Carlmont’s football program has featured a devastating ground game during the past couple of seasons, but the Scots’ power running offense was in full display in Carlmont’s 65-0 victory over the South San Francisco Warriors. Five of the Scots’ nine rushing touchdowns came on runs of 40 yards or more, and Scot full back standouts Si’i Tengei and Dane Fifita did not disappoint their fans. Tengei added two rushing touchdowns to bring his total to 10 touchdowns scored at the half way point in the season, and Dane Fifita ran for 74 yards and 1 touchdown to push his five game rushing total to 514 yards and 4 TDs. However, it was a trio of Scot running backs who scored two touchdowns apiece that provided the offensive fireworks against South City’s Warriors. They included Siafa Fifita (Dane Fifita’s older brother), George Hannah, and PJ Stav. Siafa Fifita started the onslaught with a 58 yard bolt to the end zone on the first play of the game. Siafa, Hannah, and Stav recorded 87, 88, and 121 rushing yards, respectively.
The Carlmont defense came ready to play. The ball hawking Scots stopped the Warriors’ ball carriers for zero or minus yardage on 11 of 18 running plays. The Scots’ defensive highlights included Carlmont defensive back PJ Stav’s interception of a Warrior pass which he returned 27 yards to the South City 36 yard line late in the 1st quarter. Plus, the monstrous line play by Scot Nabeeh Shamieh at defensive tackle. Shamieh harassed Warrior ball carriers all night with two tackles for a loss in the 1st quarter followed by a third solo tackle and later a 9 yard sack. On a special note, Scot all-purpose kicker, Gino Bonetti, improved his PAT success rate to 91% with 9 perfect PAT kicks against South City.
The Warriors also came to play. South City quarterback Darrius Amigleo stood valiantly in the pocket all night while trying to connect with Warrior receivers but he was unable to sustain a scoring drive. Amigleo’s teammate, running back Emiliano Lopez, ran just as hard in the 4th quarter as he did in the 1st quarter; the Scot defense could only stop Lopez for a loss on two of his nine carries.
CHS Q1 11:45 Siafa Fifita 58 run (G. Bonetti kick)
CHS Q1 10:10 Safety – SSF fumble out of end zone
CHS Q1 9:16 Siafa Fifita 29 run (G. Bonetti kick)
CHS Q1 7:13 S, Tengei 17 run (G. Bonetti kick)
CHS Q1 4:00 Dane Fifita 50 run (G. Bonetti kick)
CHS Q1 1:57 G. Hannah 25 run (G. Bonetti kick)
CHS Q2 11:48 PJ Stav 65 run (G. Bonetti kick)
CHS Q2 1:16 S. Tengei 41 run (G. Bonetti kick)
CHS Q3 4:51 PJ Stav 37 run (G. Bonetti kick)
CHS Q4 3:44 G. Hannah 45 run (G. Bonetti kick)