The football team continues to break records advancing to 6-0 on the year and setting the record for the best start in Harker history with their 27-6 win over Capuchino High School. Quarterback Rishi Bhatia, grade 12, had a hand in all 27 points, accumulating 228 yards passing and 117 yards rushing. Senior Gautam Krishnamurthi pulled in 150 yards receiving, while Eagles’ sophomore Michael Chen had 10 tackles.
This night was special for another reason as well; Senior Appreciation. The Eagles will graduate 14 seniors this year and sent them off in style. They are Rishi Bhatia, Greg Cox, Karthik Dhore, Ejaz Haque, Alex Kablanian, Gautam Krishamurthi, Isaac Madan, Chris McCallaCreary, Jason Mendel, Arko Mukherjee, Troy Sambyal, Justin Shamlou, Jeremiah Shteynberg, and David Wu.
The girls posted two victories last week both in impressive fashion. The girls beat Castilleja 6-1 and Notre Dame 7-0 bringing them to 4-0 in league play.
The boys split their week last week going 2-2. This included an intense triple overtime victory over Fremont High school. The Eagles also competed at the Live Oak Tournament over the weekend where they went 1-2. Karan Das-Grande, grade 10, had seven goals and Cole Manaster, grade 11, had four.
The girls also posted a win over Fremont this week, 8-7, avenging a loss from earlier in the season.
The girls have had a tough start in league play this year but have been very competitive overall. Their losses to Castilleja and Menlo both went to five sets with several sets being decided by only two points. The girls are in an especially tough league this year as Castilleja is ranked 15th and Sacred Heart Prep 12th. While their league record is 0-3 their overall record is still a commendable 13-5.
The junior varsity squad took second place in the Del Mar Tournament going an impressive 4-1 on the day.
The freshman team has come back strong after their initial two game losing streak and is currently on a three game winner. The girls had two home games last week posting big wins over Immaculate Conception Academy and Castilleja. The girls won 2-0 and 2-1 respectively.
The girls lost two tough matches last week to Castilleja and Sacred Heart. Kristine Lin, grade 9, had a notable performance in the match against Castilleja shooting a 44. The team’s record is holding strong at 3-3 and they hope to improve with matches against Notre Dame and Menlo this week.
Cross country ran against some of the top schools in the area last week at the Crystal Springs Invitational. The girls placed an impressive 13th overall and the boys came in at 20th. Sophomores Ragini Bhattacharya and Tyler Yates were the top runners for Harker in the girls and boys races respectively. Go Eagles!