The football team ended their 30-game losing streak in a thriller against Holmes on Sept. 2. The game, held at Heroes Stadium, was the team’s second game of the season after a tough loss against Marshall in the season opener. The team found themselves in a double-digit deficit in the second half, before overcoming the odds to win the game 42-33.
“I knew we weren’t at our best, and I knew we didn’t have the correct mindset,” senior defensive lineman Rylee Munguia said. “Despite the score, we knew who the better football team was. All we had to do was do our jobs, do our assignments, work as a team, and persevere through the challenges thrown at us.”
Munguia capped off the game for the team after returning a fumble recovery for a touchdown in the final seconds.
“We all wanted to win so bad, and for me to get a fumble recovery and return it for a touchdown, it’s like a dream come true to any d-lineman,” Munguia said.
The students also showed out for the team, supporting in hopes of helping to end the losing streak.
“I just wanna say a huge thank you to everyone,” Blue Crew leader Gabby Sosa said. “Not only was it fun in the student section, but we also really supported the team, and I feel like our energy truly did make a huge difference.”
The newfound Blue Crew leaders for the 22-23 school year are aiming to cause a change in culture for the school, as well as making sure everyone is included in the school pride.
“I feel like this year, having Blue Crew together is really gonna improve the culture of the school by being unified,” Sosa said. “Last year, when I was talking to Mr. Hernandez about leading Blue Crew and everything, he really wanted our focus to be kind of bringing everyone together from all different backgrounds…Blue Crew isn’t a club just for a certain type of person, but it’s available for everyone, and we wanted to unify the school.”
As soon as the game was over, the team made it clear that they were thankful for the student section for coming out, and both sides are looking forward to a much improved season.
“After so much blood sweat and tears put on the field, it meant the world to all of us,” Munguia said.