Ballers Win Battle of Undefeated


Players meet in a huddle to decide the next play in the 4th quarter at the game against Acalanes. Campo defeated Acalanes with a score of 24-14.

Jack Moeller, Staff Writers

The football team defeated the Dons, 24-14, at Acalanes on Friday, September 27. Both teams had a record of  4-0 going into the game.

Campo struck first by kicking a field goal with 7:38 remaining in the 1st quarter. Acalanes quickly responded by scoring a touchdown with 1:26 left in the 1st quarter.

“Acalanes got off to a big start, we knew that they were a strong team. We had to settle down,” said head coach Kevin Macy.

In the 2nd quarter, Campo was driving down the field until senior quarterback Andrew Zolintakis was intercepted.  Fortunately for the Cougars, Acalanes did not score as a result of the interception. Acalanes head coach Mike Ivankovich believed this was the turning point because his team started to unravel. According to Ivankovich, after the turnover, Acalanes was having issues scoring, “We need to execute a bit better, [Campo] made more big plays,” he said.

After an Acalanes punt, Campo scored a touchdown to make the score 10-7 at the end of the 1st half.

Acalanes received the ball in the 2nd half, but was forced to punt. “We made a couple (adjustments) in the run… they did not have a huge impact,” stated Ivankovich.

Campo received the ball with 10:36 in the 3rd quarter, and marched to another touchdown. The score was  17-7 at the end of the 3rd quarter.

With 5:49 remaining in the 4th quarter, Campo scored a touchdown to pad their margin, 24-7. Acalanes was intercepted on the following possession. However, Campo proceeded to turn the ball over on downs at their own 3 yard line, due to a fake punt on the 4th down. This gave Acalanes an easy touchdown.

Acalanes attempted an onside kick, which failed.

Campo then ran out the clock, defeating Acalanes 24-14.

Several penalties were called against Campo, including offsides, a false start, and personal fouls. Senior captain Justin Dunn  said, “We had a lot of penalties, and overcame them.”

Macy was especially proud of his team because of the ability to run the ball in pressure situations. “They put a lot of people in coverage, and luckily, our running game took off,” he said.

The win for Campo was essential as they  approach a game against their rival Miramonte on Friday, October 4.