Miramonte Football Plays De Anza in Season Opener

Miramonte varsity football started their season off at De Anza High this past Friday, Aug. 23. In the first drive of the game, the DeAnza Dons jumped out in front with an 8-yard touchdown and no extra points. Despite the Dons’ early lead, The Matadors managed to hold them through the end of the first quarter. 

The Mats started out the second quarter with a touchdown of their own on their first drive and a kick for the extra point. Both teams looked strong through the second quarter. With 19 seconds left the De Anza Dons broke away with a touchdown in to end the first half. The score at the half was 12-7 Dons.

The second half belonged to the Dons, with five touchdowns in the last two quarters. The Mats’ offense fought back but couldn’t get a ball in the end zone to keep up with the Dons. De Anza’s team struggled with four missed extra points and missed field goals. The final score of the game was 45-7 Dons. This was a tough loss for Miramonte in the season opener.


Miramonte Football Kicks Off the Season

Saturday, August 7 Miramonte football hosted the 4×4 football scrimmage. This year’s 4×4 included: Miramonte High School, Redwood High School, McClymonds High School and Piedmont High School. “I think it is a great way to start the season because you can figure out what you need to work on before your first game,” varsity player, Greg Hemming ‘21 said. 

The 4×4 is set up with the field split in half, two teams on each half, then the teams play 15 minutes of offense followed by 15 minutes of defense or vice versa, then they rotated. The teams do not keep track of the score, it is a learning experience. “Three different teams with different offenses and defenses in a more highly intense competition that we can not simulate against ourselves,” Varsity Coach Jack Schram said. Both Miramonte JV and varsity teams participated. “I enjoyed playing in the 4×4 because I think that it was fun getting to play against other teams before the season started,” JV player Matthew Hawkins ‘23 said. 

This scrimmage marks the start of the Miramonte football team, with the first official game of the season Friday, August 23 against De Anza.