There was a crowning moment during Saturday's football game at Bob Troppmann Field, but it didn't help the Redwood High School football team.
Parker Reis and Lizzie Ahern accepted their royal vestments as the Homecoming king and queen at halftime of the football game. The Homecoming court also included This year's court includes Edwin Flores and Mari Best, Soroosh Pourmehraban and Tory O'Dwyer, Jeff Calzaretta an Hannah Daffern, Mikey Julian and Grace Ahlbom, Emmet Hayden and Martha Greenburg.
Redwood's royalty paraded through the main streets of Corte Madera and Larkspur before the game, with a police escort, tossing candy to scattered onlookers.
Redwood's football team was ready for a fight against San Marin, but the Giants ended up fighting their own mistakes in a 47-12 loss.
Zac Neiman scored twice for Redwood (3-5) in the fourth quarter. He tried to jumpstart a rally with an 8-yard dash into the endzone.
"Anytime any of us scores, it's a spark," Neiman said after his 50-yard touchdown gallop on a kickoff return with four minutes left in the game.
The Mustangs (5-3) scored four touchdowns in the second quarter to roll up a 26-0 halftime lead. An interception by San Marin's Trevor Dohemann led to a Tre Changeux touchdown and a 13-0 Mustang lead. Vince Correnti pounced on a fumbled snap and marched 39 yards to a 20-0 lead. Changeux added a another touchdown on a 11-yard run with 1:25 left in the half.
"All losses are missed opportunities," Neiman said. "It's always gut wrenching to lose."