Cougars Dominate Matadors in Final League Game


Ty Sofman (he/him)

Campolindo Varsity Football faces the Miramonte Matadors on the Matadors’ home field.

On November 4, Varsity Football dominated rival Miramonte, on the Matador’s home field with a score of 35-7. This was the final game of the Diablo Athletic League and brought the Cougars impressive record to 10-0.

Head coach Kevin Macy said, “The game had a lot more riding on it than people thought. To us, the 10-0 meant a lot. If we had lost to Mira, it would have been a rival, and we would have gone into the playoffs limping. We didn’t want to end up, after coming as far as we did, with a record of 9-1”.

Campo came out with an intense motivation with their 1st play of the game. Quarterback senior Dashiell Weaver managed to complete a 76 yard pass to receiver junior Tim Daugherty, who ran it into the endzone for the 1st touchdown of the game. “We always try to have a great opening offensive drive, whether that be a long offensive drive that ends in a score or a quick one, but this run was definitely unexpected,” said Weaver.

The cougars kept up the high intensity into the 2nd quarter, allowing Weaver to complete a short 7 yard pass to wide receiver senior Robbie Mascheroni for the 2nd touchdown of the night. The opportunity for this play was granted when cornerback senior Lucas Concepcion recovered a fumble by Miramonte on their own 36 yard line. Weaver and Mascheroni were able to connect again for another 21 yard touchdown with 1 minute left in the 2nd quarter, leaving the score at half at 21-0.

“The defensive line really stepped up for this game and were able to hold a committed quarterback to 1 touchdown and a pick. The defense was the reason we won that game,” said Weaver. The cougar’s defensive line was on a roll throughout the entire game, especially in the 2nd half. Defensive end junior Josh Tsai sacked Miramonte’s quarterback on their 15 yard line, blocking any chance to score.

The 3rd quarter proved to be just as successful for the cougars, with junior full back James Erickson completing a touchdown pass from Weaver with 3 minutes left in the quarter. “We were just playing as a team in this game. Everyone worked on doing their job and creating clean plays,” said Daugherty.

The Cougars unfortunately hit a bump at the beginning of the 4th quarter, with Miramonte sneaking in a 1 yard rushing touchdown. However, the team responded accordingly with Weaver completing a 45 yard pass to senior wide receiver Brendan Comerford mere minutes after the Matadors scored their 1st touchdown. The rest of the 4th quarter proved to be more of a back and forth with no more points scored on either side, leaving the final score at 35-7.

The team went into this game ready to earn their undefeated title, and accomplished that. They headed to play their 1st NCS game against Grenada High School on November 12 at home and won with a score of 38-14.