By SHAWNLY KHOYILAR
Varsity Football fell 21-28 against Ocean View in the annual Homecoming Game.
The team started the game off slow, but regrouped during the second quarter by scoring a two touchdowns one by running back Branton Lucas (So.) followed by his brother, quarterback Tristan Lucas (Sr.) scoring the second touchdown. The Seahawks scored two touchdowns before halftime, tying the game at 14-14.
During the second half, the Trojans entered the field even stronger. Daniel Dolan (Sr.) scored the third touchdown for the Trojans followed by the Seahawks scoring their third touchdown tying the game at 21-21. With less than 6 minutes remaining of the game, the Seahawks scored their final touchdown, finishing at 21-28.
The Trojans felt as if they weren’t playing with their full potential. Defensive tackle Parker Selbo (Sr.) stated, “We are all upset at how things went but will be focusing on improving our mistakes and securing the win for next week. For next game we will be honing our skills across the board and working to control the tempo of the game.”
The Trojans are currently entering league 4-1. Although the Trojans have lost their quarterback Thomas Keeling (Jr.) due to his injured ACL, the Trojans have a high chance of doing well this current season with its speedy offense. Standout offensive players are Daniel Dolan (Sr.), Branton Lucas (So.), Zach Goodfriend (Jr.), Farbod Memarian (Sr.) and Claudell Martinez (Sr.). Trojans need a record of at least 3-2 to qualify for playoffs.
Defensive star, Max Haughey (Sr.) described how excited his team is for league. “We are really excited to play in league finally. Especially the seniors on this team, this is the last time we will ever play against these schools for the rest of our lives so it’s really exciting and we are gonna give everything we can against each team as we hope our hard work pays off,” Haughey said. “We expect to beat whoever we play each week.”
The Trojans also look ahead to play against their old teammates Alex Pourdanesh and his brother Julian Pourdanesh on October 13 against Corona del Mar High School. The two brothers were a huge key to UHS’ successful season last year.
The Trojans look ahead to their next game, an away game against Northwood High School on October 6.