Homecoming Football Game

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Homecoming Game: Foothill at Canyon

1st Half

Homecoming 2018, the biggest game of the year.  The tension was building as the Comanches jogged onto the field after Foothill. The sense of tension only became greater as the ball was shot up into the air for kick off. From the very start you could tell it was going to be an even match. The two teams wanted it, bad. A hard nosed, old school type of game. It was a story of two defenses who didn’t give an inch. Every yard took blood, sweat, and tears, with the score 0-0, and the potential of a game changing opportunity. Then, there was a muffed punt by the Knights deep in there side of the 50. After 3 straight runs that didn’t gain much, Canyon handed the keys to the kicker. In a game that looked like this could be the only score, the stands went completely quiet. The hold was good, but pressure was put on the kicker. The kick was up and looked good but then it started to fall, and missed not a centimeter short. As time expired, the Comanches headed to the locker room tied.

Halftime

At halftime of the stalemate homecoming game,Canyon had the homecoming princes and princesses of each class announced. As the senior candidates for homecoming queen came out of 50’s themed cars they were introduced to the audience. The nominees for homecoming queen were: Kayla Sosin, Valerie Alcala, Audrey Berry, Nicole Chemali, and Katy Muller. After saying all the nominees, there was a drumroll and former Canyon student and winner of “So You Think You Can Dance,” Hannahlei Cabanilla, announced the winner as Audrey Berry. Audrey alongside the King, Julian Milan, made one final lap in the car as the band raged on. When the band finished the last song, the Comanches were huddled up in a circle, ready for the second half.

2nd Half

Going into the second half the score was still 0 to 0, after the missed kick by Canyon. The game was long and gritty, with two defenses trying their best to outshine the other, no matter what. But the Comanches wanted it more. The defense kept hitting foothill over and over again until the offense looked lifeless. Our offense, however, came out and put up 3 against the foothill defense. When Foothill came out with some terrible field position, Schuster was able to tackle down the offensive player to get a safety, to make the 5-0 for Canyon. After the safety, our offense was allowed a chance to score where they did capitalize with another field goal. After some tough stops from the defense, the offense came back out for the next drive. They seemed renewed and determined to score. A huge catch was made, and it was ran in for a touchdown by Holley. The score sat 14-0  at the end of the game with terrific defense from our very own Comanches.

*Images courtesy of Neema Wangyal via Instagram