Cupertino High School won its sixth straight season-opener last weekend with a 27-14 comeback win against the Del Mar Dons.
Cupertino High marked the third straight year defeating the Dons — and that’s thanks to the Pioneers’ dominating running game highlighted by Alex Bruckhaus’ 176 yards on 28 carries, Matt Kimball’s 54 yards on 9 carries, and Joey Wilson’s 23 yards on 4 carries, according to stats posted to MaxPreps.com.
Players of the Game honors went to lineman Mirza Hodzic (overall), Bruckhaus (offensive), Dominick Stuart (defensive) and Ziya Jafari (special teams).
Cupertino is scheduled to play the Harker High School Eagles on Friday, Sept.1. This will be the school’s first match-up since 2012.
Homestead High 36, Fremont High 13
Senior Andrew Oduor was named Offensive Player of the Game, and Leonardo Romo was named Defensive Player of the Game as Homestead High topped Fremont High 36-13.
Fremont opened to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, but the Mustangs stormed back to score 22 unanswered points in the next two quarters.
Oduor rushed for 176 yards on 13 carries for the Mustangs, including an electrifying 67-yard run that he finished with a 1-yard TD on the next play. Romo nabbed two of the team’s three interceptions. Sam De La Cruz ran the team’s third interception back 44 yards.
Meanwhile, Joey Bond Davidson had 117 all-purpose yards — 67 rushing and 57 passing.
Homestead next plays at Branham in San Jose, CA in a non-conference game on Friday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m.