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Varsity Football -

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Varsity Football

  • Main Ideas
  • What players make a big impact 
  • Good coaching staff
  • 2-0 record positive
  • Both games were shutouts 
  • El Camino 21-0, Aragon 34-0
  • Aragon is typically a good team

     The San Mateo HighSchool Varsity football team is looking really good after these first two games of the season. They have shut down the 2 teams so far meaning that they didn’t let the other team score a single point which is pretty impressive especially knowing you can probably kick like a 30 yard field goal for 3 points. That might show that the Defense might have a big impact on the team just as well as the offense. 

First I’m going to recap the El Camino game and basically try to explain how the Offense and Defense play. So for offense they really like to run the ball and I don’t blame them because the run plays I saw on Hudl they would get at least 5+ yards per. As well as the defense on every incomplete pass I saw a defender on a wide receiver and just locking him up. I saw the defense swatting the ball, hitting a wr so pass break up, and I also just saw such lock down that the other team couldn’t do anything but just pass whatever slant there was or just throw it away. Also the defensive ends and the Middle linebacker did a great job from letting El Camino run on us like we ran on them.

Now I’m going to recap the Aragon vs Smhs game

In this second game we did a whole lot better than we did against El Camino don’t get me wrong we did great against El Camino but this game was so much better on both sides. Watching these highlights show me that they are a running team and that’s not bad because in this game vs Aragon when you get so many runs that gained more than 12 yards and had several rushing touchdowns, several 30 yard runs that’s just great. On defense tho better than El Camino we had the pressure in. So Aragons Quarterback was pretty much throwing the ball like 2 seconds after hiked that also led to us getting 2 interceptions. We also have great wide receivers so when you play a team you can’t really focus on the running and let good wide receivers and easier chance to get wide. But yes the recap in a small form is that we can run the ball very well and that our defense is lock down. 

Players that are making a big impact for this too happen is the running back of course. He has several broken tackles from what I saw in the running highlights and he is very fast as well. So he can run fast and he is hard to tackle that sounds pretty scary for a defender playing us. Also too prove this fact Aragon vs San Mateo, San mateo had only 39 passing yards meaning the quarterback only threw for 39 yards. Even though the score was 33-0 Aragons quarterback had 57 passing yards. Yes you are probably confused on how this is possible but let’s look into the running stats. San Mateo ran for 366 RUSHING YARDS. That just proves that we are a running team and that doesn’t matter because when you put those numbers up you want to be runnin that ball.

The whole defense deserves credit like come on they only send 4 rushers average and they still get pressure like these defensive ends are beasts getting pressure. Then the secondary is playing good so no one gets behind them and that’s how they got one interception the Aragon qb tossed it up on a 2v1 because he was pressured and had no one wide. Also the shorts and Mlb are doing good trusting the secondary and dropping to the short routes and tight ends. So yes I think that the whole defense is doing their job and if they keep it that way than they will be scary.

Now i’m going to recap is just the play calling by the coach and trusting his defensive ends to get that pressure. He also knows that the running game is good so he makes a lot of running plays where before they hike they motion and as they are running behind the qb they hike it and hand it off but that makes the other teams defense guess who has the ball.


Also to be honest nothing has changed over the years on “hudl” I was watching highlights and they ran the same plays so that says Mateo has always been a running team. Also as I watched the highlights I saw that we used to do 4 rushers that rush the quarterback but didn’t get much pressure. But this season they rush 3 and get a lot of pressure so that’s a very big impact having one extra defender covering the pass. But that’s all I saw from what I can say here is that nothing has changed over the past few seasons but the players have. Players like the Running back’s Lucas Castillo and Jimmy Bradford and Aidan Hyper are a big reason why the offense gets too moving they are the right players for the running offense we do. But just in general every player I have seen play on highlights is good. So I just think that every single player this season was the right player to choose for the type of football that Bearcats are playing.

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