School Sports

LGHS Varsity Football Beats Liberty

By: Georgia Kaufman 

Opinion Editor 

On Sept. 2, the LGHS Varsity football team beat Liberty High School’s Varsity team by a score of 31-0. After losing 28-14 to Corona Del Mar (CDM) the week prior, the win over Liberty was even more exciting as Los Gatos (LG) community members experienced their first win of the season with the team.

In the CDM game on Aug. 26, Los Gatos seniors, quarterback Jake Boyd and safety/wide receiver Landon Heard, scored LG’s two touchdowns. Junior and star kicker Sam Pearman scored the additional points after both touchdowns.

The Junior Varsity (JV) team beat Liberty 28-6. Liberty scored their only touchdown after the clock ran out at the end of the game. Our freshman team also beat their team by a final score of 36-12.

In the Varsity game against Liberty, the Cats scored four touchdowns and one field goal. Junior receiver/defensive back Jaylen Thomas made the first points of the first quarter with a four-yard rushing touchdown. As the second quarter began, Boyd made a 52-yard pass to senior linebacker/receiver Henry Wong, scoring the second touchdown of the game. The third touchdown and final points of the first half were scored by Boyd with a one-yard rushing touchdown. Pearman made the PATs for all three touchdowns. Los Gatos ended the first half with a 21-0 lead.

With six minutes left of the third quarter, senior running back Emiliano Mejia scored a 66-yard rushing touchdown, with Pearman scoring the PAT. In the last quarter, Pearman kicked a 32-yard field goal, sealing the final score of the game with a 31-0 dub.

In the Sept. 9 games (Sept. 8 for the freshman team) vs. Live Oak High School, all three squads won. The JV team won 35-6, and the frosh team won 24-6, playing Bellarmine since Live Oak does not have a freshman team.

Within the first seven minutes of the Varsity game, Mejia scored a 23-yard rushing touchdown. Mejia then scored the next two touchdowns in the second quarter — a 29-yard rush and 14-yard rush. Pearman kicked the PAT for all of Mejia’s touchdowns. With three minutes left to go in the first half, senior running back Chase Hinson rushed a one-yard touchdown. The team attempted a two point conversion but did not get the points, and the Los Gatos Varsity football team ended the first half with a score of 27-0.

In the first six minutes of the third quarter, Hinson scored the fifth and final touchdown of the game, getting a 17-yard rush. Pearman scored the PAT. The final score of the game was 34-0. 

Make sure to catch the Cats at their next home game vs. Milpitas for the homecoming game on Sept. 30 and keep up with the team by following their instagram (@losgatosfootball)!

(Source: MaxPreps)

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