By Jane Y. Kim
“I’m proud of this team for being willing to fight for those last seconds and inches,” said Ryan Breneman, who scored two touchdowns in the football game last Thursday against the Rio Hondo Prep Kares. The LC Spartans were victorious once again, improving their record to 4-1-0.
In the first quarter, the Spartans started off slowly, with the Rio Hondo Prep Kares scoring two touchdowns. The Spartans continued to play inconsistently throughout the first quarter allowing the Kares to maintain their lead.
During the next fourteen minutes, Ryan Breneman had a big run that pushed the Spartans close to the touchdown zone. The Spartans were able to score a field goal, making the score 12 to 3 with the Kares still in the lead.
After halftime, the Spartans come out strong, decreasing Rio Hondo Prep’s lead. LCHS played better defense, lead by Cal McFadden, hurting the Kares. Ryan Breneman, Anthony Connell and quarterback Kevin McGowin ran the ball and assisted Ryan Breneman in scoring a touchdown. Although the field goal was missed, the Spartans decreased the point gap with a score of 12 to 9.
In the final quarter, the Spartans finally took control of the game. The Kares initially scored a touchdown and field goal, making the score 19-9.
With the Spartans in control of the ball, Jace Harrick ran the ball to midfield, setting up Anthony Connell to run the ball and score a touchdown, boosting the score to 16-19 with a successful field goal. With one and a half minutes left on the clock, Josh Moulin recovered a fumble to return the control to LC. Ryan Breneman sealed the game with another touchdown and field goal, making the score 26 to 19 and putting the Spartans in the lead for the first time that night. La Cañada continued to play great defense, and the once collected Rio Hondo Prep team scattered. The game ended with the Spartans in the lead 26 to 19.
Although the LC Spartans started off the game slow, they continued to persevere and never gave up. Josh Moulin stated, “We fight, we fight, and we keep on fighting.”
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