Live coverage: Harker football faces Delta Charter for Homecoming game

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Rohan Gorti (12) rushes past a defender at the varsity football team’s Homecoming Game on Saturday. Rohan ran the ball from the left sideline to score the Eagles’ first touchdown of the night.

FINAL SCORE: Eagles 48, Dragons 20

8: 45 p.m. The Dragons kneel out the clock. The Eagles win 48-20.

Selina Xu
Selina Xu


8: 40 p.m. Dragons’ touchdown and successful 2 point conversion brings the score to 48-20 Eagles.

8: 33 p.m. The Dragons take the kickoff to the 29 yard line before the Eagles tackle.

8:31 p.m. Rohan’s pass complete to Zeke for the touchdown. Ryan completes the PAT to bring the Eagles to 48-12 at the end of the third quarter.

8: 30 p.m. Rohan’s pass is complete to Tej Aswani (10) just outside the 20 yard line, 2nd and 1.

8: 26 p.m. An injured Dragon is carted off of the field.

8:16 p.m. To start the second half, Dylan runs a touchdown after a 62 yard drive to bring the Eagles to 41-12. Ryan’s PAT is no good.

7:55 p.m. Homecoming court members from each class walked onto the field. Seniors Sawyer Lai and Atri Banerjee were named as the senior Homecoming court royalty.

Medha Yarlagadda

7:52 p.m. Harker Dance Company (HDC) performs at halftime to “Make It Look Easy” by Dita.

7:49 p.m. The sophomores defeated the frosh in the tug-of-war round during halftime and claimed first place in 10 seconds.

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7: 44 p.m. Kevin tackles a Dragon to end the first half.

7:39 p.m. Rohan completes a pass to Bowen for a touchdown. Ryan completes the PAT to lead 35-12 to end the half.

7:37 p.m. Rohan completes a deep pass to Tyler, 1st and goal. Delta timeout.

7: 36 p.m. Rohan serves a deep pass to Zeke with 30 seconds left in the half.

7:34 p.m. The Eagles intercept the Dragon’s pass and pick up 14 yards to start at the 39 yard line.

7: 30 p.m. Dragons throw a 69 yards touchdown pass; their two-point conversion is incomplete. Eagles are still up, 28-12.

7: 26 p.m.  5 yard delay game penalty for the Dragons.

7: 23 p.m. Rohan completes a deep pass to Zeke Weng (12) for the touchdown. Ryan makes the PAT, Eagles 28-6.

Medha Yarlagadda

6:53 p.m. Rohan scores the Eagles’ third touchdown. Ryan’s PAT is good, Eagles 21-7.

6: 52 p.m. Rohan’s pass to Tyler is incomplete.

6: 51 p.m. Rohan rushes along the right sideline into the 1 yard line.

6: 50 p.m. Tyler Beede (12) intercepts a Dragon’s deep pass and rushes to the Dragons’ 49 yard line.

6:43 p.m. Rohan rushes 13 yards, 3rd and 3.

6:42 p.m. Rohan rushes 13 yards, 3rd and 3.

6:40 p.m. Eagles delay penalty, 2nd and 18 from 9 yards.

6:36 p.m. Dragons’ two-point conversion fails.

6:34 p.m. The Dragons complete a 64 yard rushing touchdown. They will go for a 2 point conversion.

6:34 p.m. Kevin Bettencourt tackles a Dragon, 2nd and 10.

6:32 p.m. Ryan punts the ball. The Dragons receive it at the 35 yard line.

6:29 p.m. Ryan Barth (11)  completes the PAT. Eagles 7-0.

6:28 p.m. Rohan scrambles out of the pocket along the left sideline to score the Eagles’ first touchdown.

Medha Yarlagadda

6:26 p.m. Rohan passes to Dylan Parikh (12) who completes a long rush along the right sideline to the 19 yard line.

6:25 p.m. Delta offsides penalty, 5 yards.

6:23 p.m. Rohan Gorti (12) pass to Zeke Weng (12) incomplete, 2nd and 10.

6:22 p.m. Bowen Xia (9) receives the Dragons’ punt and rushes 50 yards to the 30 yard line along the left sideline.

6:18 p.m. Dragons’ pass is incomplete: they will punt from 37 yards. The Dragons call a time out.

6:13 p.m. Dragons to 43 yards, 3rd and 6. Aarit Gupta (10) is helped off the field after injury.

6:12 p.m. Dragons’ quarterback completes 6 yard throw, 2nd and 9.

6:10 p.m. Dragons take a false start penalty, 1st and 15 from 34.

6:11 p.m. Dragons gain 15 yards, 1st and 10.

6:10 p.m. Dragons rush 24 yards, 1st and 10.

6:07 p.m. The Eagles win the coin toss and elect to receive the ball to start the game, meaning they will kickoff to start the second half.

Alena Suleiman

6:03 p.m.The all-school choir takes the field to sing “The Star Spangled Banner.” The team and crowd put their hands on their hearts for the duration of the anthem.

Selina Xu

5:57 p.m. The football team storms onto the field, led by captains Nick Delfino (12), Rohan Gorti (12), Dylan Parikh (12) and Chris Tonev (12). They tear through the paper banners to the cheers of the crowd, who are decked out in white for the “white-out.”


5:44 p.m. The Eagles junior cheerleaders perform before the start of the game.

5:36 p.m. The juniors defeated the seniors in the tug-of-war round before the start of the game and claimed third place, steadily pulling their way to victory. The frosh and sophomores will face off at halftime to determine this year’s tug-of-war champions.

Selina Xu

The varsity football team (4-1) will face the Delta Charter Dragons today on Davis Field at 6 p.m. for this year’s Homecoming game, announced by Mike Delfino.