It was a matchup of the Marin varsity football elite — the undefeated San Marin High School Mustangs (4-0) and the newly named Archie Williams Peregrine Falcons (4-0), formerly the Drake Pirates.
When the dust settled, the Mustangs stomped on the Falcons/Pirates for a 48-20 win and to advance to 5-0 on the season.
The 4-1 Wildcats took a week off last week, but return to action Saturday (Oct. 9) when they host the San Rafael Bulldogs. That matchup will be televised for a subscription fee at nfhsnetwork.com. Marin Catholic clawed Antioch 56-16 in their last outing on Sept. 25. The Wildcats earlier in the season easily defeated El Cerrito, Concord and Casa Grande, but fell to East Bay’s McClymonds.
The Red Tailed Hawks of Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley treated the home crowd to a come from behind thriller varsity football game victory on Friday (Oct. 1). Trailing at halftime, the Hawks circled back to defeat the Giants, 26-23. The 3-2 Red Tailed Hawks travel to Novato High School this week for a 2 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 9) game.
The Redwood High School Giants had Tamalpais High School right where they wanted them. The Giants dominated the first half of the varsity football contest and appeared well on their way to another victory. But Tamalapis came back to snatch the victory right from under the trunks of the Giants on Saturday (Oct. 2) by the score of 26-23. The loss puts Redwood at 3-2 on the season. This week the Giants face the 4-1 Archie Williams High School varsity football team at 2 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 9) at AWHS.
The freshly named Archie Williams Peregrine Falcons flew into San Marin High School last Friday night (Oct. 1) hoping for a victory that would keep them undefeated on the season. Fairy Tales don’t always have happy endings. The also undefeated San Marin Mustangs managed to ground and cage the high-flying Falcons 48-20. The 4-1 boys from San Anselmo, still boasting a great start to the 2021 season, now host the Redwood Giants on Saturday (Oct. 9).
It was a thriller of a varsity football game Saturday (Oct. 2) when the San Rafael Bulldogs came to town to face the Novato High School Hornets.
The Hornets put together a go-ahead drive in the fourth quarter. But the Bulldogs of San Rafael responded with a touchdown of their own to take the win, 14-13.
The Bulldogs won’t find things any easier when they heat up to powerhouse Marin Catholic for for a game on Saturday (Oct. 9).
It still stings — the loss that is. The Novato Hornets, 1-4 on the season, had the San Rafael Bulldogs chained up as the Hornets came back for a late score to go up in the contest. Then, with time ticking away, the Bulldogs threw a pass to 6’4” receiver Jack Healy who went up and made a spectacular one-handed grab. Touchdown. The Bulldogs beat the Hornets 14-13. The hive hosts Tamalpais High School on Saturday (Oct. 9).
Terra Linda High School’s varsity football team travelled to Santa Rosa Friday night (Oct. 1) and dropped the game 32-8. The 1-4 Trojans will regroup to take on San Marino this Friday (Oct. 8).
The Bulls were off last week, which is probably a good thing for some school somewhere as the boys of Branson’s varsity 8-man football team have been killing their opponents this year. Branson takes on the Roseland University Prep Knights on Oct. 16 at RUP.