The varsity football team completed their PAL Ocean division season with a 35-25 win over South San Francisco on Friday night in front of a packed Homecoming crowd at John Francis Field. The win improved the Cougars record to 8-1, 4-1 and with the win, HMB secured a share of the division title. Although HMB found themselves down 12-7 in the first quarter, the Cougars were in control throughout the contest. Chase Hofmann returned to the lineup and scored 3 touchdowns, the first one giving hMB a 7-0 lead. SSF was playing with nothing to lose and after a kickoff return for a touchdown to make the score 7-6, the Warriors covered an onside kick and turned it into a brief lead. In the 2nd quarter Hofmann scored again to give HMB the lead at 14-12. Before halftime Gavin Tomberlin connected with Hayden Von Almen for a touchdown and the Cougars held a 21-12 lead going into the 3rd quarter. Hofmann then scored his third TD and HMB had a 28-12 lead. In the 4th quarter HMB put the game away when Tomberlin scored a touchdown on the ground to give the Cougars a 35-12 advantage. SSF made the score closer with two late touchdowns but they could not overcome the defecit and HMB had its first league title in 5 years.
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The JV team could not overcome a slow start and lost to SSF by the score of 25-12. Turnovers and HMB's inability to get off the field on 3rd down led to the young Cougars' loss. The loss dropped HMB to 3-5-1, 2-3. Kolby Dare threw touchdown passes to Danny Mack and Blake Schmieder in the loss.
Next week both teams will complete their regular season with the traditional "Skull Game" on Senior Night against the rival Terra Nova Tigers. The JV game begins at 4:00 and the varsity game kicks off at 7:00. The players and coaches for both teams look forward to seeing a full house cheering our teams on to a victory! Bring home the Skull!!
This Week's Rocky Perry Players of the Game:
Offense - Junior #8 Quarterback Gavin Tomberlin
Defense - Junior #21 Safety Chase Hofmann
Special Teams - Junior #13 Kicker Sean Fitzgerald
Scout - Senior #64 Defensive Linemen Garrett Glasson
The players and coaches would like to thank this week's Community Cougar alumni, Ricky Simms. It was great to have Ricky on the sidelines and at practice this week. It was fun and inspiring to see Ricky get involved with the program again.
Please join us all in congratulating rivalry week's Community Cougars, the Thursday night BBQ Crew. A huge thank you goes out to Doug Acton, Mark McGregor and Gavin McGregor for their time and commitment in preparing delicious team meals for our weekly dinners. The players and coaches look forward to the awesome BBQ each week. Thank you for feeding our players and coaches each week.