Titans Effortlessly Defeat Red Hawks

Reca Caballero, Antonio Arteaga, and Sydnee Hendersen

Even with the pressures of homecoming, the Chavez’s varsity football team pulled through and won against the Vallejo Red Hawks, 53-7. Homecoming is a prominent event where the school celebrates a new year and welcomes the alumni. To say winning the game is just a “big deal” is an understatement. Because it is a homecoming game, a larger crowd of watchful eyes come to see how the varsity team will do, so it’s not surprising if the team was a bit nervous. When asked about nerves before the game, John Brian Gayagoy (#51)  replied, “Yes I am [nervous], I usually have butterflies before every game. But because it’s a homecoming game, I’m more nervous than ever.John Michael Supangan (#11) said, I felt really confident, but I always get pregame butterflies because I am so excited.” Clearly this was not a normal game for the team. With all the pressure, they had no choice but to win. Since Chavez beat Vallejo at their own homecoming game, the Red Hawks were out to beat the Titans at ours. They were definitely out for revenge.

Tomiwa (#3) in game Photo by Reca Caballero
Tomiwa (#3), senior, in game
Photo by Reca Caballero

However, the Red Hawks found out that the Titans could not be defeated. “I felt like we were going to win from the get go. I felt good because I knew we weren’t going to lose to them,” Tomiwa Ologundudu (#3) said. “Can’t nobody stop me.” Evidently, it was true. Ologundudu and the team as a whole, could not be stopped. Tomiwa receiver and defensive back managed to outplay the Red Hawks when scoring a touchdown during the third quarter. All throughout the game Terrance Ritzow (#24) continued to make the Titans proud after making not two but three touchdowns! Contributing to this win was Deon White (#8), who also scored a touchdown. Supangan, linebacker and receiver, managed 13 tackles on the Red Hawks.

John Michael Supangan, junior, holding a poster made by his girlfriend Photo by Jocelyn Solima-Fortes
John Michael Supangan, junior, holding a poster made by his girlfriend
Photo by Jocelyn Solima-Fortes

Supangan (#11) said, “I had that mindset we were going to win every single play.” The Titans followed through and were successful. With such an offensive team winning every play, the Red Hawks seemed to give up in the second half of the game because the Titans only kept increasing their lead. “I have no doubt we’ll win this game,” said Gayagoy (#51), defensive tackler. Gayagoy was right with his prediction; the Titans certainly were triumphant with the score of 53-7. The Chavez varsity team tackled, ran, and fought for a victorious homecoming game, leaving our school proud.

John Brian Gayagoy (#51), junior, before game Photo by Anfernee Chea
John Brian Gayagoy (#51), junior, before game
Photo by Anfernee Chea