June 22, 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

The Paw has a Storied History

San Mateo’s greatest football rivalry is all about the Paw. The 86th annual football game against Burlingame, which was held Nov. 16, is one of the oldest rivalries in Northern California – the two schools have been battling for the Paw since 1927.

Burlingame High School was originally called “San Mateo High School Burlingame Branch”. They shared the same extracurricular activities, since they were a part of our school. Ever since 1927 when Burlingame dropped the “San Mateo Branch” and began to call themselves Burlingame High School, everyone wanted to know which school was better. The Little Big game was inspired by the Stanford vs. Cal game, commonly known as The Big Game, because it was that important for us to know which school ruled.

Burlingame leads the LBG series 49-32 with four ties. San Mateo hasn’t won since 2009, and ever since that year our football team has been fighting to win the paw back. The Little Big Game is important to us Bearcats, not just for the win, but also to show that San Mateo has pride and passion. Because of the rivalry, everybody at SMHS wants see us win! This is the biggest football event of the year, so get your orange and black on and come out to the field on Saturday, November 16. Kickoff is at 11 AM.

Last year San Mateo lost 41-13. This year all three-football captains are striving to win and continue to improve. This season has been really hard for our football team. There have been a lot of injuries so they are working with some disadvantages for the Little Big Game. All three captains agree that their wide receivers and defensive line need improvement.

The football team has been preparing themselves for the biggest game of the season. They have been practicing non-stop, and all three captains, Jason Gonzalez, Line Latu, and Chris Zarco, have been motivating the team to win. “We don’t expect it to be easy.” Said Nick Pallas, an offensive lineman, as he explains that the LBG won’t be a run away for the team. But Bearcats can help by filling the stands and inspiring the team.

November is all about supporting our team. Throughout the month, enjoy the decorations put up in the halls in a contest to see which class has the most spirit. November is also the time of year when we have our homecoming dance, which we call Grid, and crown our homecoming king and queen. And the Little Big Game isn’t just about football. It’s also about the halftime show, when we’ll see spectacular performances by the Marching Band, the Dance Team, the Cheer Team, and Advanced Dance classes. Many people on campus have been preparing for weeks for this event.

When you’re a bearcat, November doesn’t mean Thanksgiving! It means the Little Big Game. See you in the stands!

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  • Lavinia Schaumkel

    Let’s go Bearcats…Let’s get that win this year…Calling Bearcats come out and support our good old San Mateo High…fight…fight…fight for old San Mateo High!!!
    We love you San Mateo….