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Football qualifies for CCS playoffs

Following a critical 40-22 victory against Milpitas, the varsity football team has qualified for the De Anza league playoffs. 

Senior and running back Jack Newman said the team started the game off slowly, and head coach David
DeGeronimo credits the win to the team’s perseverance.

“We were up and down all night,” DeGeronimo said. “But these guys refused to quit, and they played their butts off.”

Senior captain and lineman Vainga Mahe said that although the season had a rocky start, the team was able to recover from it.

“We started off really rough, and now we’re in the playoffs,” Mahe said.

DeGeronimo said the team’s mindset for playoffs is to keep playing and focus on staying in contention.

“My hopes for the playoffs are just to see who lines up against us and to play one more week,” DeGeronimo said.

Mahe said as the team heads into its last few games, he continues to push himself despite the uncertainty.

“It’s very exciting, but very sad because I know these are my last couple of games,” Mahe said. “I don’t really know when it’s going to end, but that’s why I play 100% every play.”