Freshman-sophomore football ends season with loss against Marin Catholic

Grant Barnes

The freshman-sophomore football team suffered a defeat on Saturday, finishing its season with a 16-0 loss against rival Marin Catholic.

The Giants fell short because their offensive line struggled to compete with Marin Catholic’s rushing defense, which prevented the team from getting into scoring position.

Sophomore fullback Luigi Andrade runs for the first down.
Sophomore fullback Luigi Andrade runs for the first down.

The loss ended Redwood’s season with a 3-6-1 overall record and a 3-4 record in MCAL.

The first quarter was slow for both teams as neither scored. Freshman James Humphreys had several tackles and Redwood’s offense ran to several first downs.

Marin Catholic scored a 53-yard running touchdown short into the second quarter. The touchdown was followed by a successful PAT block by Redwood that kept the team hopeful.

Even with several more tackles from Humphreys and rushing yards from freshman running back Alex Aguero, Redwood failed to score and Marin Catholic scored its second touchdown.

Marin Catholic returned offensively after its second touchdown with a squib kick to Redwood. The kick put Redwood on its own 4-yard line, a dangerous position.

A safety was scored shortly after by Marin Catholic when they blocked Redwood’s defensive punt. At the end of the first half Redwood was down 16-0.

“We’re still in this game. We just need to take one thing at a time,” said coach Jeff Wong after a scoreless third quarter.  

Both teams competed hard in the second half but several penalties and the inability to get within scoring range led to a scoreless second half.