August 21, 2018

An amazing year for the wrestling team -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

My Experience at the Women’s March -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

El Regreso Del Racismo -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Parkland Shooting -

Friday, March 2, 2018

California Flu Crisis -

Friday, March 2, 2018

‘Rapping’ Up the Grammy Awards -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

¿Cuál Será el Futuro de DACA? -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Marcus Peters traded to the Rams -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

2018 Upcoming Movies -

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Instagram-Worthy Desserts of San Francisco -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Upcoming Season of Baseball -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Black History Month -

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Black Panther Review -

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Destructive Culture of Social Media -

Friday, February 23, 2018

Badminton season launches into action! -

Friday, February 23, 2018

LimeBike Takes Over! -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

All Star Weekend Highlights -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Chinese New Year Brought to SMHS -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

San Mateo Volleyball Season Kicks Off -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Van Jones Show:Jay-Z -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Bearcats Come Close to Capturing Paw

It was an exciting yet heartbreaking weekend for the Bearcats, as we sadly lost to Burlingame in the 84th annual Little Big Game on Saturday. Although defeated physically, the game was a perfect representation of our dedication and love for Mateo.
Coming into the game, SMHS was battling a team that had won six more games during the regular football season than they had. In the first few minutes, Burlingame scored its first touchdown, following it later with a second one that same quarter. Players and fans discouraged, the Spirit Commissioners, Marcello Palazzo and Nicholas Wetherbee, felt it was time to up the spirit. “I was definitely disappointed and pessimistic at that point. Everyone was still cheering though, and I think it helped us come back and make the game close,” said Nicholas. “I knew we could get back up,” added Marcello. Together they led cheer after cheer, passionately sporting the Bearcat spirit San Mateo’s famous for.

Though without points throughout the first 12 minutes of the game, Mateo began their epic comeback, with senior player Alex Strathearn scoring the first touchdown. The second quarter ended, and the dance team, pep quad, marching band, and advanced dance class performed for the crowd as the football team prepared for the remaining half.

With courage and passion in his heart, senior quarterback Trevor Brill led the team to their game-tying touchdown in the third quarter, exciting the downtrodden Bearcats in the stands. From then on, the possibility of a Mateo win electrified the hearts of everyone on the orange and black side of the field. Strathearn’s second touchdown intensified this hope, as San Mateo was leading 28 to 27 with three minutes left in the game. Sadly, the Panthers retaliated with a heart-wrenching touchdown, with only 120 seconds remaining.

On the last attempt at a winning touchdown, Brill threw the ball to senior Andrew Ho, but unfortunately, a Burlingame defender batted it down. This ended the game in favor of Burlingame, with a score of 33 to 28.

Although a devastating loss, the great achievements of seniors Andrew Ho, Michael Latu, Trevor Brill, D’armon Collins, Alex Strathearn and Steve Diaz as well as junior Larry Campbell, proved Mateo a fierce contender against Burlingame. Though the Paw is not with us this year, Burlingame can never defeat Mateo’s pride, dedication, and spirit.

Senior Alex Strathearn contributed to this story.

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