Boys Varsity Football · Owls Enter Second Half of Season on 2-Game Winning Streak

By: Daniel Tarango
OwlFeed Sports Reporter

The Agua Fria Owls Varsity Football team (2-2) is now heading into its fifth game against Willow Canyon High School (3-1) on October 30. Agua Fria’s season started October 2 when they went head to head with Valley Vista.

The Owls came up short in this game ending with a score of 45-17. Defensive captain and middle linebacker Angel Martinez had eight tackles on the night. “The running back didn’t have anywhere to go. Me and Cam [Weeg] did what we were coached to do and racked up tackles,”  Martinez said.

Photo credit: David Espinoza

The second game that the Owls played took place on October 9. The Owls went head to head with the Verrado Vipers, who are a huge rival. I was personally fortunate enough to watch the game myself. This was a really close and tight game, even though the Owls came up short. Running back Jovonte Trimble rushed for 48 yards and had two touchdowns. The final score was Vipers 26 and Owls 21. 

The Agua Fria Owls used that hunger from coming up 5 points short against the Vipers to push and strive to defeat Deer Valley on October 16, with a score of 28-14.

 I asked cornerback Jose Mulgado what the defensive backfield is bringing to the defense. “Playing cornerback is a big part of the defensive side,” Mulgado said. “When you make a big play, you get a good feeling knowing you did something to help your team get closer to a victory.” 

Coming fresh off the first win of the season, the Owls headed to Kelis High School, defeating Kellis, 42-0. Quarterback Angel Soto, filling in for the injured Tristin Sanchez Clark, reflected on this game. “Touchdowns always feel good, but to throw an interception doesn’t feel great,” Soto said. “It’s more like you marched down the field just to not end up scoring when the whole team put so much effort into every play.” During the game, Soto threw three touchdown passes and finished with 90 yards. 

Stay tuned for October 30 when the Owls go head to head at Willow Canyon for a huge region matchup.