September 17 – Varsity Football loses a tight one to San Marin

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.
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Sep 11

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.

Individual standouts…
Football                Carson Gardner rushed for 170 yards on 14 carries, and scored 2 touchdowns.
Spencer Henderson and Peter Mitchell each scored a touchdown.

R. Takahashi

In Saturdays action…
The girls cross country team finished first at the Ed Sias Invitational.

Individual standouts…
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.

R. Takahashi

September 9 – Varsity Football – Dons Football Pulls Off Close Victory Over Titans

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.

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Sep 3 – Varsity Football

Photo: David Reiling

Dons Football Outmatch Warriors in Season Opening Blowout. Acalanes 49 – 0 over Ygnacio Valley

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.

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