by Nicholas Casarez| sports editor
Every year Johnson and Reagan host the Fincke Cup, in honor of a former Rattler and Jaguar, Ian Fincke. Ian was involved in a tragic longboarding accident that took his life, but his friends and family have begun spreading awareness for wearing helmets. The Fincke Cup is also a way to remember Ian, and also try and encourage kids to be safe. This past tuesday marked the 4th annual meeting of the two schools for the cause. The two games would see the girls Jags soccer team who is one of the hottest teams in the city coming off victories over Churchill and Macarthur, facing off against the Lady Rattlers who are a household name. Meanwhile the boys soccer team was looking to get back on track and get a win against a Reagan team that was struggling as of late as well.
The girls began with both teams looking shaky defensively almost giving up goals. However Johnson shaped up and Reagan did not, so in the 18th minute Victoria Herrera got the best of their keeper. From then on the floodgates opened and the goals poured in for the Jags as they got a 4-0 victory.
“It was probably the best game we’ve played all year,” senior Madi Gordon said.
The boys game however was a much more even contest. Both teams went back and forth at each other to no avail, until the refs glasses broke and Reagan was awarded a penalty kick. Rudy Apodaca was unable to make the save, but other than that he was near perfect on the night. The boys could not pull out the victory and fell 1-0.
“It was tough losing, especially to Reagan, and especially by a penalty kick,” senior Rudy Apodaca said.
At the end of the night the Jags went home Fincke Cup victors, with an aggregate score of 4-1. This is the second straight year Johnson has brought home the trophy, and hopefully won’t be the last.