Miramonte falls to Campo 37-25

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Mark Bell

Peter Stehr '18 runs the ball for the Matadors

Jonah Medal-Katz, Staff Writer

As Nick Foster ‘17 ran into the endzone, the home crowd roared as Miramonte finally took the lead. Unfortunately, a second look at the scoreboard revealed a daunting nine minutes left on the clock, far too much time to hold the cougars and secure the win. The Mats lost their sixth straight football game against Campo 37-25, their last win coming in 2010.

The Mats offense fought hard all game, putting up 25 points against a tough Cougar defense. Quarterback Tim Tague ‘17 connected with wide receiver Nick Foster ‘17, five times, finding the endzone on three passes. Foster led the Mats in receiving, catching 132 of Tague’s 222 passing yards. Miramonte’s running game was also effective, running for 105 yards on 31 carries; Peter Stehr ‘18 led with 60 yards on 11 carries.

The Mats defense was overmatched by a tough Cougars offense highlighted by running back Noah Loelinger ‘17. Loelinger ran for 186 yards and two touchdowns. Campo ran a balanced offense, passing for 179 yards and running for 234.The Mats defense, led by Casey McGonigle ‘17 with 12 tackles, held off the Cougars for most of the game. However, the Cougars solidified their win rushing the ball in from inside the 10 yard line after Miramonte’s turnover on downs late in the fourth quarter.

The Mats season record falls to 5-2 after the loss and now sits at 0-2 in league play. Next Friday the Matadors will travel to Walnut Creek to face 0-7 Las Lomas. Las Lomas fell 56-3 to Campolindo on October 7th. The Mats were fortunate to have an injury-free week and should be ready to go next Friday.