Wolverine Homecoming Football Game

Annabelle Anchondo, Editor

To end homecoming week with some Friday night football, the Wolverines went helmet to helmet with the Happy Cowboys. After some difficult points in the game for SE, Happy would take home the win after a 50 point lead, making the score at the end of third quarter 14-64. With Happy ranked 10th in the state and predictability of them ranking higher throughout the season, players and coaches were preparing for that hurdle.

“Going into the game, I think Happy’s size and athletic ability is going to be the boys’ biggest stumbling block,” Coach James Ball said. 

In addition to this obstacle, others identified themselves as the game progressed.

“One of our main issues was starters had reps, but backups just had mental reps,” junior and player JJ Jaramillo said.

Due to homecoming festivities, practices were made shorter, so backups did not get to practice as much as they would have liked. No matter how many times Happy’s #11 scored a touchdown, however, SE’s defense pushed on. Within the first seconds of the second quarter,  senior Jerry Gallegos scored a Wolverine touchdown. Then in the third quarter, the ball was passed to senior Roel Fuentes for another Wolverine touchdown. 

Our team’s strong suit during the game was our defense. The kids kept fighting through the entire game. They never gave up.”

— Head Coach James Ball

“Our team’s strong suit during the game was our defense,” Ball said. “The kids kept fighting through the entire game. They never gave up.”  

Despite the mark defense left within the game, it wasn’t enough to hold back the Cowboys as they continued to score. Nevertheless, the Wolverines are reflecting on the loss in order to prevent the same mistakes in tonight’s game against Amherst.

“We’ve been practicing,” Junior Slade Beerwinkle said “Yesterday, we went over everything, and everyone is on the same page.”