Chabot Gladiator Football lost their 8th game to the San Mateo Bulldogs. The game took place on October 28th at 1:00 p.m. at Chabot, where they have not secured a victory all season. The team suffered a crushing defeat, with a final score of 3-66, leaving their season record at a dismal 0-8. Immediate action must be taken if they hope to win even a single game before the season draws to a close.
Chabot Gladiator Wide Receiver Kierr Stewart making a play.
Photo by Jared Darling
Eric Fanene, the coach of Chabot, had this to say about their defeat. “We knew this team. Everyone knows this team (San Mateo) is one of the best. We made some mistakes, like an error in understanding where to take the knee. Our kickoff return guy thought he was in the end zone, and took a knee. We’re on the one-yard line. So that doesn’t help matters right there. Fumbling the ball in big plays feels like we had some drives that we were getting first downs because, in the first half, we had five to six first downs. It didn’t feel like that, but then it ended in a blunder, you know. The main thing is belief in themselves. That’s something we’ve been saying to our guys and having our sophomores lead this team and finish strong with our sophomores. And it’s just hard when you haven’t won a game.”
San Mateo scored three touchdowns and three field goals in 12 minutes during the first quarter. They also made three recoveries. The Bulldogs ended the quarter with a score of 0-21.
During the second quarter of the game, the Gladiators made a terrible punt. San Mateo took advantage of this and scored a touchdown and field goal within the first five minutes of the quarter, making the score 0-28. Despite Chabot #25 Linebacker Willie Chase made a powerful tackle on San Mateo’s offense, they were still able to make a very hard touchdown and field goal, extending their lead to 0-35. On the other hand, during the Gladiators’ offense, they fumbled the ball in the bottom of the quarter, giving San Mateo an easy opportunity to score another touchdown, bringing the score to 0-42 at half-time.
During the third quarter, Chabot’s defense showed great strength. #44 Callan Ivy, a defensive lineman, made a massive sack on San Mateo, and #24 Sione Latu, a defensive back, made a remarkable tackle on them as well. The defense made it impossible for the opposing team to score a touchdown, but they managed to score a field goal, making the score 0-45. Chabot also made a field goal, bringing the score to 3-45. However, San Mateo’s offense made another touchdown, bringing the final score to 3-52.
In the fourth quarter, Chabot struggled to move the ball, with numerous incomplete passes and fumbles, while San Mateo dominated the game, scoring two touchdowns and a field goal, resulting in a final score of 3-66. Making it the 8th game they lost in this season.
Next week, Chabot plays San Francisco at Chabot on Nov. 4th at 1:00 p.m. To watch all of Chabot sports, go to www.norcalsportstv.com