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Photo Essay: Varsity football gets back on track after monstrous win over San Rafael

On Friday, Oct. 13, the varsity football team took on San Rafael High School (SR) under the lights in a Marin County Athletic League (MCAL) matchup. Redwood’s self-inflicted wounds cost them from putting up points early with three false start penalties in the first quarter. However, Redwood’s defense made up for it, stifling San Rafael’s offense with an early sack from senior Jackson Feinberg and a monster hit by junior Miles Harrison, which both forced early punts from SR. Later in the first quarter junior Kody Vasquez led a long drive down the field, aided by strong runs from senior Ronin Zaim and multiple catches over the middle of the field by senior Carter Bowman. The drive was capped off beautifully on a four yard passing touchdown to senior Ben Jacobs, putting Redwood on the board 7-0.

The play of the game came on the very next snap as SR handed it off up the middle. Harrison managed to manhandle the ball out of the running back’s hands, running 25 yards untouched into the endzone for a touchdown. Just three plays later, Harrison continued his impressive play by diving for an underthrown pass and intercepting it. Building off of that, junior Sean Cunneen ran in for a touchdown, giving Redwood a comfortable 19-0 lead. Redwood’s defense continued to shine all night long, with sacks from juniors Tony Santos Martinez and Colby Yoslov, senior Augustus Blackwell, and two more sacks from Feinberg.

Redwood maintained control for the remainder of the evening, with the running back duo of Cunneen and Zaim leading the way; Cunneen had a 50 yard reception and 2 touchdowns on the night, while Zaim rushed 14 times for 81 yards along with a touchdown. Senior Jackson Walker also nearly took a kick return to the house, breaking a slew of tackles before being tripped up at the three yard line. Vasquez had a solid performance, completing 58% of his passes, while throwing for 190 yards and a touchdown. SR managed multiple touchdowns, but the final result was Redwood 33, San Rafael 14.

Following the win, Redwood moves to 6-1 overall and 2-1 in MCAL competition. They play at home vs. Marin Catholic in the homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 21.


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Matthew Knauer, Sports Editor
Matthew Knauer is a junior at Redwood High School and is a sports editor for the bark. He enjoys playing baseball, surfing, and hanging out with friends.