The varsity football team began their playoff run with a round 1 victory over #5 seed Scotts Valley High School on Friday Night. The #4 seeded Cougars defeated the Falcons 49-30 in a game that was not as close as the score would indicate. Scott's Valley opened the game with an onside kick recovery and took an early 7-0 lead. HMB came right back and scored its first touchdown on a Chase Hofmann run and 2pt conversion to take a 8-7 lead. The Cougars would never trail again. Hofmann added another touchdown to give HMB a 15-7 lead after the 1st quarter. Scotts Valley cut the lead to 15-10 but it was all HMB through the 3rd quarter. Jake Quosig scored a touchdown and then threw a touchdown pass to Andrew Olivero to give HMB a 29-10 halftime lead. In the 3rd quarte,r HMB added two more touchdowns on runs by Hofmann and Gavin Tomberlin to take a commanding 42-10 lead. In the 4th quarter the Cougars made several substitutions in an effort to get everybody into the game and subsequently gave up 3 Scotts Valley scores to make the game closer at 42-30. HMB then answered with another Hofmann touchdown to ice the game at 49-30.
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The Cougars will now move on to the Semi-finals to face the #8 seed, Sacred Heart Prep. The Cougars will play at home at 7:00 on Friday.
This week's Rocky Perry Players of the Game:
Offense - The entire offensive line
Defense - Junior #28 Linebacker Juan Vasquez
Special Teams - The Kickoff Team
Scout Team - Chad Messer
Please join the players and coaches in thanking this weeks Community Cougar Travis Donovan. We all hope Travis enjoyed the week and got an up close look at how the Cougars prepare for the games.
A huge HMBHS congratulations goes out to next week's Community Cougars the Seaton family. The Seatons have been a huge part of Cougar Football for many generations. Mike was John Francis Award winner at HMBHS and coached Pop Warner for many years. His wife, Audrey, served as our team mom for many years while her sons played at HMBHS and still supports our program. Mike and his brothers, Dave, Phil, and Steve currently serve as our chain gang for Friday night home games. Many other Seatons, Little Dave, Michael, Nick, Nate, and Neal have been a huge part of Cougar Football and still offer support to our program. A huge thank you to the Seatons for their continued support and loyalty to our program.