Both HMB Cougars football teams opened their 2015 season at home on Friday afternoon with convincing wins over Monterey High School. The varsity team overcame an early 7-0 deficit and scored 42 straight points in route to a 42-7 win. The Cougars used a solid running game that accounted for 283 yards on the ground. Sophomore Chase Hofmann led the Cougars with 91 yards and his first varsity touchdown. Cody James returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown. Matt Spiegelman threw a 52 yard touchdown pass to Federico Wiegold. Spiegelman and Anthony DeMartini also scored two touchdowns on the ground. The Cougars defense dominated Monterey holding the Toreadores to 10 first downs and only 105 yards on the ground.
The JV football team also won in convincing fashion with a 35-0 shutout. Jake Quosig scored two touchdowns on a 40 yard run and a punt return. Danny Mack caught two touchdown passes from Jacob Meighen. Dom Padua also scored a touchdown and Sean Fitzgerald kicked a 20 yard field goal. The young Cougars defense dominated all afternoon with pressure on the quarterback and shutting down the Monterey run game.
Both teams will play their first road game of the season next Friday at Prospect High. The JV game begins at 4:00 and the varsity game kicks off at 7:00. The players and coaches hope to see the stands filled with Cougar fans.
This week's Rocky Perry Players of the Game:
Offense - Senior #25 Anthony Klingele
Defense - Sophomore #21 Chase Hofmann
Special Teams - Senior #4 Cody James
Scout Team - Junior #11 Andrew Olivero
Here is a link to see Cody's game changing interception. Other game highlights can also be found on this page:
A big thanks goes out to John Nazar for being our Week 1 Community Cougar.