On Oct. 5, the Mountain View varsity football team played rival Los Altos at Foothill College, winning 23-20 in overtime.
The first half of the game was fought between the
With less than one minute left of the second quarter, sophomore wide receiver Ryan Cambouris intercepted a pass and returned it 90 yards for a Spartans touchdown.
In the second half of the game, the Spartans came out strong with a
Sophomore running back Julian Daniels made a critical first down in Los Altos territory, then pulled down a pass in the end zone, giving a Spartans an even greater lead of 20-12. On the ensuing play, Mountain View was flagged for an unsportsmanlike penalty, putting the ball at the midfield. Los Altos’ running attack paid off with a 35-yard touchdown run and a
In overtime, Mountain View was awarded the first possession of the ball and regained the lead, 23-20 after scoring a field goal. After a penalty called on Los Altos and a failed
After losing their homecoming game against Saratoga High School 48-31, head coach Shelley Smith said that the team was looking to bounce back from previous losses and focusing on improving for upcoming games. Smith also added
Team captain Danny Olsen also said that the team prepared for the rivalry game by watching film from previous games
The Spartans win against Los Altos means that they are still in contention for a league title, according to Smith.
“If we win the rest of the way out, we control our destiny,” Smith said.
The team is slated to play Lynbrook High School at home at 3:00 pm on Friday, Oct. 12.
Photos courtesy of Ken Flax