It was an exciting and unfortunately disappointing football Friday at John Francis Field, as both teams were in action against the Fighting Knights of Hillsdale High School. The varsity team had an opportunity to claim the PAL Ocean Division title with a victory over Hillsdale as both teams came into the game with undefeated league records. The game was back and forth all night and after the second touchdown pass from QB Gavin Tomberlin to Pablo Gutierrez, Hillsdale had a 13-12 lead at halftime. The Knights opened the second half with a touchdown to take a 20-12 lead in the 3rd quarter. The Cougars came right back with 3 more touchdown passes from tomberlin to Gutierrez and had a 34-27 lead in the 4th quarter. With less then 5 minutes left in the game the Knights moved down the field and scored a touchdown and after the extra point the game was tied at 34-34. The Cougars took the ball with under two minutes left and after a sack were forced to punt with under a minute left in the game. Hillsdale was able to move down the field and kicked a 35 yard field goal with 6 seconds left to win the game and the league title, 37-34.
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The JV team dominated the Fighting Knights in the early game winning 47-20 to improve to 7-1 and 3-1. The young Cougars used a strong ground game to take a 37-14 lead at halftime. Adrian Rangel scored two touchdowns and Dom Padua, Jacob Quosig and Blaze Dayton scored a touchdown each. Jakob Meighen threw a touchdown pass to Hayden Von Almen. Sean Fitzgerald kicked 2 field goals to complete the scoring.
This Week's Rocky Perry Players of the Game:
Offense - Senior #12 WR Pablo Gutierrez
Defense - Senior #7 S Phillip Anderson
Special Team - Senior #64 LB Justin Terra
Scout Team - Senior #15 WR Federico Wiegold
Both teams will be back in action for their final regular season home game on Friday against The Kings Academy. FridayNight's game will be Senior Night with a pre game ceremony beginning at 6:30. The players and coaches hope to see a packed house at John Francis Field to honor our departing seniors and thank them for all of their hard work and commitment to the program. The JV game will begin at 4:00 and the varsity game begins at 7:00.
We will be broadcasting this week's final regular season home game. Pat Olson and John Carey will be our broadcasters.
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Both football teams would like to thank Vice Principal Ms.Tiffany Zammit for being this week's Community Cougar.
Please join the entire football program in congratulating next week's Community Cougars. The varsity players and coaches would like to thank Barbara Anderson, Lu Spigelman, Julie Baird and Michelle Terra for all the work involved in feeding our players and coaches at Thursday nights team meals.