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Football: Team misses out on CCS after 61-13 loss to Mountain View HS

Football: Team misses out on CCS after 61-13 loss to Mountain View HS

Roshan Fernandez

November 8, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks

Additional reporting by Brandon Ng and Gauri Kaushik. hree second-half carries. Three second-half touchdowns. That’s all MVHS senior Jacob Cortinas needed to secure a victory for his team. Unfortunately for the Matadors, the victory came for the other MVHS –– their opponents Mountain View HS....

Football: MVHS falls to Santa Clara HS on senior night

Football: MVHS falls to Santa Clara HS on senior night

Ankit Gupta and Herman Saini

October 31, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Game Reviews

Senior and quarterback Cheto Vasquez glanced back at the packed stands from the sidelines one last time before strapping on his helmet and jogging onto the field for the ceremonial coin toss. Four years ago, Vasquez walked onto the same field for the first time as a freshman. Today, he will be playing...

Homecoming game liveblog: Football vs Los Altos HS

Homecoming game liveblog: Football vs Los Altos HS

Roshan Fernandez

October 12, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, SPORTS

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Football: Team maintains winning streak after narrowly defeating Gunn HS

Football: Team maintains winning streak after narrowly defeating Gunn HS

Sreya Kumar, Tabitha Mendez, and Kamyar Moradi

October 6, 2018


Filed under Football, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Sports

With all their games earlier in the season being decided by 10 or more points, the Matadors were not used to playing a close game. However, in their first league matchup of the season, they were able to beat Gunn HS in dramatic fashion. The two teams took turns exchanging scores, each showcasing their o...

Helmet game liveblog: Football vs Cupertino HS

Helmet game liveblog: Football vs Cupertino HS

Roshan Fernandez, Rana Aghababazadeh, and Keshav Taneja

August 31, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, SPORTS

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Matadors stun Westmont HS beating them 22-12

Matadors stun Westmont HS beating them 22-12

Julia Yang, Tabitha Mendez, Collin Qian, and Kamyar Moradi

August 30, 2018


Filed under Football, Game Reviews, SPORTS

The team is excited about its strong start in the first game of the season beating Westmont for the first time in three years

Football: Matadors suffer 49-6 defeat in final game of the season

Football: Matadors suffer 49-6 defeat in final game of the season

Roshan Fernandez

November 19, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, SPORTS

Additional reporting by Rucha Soman. espite the fact that Matadors’ CCS hopes were no longer alive, the team came into their matchup against Fremont HS looking to close out their season with pride. MVHS had only three days to prepare after their helmet game defeat, and they did so with a thin rost...

Football: Cupertino HS defeats Matadors in Helmet game

Football: Cupertino HS defeats Matadors in Helmet game

Maggie McCormick

November 7, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Game Reviews, SPORTS

n November 3, MVHS hosted the annual Helmet game against Cupertino HS. After losing last year for the first time in 13 years, the Matadors were determined to take back the helmet. The overcast skies and heavy clouds didn’t scare away the crowd, and the bleachers on both sides of the field filled a...

Football: Team overcomes past loss to defeat Lynbrook HS 45-14

Football: Team overcomes past loss to defeat Lynbrook HS 45-14

Sannidhi Menon

October 5, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Game Reviews, SPORTS

Additional reporting by Anjini Venugopal The last time the MVHS football team faced Lynbrook HS, they came away with a 0-35 loss. But this season on Sept. 22, the Matadors destroyed the Lynbrook HS defense and reversed their previous record with the rival school. “We got revenge for last year,” ...

Football: Team wins against James Lick HS before league games begin

Football:  Team wins against James Lick HS before league games begin

Sannidhi Menon

September 18, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Game Reviews, SPORTS

t the beginning of the Matadors’ game against James Lick HS on Sept. 15, the team failed to put points on the board against the JLHS defense. But after a scoreless first quarter from both sides, MVHS soon found their rhythm and ended up dominating JLHS 40-20, with four touchdowns from quarterback j...