School Sports

Pinkout at LGHS Football Game

By: Georgia Kaufman

Opinion Editor

On Sept. 29 and 30, all three Los Gatos High School football teams wore pink socks in honor of LGHS’ American Cancer Society (ACS) Club’s pink-out game. The pink-out game raised funds for ACS, earning almost 10,000 dollars through donations and merchandise purchases.

The Los Gatos’ frosh team beat Hollister on Sept. 29 with a final score of 35-0, giving them their fifth win of the season thus far. The JV team beat the Milpitas Trojans Sept. 30 by a final score of 33-0. Wide receiver/linebacker RJ Cannan (two TDs), running back/linebacker Brayden Smith, wide receiver/defensive back Leon Sarashki, and quarterback/defensive back Scotty Brennan (all sophomores) scored the touchdowns in the game.

The Varsity homecoming game against Milpitas brought LG home with their third win of the season. The Cats beat the Trojans by a final score of 45-0. Within the first four minutes of the game, senior receiver/defensive back Wil Brennan made the first touchdown, setting the tone for the game ahead. Junior kicker Sam Pearman made the point after touchdown (PAT). With five minutes left of the first quarter, senior running back Emiliano Mejia made a two-yard rushing touchdown, while Pearman scored the PAT. The first quarter ended with a score of 14-0.

The second quarter began with another touchdown from Mejia, and a Pearman PAT. Halfway through the second quarter, senior quarterback Jake Boyd made a 28-yard pass to junior receiver/defensive back Jaylen Thomas for a touchdown. Once again, Pearman scored the PAT. Senior receiver/defensive back Ryan Bernat made a Pick 6 with a 28-yard return, and Pearman scored the PAT. To finish off the second quarter, Mejia scored his third and final touchdown of the game with a 59-yard rush. Pearman scored yet another PAT.

With ten minutes to go in the third quarter, Pearman scored a 26-yard field goal, leaving the Cats with a leading final score of 45-0.

Los Gatos’ Varsity beat Palo Alto on Thurs. Oct. 6 in an away game with a final score of 42-20. Thomas, Mejia, and senior linebacker/fullback Ethan Currie all scored touchdowns. Pearman scored each and every PAT.

Varsity also beat Homestead on Fri. Oct. 14, with a final score of 55-0. Senior safety Luke Sroka and senior safety/receiver Landon Heard scored touchdowns along with Mejia, Thomas, and Currie. Pearman scored all but one PAT. The JV team also beat Homestead with a final score of 49-0. The freshman team beat Menlo Atherton on Thurs. Oct. 13 with a final score of 28-8.

Be sure to keep up with the Cats’ football squads on their Instagram @losgatosfootball!

(Sources: MaxPreps)

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