Football plagued by injuries


The varsity football team has struggled so far this season, losing every preseason game and starting off with a league record of 0-2 after facing Cupertino and Harker. The team has however, faced tough competition and notable injuries.

Some major players that have battled through injuries include seniors: wide receivers Anthony Otey and Victor Galvez, fullback Dimitri Trembois, tight end Conrad Rogers and running back Mac Kliman.

“We have struggled a lot with injuries, especially because we have a small team in general,” junior quarterback Lambie Lanman said.

The game against San Benito High School near the beginning of the season was cancelled because the team was depleted due to injuries.

Some players blame their rough start to the difficult competition that the football team faced in the preseason, including Santa Clara and Sacred Heart Prep who are both 5-1 overall. Despite this rough start, the players have maintained their morale.

“We had a tough preseason playing against some very talented teams, but we are going into league with our hopes high,” Lambie said.

As they move forward, the team will work on better execution of fundamentals.

“We are still having trouble with basic football,” Head Coach Rudy Alcala said. “We need to tackle better and block better.”

The varsity team has games coming up against Monta Vista on October 26 and Fremont on November 2 for the Los Altos homecoming game which will take place at Foothill Junior College.

“The more [fan] support we get, the easier it will be to break this losing streak and if we play like I know we can, great things will happen,” Lambie said.