Scots overpower Knights


Jake Kumamoto scores touchdown against the Knights

Ariana Crame, Staff Writer

Despite the fact that the Frosh-Soph team played a game without three players they usually started, they beat the Knights, with a final score of 33-14.

Blake O’Connor started off the game with two rushing touchdowns, putting Carlmont up 13-7 by the end of the first quarter. O’Connor was playing safety when he scored the first touchdown and wide receiver when he scored his second.

When O’Connor was asked what he does to prepare for a game he said, “I eat well the day before and stay focused throughout the whole day.”

Also in the first quarter, during the first offensive play, Jake Kumamoto was dragged from behind and twisted his leg, but said “because of the adrenaline I couldn’t feel the pain and I was able to go back in.”

Kumamoto’s injury didn’t stop him from scoring two touchdowns in the third quarter. Kumamoto and Sami Makaafi shared the position of running back before Makaafi was pulled up to varsity, so now Kumamoto is the starting running back.

“It was tough at first, having to play more, but I like it,” said Kumamoto when asked how he is adjusting to being the main running back.

Kumamoto wasn’t the only one having to adjust to the loss of Makaafi and Nico Ferrario, who was also brought up to varsity. He said, “The whole team was having a hard time coming back without Sami and Nico but in our first game without them, I’m going to quote my coach when he said it brought the team together, and we played more as a team.”

The team didn’t even have their usual quarterback, Salvador Rico, but Rico said that Drew Wyman, the backup quarterback, “played a good game.”

Throughout the game both Kumamoto and O’Connor scored two touchdowns, and Jake Stewart scored one. The Scots pulled out a win against the Knights.