Jets Football Blasts Eagles, Hornets Mark Fourth Loss

Jets Football Blasts Eagles, Hornets Mark Fourth Loss


The Encinal Jets football team got back to its winning ways with a 49-12 blowout over Harker of San Jose last Friday, Sept. 16, on the road.

The contest was never in any doubt, as Encinal took a 35-0 lead after David Hamilton connected with senior running back Brandon Duckett for a 26-yard touchdown pass. It was Hamilton’s second touchdown pass of the evening. Hamilton, who filled in for starting quarterback Theori Oliver, scored a rushing touchdown later in the contest. His first touchdown pass, also to Duckett, was right before halftime to give the Jets a 20-0 lead. 

The Eagles defense could not stop the multi-dimensional Duckett. He scored two rushing touchdowns, two receiving touchdowns and even threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to senior Akil Francisco to bring the score to 28-0 early in the third quarter. Francisco also scored a touchdown on defense.

The Eagles finally got on the scoreboard after a 22-yard pass from quarterback Nate Kelly to Anthony Contreras (the extra point failed) to make it 35-6. Harker scored again on a four-yard run by senior Will Park.

The win gets the sour taste out of Encinal’s mouth after a 36-33 loss to Paradise on Sept. 10. The Jets are now 3-1. They will take on Piedmont tomorrow at home.

The Alameda Hornets ran into a buzz saw disguised as the Miramonte Matadors last Friday in its 35-0 defeat. The Matadors led 28-0 at halftime and cruised to the shutout win over the Hornets.

Miramonte quarterback Tim Tague threw for four touchdown including a 13-yard pass to Nick Foster just four minutes into the game for the Matador’s first score. 

The Hornets are 0-4 and will play Northgate of Walnut Creek