Battle of the Tracks results in an upsetting loss

Alondra Ramirez, Freshman

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Late last month, the football team went up against Rowland.

On September 27, 2019, the Nogales varsity team played the Rowland Raiders, for the infamous Battle of the Tracks. 

The first quarter had begun in fantastic fashion as both teams scored within the first few minutes.

Rowland scored 2 more touchdowns. By the end of the first quarter, Rowland was in the lead with 21 points while Nogales was trailing with only 7. 

The crowd was upset but continued to cheer on the Nobles hoping they would make a comeback.

During the second quarter, the Raiders scored another touchdown. A Noble also got hurt during that time which brought on strong emotions from the crowd. 

Despite the rough time, the crowd was still showing their support. At the end of the second quarter, the Raiders were in the lead with 31 points and Nogales still had 7 points.

The third quarter soon started and the Nobles continued with strong plays. During this quarter, the Nobles scored two more touchdowns, but the Raiders did as well. 

Then, another Noble got injured, which was stressful. Ceasar Cabral discussed how awful he felt: “My injury hurt but I was also disappointed about our score.” The third quarter ended at 45-21 in favor of the Raiders. 

At the end of the game, Andrew Diaz explained his disheartened feelings: “I felt frustrated because we have lost every game.” In the end, the Nobles fell in a final score of 52 to 27, worsening their record to 0-5.

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