Story and photo by Scott Hopkins
undefeated eventual champion Cathedral Catholic's two touchdowns, the
Pointers lost a hard-fought 20-14 CIF Division III quarterfinal match
Nov. 28 on the victor's field, ending their dream of a fourth-straight
appearance in Qualcomm Stadium.
finish the season with a 6-5-1 record and a tie for second place in the
Western League (3-1-1).
Quarterback Keegan Fitzgerald (3) scrambles for the
Pointers as Moe Smith (50), James Fink (55) and Zach Gemmill (26) provide
"We (the coaches) are proud of you guys," said an emotional
head coach Mike Hastings in the locker room following the game. "You
didn't leave anything out there on that field," he added as tears
streamed down the faces of many exhausted players.
A large number of
returning players and strong Junior Varsity and Freshman teams (both won
league titles with 5-0 records) provide a bright outlook for next
Pointers: First Team: Mike Todter (also Defensive Player of the
Year), James Fink, Dallas Campbell, Keegan Fitzgerald, Leslie Rogers.
Second Team: Jordan Sparkman, Davis
Callejon, Christian Heyward, Anthony Joyner, William McDonough. Honorable
Mention: Marquel Specks, Russell Young, Kevin Craigen, Sean Stepina,
Patrick DeLaGarza, Curtis Dietz.
A young team that
finished strong and is looking forward to next year.
Second in Eastern
League with 10-2 record. All-Eastern League Pointers: First Team:
Meghan Breadmore, Angela Flores. Second Team: Amelia Whittaker, Laurel
Haas, Jennifer O'Brien. Third Team: Sarah Hartman, Samantha Rutherford.
Best finish in
school history! Record of 14-4, second place in City Conference. All-City
Conference Pointers: Melissa Neu, Christy Fogerty (golf scholarship
to Oregon State).
Third place in Eastern
League. All-League Pointers: Carley Cooke and Tamara Sarajonvic.
Best record and
season in school history with only one senior on the roster. All-league
Pointers Second Team: Jill Durant. Honorable Mention: Mara Silva.
Great season, won
Monte Vista Invitational Tournament, defeated Oceanside in first round of CIF
playoffs. All-Western League Pointers Second Team: Gaby
Made playoffs for
third consecutive year, All-League Pointers First Team: Kyle Tisdale
(also selected to play in Seniors All-Star match). Second Team: Michael
Kim Jessop, Jim Sills and Marcy McCann with "Bennie the
Thanks to the efforts of Jim and Marcy, and the generosity of the
Class of 1967, a new mascot uniform was purchased and Pointer Pride is
once again represented by our costumed canine.