The Varsity football team went on the road on Friday night and won a big game against the Hillsdale High School Fighting Knights. The 36-27 victory improved the Cougars record to 6-3 and 3-2 in PAL Ocean league play. The win also improved the Cougars chances of earning an at large bid into the CCS playoffs.
The Cougars jumped on the Knights early scoring on their first possession of the game after a 9 play 80 yard drive culminated by Matt Spigelman 27 yard touchdown run. After an extra point, the Cougars led 7-0. The Cougars got the ball back right away and scored again after an 8 play drive with Spigelman scoring again, and after a 2 pt. conversion, the score was 15-0. After a Hillsdale kickoff return for a touchdown, the Cougars got the ball back and scored on one play when Shane Acton hit Spigelman for a 57 yard touchdown pass and run and HMB led 22-7. The Cougars defense stuffed the Knights offense throughout the first half and after Spigelman scored his fourth touchdown of the night the Cougars led 29-7 at halftime. In the second half, the Knights came back with 3 touchdowns of their own to cut the Cougars leda to 29-27 with 5 minutes left in the game. The Cougars then went on a 7 play drive with Toby Leonardos gaining 34 yards on a run that put the Cougars inside the Hillsdale 10 yard line. The drive ended with a touchdown run by Shane Acton that gave the Cougars a two score lead at 36-27.
The JV football team went on the road on Friday afternoon and lost a tough game late. The Knights scored late in the fourth quarter to take their first lead of the game and went on to beat the young Cougars by the score of 21-16. The loss left the JV record at 6-3 and 3-2 with one game left.
Next week both teams will play their final home game of the season against their arch rival Terra Nova Tigers in the annual "Skull Game". The JV game will begin at 4:00. The Varsity game will also feature a Senior Night ceremony prior to kickoff which is scheduled for 7:00. Get to the Varsity game early to honor our Seniors on their last home game.
This Week's Rocky Perry Players of the Game:
Offense : Matt Spigelman
Defense : James Cartwright & Jimmy Alves
Special Teams : Pablo Gutierrez & Toby Leonardos
Special Teams Players of the Week:
Offense : Louis Vasquez
Defense : Carlos Alcantar
This Week's Community Cougar: Seaton Family
All the football players and coaches are pleased to announce that this week's Community Cougar is the entire Seaton family. All of the Seatons have been a big part of Cougar football for years. The family are HMBHS alumni and have all played football here on Cougar hill. Their children have also played football for HMB and have graduated from HMBHS. The Seatons continue to be a part of Cougar football as our home game chain gang and have done this job for several years. Audrey Seaton has taken care of theThursday night team dinners for many seasons and continues to be a major contributor to the delicious dinners that the players and coaches look forward to and enjoy every Thursday Night. Neal Seaton is currently coaching Pop Warner football on the Coastside, following in the footsteps of his father, Mike, who coached many successful Pop Warner teams. Please join us in thanking the Seatons for all that they do for our football program and congratulate them on being recognized as this week Community Cougar for Terra Nova week.