A great Homecoming week ending on Friday October 6th saw the Varsity Football team defeat Los Altos 22 to 19.
The portion of the Sunnyvale Sun weekly article on our Mustangs is posted below.
The full article can be found here.
Homestead 22, Los Altos 19
A spectacular run to start the fourth quarter and a clutch interception to end it enabled the Mustangs to secure a triumph over the Eagles on Oct. 6.
“I feel we still have some issues to work out, but you always want to improve when you’re trying to make a run for the playoffs,” Homestead coach Milo Lewis said.
The Mustangs improved to 2-1 in the SCVAL’s De Anza Division, good for a share of second place along with Wilcox. They are one game in back of the unbeaten Milpitas Trojans (3-0).
Homestead hopes to continue their push for the playoffs on Oct. 13 when they host the Los Gatos Wildcats (1-1) in a 6 p.m. tilt on Senior Night. Homestead has lost its last eight meetings with the Wildcats, including a 34-7 defeat in 2015.
A clock-consuming ground game, which produced 308 of their 351 yards of total offense and all three of their touchdowns, was the key to the Mustangs’ win over Los Altos.
Andrew Oduor spearheaded the Homestead land assault with 157 yards on just 12 carries, including a 91-yard touchdown dash early in the fourth quarter that proved to be the deciding score.
Nitzan Saar chipped in with 58 yards on 14 carries, and both Jack Barden and Casey Latini added short touchdown runs behind tremendous blocking by the Mustangs offensive linemen Justin Yi, Nathan Fussell, Aman Srivastava, Jeff Wortman, Sergio Colin Gomez, Yotam Nahum and Itamar Zohar.
“The offensive line has really come together at the right time,” Lewis said.
The outcome of the game remained in doubt until the closing minutes of the fourth quarter when a Griffin Hendricks interception sealed the victory.