Varsity football hit with reality check


A Carlmont Varsity Football Practice

Daniel Wang, Staff Writer

After ending the previous season with a last-second win against Sequoia and a dominant 33-0 win against the King’s Academy, the Carlmont Varsity Football team ended its streak with a 26-6 loss against Gunn High School.

“The players watch two and a half hours of film a week and they look for ways to improve as individuals and as a team. Film allows us to identify our mistakes easily, because they, (the players), can clearly see what they’re doing,” stated varsity coach Jason Selli.

“The kids work very hard and learn quickly. However, if I had to point out one part of the team that could use a bit of improvement, it’d have to be the offensive and defensive lines,” continued Selli.

Offensively, Selli has a run-first mindset, which is crucial for controlling the tempo of the game. “By running the ball, we can slow down the game to our liking and control the clock.”

Ironically, the varsity team plays a more attacking-style defense. According to Selli, “by blitzing the QB we’ll be able to force a lot of turnovers, which could be the key to winning games.”

On Sept. 21, varsity will play Aragon in their third game of the season, which might be their toughest test so far.

Selli recalled their match against Aragon last year. “They’re a fast, strong, and physical team with lots of talent, which will make them tough to beat.”

This season, the Carlmont varsity football team will try to improve from their 5-5 finish last season.

“If we play hard, watch film, and work on our weaknesses, I believe we can do very well this year,” stated Selli.

A Carlmont varsity football practice