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Football 2013: Cupertino Moves to 3-0 with 14-7 Victory Over North Monterey

posted Sep 21, 2013, 6:41 PM by Bill Walstrom   [ updated Jan 14, 2016, 9:35 AM ]
Sophomore QB Anthony Pozzetti threw for 1 TD, and ran in another as the Cupertino Pioneers defeated the North Monterey Condors 14-7 at North Monterey High School. Pozzetti continued his early season success completing 10 of 14 passes for 180 yards without an interception. 

The Pioneers struck early with Pozzetti connecting on a  45 yard TD strike to Nathan Duong half way through the 1st Quarter. However, the Condors answered back on the first play of the second quarter. Condor RB Carlos Anaya burst through the Cupertino front line and had nothing but open space ahead of him running for a 45 yard TD. Late in the second quarter, the Condors marched down to the Cupertino 15 yard line, but an interception by Kyle Avvakumovits, one of two picks on the day for the junior safety, preserved the tie going into halftime.
In the third quarter, Pozzetti led a 66 yard touchdown drive, capped by his own 2 yard TD run with 2:40 left in the 3rd making it a 14-7 game. The drive was highlighted by another big play from Pozzetti to Duong, this time a 45 yard pass play which put the Pioneers in scoring position.  

But the story in the second half was Cupertino’s defense, which kept North Monterey to only 63 total yards in the entire second half. The defensive effort was especially critical considering Cupertino fumbled the ball on offense five times, losing four of them. So when the final drive of the Condors ended with a 4th down stop, Cupertino’s sideline could celebrate their third consecutive victory.
Records Cupertino 3-0; North Monterey 0-3
Cupertino         7  0  7  0   14
North Monterey    0  7  0  0    7
1st Quarter: Duong (C): 45 yard TD reception from Pozzetti (Alexis Silva kick)
2nd Quarter: Anaya (NM): 45 yard TD run (Alvarez kick)
3rd Quarter: Pozzetti (C): 2 yard TD run (Alexis Silva kick)
4th Quarter: no scoring.
Top Players:
Passing: Anthony Pozzetti = 180 yards, 1 TD passing, 1 Rushing, No INTs
Rushing: Mitchell Dang = 44 yards
Receiving: Nathan Duong = 104 yards
North Monterey:
Passing: Jordan Graves = 31 yards
Rushing: Carlos Anaya = 103 yards
Receiving: Josh Garnet = 14 yards