Football Ends Season with Playoff Loss to Marin Catholic

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Tim Tague '17 throws on the run in Saturday's loss to Marin Catholic.

Jonah Medal-Katz, Staff Writer

The rain continued to pour as the Mats walked off the field for the last time this season. Marin Catholic powered back from an 11 point deficit to beat the Mats 20-18 in the second round of NCS playoffs. Miramonte did have one last chance to win the game after Nick Foster’s ‘17  huge kick  brought them down to the 25 yard line, only to fall short of the field goal. Miramonte finished the season 9-3 and third in league.

The Mats offense was successful for much of the game, overcoming the rain and establishing a good passing game. Quarterback Tim Tague ‘17 threw for 290 yards and 3 touchdowns, bringing his season totals up to a whopping 3085 passing yards and 43 touchdowns. Tague connected with Nick Foster 11 times for 165 yards and a touchdown, Foster’s 17th on the season.

The Mats defense was also dominant until the 4th quarter, allowing just 7 points. The defense was led by Peter Stehr ‘18 with 12 total tackles and Ryan Walker ‘17 with 8. In the fourth quarter the pouring rain and Marin Catholic finally broke down the Mats, who allowed 13 points to drop into a 20-18 deficit.

To put the season in perspective, the Mats lost to three strong teams and continued on the success of last season. The Mats lost to Campo and Clayton Valley, the two top teams in the DAL, as well as Marin Catholic, first in the Marin County league. “It was a great season. I love all my teammates, and I will miss all the seniors. I’m proud of what we accomplished, and I look forward to next season,” Will Cassriel ‘18 said.