By Connor Bevan
Despite a breakout game by sophomore quarterback Devin Nash, Alameda dropped its fifth game of the season to Mt. Eden in a 36-33 shootout on Oct. 17.
Alameda managed to keep the game close on Homecoming night, as the Hornets kept up with an explosive Mt. Eden offense that put the Monarchs up 21-14 at halftime. Athletic wide receiver Giovanni Remmen started at quarterback, throwing for two touchdowns and rushing for two more.
Alameda struck back early in the second, scoring 12 unanswered points. A 56-yard reverse and a deep reception by seniors Derrick Dizon and Jake Coyne, respectively, put the Hornets up 26-21.
Senior running back Tookey Robinson put the Monarchs back on top with his third touchdown of the game, on a three yard rush. After a Nash passing touchdown, Mt. Eden scored again to take a 36-33 lead.
With six minutes on the clock, the Hornets failed to move the chains, and punted. Remmen and Robinson ran five and a half minutes off the clock before punting to the Alameda 35. Junior cornerback Aaron Soriano picked off Nash with :27 to go, sealing the Monarch’s fourth victory.
Mt. Eden (4-1-1) will return home next week to face Piedmont. Alameda (1-5) will travel to San Lorenzo in hopes of securing its first win on the field. The Hornets won their only game on a forfeit by rival Encinal.