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Loagan Memmer, LVHS senior/ Conexión San Ángelo intern/ contributor on photos

SAN ANGELO – Last week, the Lake View Chiefs got crowned 57-21 by the Sweetwater Mustangs who had their homecoming. A week later, the Chiefs’ with their own homecoming, game-wise, the results were far worse as the Lubbock Estacado Matadors gored the Chiefs, unmercifully by an 84-0 whitewash.

The Chiefs entered Friday’s 7:30 p.m. non-district game on a four-game losing streak while the Matadors were on a three-game win streak.

You know that idiom, “mess with the bull, you get the horns?” Well, it was the Chiefs who in a “figurative sense, were the bull, which got gored by a matador (in this case the Matadors) as Lubbock Estacado scored on their first three drives consecutively.

Matadors’ senior, quarterback, Bo Sims, marshalled his team on the first scoring drive. On second and goal, Sims, hands off to his back, Jermiah Dobbins, who breaks through short yardage to score easily. The PAT makes it Matadors 7, Chiefs 0 with 10:06 left in the first quarter.

When Lake View gets the ball on their first drive, the only highlight on this series is when quarterback, Henry Nickias, hits teammate, Devin Williams, on a deep pass down the left sideline for 27 yards. However, the Chiefs can’t sustain the drive to get any points.

On Lubbock Estacado’s second consecutive drive, Sims throws a touchdown pass to his tight-end, Jalen Turner. The Matadors lead is now 14-0, still in the first quarter.

Lake View’s second series goes south for them when Nickias can’t connect with his back, Williams, on a third-and-nine. The tipping point for the Chief’s turned when punter, Luke Smetana, shanked his kick which went about nine yards.

That ill-timed punt placed Lubbock Estacado in easy scoring range as the Matadors started their drive on their 42-yard line. Sims gets his second touchdown pass when he hits his receiver, Ashton Williams, who is left wide-open in the end zone. After the PAT, the Matadors are up 21-0 with under 3 minutes still left in the first quarter.

On the Chiefs’ next offensive possession, the wheels come off as Nickias’ pass is intercepted by a Matador defensive player who returns it for a 56-yard touchdown to make it 28-0. The first quarter ends by that score.

The Matadors’ aerial combination of Sims-to-Williams connects again; this time it’s a spectacular catch-and-run for a touchdown by Williams that puts the nail in the coffin on the Chiefs’ night. Williams is cruising down the right sideline when Sims throws it to him on a deep route. Williams spots the ball, outjumps his defender, then weaves his way around defenders before outracing them to the end zone. With the touchdown and PAT, it’s now 35-0, Lubbock Estacado with 11:12 left early in the second quarter.

By halftime, the game was out of reach for the Chiefs as the Matadors led, 63-0.

During LVHS's halftime festivities,  Kiki Perez was crowned Homecoming Duchess, while Tyre Thomas won the Duke crown.

In the second half, Lubbock Estacado scores quickly on their opening third quarter series to take a 70-0 insurmountable lead.

The Matadors close out scoring and ruin Lake View’s homecoming on a rainy night with a deluge of points, 84-0.

At the halfway point of the Chief’s season (0-5) is an upcoming bye-week. Lake View’s break will give the team a two-week layoff before their district opener on the road against Lubbock Coronado which is October 13.

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