September 2015

Piedmont’s football team rebounded from an ugly loss to Moreau Catholic one week earlier with a satisfying 24-15 win over Salesian on Friday night. September 18, at Witter Field.

Running back Gabe Watson led the Highlanders with 139 yards and two touchdowns, including a beautiful cut back run. He ran into a wall of defenders on the right side, quickly spun to his left and broke several tackles for a 31-yard gain.
Quarterback Miles Kim directed the offense to a big second quarter in which Piedmont scored all its points. He capped the first half with a dazzling 42-yard scoring play off a QB draw. (more…)

Piedmont football began the year with great expectations after last year’s 12-1 campaign. With two decisive wins to open the season, last Friday night’s 55-9 loss to Moreau Catholic in Hayward came as a shock. Victimized by what coach James Holan described as “an avalanche of mistakes,” the Highlanders trailed 20-0 before the end of the first quarter. When the evening was over, Moreau running back Jullen Ison had scored six touchdowns. (more…)

The Piedmont Highlanders romped over an undermanned Fremont High (Oakland) football team, 43-13, in their home opener last Friday, September 4. On a beautiful night for Friday Night Lights football at Witter Field, Piedmont’s offense kicked into gear in the second quarter with three of its six touchdowns. (more…)

35-21 victory avenges loss to Braves in NCS semifinals last year

The Piedmont Highlanders showed great resiliency Friday night in Napa, scoring 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to beat North Coast Section rival Justin-Siena, 35-21, in the opening game of the season. How important was the game to Piedmont? (more…)