Hart Football makes CIF playoffs

Hart Varsity Football team ended their regular season on October 27 2022 with a three and three record. And made the playoffs by winning a three way coin toss. 

 Hart played the Claremont Wolfpack on November 5 2022 at Valencia. Hart started off the game quickly, being the first team to put points on the board. 

With a one-yard rushing touchdown by running back Donnovan Dunn and a successful PAT point by Kicker Bennett Murphy. 

Making the game 7-0 in the first quarter, Claremont would be held at zero. For the rest of the quarter but they would score 22 points in the second quarter making the game 7-22 concluding the first half.

 Hart would come out hot being the first team to put points on the board in the second half with another 1 yard rushing touchdown by Dunn and another successful PAT point my Bennett. 

Making the score 14-22 in the third quarter then in the forth quarter when Clarmount was at Harts 14-yard line with 11 minutes left in the game. 

Frosh call up Oliver Welch got a fumble recovery. 

This play would start a run that would end with a 7 yard pass completion from quarterback Timmy Larkins to wide receiver Shawn Irwin for a touchdown. 

Making the game 20-22 but a failed 2 point conversion would leave Hart trailing in the fourth. Claremont would score again making the game 20-29 in the forth.

 Then with less then a minute in the forth Larkins would complete a 20 yard pass to Irwin for a touchdown and a unsescful PAT point by Bennet would make the score 26-29. After Clarmount would drain out the clock ending the game and Hart’s season. 

“Despite the game not ending in a victory for us, I am proud of the team for showing resilience throughout that game and the season. We prepared well all week but did not execute against Claremont’s running game, especially their quarterback. I’m hoping the younger players take this game as a learning experience moving forward into future seasons.” Said Hart Foootball Coach Nielson. This sense of optimism extends to the players as well, with many expressing that the team played a great game.

“I felt like the team could have all played better but we had ourselves a pretty good game overall”. said Parker Maxwell, a wide receiver.