Mills victorious at Carlmont


Diairea James rushes up the middle with Matt Stalun blocking

Daniel Wang, Staff Writer

Diairea James rushes up the middle with Matt Stalun blocking

On Oct. 12, the Mills High School and Carlmont High School varsity football teams squared off in what turned out to be a pretty close, hard-fought game.

Led by the talents of their quarterback and running-back, Mills ended up on top with a score of 28-13.

In the first half, it was all Mills. Early in the first quarter, the Mills quarterback threw a strike to his wide receiver for a 30 yard touchdown reception to make it 6-0. Later in the first, Carlmont lost a fumble in the red zone, which set the tone for the second quarter.

On the first play of the second quarter, Mills scored on a 25 yard touchdown pass and then completed the two point conversion. After that, Mills scored again on a play-action pass.

Luckily, Carlmont was able to put some points on the board with a well-thrown touchdown pass from Derek Gomez to Matt Stalun.

With two minutes to go, Mills scored from four yards out with a rushing play to end the half 28-7, Mills.

Addressing their fumble near the end zone, Carlmont varsity football coach Jason Selli stated, “we had a chance to score and we fumbled it… we need to work on our execution.”

In the second half, Carlmont came out with a vengeance both offensively and defensively. At the start of the third, Carlmont forced Mills to fumble the ball near the 50 yard line.

Carlmont was able to capitalize on the turnover with a five yard touchdown run by Yancey Portis to make it a two-possession game, 28-13.

In the fourth quarter with 3:30 left, it was fourth and ten for the Scots. Running back Diairea James broke a few tackles, dove, yet was stopped just a few yards short of the first down. The game ended 28-13, but Carlmont Scots ended the game with their heads held high.

After the game, Selli said, “other than our execution, we played well… We’ve got to play four quarters of football and prepare for the next game.”

This loss dropped Carlmont to 0-2 in the Peninsula Athletic League Lake Division League. Next Friday, Carlmont will play its annual homecoming game against El Camino at Carlmont.