By T.J. Matsumoto, Courier Sports Editor
T.J. Matsumoto is a member of the Colts' Varsity football team.
The James Logan Colts were defeated in the first round of the NCS championship playoffs by a very good Foothill team. Their division 1 bound quarterback threw for a NCS record 581 yards and 5 touchdowns. The game finished with a score of 59-37.
We received the ball first and their defense forced a three and out which hurt our defense. They proceeded to open the aerial attack and scored quickly. On our next possession we were forced to punt again and once again they scored. Things were not looking good for us. Our offense finally woke up and put together a good drive until a false start stalled the drive which resulted in a field goal.
Our defense then made a stop and our offense scored a touchdown. On Foothillís ensuing possession Mannionís pass was picked off by Jonathon Willis and returned for a touchdown and the score was knotted up at 17.
Yet, our defense continued to give up the big play and they scored again quickly and made it 24-17. We needed somebody to make a play. For the second week in a row, Joey Castro stepped up and took the kickoff 96 yards for the touchdown.
Their offense proved to be too much and our defense could not stop them. They scored once again before the half was over and the score was 37-29.
They continued their offensive explosion and added three more touchdowns. At the start of the fourth quarter a Logan player was carried off the field by his teammates because he was unable to walk off under his own power.
The season is now over for the seniors and we miss it already. This could have been the last football game of many of our careers. Now we can look forward to next year and hopefully next yearís team can be successful. They will be young but very talented.