Los Altos football team dominates; new stadium lights are celebrated


Rohan Vaswani

The Eagles dominated in a 34-7 home victory against Gunn High School. They remain undefeated in league play.

The Los Altos High School varsity football team dominated in a 34–7 win against Gunn High School on Friday, October 8. Following the JV game, Mountain View–Los Altos Board President Fiona Walter led a celebration for the completed installation of LAHS’s stadium lights last November.

The varsity game kicked off with Gunn scoring the first touchdown in the first quarter. Shortly after, the Eagles responded with two touchdowns of their own, giving them a 14–7 lead over the Titans by the end of the first half. One of these touchdowns came after back-to-back touchdown plays, although the score from the first drive was ruled invalid due to a holding penalty.

The Eagles continued their streak in the second half, scoring three more touchdowns and ending the game with a final score of 34–7. The win was ultimately a team effort, with touchdowns from four different players: one from wide receiver junior Zach Fagin, defensive back senior Gregory Schumann and quarterback senior Mingaang Park, and two scored by wide receiver senior Cole Rafferty.

The Eagles played consistently throughout the whole game even with the injury of defensive tackle senior Toney Arreguin in the first half, who had to be carried away in a golf cart for further medical attention. 

Following the Eagles’ win, the stadium lights lit up in triumph, flashing on and off in vibrant patterns while the student marching band broke out into song. Zach attributed the Eagles’ dominant performance to finally getting enough time on the field to solidify both their individual skills and team play. The Eagles remain undefeated in league play. 

“I think our team had a slow start to the season because of the canceled games,” Zach said. “But now that we have actually played games, we are starting to play really well together.”