After being knocked out in the opening round of the playoffs by a West Catholic Athletic League team in each of the previous two years, the Los Gatos High football team wasn’t about to be denied again.
The No. 4 seed Wildcats (9-2) earned an impressive 28-14 win over No. 5 seed Riordan Friday night in a Central Coast Section Open/Division I opener. Los Gatos plays at No. 3 St. Ignatius in the quarterfinals on Nov. 17 at 7pm.
The Wildcats never trailed against Riordan, and won going away after the game was tied at 14-14 at halftime. They scored single touchdowns in each quarter.
Henry Masters scored on an 11-yard run in the first, Boxer Kopcsak-Yeung had a 3-yard rushing TD in the second, AJ Minyard connected with Jaylen Thomas for a 16-yard TD in the third, and Scott Garwood accounted for the final TD on a 9-yard run in the fourth quarter.