By T.J. Matsumoto, Courier Sports Editor
T.J. Matsumoto is a member of the James Logan Varsity Football Team.
Friday night's Homecoming Game against Kennedy of Fremont was not the game that the seniors wanted to play. We squeaked out a win over a good Kennedy team.
Even though it was one of our worst played games, we kept our heads high. We were victorious by a score of 18-12. It is difficult to win a game when you turn the ball over seven times but we prevailed. Our offense had its worst game of the year but our defense had one of its best. We were constantly put in bad situations but time after time we came through with clutch stops. We only gave up six points.
One of the reasons we turned the ball over so much was that our quarterback, Jonathon Willis, did not practice the whole week due to an injury. When he was thrown in the game his timing was off and it showed. There were a few throws that could have been completed for big plays but he was unable to do so.
Senior Joey Castro had a rough start. He started the game at quarterback and after a few bad decisions he was replaced by Willis and then he played his normal receiver position. He also muffed a punt that led to points for Kennedy. It didnāt look like he was going to have a good night. Then after a Kennedy touchdown, Castro took the ensuing kickoff and returned it for a touchdown and all was forgiven.
Our defense was once again called upon to make a stop and we did at midfield until a questionable roughing the passer penalty was called that kept the drive alive. We gave our crowd a scare but we stopped them on the 19 yard line.
We have another home game this Saturday, against the Foothill Falcons. If you recall, we lost to this team 35-20 early in the season. They kicked our butts. We get a chance for revenge and if we win, a chance to play De La Salle. We need your support so come out and cheer us on.
For the complete Division 1 bracket see http://www.cifncs.org/sports/football/files/RESULTS/2009/FB1BRACKET09.pdf.