Tuesday, September 12, 2006
“This season will go as well as we work at it. “ running back and football captain Keagan Wethington said after the defeat. "Monte Vista is a good team. They played well and put up a good fight. But I think we're going to concentrate on the games at had, take it one game at a time and see what happens."
Colt Quarterback Matt DiPietro drops back to pass against the Mustang defense. DiPietro completed four of eight passes he attempted and lead the team in rushing.Michele Morimoto-Courier photo
Assistant Coach Rob Lealao lamented the loss, but looked forward to success. "It wasn't a good feeling that we lost, but we can, hopefully, overcome by watching videos and learning from our mistakes as we prepare for Skyline."
The Colts "have a lot of boys who have a lot of heart. I do have a lot of faith in them,” said cheerleading captain Arianne Padaong.
After all, it was only the first game of a long season, and a non-league game, at that.
When Coach Lealao was asked if he was nervous at the start of the game against Monte Vista, he stared at his team and said, “That was gone when we made first contact.”
Perhaps Lealao should have been a little more on edge, as the Colts were trampled by the Mustangs, 41-14, Friday night.
After the first three plays of their first possession, Mustangs found themselves ahead by 7-0. By the second quarter the Monte Vista crowd cheered ecstatically as the Mustangs were up 27-0.
The Colts began to stress as the game went on and they still hadn’t scored. The Logan crowd showed their support by cheering on the players. By the end of the third quarter, Monte Vista finished racking up its 41 points, mainly on scoring connections between Mustang quarterback Drew McAllister and wide receiver Ryan Whalen.
The Colts weren’t leaving without a fight, though. The Colts were able to score 14 points during the last quarter, leaving with the final score of 41-14.
Michele Morimoto, Jezza Pimentel, Jessica Mutch and Naheed Dastagir contributed to this report