Loagan Memmer, Conexión San Ángelo intern

Memmer is a Lake View High senior

SAN ANGELO – Even though Halloween is officially two weeks away, the Lake View Chiefs’ Friday night district opener against Lubbock Coronado turned into a grim reaper of a game. The Chiefs were laid to rest (RIP) as the Mustangs put the nail in the coffin on their opener by a whopping, 64-6 score.

With the Chiefs coming off of last week’s blow-out loss to Lubbock Estacado, if the Chiefs’ morale was low, after that that 58-point fiasco at the hands of the Mustangs, it had to be at an even lower all-time.

From the outset, the Mustangs quickly gained the upper hand in this key district match-up opener.

Coronado’s Qua Grey scored the first touchdown of the game coming out of a flawless series moving up the field and into the end zone. When Lake View got the ball, the team had difficulty picking up first downs, before it became overwhelmed, foreshadowing their struggle from early on in the first quarter. 

As Lake View faced an up-hill battle to keep the Mustangs from marshaling on, Coronado scored two more touchdowns before the end of the quarter. Caden Hensley catches a quick pass in the end zone. Then Kaleb Manual weaves through the Chiefs’ defense for a 38-yard run before scoring; this comes with 14 seconds left in the quarter. 

The Mustangs’ MO-mentum continued when Blair Conwright scored the team’s fourth touchdown of the game. Meanwhile Lake View’s offense slowly began to gain yardage. However once Lubbock’s Conwright put two more touchdowns on the scoreboard, the game was out of reach. It was just a matter of time before the final score was posted.

The Chiefs’ saving grace from being whitewashed on the scoreboard was when Alex Ayala punched in a touchdown to end the scoring drought. 

With the loss, the Chiefs drop to 0-6 on the season, 0-1 in district. Lake View’s next game is at home against Lubbock High as the Chiefs try to get their first win of the season. Kick-off from San Angelo Stadium is 7:30 p.m.

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