Football: MVHS dominates in Homecoming game

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Football: MVHS dominates in Homecoming game

Senior Takuto Doshiro rushes toward the endzone in MVHS' Homecoming game against Fremont High School. The Matadors won the game by a score of 42-8. Photo by Colin Ni.

Senior Takuto Doshiro rushes toward the endzone in MVHS' Homecoming game against Fremont High School. The Matadors won the game by a score of 42-8. Photo by Colin Ni.

Senior Takuto Doshiro rushes toward the endzone in MVHS' Homecoming game against Fremont High School. The Matadors won the game by a score of 42-8. Photo by Colin Ni.

Senior Takuto Doshiro rushes toward the endzone in MVHS' Homecoming game against Fremont High School. The Matadors won the game by a score of 42-8. Photo by Colin Ni.

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Senior Takuto Doshiro rushes toward the endzone in MVHS' Homecoming game against Fremont High School. The Matadors won the game by a score of 42-8. Photo by Colin Ni.

Senior Takuto Doshiro rushes toward the endzone in MVHS’ Homecoming game against Fremont High School. The Matadors won the game by a score of 42-8. Photo by Colin Ni.

CORRECTION: This article was updated on Sep. 28 at 10:46 p.m. to include a photograph from the game.

The Matadors came out in dominant fashion on Friday night hoping to impress the Homecoming crowd. They established a solid rhythm early in the game by relying on their running game, which led to a rushing touchdown by senior Justin Cena on the first drive of the game.

Once Fremont High School got hold of the ball, they were incapable of igniting their offense and threw an interception to junior Max McCann who ran it back to the Firebird 32-yard line. Following the turnover, senior quarterback Ryan Manley ran the ball to the 20-yard line and handed off to senior William Major for a touchdown later in the drive. McCann, along with seniors Tristan Saldivar and Won Lee dominated on defense with multiple sacks, fumbles and interceptions. MVHS’ momentum continued for the rest of the half, as they led 42-0 after two quarters.

The Matadors were able to rest their starters during the second half, yet allowed only eight points to the Firebirds during the final two quarters. Though they did not score in the second half, the game still ended as a blowout with the Matadors winning 42-8.

The halftime show consisted of performances by the MVHS Pep Band and the Marquesas Dance Team. Each class presented a portion of their quad decorations and the final Homecoming results were announced with the Class of 2014 claiming this year’s title. The Homecoming court proceedings were also held at halftime, and the titles of Homecoming King and Queen were awarded to seniors Colin Kim and Hana Hyder respectively.

The Matadors next game will be next week at Homestead High School.