Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Matt DiPietro, #5 for the James Logan Varsity football team,is one of the team captains, and the team's quarterback. This is the last of his weekly diaries of his experiences, written exclusively for The Courier
Going into the game first round of the North Coast Section playoffs against unbeaten Foothill High of Pleasanton, we weren't too confident.
We kept our energy nice and calm, but right when the first kickoff happened we were ready to play. We, as a team, were doing very well in the first half. We were executing all of our plays to perfection. The defense performed very well against Foothill's top offense.
We started losing during the second half, but we were not ready to give up. People were taking deep breaths and staying focused and not panicking. We were confident that we could do better than we had in the first half. As we took the field, I took a moment to notice that this could be our last time coming out on a football field for the second half of the play. We were in control of the game in the second half. We knew coming in that Foothill was a very good second half team. Foothill scored on their last drive which left one minute and 30 seconds on the clock. We drove down and with three seconds left we had to throw up one last pass. It fell incomplete.
I'm going to miss all the times with the players this year. I will always keep the memories in my mind forever. It was hard to see the players' faces as they walked off the field.