Big Road Wins For Varsity and JV

Both Half Moon Bay High School football teams continued their winning ways on Friday with big road wins over the El Camino High Colts. The varsityfootball team over came several penalties and defeated the Colts by the lopsided score of 39-0. The defense dominated again holding the Colts to 121 total yards.

Pablo Gutierrez scored 2 touchdowns on passes from Gavin Tomberlin. Anthony DeMartini scored 2 touchdowns and Chase Hofmann and Matt Spigelman added a touchdown each. The Cougars racked up close to 300 yards on the ground. The Cougars completed their preseason schedule and will now head into the bye week with a perfect 4-0 record.

Play of the Week and other game highlights can be found here:

The JV team also improved to 4-0 with a 42-6 win over El Camino. Jake Quosig led the young Cougars with 2 punt returns for touchdowns the second of which was 81 yards. Dom Padua scored a touchdown and Blaze Dayton also added another score for the JV team. Jacob Meighen threw a touchdown to Danny Mack. The young Cougars were led on defense by Zach Henry who had several sacks including one that produced a fumble which he scooped and scored on.

This Week's Rocky Perry Players of the Game:
Offense:  Sean Baird (Junior #51, Offensive Tackle)
Defense:  Phillip Anderson (Senior #7, Safety)
Special Teams: Cody James (Senior #4, Punt Block, Punt, Kick Off)
Scout: Kurt Katzenberger (Senior #66, Center)

Both teams will now head into their bye week with undefeated records and will begin their preparation for a tough league schedule. League play will begin with a road game at South San Francisco High School on October 9th. The Warriors will be a tough and physical opponent for the Cougars. The JV game will begin at 4:00 and the varsity game will kickoff at 7:00.

A big thank you goes out to Tammy Von Almen for being this week's Community Cougar.

The players and coaches would like to congratulate HMBHS alumni Ricky Simms for being voted the Community Cougar for the next two weeks. Ricky was a great player at HMB and was a member of the 2005 CCS championship team. Ricky was elected to the HMBHS Hall Of Fame last year. Ricky was also a very good baseball player at HMBHS and played both football and baseball for 3 years at the varsity level. Ricky spent a few years as a coach on the football staff coaching defensive backs. Although Ricky now works in Palo Alto, he can still be seen on Friday nights at the Cougars football games. Please join us in congratulating Ricky Simms as our Community Cougar.