It was another big night for both Half Moon Bay football teams on Friday night as both teams traveled to Gilroy and came home with big victories. The Varsity team improved to 2-1 with their second consecutive win defeating the Gilroy High Mustangs by the score of 44-6. The Cougars jumped out on top early scoring on the second play of the game when Shane Acton spotted Matt Spigelman uncovered for a 68 yard touchdown. Spigelman would add 2 more first half touchdowns. Toby Leonardos scored on the Cougars second possession and the Cougars had a 30-6 halftime lead. In the second half the Cougars overcame a slow start in the 3rd quarter and scored two more touchdowns by Leonardos and Acton to complete the scoring. The defense applied constant pressure to the Mustangs offense and kept their passing attack in check all night long.
The Junior Varsity football team also improved to 2-1 with a big 49-7 win over Gilroy. The JV Cougars set the tone early and dominated the Mustangs on both sides of the ball.
Both teams return home next Friday night when they take on the high powered offense of the Menlo Knights. Fridays games will honor our local schools. The JV game begins at 4:00. Prior to the Varsity game, which begins at 7:00, players and coaches from the football and baseball teams will honor the passing of Coach Rocky Perry. Their will be a ceremony of remembrance and a moment of silence. The coaches and players hope you will attend the game and take part in the ceremony at 6:30.
In honor of our friend and fellow coach, the P.O.G. award will now be known as the Rocky Perry Player Of The Game Award.
This week's Rocky Perry Players Of The Game:
Offense : The entire offensive line led by Marcos Sarabia, Justin Terra, Miguel Camacho, Sean Baird, Luis Vasquez,Connor Whit, and Kurt Katzenberger
Defense : Junior #4 Cody James
Special Teams : Senior #9 Pierre Salinas
Scout Player of the Week:
Offense : Senior #40 Toby Leonardos
Defense : Senior #75 Jason Machado
Community Cougar : Mr. Carey
This week's Community Cougar is John Carey. Mr. Carey, senior English teacher, is a favorite of our seniors. Mr. Carey is known for entertaining his students with his stories in the classroom. Mr. Carey is also a tutor in the library during the varsity team's study hall. The Courar Football Program would like to thank Mr. Carey for his years of support.
Cougar Pride Always!