The Carlmont High School Scots (1-1) lit up the scoreboard with 35 unanswered 2nd quarter points en route to a 61-16 victory over Woodside High School’s Wildcats (0-2) on Friday night. The Scots outgained the Wildcats by a margin of 467 to 218 offensive yards. The bad news for Carlmont’s Ocean division opponents is that Scot senior running back Jonaven Kuhn appears to be returning to his 2018 rushing form. Kuhn rushed for 164 yards on 9 carries and he scored two running touchdowns. The worse news for Carlmont’s division opponents is that Scot junior running back Si’i Tengei has emerged as a potent ground weapon for Scot head coach Jake Messina’s offensive arsenal. Tengei carried the ball 8 times for 74 yards and 3 rushing touchdowns. Carlmont’s ground attack nearly overshadowed the Scots’ passing game, but Scot sophomore quarterback Timothy Netane deftly added to Carlmont’s success on offense by connecting on 3 of 4 passes for 78 yards and 2 touchdowns. Scot senior receivers Matt Vo and Wes Brown each hauled in 2nd quarter touchdown passes of 49 and 29 yards, respectively.
Carlmont’s 35 point 2nd quarter burst could not have been possible without the Scots’ defense stepping up in a very big way. Matt Vo intercepted a Woodside pass and returned the ball to the Wildcats’ 11 yard line to set up teammate Si’i Tengei’s second touchdown run. Junior defensive lineman Will Hesselgren recovered a 2nd quarter Wildcat fumble to set up a Carlmont score, and later in the 2nd quarter, he sacked Woodside’s quarterback on a fourth down play to force a change of possession which also led to Carlmont score. However, the defensive play of the game had to be Si’i Tengei scooping up a Wildcat fumble and rumbling 50 yards for his fourth touchdown as the 1st half expired. The Scots continued to run the ball effectively in the 2nd half, and they will hopefully take Friday night’s momentum to their meeting with Independence High School next week.
CHS 6 35 14 6 61
WHS 8 0 8 0 16
WHS Q1 7:53 E. Mooney 23 pass from B. Crowley (J. Peterson run)
CHS Q1 1:10 S. Tengei 11 run (kick failed)
CHS Q2 11:17 M. Vo 49 pass from T. Netane (G. Bonetti kick)
CHS Q2 9:04 S. Tengei 11 run (G. Bonetti kick)
CHS Q2 2:49 W. Brown 29 pass from T. Netane (G. Bonetti kick)
CHS Q2 0:34 S. Tengei 8 run (G. Bonetti kick)
CHS Q2 0:01 S. Tengei 50 fumble return (G. Bonetti kick)
CHS Q3 4:21 J. Kuhn 34 run (G. Bonetti kick)
WHS Q3 4:01 J. Peterson 56 run (R. Pedrin run)
CHS Q3 2:27 J. Kuhn 4 run (G. Bonetti kick)
CHS Q4 7:31 A. Shelton 24 run (kick failed)