Varsity football fights hard

Kimiko Okumura, Highlander Editor

Quarterback Salvador Rico protects the ball as he tries to free himself from the grasp of Capuchino’s defensive players.
Fullback Dakota Regan lunges for the ball, hoping to catch it before Capuchino’s players do.
Senior BostonFunk, junior Steven Palthe, and junior Blake O’Connor fail to tackle Capuchino’s offensive player as he enters the end zone, scoring a touchdown.┬áHead coach Rich Gianuario said, “A slow start, two jump balls in the end zone that went to Capuchino, and penalties that cost us field position and momentum accounted for our loss tonight.”
Quarterback Willi Teo runs the ball down the field, as Capuchino’s offensive players rush toward Teo.
Screamin’ Scots throw baby powder in the air and chant “I believe that we will win,” to elevate the energy in the crowd and on the field. “The support from the fans were great and the vibe was awesome,” said spectator Alexa Zaino.
Running back Sami Makaafi sprints down the field, looking for the best way to advance the ball.
Regan and Armijo help outside tackle Michael Cunningham off the field after he injures his ankle in an offensive play. “My ankles were slammed together. I’m not really sure what happened,” said Cunnigham.
Wide receiver Theo Chatman jumps for the ball in the end zone, scoring the second touchdown for Carlmont.
Two defensive tackle players hold on to Funk as he runs the ball down the field.
Carlmont loses to Capuchino 27-14. Gianuario said, “We fought hard all night. With good halftime adjustments we came out strong and to be honest I feel we just ran out if time.”