Devastating loss for Nogales Football team’s first game back.


Alexine Cruz, Junior

At the end of last month, our football team lost against Baldwin Park. 

On August 24, 2019, the Nogales’ Nobles Football team had their first home game versus Baldwin Park Braves, which turned out to be a rough start for their preseason. Bv 

The first quarter was very intense with a score of 0-0. Towards the end of the second quarter, Baldwin Park was able to score two touchdowns and a field goal changing the score to 0-16.

 Midgame, the Nogales Noble Regiment had their first halftime show called “What Goes Up”. All parents and students cheered for them and were in awe throughout their performance. 

As the third quarter began, our Nobles’ defense was able to hold the Braves back and keep them from the end zone. However, when the fourth quarter began, the Braves were able to score their last touchdown of the game, leaving the final score at 0-22. 

Throughout the football game, the crowd was very silent, which was very different compared to past football games. The Noble Dungeon was trying to liven up the crowd by playing loud music through a speaker, cheering on the cheerleaders while they did their stunts, and dancing along to the Noble Regiment. 

The Nobles are looking forward to improving their tactics and prepare for the next game against Arroyo High School. Noah Llorente, a junior receiver, explained, “It didn’t go the way we wanted it to go, but we still have lots of room for improvement such as our offense and special teams. This first game taught us a lot about our strengths and weaknesses. We hope to work hard enough this upcoming practice to make our weaknesses become our strengths and to be even better in our next game against Arroyo.” 

Jonathan Comparan, a junior starting kicker and rotational player for offense and defense, said, “I think we need to push ourselves a little bit more at practice. This game was a wake up call for us. We have more potential than was shown at the game on Friday. These are the types of games we expect to learn from, We aren’t going to win every game as much as we hope to do so. I believe that we will come back; I believe in my team.”

The famous Battle-of-the-tracks game will be on Friday, September 27 at 7 pm at Rowland High School.