Solid Start to Season

The varsity football team got their league season off to a good start on Friday afternoon with a 36-27 win over the Menlo School Knights. The Cougars scored early on the first of 4 Chase Hofmann touchdowns to take an 8-0 lead. The Knights answered to cut the score to 8-6. As it turned out that was as close as the game would get, as the Cougars' defense shutdown the Menlo passing game. HMB scored again in the 1st quarter on Hofmann's second TD and held a 15-6 lead at the half. In the 3rd quarter Hofmann added two more touchdowns and HMB had a 29-6 lead heading into the 4th quarter. Jake Quosig scored a TD in the 4th quarter to build a 36-6 lead.  The Knights battled back in the 4th with 3 scores as HMB got everybody into the game, but could not overcome the defecit as the Cougars easily won the game to improve their record to 5-0, 1-0.

Read more about the game here:

http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/10/01/high-school-football-menlo-school-unable-to-hang-in-trenches-with-half-moon-bay/

http://www.smdailyjournal.com/articles/sports/2016-10-01/hmb-roars-past-menlo-in-ocean-division-opener/1776425169186.html

The JV team also played Menlo School this week. On Thursday afternoon the young Cougars lost to the Knights by the score of 31-22. The game was scoreless after 1 quarter but the Knights exploded for 31 straight points in the second quarter. HMB scored before halftime on Ronan Spigelman's touchdown but trailed 31-6. In the second half HMB scored two more times on touchdowns by Spigelman and Blake Schmieder to pull within 31-22. The defense shutout the Knights in the second half but the young Cougars could not overcome their second quarter letdown. The JV record now stands at 1-3-1, 0-1.

Both teams are back in action on Friday night for Teacher Appreciation Night when they take on the Woodside Wildcats. The JVgame begins at 4:00 and the varsity game kicks off at 7:00. Both teams hope to see an excited and packed house at John Francis Field.

This week's Rocky Perry Players of the Game:
Offense - Senior #42 Tight End Jack Cartwright
Defense - Senior #44 Outside Linebacker Arron Baird, Junior #26 Cornerback Jake Quosig
Special Teams - Senior #31 Cover Man Armando Carrillo
Scout Team - Senior #77 Defensive Linemen Angel Ramirez

A big thank you goes out to our awesome principal John Nazar for being this week's Community Cougar. Mr. Nazar spent a lot of time with our team this week and is always a presence on our sidelines during the games, both home and away.

Please help our program in congratulating this week's Community Cougar, math teacher, Sara DeSantis.  Ms. DeSantis has many of our football players in her Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 classes at HMBHS.  This school year, Ms. DeSantis is volunteering her time to help our football players in math during their weekly study hall.  We appreciate all that Ms. DeSantis does for HMBHS and HMB Football.