September 30 – Acalanes Dons open league play with disappointing loss to Miramonte Mats

On September 30th, the Acalanes Dons played their first in league game against the Miramonte Matadors. They suffered a disappointing loss of 24-14, after trying to come back from a two game losing streak.

The Matadors started the game off strong by forcing the Dons to punt, and then capitalized on a Dons missed field goal with a field goal of their own. Acalanes retaliated with a huge 50 yard run from senior Carson Gardner, who punched it in the next play to give the Dons a 6-3 lead. After an interception by Gardner, the Dons took that 6-3 lead and all the momentum into half time.

It was a whole different game in the second half though. Miramonte started off the second half with a touchdown, and then minutes later they scored again, taking the lead 17-6. Gardner scored his second touchdown of the night, and the ensuing two point attempt was successful.

Just as it appeared the Dons might be taking some momentum back, Miramonte scored a touchdown, making the score 24-14. The Dons fallowed with a promising possession, but an interception thrown by senior Spencer Henderson deflated the Dons for the rest of the game

The Matadors proceeded to run out the clock, and win the game 24-14. With the loss the Dons fll to 2-3 (0-1), but look to come back next week with a victory over another league rival, the Campolindo Cougars (5-0, 1-0).

-Blueprint Staff Writer Jack DeVeny

Oct 1 – Football and Girls Water Polo results

In Fridays action…
The girls water polo team defeated Sir Francis Drake HS 9-2 to raise their overall record to 10-3.
The football team was defeated by Miramonte HS.  The jv team won.

Individual standouts…
Girls water polo Megan Dietrich scored 4 goals, and Molly Dietrich scored 2 goals.
Megan Mes and Katie Ramm each had 6 saves.
Football             Carson Gardner had 150 rushing yards on 24 carries, and scored 2 both touchdowns.

R. Takahashi

Sep 30 – Yesterday’s Results and Upcoming Games

In Thursdays action…
The girls volleyball team defeated Alhambra HS in 3 games. The JV and freshman teams were also victorious both in 2 games.
The girls tennis team was defeated by Miramonte HS.
The freshman football team defeated Miramonte HS 32-13.

In Fridays action…
The girls water polo team hosts Sir Francis Drake HS. Varsity at 4:00, JV at 5:00.
The football team plays at Miramonte HS. JV at 4:30, Varsity at 7:00.
The girls tennis team competes in the Liberty tournament.
The JV boys water polo team competes in the Jesuit tournament.

In Saturdays action…
The girls tennis team competes in the Liberty tournament.
The JV boys water polo team competes in the Jesuit tournament.
R. Takahashi

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

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