Varsity Football doesn’t go down without a fight

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Varsity Football doesn’t go down without a fight

Justine Phipps, Scot Scoop Sports Editor/In Depth Editor

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The Scots played hard but fell 34-14 against the Hillsdale Knights on Friday afternoon at Hillsdale High School.

Hillsdale opened up the game with a touchdown in the first quarter, leading the game to become a defensive battle on both sides until late in the second quarter when the Scots scored a touchdown by  Yancey Portis.

By the end of the first half, Hillsdale had the lead 14-7.

Scots came out early in the third quarter with another 90-yard touchdown by Portis, tying up the game 14-14.

Hillsdale responded with a touchdown, regaining their lead 21-14.

Tevita Takitaki,number 80, scored a touchdown near the end of the third quarter, but a flag on the play denied the points because of a sideline penalty. The third quarter ended with a score of 21-14.

“It was stupid that they called [a penalty] against a coach,” junior Victor Delaplaine said. “He didn’t even do anything, he was just standing on the sidelines.”

Hillsdale started off the fourth quarter with a touchdown, extending their lead 28-14.

Carlmont held the Knights until the end of the fourth quarter. Hillsdale finished strong with an 80-yard touchdown, ending the game with a final score of 34-14.

“We played well, but the Knights played better,” captain Tristan “The Tank” Gasperian said.

The team was still bummed out about the penalty call after the game.

“[The penalty] took the momentum away a little bit, but we have to be able to fight through the whole game and not let one mistake cause more errors,” said coach Marcus Farhad. “We have to come back and practice harder before our next game.”

The Scots plan on stepping up their game before their next game at El Camino next Friday.

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