Varsity football suffers tough homecoming loss

Adam Kreitzman

The varsity football team collapsed in the second half of their homecoming game, giving up 41 unanswered points en route to a 41-7 loss today.

Junior running back Nick Calzaretta runs through the San Marin defense trying to pick up the first down.
Junior running back Nick Calzaretta runs through the San Marin defense trying to pick up the first down.

The Giants came out fired up and controlled the tempo of the first half, but failed to capitalize on key opportunities, which allowed San Marin to remain in the game and eventually swing the momentum in their favor.

Redwood had a chance to take the lead going into the half with the ball in the redzone and less than a minute to go, but junior quarterback Trevor Foehr was tackled for an eight-yard loss on a bootleg to knock them out of field goal range.

The secondary failed to contain San Marin’s quarterback Collin Moore, who threw for four touchdowns, two of which went for 40 yards or longer.

The energy on the Redwood sideline was noticeably depleted after San Marin’s offense came alive in the third quarter.

The bleachers were packed at the start of the game, as many students crowded the field to witness one of the most hyped games in recent memory, but it was not long until they dispersed because of the disappointing performance.

With the loss, the Giants fell to 3-3 overall, leaving them at third place in the MCAL standings with a 2-1 record in league play. They will look to rebound next Friday at 7 p.m. against Justin-Siena.