Jim Sánchez/ Conexión San Ángelo
Loagan Memmber/ Conexión San Ángelo intern, photographer
Memmer is a Lake View High School senior

SAN ANGELO – Although the Lake View Chiefs’ 54-26 loss at the hands of the Lubbock High Westerners, was a heartbreaker, Lake View never gave up, evidenced by their strong-willed, second half comeback.

The Chiefs, (0-2 district, 0-6) down 38-6 at half-time, made a game of it as Coach Hector Guevara kept his first-string offense and defense on the field to the very bitter end.

On the opening kick-off, Lubbock High (1-1, district 2-5)  takes the ball and gets a field goal out of it take a 3-0 lead with 7:12 left in the first quarter. The Westerners were turned back on a possible touchdown when Chief’s defensive back, Tyre Thomas, knocked the ball away from one of Lubbock’s receivers in the end zone.

Unfortunately, Lake View’s defense doesn’t play offense as on LVHS’s first offensive series, facing a fourth-and-4 at their 28-yard-line, the ball sails over the punter’s head. Lubbock High recovers and gets an easy touchdown when quarterback, Kwami Wilborn, scores from three yards out. It is now Westerners 10, Chiefs 0.

On Lake View’s third offensive series, the big prime-time play was when quarterback, Henry Nickias, fakes the ball to one of his backs, then hits a quick hitter over the middle of the defense which bit on the play action, to a wide-open receiver, Louis Perez, who took the ball all the way to the five-yard line.

 From there, Chief’s Alex Ayala, cashes in the touchdown to cut the lead, 10-6 as the PAT is no good. 

The Westerners come right back with their own scoring drive. The key play occurs on a third-and-13.  Quarterback, Wilborn, connects with his six-foot receiver, Kristian Coleman, who was covered by Chiefs’ five-foot eight, defensive back, Christopher Robles, a mismatch. After the PAT, it is Lubbock High 17, LVHS 6 with 8:13 left before half-time.

The Westerners then came away with three more touchdowns before the half to take a 21-point lead, 38-6.

In the third quarter, Lubbock High puts up 13 points on the scoreboard; then wraps up the scoring with a field goal in the fourth to make it a 28-point cushion and game.

The Chiefs’ next 4-5A district game is at home against Lubbock Monterrey on Thursday, October 27 with kick-off set for 7:30 p.m.

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