Mats Hoping for Redemption

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J. Spalding

Marshall Deutz '13 leaps high up in the air for a catch in a game against Las Lomas

Reese Levine, Staff Writer

Over halfway through the season, the Miramonte football team has only one loss and is in second place in the division. The team is 3-1 in division play, having already beaten rivals Las Lomas, Acalanes, and Dougherty Valley.

With a new head coach, it was doubtful whether Miramonte could repeat the strong showing of last year, but returning players like Ross Anderson ’12 and Kevin Booze ’12 have silenced all the critics.

The team put on a great show in their game against Las Lomas, which capped Miramonte’s Homecoming week. “We knew we could do it, and we came out and did it,” said Anderson. While Las Lomas attempted a late comeback, the Matadors prevailed 33-28.

On October 21st, Miramonte faced their main rivals, Campolindo. Both teams were undefeated going into the game, but Campolindo came out on top 42-6.

Anderson was held to only 72 yards rushing, and the Mats turned over the ball seven times, including five interceptions. Now Miramonte has a few weeks to reorganize before facing Dublin, whose record is not as impressive as the Mats past few opponents.

“”We understand where we are in the heart of the season, and we love it,” said head coach Jack Schram. “It’s like a playoff atmosphere in the middle of the season.”

After making it all the way to the third round of the NCS playoff bracket it 2010, the Mats are hoping to get even farther this year. “I think that this will be one of the best years ever for Miramonte football,” said Evan Epstein ’13.