Miramonte Falls to Campolindo for First Loss of the Season

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D. Ting

The Matadors’ defense, Clayton Stehr as well as Cannon Armistead in a lunge, attempt to take down Campolindo’s WR Madison Young on Oct 30. The Matadors lost 37-0.

Xavier Clark, Staff Writer

Once again, the Matadors found themselves in a hole in the first half. But for the first time this year they were unable to mount a comeback, falling 37-0 in their first defeat of the year. The Matadors didn’t get off to a hot start , Campolindo wasted no time returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown to start the game 7-0. The next possession, the Matadors stalled out at midfield, as the Cougars forced the Mats to punt.

Although the Matadors didn’t have a great game overall, RB Clayton Stehr ’16 performed strongly individually. Stehr rushed for 130 yards on 23 carries. Stehr ran hard all night behind a strong Miramonte offensive line that opened holes for Stehr to run through. Stehr also played well on the defense, leading the team with 10 tackles through the night.

For the first time all year the Miramonte passing game did not execute. Tim Tague’s ’17 favorite target, Sutter Lindberg ’16, tore his ACL early in the first quarter. Lindberg will be sidelined for the rest of the season, a huge blow to the Miramonte air attack. Tague threw four interceptions on the night and didn’t play like his usual self.

The score didn’t reflect how good the Miramonte defense played. All night the defense had its back against the wall, as the Cougars started in Miramonte territory multiple times. Nonetheless, the Miramonte secondary stood out, only surrendering 74 passing yards to Campolindo QB Jacob Westphal.

Tonight the Matadors will gear up to play their final league against the Dublin Gaels. The team looks forward for this game to be a good one, since Dublin is a tough and physical team looking to avenge last year’s loss.