Both Half Moon Bay football teams opened PAL Ocean League play on Friday night at San Mateo High School. The Varsity team improved their record to 4-1, 1-0 in league, with a 29-20 win over the Bearcats on their Homecoming Night. The Cougars scored on their opening drive with a 12 play drive that culminated in a touchdown run by Mark Myren. The Cougars recovered a San Mateo turnover on the next play and converted it into another touchdown a play later on a Shane Acton pass to Pablo Gutierrez to make the score 15-0 in the first quarter. In the second quarter the Cougars scored again on another Myren touchdown run and the Cougars enjoyed a 22-6 halftime lead.
The Cougars then took the opening second half kickoff and marched down the field on an 11 play drive for a touchdown on an Acton run to make the score 29-6. San Mateo added two touchdowns to make the score 29-20 but missed an important extra point to keep it a two score game. The Half Moon Bay defense stiffened and the kept the Bearcats out of the end zone the rest of the night.
The JV football team lost their first league game to the Bearcats by the score of 14-6. The young Cougars had opportunities to score but could not convert and committed some costly turnovers and penalties. The JV record is 3-2, 0-1.
Both teams are home next week against a tough South San Francisco Warriors team. Next week is also our Homecoming Game. The JV game begins at 4:00 and the Varsity game kickoffs at 7:00. The players and coaches are looking forward to a packed John Francis Field to cheer our Cougars on to victories by both teams.
This week's Rocky Perry Players of the Game:
Offense: Senior Running Back : #24 Mark Myren
Defense: Junior Safety : #5 Matt Spigelman
Special Teams: Senior Coverage Ace : #54 Luis Vasquez
This week's Scout Players of the Week:
Offense: Junior Running Back : #10 Sam Terraszas
Defense: Junior Linebacker : #52 Hugo Plancarte
This Week's Community Cougar : Georgann Cartwright
The players and coaches are proud to announce this Homecoming Week's Community Cougar is Georgann Cartwright. Georgann is responsible for several behind the scenes responsibilities that allow the coaches to coach. She plans and organizes the team dinner every Thursday. Georgann also runs the Cougar Football web site and helps with making the program Georgann is the ultimate team parent and sets the example for how parents can get involved and be a part of the program and positively effect our Student-Athletes lives.
Cougar Pride Always!