Mistakes lead to tough defeat


Nathan Godwin

The Scots and Bearcats clash under the lights. In the end, the Scots' spirit was not enough to overcome the Bearcats' strong defensive line.

Nate Godwin, Scot Scoop Editor

Carlmont varsity football lost 49-21 at San Mateo High School on Friday, Oct. 30.

The Scots were coming off an exciting homecoming win against Mills the previous week and were looking to build on that momentum.

In the first quarter however, San Mateo took the lead when their defense recovered a fumble. After a defensive stop, San Mateo scored again, then leading 14-0. Carlmont tried to stay positive after the errors of the first quarter.

“We’re trying to have a short memory about mistakes because getting down on ourselves can put us out of games,” said sophomore quarterback Timmy Palthe.

The Scots showed life as their offense made some exciting gains down the field. Carlmont scored twice in the second quarter, though one of their extra points were blocked. San Mateo managed to score twice in the second quarter, making it 28-13 by halftime.

After the half, San Mateo came out strong, scoring twice in the third quarter. The Bearcats’ played a solid defense, leaving few holes and forcing mistakes that preventing Carlmont from scoring in the third quarter. Going into the final quarter,
San Mateo had a commanding lead of 49-13.

The Scots completed a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter, but San Mateo’s lead was too much.

The Bearcats ran out the clock to win the game 49-21.

After this loss at San Mateo, the Scots now have a record of 3-5 as they prepare for the rest of their season.

Palthe said, “We [want] to improve and gain experience during the remainder of this season.”

Carlmont plays at Capuchino High School next week on Friday, Nov. 6. The Scots also have their sights set on a victory in their upcoming rival game against Sequoia on Nov. 13.