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Football 2013: Cupertino Pioneers Defeat Stellar Prep Thunder 45-18

posted Nov 2, 2013, 9:56 PM by Bill Walstrom   [ updated Jan 14, 2016, 9:38 AM ]
The Cupertino Pioneers defeated the Stellar Prep Thunder of Hayward by the score of 45 to 18 on Saturday night at Cupertino. The inter-section match up was the first ever meeting between the two schools. 

The Cupertino offense could not be stopped, as they scored TDs on their first four possessions. Sophomore QB Anthony Pozzetti threw touchdown passes to Michael Hyun and Nathan Duong to put the Pioneer ups 14-0 early. But Stellar Academy came back with a 52 yard TD run by C. Gumbs early in the 2nd quarter to make it 14-6. But Cupertino responded with a TD drive of their own, culminating in a 2 yard TD run by Jacob Alexander. On the Pioneers next possession, they pounded in yet another touchdown, this time a 6-yard TD run by Mitchell Dang to put the Pioneers up 28-6 at half.
 
In the second half, after a first possession punt by CHS, Stellar fumbled and the Pioneers recovered at the Stellar 28 yard line. Five plays later, Mitchell Dang scored his second TD of the evening with a 3-yard dive over the right side of the line to make the score 35-6. Stellar came back with some big plays on their subsequent drive. QB Briston took the ball in on a 10 yard QB keeper to make it 35 to 12. CHS extended their lead on a booming 37 yard field goal by Alexis Silva, who was also six for six on extra points to cap a perfect night as a kicker. Stellar QB Cameron Briston put the offense on his own shoulders on the next drive, which ended with him calling his own number on a two-yard TD plunge for his second TD of the game. But on the Pioneers next drive, Jason Moon ended the scoring with a 10 yard TD run of his own capping the score at 45-18.
 
With the win, Cupertino's record improves to 6-2.

Scoring By Quarter
CHS: 14, 14, 7, 10 = 45
Stellar: 0, 6, 6, 6 = 18
 
Scoring Plays:
1st Quarter
CHS – Hyun 28 yard TD pass from Pozzetti (Silva Kick)
CHS – Duong 19 yard TD pass from Pozzetti (Silva Kick)
 
2nd Quarter:
Stellar – Gumbs – 52 yard TD run (conversion failed)
CHS – Alexander – 2 yard TD run (Silva Kick)
CHS – Dang – 6 yard TD run (Silva Kick)
 
3rd Quarter
Stellar – Briston – 9 yard TD run (conversion failed)
CHS – Dang – 3 yard TD run (Silva kick)
 
4th Quarter
Stellar – Briston – 2 yard TD run (conversion failed)
CHS – FG – Silva from 37 yards
CHS – Moon – 10 yard TD run