Cats look to open strong in 2011

Los Gatos will open against Menlo Atherton this coming Saturday at 2:00. The Cats faced the Bears last year and came away with a 35 – 3 victory. This year the Bears are coming in fresh off a 43 – 7 win over El Camino in their season opener. This should be a good warm-up for Los Gatos as they try not to look past Menlo to the Oak Grove Eagles who they will face in week two at Los Gatos High School. They need to have a great showing against the Bears to set the bar high for how they intend to perform this season.

The Cat’s are coming off a sub-par season last year, where they only had six wins, and a loss to cross-town rival Saratoga. Although they don’t face St. Francis this year, the schedule won’t be any easier as they will still face Oak Grove, Palo Alto, Homestead, and Milpitas. Coach Cattolico’s job will be to keep the team focused and ready to play a full four quarters against Menlo. After a good scrimmage against San Mateo, the Cats will be in good shape to come out strong against Menlo.

“The team looks good, but we’ll need to see how it goes once the season starts” said Cattolico. The Cat’s will depend heavily on Shane Smith, Garrett Zeiter, and Teddy Enfantino, three returning players that are expected to do very well this season. Road games are always hard, but the Cat’s will be favored against the Bears, and should come away with a win, as long as they don’t look too far ahead.

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