Cats’ Fall Short by one to Willow Glen

Well, the season ended Saturday night ina wet and disappointing 13-12 loss to Willow Glen.We actually had two chances to win this game, but were unable to take advantage. First, a missed two point conversion opportunity with 4:00 minutes left, and then we had the ball on the Willow Glen 25 following an interception, but were unable score. Three fumbles in the first half put us in a bad situation and set up two Willow Glens touchdowns, so we were forced to play catch up the remainder of the game.

The team and coaches feel bad that we could not give the school and the community a game on Thanksgiving Day, but we just seemed unable to pull this one out when we had a chance. This seemed to be a common thread this season as in two of our losses and the tie, we had the ball late in the game in position to win but just could not execute.

It will be a goal next year to finish games when we have the opportunity by improving how we practice, and having better team discipline.

Thanks for the support this year, Coach Cattolico

Cats finish 2010 season strong

The Cats came out fired up Friday and ready to Play as they held a28-0 lead over Gunn at the end of the firstquarter.Andy Heimer scored two touchdowns, whileGarret Zeiter and Tyler Olivet all scored during the first quarter.We took a 35-0 at the half.

When Garret returned the second half kick off 92 yards, the reserves got to play the remainder of the game and played extremely well.Jon Impey had a big night with scoring a touchdown and Rapheal Shin scored a TD as the Cats nailed down second place in the De Anza League with a 56-14 win.

Los Gatos also secured a home game for the first round of the playoffs as they open defense of their Division II CCS Title by hosting high scoring Willow Glen Saturday night at 7:00pm.Hope you can come and support the team.

Thanks for all the support, Coach Cattolico

Cats continue 29 year streak; Heading to the Playoffs

The Cats went out and played a great second half of football against Homestead last Friday night.It was a tough physical game but the Cats came away with a 42-14 win over the Mustangs on Senior Night. With that the win, Los Gatos continued a streak of over 29 years in which the Wildcats have qualifying for the playoffs.If we can win on Friday night at Gunn High School, Los Gatos will finish second place in the very tough De Anza League, and guarantee themselves another winning season.

Blair Gardner was outstanding as usual Friday night, but he went beyond that when he snatched a fumble in mid air and ran it back 30 yards for a touchdown.At that point in the game the score was 14-7 Los Gatos, and it looked like a big break, but it was just a start to the offensive explosion. The next time we got the ball, Garret Zeiter had a 68 yard touchdown run to make it 28-7, followed shortly after that by a Hayden Hibberd 76 yard pass to Tyler Olivet to make it 35-7.

The remainder of the game amounted to the coaches trying to get a lot of different players onto the field.Ben Hopner had a big night with 40 yards in 3 carries, while Andy Heimer and Garret Zeiter also did a great job. Jon Impey also had a very productive evening and Shane Smith lead the team in tackles. Taig McNulty, Preston Rind, Max Herman, Landon Cramer, Sean Neimann, Andrew Tjon, Teddy Enfantino and Dionte Cook also played well on the defensive side of the ball. Tyler Olivet had a great interception to go along with his TD and Derek Dombrowsky recoverd a fumble as well.

Another standout was Ryan Stojanovich on defense. Again, thanks for all the support and let’s hope we can put our first 3 game win streak together Friday night at Gunn.

Coach Cattolico