By Marcus Agraviador, Courier Staff Writer
The writer is a member of the James Logan Colts' Varsity Football Team.
The Mighty Coltsí varsity football season ended last week against the Berkeley Yellow Jackets.
The Colts played hard and tried to mount a comeback after falling behind early, but the gap was just to wide for the colts to leap over.
James Logan kicked off to the Yellow Jackets to start the game, and was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct.
It was all down hill for the Mighty Colts from there, with the team losing yards on key penalties, fumbling snaps and making a variety of other mistakes.
Both teams had under 100 total yards of offense in the first half, but Berkeley had the only score of the half with a quick six-play drive capped with a 15-yard run with 1:27 left in the second quarter.
Things continued to go against the Colts in the second half. Logan shot themselves in the leg when running back and return man Miles Long went to his knee and fielded the kickoff at the 1-yardline.
Tha drive didnít gain enough yardage for a first down, forcing the Colts to punt from deep in their own end of the field. The resulting kick was a short one and, coupled with a penalty against the Colts, gave the Yellow Jackets the ball on the Coltsí 25-year-line. Berkeley scored on a 24-yard field goal.
Berkeley put the game away on their next drive with a 77-yard run up the sideline for a touchdown, making the game 23-0.
Logan scored their first points late in the fourth quarter, with a 72-yard touchdown run from Damond Beasley with 5:40 left. The Colts recovered an onside kick, but it wasnít enough to make a comeback.
The James Logan Colts ended their season with eight wins and three losses and the Mission Valley Athletic League championship to their credit. They played hard and had a wonderful season even though they were held back by injuries early in the season.
The team overcame their problems and played hard knock football throughout the season.