Entering into this season, Capuchino running back Damien Jacobs had scored one touchdown in his entire life.
But as Jacobs goes, so go the Mustangs. And since opposing defenses can’t seem to keep the senior out of the end zone in recent weeks, the Mustangs — who started the year with three straight losses — have seen a pretty good upswing with back-to-back wins in Peninsula Athletic League Lake Division play.
Not only did Friday’s 41-0 win over San Mateo mark the best game of the season for Jacobs. His five touchdown runs and 270 rushing yards each stand as the best single-game statistical performances of his life. They also make him a runaway choice as the Daily Journal Athlete of the Week.