Spartans fall to Firebirds in shootout

Spartan Football
Megan V. Winslow / Town Crier
Mountain View High fullback Michael Capote tries to break a tackle in Friday’s game. He rushed for 100 yards in the loss.

Every time the Mountain View High football team clawed its way back into Friday’s league opener at Fremont, the Spartans lost their grip – either on the ball or on the opposing ball carrier – enabling the Firebirds to hold on for a wild 58-41 win.

“You score 41 points, you should win the game,” Mountain View coach Shelley Smith said. “But we gave up big plays and made too many mistakes.”

Experienced Pinewood football team aims for league title

It’s been six years since Pinewood School’s eight-man football team won its first and only league title – and the Panthers had to share it with two other teams.

Coach Matt Irvin is hopeful that this is the year Pinewood breaks through.

Eagles go pro: Football team to open league at Levi's

Although it’s technically a home game, the Los Altos High football team will travel 9 miles to play its Sept. 23 league opener.

Not that the Eagles are complaining – the game will be at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Los Altos is slated to play Wilcox at 3:30 p.m., the first game of a doubleheader capped by St. Mary’s (Stockton) vs. Mater Dei (Santa Ana) at 7 p.m.

Hindered by heat, Eagles fall to Falcons


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High senior defensive lineman TJ Bush rushes Scotts Valley quarterback Kyle Rajala.

The Los Altos High football team has to hope Saturday’s opener was an anomaly and not a sign of things to come in a season that promises only to get tougher after this week.

Shorthanded Scotts Valley prevailed 35-7 over the host Eagles, who avoided the shutout with a touchdown late in the fourth quarter as the temperature topped 90 degrees.


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