Football loses to Menlo

Football loses to Menlo

Following a 14-0 homecoming loss to Menlo and a three-game losing streak where the offense has generated zero points,  Coach DeGeronimo said his team’s energy needs major improvement. DeGeronimo said the homecoming game is a prime example, especially after the defense gave up two touchdowns in the final quarter. 

“It was an emotional game because it was homecoming, and the crowd was alive,” DeGeronimo said. “We were excited and the defense was crushing it, but just when we felt we had the win, it just flipped the other way. We just ended up not coming out on top.”

Senior, strong safety and tight end Beau Revenaugh said the team knew, going into the game, that Menlo was a formidable opponent.

“Especially because it was homecoming, everyone was ready to put their heart onto the field and just give it everything they had for this game,” Revenaugh said. “We knew what their strong points were and we stopped the run.” 

With a bye week before homecoming, DeGeronimo said the team knew what they were going to do going into the game. 

“We stopped pretty much all of it,” DeGeronimo said. “I think they were in shock, and they didn’t know what to do, and unfortunately they just got a couple of plays at the end there to put them over the top

DeGeronimo said the loss was not due to a lack of effort. Instead, he said little mistakes cost them the game.

“(Menlo) was one of the better teams in our league,” DeGeronimo said. “They’re undefeated, and we just have to come together. I told the guys, ‘Don’t let the loss divide you, but let the effort bring us together because that was some tremendous football played tonight.’ (I am) very proud of our guys.”


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