Owls News · The Owls Are Region Champs

By: Daniel Tarango 

OwlFeed Sports Reporter 

The Agua Fria Owls football team played its final game of the season on Nov. 20 against Canyon View, which was also the Region Championship game. The Agua Fria Owls were able to pick up the win 42-0, a complete shut out.

Quarterback Tristin Sanchez Clark threw for 142 yards and three touchdowns this game. Four of those passes were to Brian Fullwood, who had one touchdown and 43 receiving yards.

Photo credit: David Espinoza

I had the chance to interview receivers coach Joshua Jovanelly to ask him how he felt about this season overall and it coming to an end.  

“I’m proud of the kids and happy for the seniors,” Coach Jovanelly said. “I didn’t even think the season was gonna happen because of Covid, so to have it end with a region championship and…seeing the seniors go out like that, they really deserved it.”

 I had the chance to talk to Louis Lomeli, who is a junior linebacker and defensive back. When asked how it felt winning the final game and winning the Region Championship with the team, he said, “I feel great that we won the Region Championship and I feel a little down that it’s come to an end, but I got one more year to go.”

Photo credit: David Espinoza

Although the Owls did not make the playoffs, they did finish off their season with a 5-3 record. In November I talked to coach Ricardo Higuera about how he felt about how the last game went.

Excited about the hard work the kids have put in,” Coach Higuera said. “Really nice to be able to play 8 games during a global pandemic. Beyond thankful that the community stepped up to wear a mask and be socially distant at our home games. Thankful for the parents to have allowed me to work with their children in a time of fear/panic. [I’ve] seen this program go from nothing to finally something people talk about/on the radar.¨ 

After being given the chance to write about the Owls games and season, I feel that next year the Owls will be making a playoff run and not only Region Champions, but State Champions.