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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Defense propels 1st-place Bears

Burlingame held to just four yards

Menlo-Atherton stalwart defensive end Litani Moimoi stood outside the postgame huddle, helmet in hand, his long black hair donning beads of hard-earned sweat. Moimoi and his Bears defense had just squashed host Burlingame 37-3, the game played in various strains of drizzle Friday evening in front of a hearty crowd. M-A held the Panthers to just 4 total yards, including negative-2 rushing in one of the most dominating defensive performance in the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division in recent memory.

The physical Bears (6-1, 4-0 PAL Bay) stayed on the top of the heap with three games left on their league slate. Moimoi isn't counting his chickens just yet.

"We want to win the league," Moimoi said. "That's all we're thinking about. We're not worrying about CCS yet."

"Moimoi played out of his head," Menlo-Atherton coach Bob Sykes said. "Our defense played great. I was proud of the way our defense played."

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