The Dons fought hard but came up short in the end. San Marin 13-10 over Acalanes.
The Dons played a good game on Saturday, September 17 but fell short to San Marin 13-10. Acalanes appeared to be in control throughout the game, but some questionable officiating the Mustangs got a couple extra chances at the end of the game.
It was mostly a defensive game as both offenses struggled to put together successful drives. The Mustangs received the opening kickoff but were forced to punt by a stingy Dons defense. After an unsuccessful Acalanes drive, Junior Tyler Supple intercepted a San Marin pass, putting a halt to another San Marin drive. Seconds later, the Dons threw an interception giving the ball back to the Mustangs and setting them up in Acalanes territory. The Mustangs attempted a field goal but ended up turning the ball over after a botched snap.
The football team played well and had a slim 10-7 lead in the 4th quarter, but San Marin scored late to down the Dons 13-10.
In Fridays action…
The football team rallied for a hard-fought victory over Skyline HS 28-21. The jv team won in overwhelming fashion.
The girls water polo team defeated Foothill HS 16-2, and then defeated perennial power Monte Vista HS 5-4.
Football Carson Gardner rushed for 170 yards on 14 carries, and scored 2 touchdowns.
Spencer Henderson and Peter Mitchell each scored a touchdown.
In Saturdays action…
The girls cross country team finished first at the Ed Sias Invitational.
Cross country Amy Hollshwandner finished 3rd, Annie Marggraff 5th, Kelly Collins 6th , Tara Bozzini 8th, and Kelly Berge 14th.
Tyler Troxel finished 10th.
JV boys – Scott Lindsay finished 2nd, and Rick Brundage 11th.
Frosh-soph boys – Michael Wang finished 2nd.
Frosh-soph girls – Katie Anderson finished 4th, Lauren Chuck 5th, and Morgan Samaniego 8th.
Dons Football Pulls Off Close Victory Over Titans. Acalanes 28-21 over Skyline.
The Acalanes Dons pulled out a close win Friday, September 9th, over the Skyline Titans. After a slow first half and an intimidating lightning storm, Acalanes took over the second half on their way to a 28-21 victory in their first home game of the season.
The Acalanes Dons 2011 football season began with a bang on Saturday night, September 3, easily handling the Ygnacio Valley Warriors 49-0. The Dons quickly gained momentum at the start of the game and never looked back.
Only a minute into the game, the Dons forced and recovered a fumble that set them up on their own 9 yard line. About a minute later, junior running back Aaron Edwards ran in the the ball for a touchdown giving the Dons the early lead. Senior Carson Gardner added another touchdown, rushing 21 yards for the score and giving the Dons a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.
The Varsity football team starts the season in grand fashion with a 49-0 drubbing of Ygnacio Valley HS in their season opener. The JV team also tasted victory 34-8.