Football Tackles the Competition

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Former VCHS football player Kwaun Strong’s mother, Kwana, holds her son’s jersey. Coach Kyle Allen, who also coached Kwaun, presented her with the jersey at the first home game on August 30, 2019.

With a 5-4 (as of 11-4-19) overall record and a league record of 2-3 players and fans alike are excited for the rest of the season.
“I enjoy going to the games because it’s a great opportunity to hang with friends and watch the best sport ever, which is football,” junior Sam Salas said.

The team had a very strong preseason with a four game winning streak. Going into our first home game, against California School for the Deaf, however, #3 senior Jack Worthan suffered a major injury. The football team rallied around Jack’s family and started the #prayforjack3, going through the whole school.

“We’ve definitely definitely bonded more, so we just have that chemistry and trust for each other, which makes us better,” sophomore  linebacker #7 David Martinez said.

Going into league the team started out very strong in a game against San Juan, winning with a score of 55-6. However, they had trouble for the next couple league games, falling to Linden, Golden Sierra and Highlands, before gaining the win against Rio Vista, and qualified for playoffs. This is the first playoff year for Falcon Football in four years.

The first-round playoff game was November 8 at Woodland Christian. Our last game with Woodland, for the Crusade Cup, was a close call with a score of 26-28. But the playoff game was a different story. Falcons brought home the win, 30-14, so they continue to 2nd round, playing against Mariposa County on November 15.

The young team is looking forward to future success as well.
“I think we’ll do way better, since a lot of us are sophomores now, and have played varsity since freshman year, so it will be our 3rd year playing varsity. We already know what’s going to be happening so we’ll be way better for next year,” sophomore defensive end #55 King Saffings said

“I just love to see school community come together,” Principal Mr. Joseph Rowland said, “and the popcorn.”