OAKLAND -- The visiting Menlo School football team led by 28 points with 9:23 left in the game, but needed a 44-yard touchdown pass from Jack Heneghan to Peter Bouret to beat McClymonds 47-40, holding off a furious comeback from the Warriors on Friday.

"This win feels amazing because McClymonds is a very talented team," Menlo coach Mark Newton said. "The guys played great in the first half, but we didn't take the score for granted. We knew they were dangerous and could score fast. Our guys fought hard and made plays when it mattered."

Menlo (4-1) scored three touchdowns in a 1:47 span in the second quarter, doing so without the Warriors offense getting on the field, opening up the game in the first half.

After Travis Chambers scored on a 33-yard run early in the second quarter, making it 14-6, the Knights recovered a muffed squib kick and an onside kick.

That led to a Jack Heneghan 5-yard run and then Heneghan hit Graham Stratford on a 29-yard score.

Louis White had a huge game for the Warriors (3-2), catching four touchdowns, all from Emoni Fountain, from 22, 29, 17 and 56 yards out. The latter two came in the fourth quarter within a minute of each other and started the comeback, which was capped off when Lavance Warren scored on a 12-yard run with 3:10 left, tying the game at 40 apiece.

Warren had a big game, rushing for 189 yards, while Heneghan threw for 343 yards to lead the Knights.


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Menlo 47, McClymonds 40

Menlo          7          26          7          7--          47

McClymonds          6          0          6          28--          40

Menlo -- Chambers 5 run (Walker kick)

Mack -- White 22 pass from Fountain (kick failed)

Menlo -- Chambers 33 run (Walker kick)

Menlo -- Heneghan 5 run (Walker kick)

Menlo -- Stratford 29 pass from Heneghan (kick failed)

Menlo -- Marren 14 pass from Heneghan (kick blocked)

Mack -- White 29 pass from Fountain (pass failed)

Menlo -- Stratford 23 pass from Heneghan (Walker kick)

Mack -- White 17 pass from Fountain (run failed)

Mack -- White 56 pass from Fountain (pass failed)

Mack -- Washington 34 pass from Fountain (Warren run)

Mack -- Warren 12 run (Fountain run)

Menlo -- Bouret 44 pass from Heneghan (Walker kick)

Rushing: Menlo -- Chambers 15-99, Heneghan 14-23, Bouret 1-0. Totals 30-122. Mack -- Warren 22-189, Fountain 10-52, Stanley 1-2. Totals 33-246. Passing: Menlo -- Heneghan 20-34-2 343, Marren 1-1-0 10. Totals 21-35-2 353. Mack -- Fountain 13-19-0 231. Receiving: Menlo -- Bouret 6-94, Stratford 5-108, Marren 5-85, Chambers 4-56, Heneghan 1-10. Mack -- White 5-120, Nelson 3-51, Washington 2-52, Shannon 1-4, White 1-3, Warren 1-1. Fumbles/lost: Menlo -- 0/0, McClymonds -- 3/1. Records: Menlo 4-1, McClymonds 3-2.