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The Bulls did everything they could to get into the end zone as The Branson School defeated host Woodside Priory 38-20 in a Friday afternoon affair.
“Thomas Lardner played really well on both sides of the ball,” Branson head coach Max Pond said of the sophomore running back, who scored one running touchdown and caught a pass for another touchdown.
Senior quarterback George Gale threw for three passes, targeting Zach Olrich and Jackson Hoevler for one each. Jaden Sher ran for a score.
“We were hitting the short throws, reading the screens and doing a good job of being resilient and finishing with a score,” Pond said.
Sophomore defensive back Mo Jacoby, who stands 5-foot-10, drew the tough assignment of covering one of the Panthers’ biggest and fastest players in a one-on-one duel for most of the game.
The defensive line wore down the Panthers offense in the second half, opening the door for Gale and the Bulls (2-1) to rally from an early deficit.
“This Woodside team was really good,” Pond said. “They had a really good concept of how to spread us out. They have really good athletes, big athletes. But it was good to see our guys rally.”
The Bulls will try to win their third game in a row next Friday, Sept. 30, when they travel to Fremont to take on California School for the Deaf.
Marin Catholic shut down Convent, 2-0, Friday as senior Riley McCallister focused the attack. McCallister assisted on a goal by sophomore Michi Sold, and later scored off an assist from sophomore Elsa Greene.
Tam gritted out a 5-2 victory over visiting Archie Williams in a competitive tennis match Thursday. The Hawks swept doubles, highlighted by a 1-6, 6-3, 10-7 rally at No. 3 doubles by Sophia Tiemins and Gray Blankfort.
That set the table for the Hawks’ top two singles players, Gabriella Plonowski and Lina Stuart, to close the door with a pair of two-set wins.
The Falcons put up a fight in singles and doubles play. Amalya Rajparia held on for a 6-2, 3-6, 10-5 win over Natalie Popper at No. 3 singles. The Falcons’ Maya Evans posted a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 4 singles over Louise McGinness.
Olivia Williams tallied a team-best eight kills, as well as five blocks, as San Domenico defeated Contra Costa Christian, 3-0, on Thursday. Mackenzie Flinn added five kills and four blocks, while Emma Kroncke had six kills and two blocks. Julie Lowenstein came up with with 23 assists. Tanja Yeung and Becca Spitz were credited for strong defensive play.
Lexi Ferguson shot a 41 to help guide Marin Catholic to a 184 Thursday in a tri-match with Novato and Terra Linda at McInnis.
Zohie Betts fired a 36 for the best score of the day, but the Trojans did not field enough players for challenge for the win. Novato’s Brianna Georgeson had a 38.
Girls water polo
Archie Williams defeated Stephenson-Monterey, 11-6, in Friday’s opener of the Amanda Mac Tournament, hosted by Menlo-Atherton.
The Falcons were coming off a 8-6 overtime victory against Marin Academy on Thursday. Loretta Hovey reportedly scored five goals to lead the Falcons.
Boys water polo
Mac Berry scored seven goals as Archie Williams defeated Marin Academy, 13-8, on Thursday. Details for Marin Academy were not available.
College of Marin continues its search for the first win of the season as the Mariners prepare to host Merced on Tuesday. The Mariners fell to Skyline, 5-0, on Friday.
Sports Briefs: Bulls rush past Woodside Priory for second win
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