Update Nov 12, 2011
This update courtesy of Ray Fowler. The above photos are from 2010–an updated slideshow will be posted on Monday–watch for the tweet!
The Harker Eagles (3-7) defeated the visiting Cupertino Pioneers (2-8) last night by a score of 35-28 in a contest between two teams each battling for its first SCVAL El Camino league victory.
The first half ended in a 14-14 tie, but Harker outlasted Cupertino in an exciting second half which saw momentum shift to both sides before the final buzzer sounded. Harker highlights included a near perfect performance by junior QB Spenser Quash. Quash connected on 12 of 15 pass attempts for 175 yards and two touchdowns.
Junior WR Robert Deng caught both touchdown passes. Quash also rushed for three touchdowns. However, the top rusher of the night was junior RB Ryan Mui with 115 tough yards on 15 carries. Defensive standouts were junior DE Josh Bollar and junior LB Michael Chen.
Both Bollar nd Chen recovered Cupertino fumbles while harassing Pioneer running backs throughout the game. In the secondary, senior DB Avinash Patel broke up several deep passes intended for Cupertino receivers.
Nov 1, 2011
The Harker School’s Homecoming game is fast approaching, but the fun will begin on Mon., Nov. 7, when spirit week kicks off at the upper school campus. Each grade will have their own dress-up day, and on Fri., Nov. 11, the entire upper school student body will be wearing their class colors and heading to Davis Field on the Saratoga campus for the annual homecoming rally to get amped for the afternoon and evening football games against Cupertino High School.
The action will start at 4 p.m. on Friday with the JV game, with the varsity game scheduled for 7 p.m. Carley’s Cafe will serve hot dogs, veggie chili and clam chowder, while other tables will have tri-tip, pulled pork and barbeque veggie cutlet for hungry Eagles fans. Attendees can also look forward to games, a bounce house and other attractions, making Homecoming an event for all ages. Get the latest news from our Homecoming page!
The tailgate section will be teaming with activity beginning at 5:45 p.m. as each campus has its own section. Harker alumni can grab some barbeque at a special alumni booth, and the returning Eagle Buddies tailgate spot will be twice as large (and fun!) as last year’s.
This event is free to attend, and is a wonderful opportunity to connect with the entire Harker community, so come on out and support your Eagles! Parking for this event is limited and only available on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking is available at, and shuttle service will run from, the Blackford campus at 3800 Blackford Ave. in San Jose. Shuttles start at 4 p.m. and will run continuously between Blackford and Saratoga, ending 45 minutes after the end of the varsity game.