatre delivered a sack for an 8-yard loss. Then Mhatre combined with Palmer Riley and John Floyd to force fourth down right before the half.
Menlo would march down the field on its first drive of the second half, buoyed by runs from Johnson and McGrath passes to a host of receivers Harry Housser, Scacco, Bradford Tudor and Brady Jung and a pair of Wildcats penalties. McGrath would take it in from the 3 and Menlo led 28-0 with 8:15 left
Menlo JV won 35-20
Watsonville 0 0 6 0 - 6
Menlo School 15 6 24 6 - 51
M - Willis Johnson 6 run (Tyler Fernandez from Ben Salama), 7:41
M - Mikey McGrath 20 run (Andre Gonzalez Lombera kick) 2:18
M - Nicky Scacco 5 pass from McGrath (kick failed) 10:51
M - McGrath 2 run (Gonzalez Lombera kick) 8:15
M - Gonzales Lombera 27 FG 3:48
W - Patrick Miller-Brown 62 pass from Nate Aguilar (pass failed), 3:28
M - Scacco 2 pass from McGrath (Gonzalez Lombera kick) :39
M - Fernandez 72 INT return (Gonzales Lombera kick) :10
M - Johnson 46 pass from Ben Salama (kick failed), 5:50
Pam Tso McKenney