Menlo rallied to edge Scotts Valley on Saturday afternoon.
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Simbeck leads Menlo into Division V title game

November 26, 2017

Senior quarterback Emilio Simbeck had an outstanding overall game to lead Menlo to a 26-21 win over visiting Scotts Valley in the Central Coast Section Division V semifinals.

Simbeck completed 18 of 29 passes for 265 yards and two touchdowns and added 104 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries to lead the Knights (8-4), who advanced to the championship game. Menlo will take on top-seeded Gilroy (12-0), a 34-14 winner over Hillsdale, which competes in the same division as the Knights and lost 33-13 in their regular-season matchup.

Junior Kevin Chen led Menlo with 64 yards receiving and a touchdown and senior David Schmaier caught four passes for 41 yards and a score. Senior Landon Smith set team-highs with seven catches for 97 yards.

Scotts Valley (7-5) led 21-14 through three quarters, but Menlo scored the final 12 points of the game.


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