Boys Varsity Football · Football Falls to Verrado and Millennium but defeats Willow Canyon

By: Bella Tarzia
Owlfeed Journalist 

Earlier this month the Varsity Owl’s football team defeated Willow Canyon but took two hard losses to Verrado and Millennium High School.

The Owls traveled to Verado to face them for a tough match on October 4th. The team started out in the lead 3-0  but slowly fell to their defeat in the 4th quarter losing the game 21-9. This loss did not stop the Owls as they worked even harder during fall break to make sure they could take home another win. 

The next week the Owls had a home game over fall break facing Willow Canyon. The team started off strong with a touch down from Jalen Fuller leading the first quarter score 6-0.

Photo Credit: David Espinoza

The defense began to slow down as Willow Canyon scored 21 points in the second quarter. But offense continued to dominate with Nicolas Murguia scoring a 58-yard touchdown late before halftime. 

The Owls’ defense came out the second half ready to go as they had then kept Willow Canyon to their 21 points and scoreless the second half.

At the end of the 4th quarter, Jalen Fuller dominated the field with back-to-back touchdowns leading the team to victory. 

“We came in prepared as we’d ever be and we fought till the very end,” said junior linebacker Angel Martinez. The team ended the game defeating Willow Canyon 39-21. The team didn’t stop there as they prepared to face their rivals Millennium High School at home next week for their senior night. 

A big congratulations to the players of the game, Nicolas Murguia (overall player), Tristan Sanchez-Clark (offensive player ), A.J. Auau (defensive player), and Camden Weeg (special teams). 

Coming back from fall break the whole campus was excited for the last home game of the season against Millennium. This game, the players put in their all especially the 27 seniors who will be playing on the home field for the very last time. 

Photo Credit: David Espinoza

Before the game, each senior was recognized as they got ready to play an extremely hard game. The team fought long and hard against the rivals but lost the game 56-0. The team has to move forward from this game to finish the season out strong. 

“We will have to work hard on both spectrums, offense and defense to win the next 2 games,” said Angel Martinez. The team has prepared for two good upcoming games facing Independence High School and Barry Goldwater High School to end the season out with a bang!

Make sure to come out and support the team at their final game at Goldwater on November 1. Go Owls!