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Football earns another win

0 comments, 05/11/2015, by , in At-a-glance, Sports

Defeating the Horizon Scorpions by a score of 30-22, the Highlanders are one step closer to advancing to the state playoffs. The Highlanders are 3-3 in district play and 5-3 overall. On Friday the Highlander football team will take on the Parkland Matadors, which will determine who will go to playoffs as the fourth seed.

Sophomore Isaac Ybarra said, “I’m ready to step up and prove that we should be in the playoffs.” Ybarra is one of the key players for the varsity team on defense. He averages at least one interception per game on the defensive. He’s the backup quarterback, but has made some big plays when he steps in.

Senior captain Samuel Workman said, “we are working harder everyday in practice so that we can come out strong on Friday.” Workman averages 7.1 tackles  and rushes for 60 yards per game.

Last week was Aaron Leyva’s first game back from a concussion against Del Valle. More excited than ever senior Leyva said, “our chemistry is at an all time high and we could come together to defeat the Matadors.” Leyva averages 62.2 yards per game with at least three big catches for the Highlanders.

Not only does Friday’s game determine who gets a spot in playoffs, but it is also senior night. Kickoff is at 7p.m. at Savage Field.

By Sara Vicencio

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