By: Devin McKenzie
OwlFeed Sports Journalist
The Owls Junior Varsity football team was hungry for another win, and it showed.
The team is strong at the moment despite the small difficulties they can work on, and the team is continuing to stay undefeated. The Agua Fria Junior Varsity football team played against Sunnyslope on Sept. 26 and the team pulled off a victory with a score of 20-8 and advanced to a 4-0 record. The team is hoping to stay undefeated with a home game against Verrado High School on Oct. 3.
Before dominating Thursday night’s game against Sunnyslope, Owls JV football team had a huge win and improved to a 3-0 record by blowing out the Sierra Linda Junior Varsity football team, 31-0.
The Owls’ defense had shown strong performance on Thursday, with many takeaways and sacks against the Sierra Linda Junior Varsity team, which led the opposing team to be stopped from scoring. The Owl’s offense, on the other hand, played very well with the team scoring multiple touchdowns throughout the game, despite some small errors being made.
Despite the huge success that the Owl’s Junior Varsity football team made on Thursday, like every football team around, if it’s high school, college or even the NFL, there will always be challenges football teams will face against any team they play. One of the significant challenges the team faced was the Sierra Linda’s offense. “Their pass game was really challenging because one of their receivers was really fast,” sophomore Dante Edwards said, who plays left guard and defensive tackle for the team.
Not only that one of the opposing team’s receivers had a lot of speed, but their defense did hold their own ground throughout the game on Thursday, which made it a challenge for the Owl’s Junior Varsity team defense to stop their quarterback. “The most challenging part was trying to take down their quarterback,” sophomore Vernon Heller said, who plays free safety for the team.
In preparation for the next game, the team will have to fix some of the common difficulties throughout the games they had played in the past. One Owl defensive player said that the opposing offense needs to be targeted more, and quicker, by our defense. Another teammate suggested that the defense needs to work on tackling players during games. “The team could work on improving our tackling,” Heller said.
Looking forward to seeing how the team will perform in the upcoming week. Let’s go Owls!