By Richard Hernandez
The hype for the M&M bowl was at record levels this year, as the teams were playing for the district championship. With MacArthur winning last year, students, teachers, and administration, were all hoping to bring bragging rights home along with the win. Unfortunately the team walked away with a 49-24 loss.
Mac went out and scored 28 unanswered points right away, until the third quarter when the Mavs scored their first points, on a 6-yard Aaron Green touchdown to make it 28-7. The Mavs made a run in the second half by cutting down Mac’s lead to 11 points, with a score of 35-24 at one time, but left empty handed with their second loss in district.
“[The game] is going to keep our minds focused going into the playoffs,” junior Jacob Herrera said.
The game was played as if it were a playoff game. With this game being the last of the season for the teams, and both teams going into playoffs the game could have been substantial for both teams’ confidence levels.
Even though the team lost their last game of the season there is still more football to be played for the Mavs. The team will play Judson in division I playoffs on Friday.
“Every team feels great when [they] make it in to the playoffs,” senior quarterback AJ Myers said.