Hamilton football team succumbs to Escondido Charter 34-28

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The mighty Bobcats prepare for the game against Escondido Charter Friday, Sept. 13. Diane Sieker photo

The Hamilton Bobcat football team battled Escondido Charter School Friday, Sept. 13. The Bobcats had a tough test for their home opener game, succumbing 34-28

Escondido Charter came to Anza fresh off a 41-22 win against O’Farrell Charter School; however, the Bobcats were prepared and fought hard from start to finish.

The offense looked nearly unstoppable as Dakota Lassen (1) led the team with nearly 200 yards rushing and three touchdowns. Tyler Haar (14) ran in a two point conversion and threw a touchdown and a two point conversion to receiver Michael McCalister (19). Defensively, two young sophomore linebackers led the team in tackles. Rafael Marquez (18) and Hunter Blackmore (32) both had six tackles each including a tackle for loss.

“The Bobcats showed true pride and spirit but came up just short against Escondido Charter, losing 34-28,” head coach Patrick McGowan said. “Their next game is this Friday against Western Christian at 7 p.m. This game is also Hamilton’s Homecoming Game. Please join for fun and excitement.”

The Bobcat Booster Club raffled off a football signed by the entire team, won by Mario Campos.

Hamilton Bobcat Football Schedule

Sept. 20 – 7 p.m. Western Christian (Upland)

Game Details: Hamilton HS, Football Field 1

Sept. 26 – 7 p.m. Palo Verde Valley (Blythe)

Game Details: Hamilton HS, Football Field 1

Oct. 4 – 7 p.m. California Military Institute (Perris)

Game Details: Hamilton HS, Football Field 1

Oct. 10 – 7 p.m. @ Nuview Bridge (Nuevo)

Location: Nuview Bridge High School

Oct. 18 – 7 p.m. Sherman Indian (Riverside)

Game Details: Hamilton HS, Football Field 1

Oct. 25 – 7 p.m. @ Cornerstone Christian (Wildomar)

Location: Cornerstone Christian High School

For more information on Bobcat football, visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Hamilton-Bobcats-Football-420263675152195.

Diane Sieker can be reached by email at dsieker@reedermedia.com.