The Conqueror

Los Altos falls to Undefeated South Hills

Damien Alvarado

The Los Altos football team held Senior Night on Friday for their last home game of the season, against undefeated league foe South Hills. The Huskies well-disciplined unit, showed on Friday nights victory over the Conquerors.

Eleven seniors were honored on senior night in what possibly could have been the last home game of the year. The team struggled on both ends of the ball in their loss versus South Hills, but the team will regroup and secure a spot in the playoffs with a win over West Covina.

Junior Antonio Santillan said,” Although we took a loss against South hills, I’m confident as a player and as a team that we will return to our home field in the playoffs, we are ready for the upcoming challenge.”

The Conquerors started the game with an impressive stop, forcing the Huskies to punt, but a fumble on offense led to South Hills’ first  seven-point of the game. The Huskies went on to outscore the Conquerors by 21 points to take a 28-0 lead at halftime.

Senior Joseph Gonzalez said,” As a team, we came out flat and did not come out ready to play with the intensity and passion that we had in previous games. We understand it’s a team effort and need to be more disciplined on and off the field.”

 

Los Altos struggled in the first half as the Huskies defense caused the Conquerors to punt five times and force two turnovers. After a tough game Los Altos still managed to, score on consecutive touchdowns by David Hacegaba, which included two passes, one to Zedekiah Rodriguez and Barry Bozonier.

“The pride we have for our name and our love for the game of football hyped our entire team after we scored two consecutive touchdowns within a span of 4 minutes,” said Santillan.

Los Altos was defeated 49-14, and will take on the West Covina Bulldogs this Friday at 7pm. The Conquerors must win in order to secure a playoff spot in the Division 5 Southern Section Playoff.

“Playing through the whistle and coming out ready for war as West Covina will be an opponent that we must not take lightly. The team will be well prepared as the seniors understand this may be the last time they get to play under the lights and would want to leave the season with a win,” said Gonzalez.

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