Season ends, but uncertainty remains


Minh-Han Vu

Despite their 21-14 loss against Jefferson, the Carlmont varsity football team sings the hymn in good spirits.

Nate Godwin, Scot Scoop Editor

Carlmont football’s season ended last Friday with an intense overtime 24-21 loss against Sequoia.

The team finished the season 3-7, going 2-3 in league play.

At the start of the season, the expectations of this year’s team were uncertain after a 5-5 record in 2014-2015 season.

“We started this summer with a new offensive and defensive coaching staff, so this season we learned a lot about our offense and our in-game execution,” said sophomore quarterback Timmy Palthe.

The pre-season started off with a 33-0 loss to Aragon and a 32-18 loss to Woodside. Though the team gained momentum with a 20-0 victory over Yebra Beuna, the pre-season ended with a tough 42-0 loss to Menlo.

“The pre-season was difficult, as we played two division one teams and had some injuries that hurt us,” said Palthe.

In the first league game, Carlmont beat El Camino 19-6. This game was in close contention until a defensive stop sealed the Scots’ victory.

Carlmont then played at home against Jefferson. Though the game started slow, it intensified and came down to a nail-biting 21-14 loss for the Scots.

Next came the Homecoming game. After a week full of school spirit leading up to this game, the crowd was ready to see a win. Carlmont won 28-6, taking the lead early and keeping control. When the final whistle sounded, the fans stormed the field to celebrate their Homecoming win.

Trying to carry momentum from that game, Carlmont went to San Mateo but was stopped short. San Mateo capitalized on the Scots’ mistakes, leading to a 49-21 loss for Carlmont.

The last league game was at Cappuccino, where Carlmont suffered a 40-6 loss. This put the Scots’ league record at 2-3.

“This year we have many graduating seniors, but many of our young players were able to get experience this season. The team learned a lot in the games and will continue to improve and build,” said Palthe.

The Screamin’ Scots stayed positive and supported the team until the last minute of every game.

“Even though our record wasn’t strong, I still had a lot of fun cheering for the team,” said senior Sam Levy.