Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Matt DiPietro, #5 for the James Logan Varsity football team,is one of the team captains, and the team's quarterback. He's writing a weekly diary of his experiences, exclusively for The Courier.
Playing against Cardinal Newman was very tough considering our team played really well. The first half went really well for us and we executed the plays greatly. When they scored the players could tell that our defense was losing confidence in winning the game. We ended up losing 31-13, but with our heads up high.
Matt DiPietro (Michele Morimoto-Courier Photo)
The next week we had great practices preparing for American high school. We practiced really hard at learning.. As the game came, we were very confident, but still unsure of whether we would win. Last year we were down 33-13 and we came back and won 34-33. When we hit the field we were ready to play. Dejon Gomes told me before the game that he was going to have a big game and he did. He had over 125 yards rushing and three touchdowns. Knowing that we could handle American made the game even more fun.
Players that do not receive much playing time were able to play and show what they could do. Seeing the look on the offense’s face was great, they were confident and proud to know we were going to win. The defense had fire in their eyes and wanted to punish American. The final score was 60-16. Being able to come back after a lose and beat a team this bad felt great. After the game Coach Zuber was very relieved that we had won the game and was proud to see that everyone played in that game.