A Tragic Ending

Friday November 16 marked the date that the Churchill Chargers took on the Brandeis Broncos in the first round of playoffs. The Chargers(5-5) came in as heavy underdogs against Brandeis(8-2), but the Chargers shushed all the doubters that night.

On the games opening drive Churchill marched down the field, and Derek Perez finished it off with a touchdown putting the Chargers ahead.

The game would go back and forth and going into halftime the Chargers lead 24-21. This was looking to be an amazing second half of football. The second half gave us more of the same action, with touchdowns coming every which way. Then the game started to slip away

Brandeis went ahead and then surprised everyone with an onside kick….. Which they recovered. Now brandeis lead the Chargers, and had the ball with not much time left. Brandeis went down and scored putting them up by eleven points, and the chargers could sadly not fight back,

The final ended 49-38, with the Broncos coming out on top. The chargers a heroic season fighting there way into playoffs, and giving a good team a huge fight.

District / Region Band

On November 15th the Churchill Band students competed against three other high schools in our district. After working hard for months on their music, now was the time to shine. The students waited patiently for two to six hours in a classroom for their chance to audition while listening to their competitors play their music. Although everyone didn’t make it, we are all still proud of those who did advance! Those who made it to region band will get another chance to perform on November 29th. Wish them luck!

Onward to Playoffs

On a cold and miserable Friday the matchup between the Churchill Chargers and the Roosevelt Rough Riders took place. This matchup decided who would go to playoffs and it was a game for the ages. It was a close game throughout, but towards the end was when the real action took place.

Down 20-10 with only a few minutes left the chargers had to act fast…. AND DID! Senior quarterback Derek Perez ran in a touchdown to bring the game within 3. Now it was up to the defense to give our offense another chance.

On third down the Rough Riders decided to throw which was a costly mistake. The pass was tipped by senior Luke rosas, and then tipped of the hands of Junior Braden Gill, and finally landed in the hands of sophomore Gavin castro. This gave our offense a shot to send us to playoffs. The high powered Churchill offense took it all the way down and scored to take the lead 24-20.

With time running out,Roosevelt took their shot deep and failed. Sophomore Gavin Castro came in clutch again with another interception to seal the deal and send the Chargers into playoffs. They will be matched up against the Brandeis Broncos in the first round which is sure to be a great matchup.

Luminaria Contemporary Festival

On Saturday, Nov. 10 from 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM, Luminaria is hosting an after-dark contemporary arts festival in downtown San Antonio. Over 50 artists will show off their art in celebration of San Antonio’s 300 year anniversary.

 

“I really enjoyed it the last time I went,” Senior Kyle Klose said. “And I’m even more excited now that we’re celebrating the diverse and rich history of San Antonio.”