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Badminton season launches into action! -

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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

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Friday, February 16, 2018

The Van Jones Show:Jay-Z -

Friday, February 16, 2018

SMHS Football Team Strives for Victory

Fall football starts again, with new goals, new players and new fans. One of the most popular sports on campus is football. San Mateo High School has two football teams, varsity and junior varsity. Packed with energy, boys from all grades are ready to take the season head on.

Ready to lead the varsity football team to victory, Mr. Scheller the head coach says, “The team is coming along good! They are fantastic and enthusiastic.” There is no team that doesn’t have it’s own strengths and weaknesses, Mr. Scheller’s goal is to get better every game, which is very realistic, because practice makes perfect.

Not only does the coach want improvement and success, but so does the team. “The team is different from last year; overall we are more prepared. Our weaknesses are our depth and our passing, but we are focused, committed, and motivated. Our goals are to win the league with ten wins, go to CCS, and bring the Paw home!” said captain, Jason Gonzales, senior. Jason plays quarterback for varsity and plays football because he loves the sport.

Every player has a different opinion on how the team is coming along so far, Line Latu, junior and co-captain for varsity football shares, “I think our team is more cooperative than last year, and we all have two major goals. Our weaknesses are forgetting plays, but our strengths are our bonding and getting along with each other.” Cooperation during practices and games helps the team stay focused, and learn their plays. Line takes on the position of running back for the second year of varsity, playing hard and improving his skills with his teammates.

People know him for his energetic personality and his leadership skills, but co-captain Chris Zarco, a senior, is looking to achieve the same goals and improvements like everyone else. Chris not only set goals for his team but also for himself, striving to beat the San Mateo County Interception Record. “I think this year our team is ready to take it.

“Last year we weren’t as focused and we weren’t as much of a team, than this year. What makes our team a team is our bonding and our communication. I expect our team to out to every game ready and focused,” said Chris. Leading the team as the wide receiver, Chris is always excited to go out and take the field, getting hyped up on the adrenaline that the fans give off.

So what really makes this team a team? Well most of the players said the fact that they all bonded, hung out, and had barbeques brought them all closer together, but transfer student Carl Lutu shares: “Coming from Serra High School, I feel that SMHS’s football team is more of a family-based team, and SMHS showed me what true brotherhood is.” The diversity and acceptance of the team are two things that make this team a team, and our Bearcats welcomed the senior to their varsity football team for the 2013 and 2014 season.

The San Mateo High School football teams play every Friday. Come and support the bearcats as they strive for victory, work on reaching their goals. You can be a part of the action by going to the home and away games, which are listed on the San Mateo High School football website (smbearcatfootball.com). And don’t forget the biggest match of the year, the Little Big Game against Burlingame High, a time-honored tradition which is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 16, at 11am on our home field.

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