Miramonte Rolls Over Dougherty Valley in a 48-10 win

Jackson Braitberg '16 and Ben Wemer '17 celebrate a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Dan Ting

Jackson Braitberg ’16 and Ben Wemer ’17 celebrate a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Xavier Clark, Staff Writer

As the Miramonte defense walked back to the sideline, the Matadors found themselves in a position they haven’t been in all year: They were trailing. However, the Matadors responded to this adversity by finishing the game on a 49-3 run. Aside from Dougherty Valley’s opening drive touchdown, the Matadors dominated the Wildcats all night on both sides of the ball.

The Matadors answered with a 58-yard passing touchdown from QB Tim Tague ’17 to WR Sutter Lindberg ’16 on a post pattern.

Once again, the Miramonte passing game clicked all night. Tague went 8 for 13 with 259 yards and three t

ouchdowns. However, right before halftime Tague suffered a concussion and was forced to sit out the rest of the game. Replacing him was Lindberg; who was not new to the position as he played half the season last year at QB. With Lindberg behind center the offense didn’t miss a beat. Lindberg threw for 48 yards and a touchdown, which was hauled in by WR Jackson Braitberg ’16, Braitberg’s first of the season.

The Miramonte running game also got going, finishing the night off with 192 total yards. RB Clayton Stehr ’16 rushed the ball ten times for 95 yards. Stehr made the most of the few carries he received with a 9.5 yards per rush average. Lindberg and WR Ryan Anderson ’16 also rushed for a combined 92 yards on the night.

The Matadors’ defense got off to a shaky start on Friday night. But after the long touchdown run by the Wildcats, the defense buckled down, only surrendering three points the remainder of the night, proving their ability to stop the spread offense. Both MLB Sam Walker ’18 and Stehr both lead the team in tackles with ten apiece.

This week the Matadors have a bye, which will benefit QB Tim Tague and MLB McClain Marks ’16, who both suffered concussions. Next week in a home game, the Matadors face off against the Acalanes Dons, who are currently 2-4.