The Nogales Football team at the CIF’s Winning Against La Puente

Gissel Martinez, Senior

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Nogales High School’s football team made it to the CIF playoffs against La Puente High School, taking the win to advance to the next round.
On November 9, the nobles won with the score being 42-0. The team put all of their hard work onto the field, accomplishing the well deserved victory.
By the end of the first quarter, Nogales took the lead, against La Puente. Throughout the game, the players presented an excellent formation and did not allow La Puente to overpower the game.
The amazing band performance left many in the Noble Dungeon amazed by the half-time show. The theme was Frida Kahlo and consisted of mesmerizing coordinations and flags. The band and the dancers induced the crowd with energy, which intensified the crowd’s enthusiasm.
No one was surprised when Nogales came out with this win and the crowd was incredibly supportive. Everyone present witnesses the improvement and dedication of this hard working team.
Rudy Valenzuela, Senior varsity player, stated, “We have been working since February and it is amazing to see it all play off.”
The varsity team worked hard in their practices that began in the summer and would last until dark, which included physical and mental challenges. Coach Salazar mentioned, “One of the changes was…. Them working on worksheets on how to get the kids mentally ready for the game, less physical, really focusing on establishing a winning mindset.”

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