Loagan Memmer, Lake View senior/ Conexión San Ángelo intern,

LUBBOCK—In Friday night’s district 4-5A match-up, Lubbock Monterey scored on the opening kick-off and never looked back as the Plainsmen scalped the Lake View Chiefs 62-21. 

Coming into the October 26 road game, the Chiefs have been outscored in their previous three games 179 to 53 points. Yet, Coach Hector Guevara’s team played with heart refusing to give in to the Plainsmen.

Right out of the gates, Plainsmen’s wide receiver, Xavier White, returned the opening kick-off to set the tone for Lubbock Monterey’s hard-fought victory over Lake View. 

On Lake View’s offensive series, Chiefs’ Alex Ayala was tackled behind the line of scrimmage, taking the team’s short-lived momentum away; then Monterey comes back on their series and scores a second touchdown. 

The Chiefs, who have seen this script before, were determined to put up a fight this time. Lake View gets their offense rolling as they pick 23 yards moving downfield, keeping the ball until the end of the first quarter. 

However, in the second quarter, the Plainsmen kept the Chiefs from doing anything with their opportunity. Then Plainsmen capitalize on their opportunity when ’back, Damontrareis Lacy, scores on a 67-yard touchdown run. Again, Lubbock Monterey comes back on their next drive as Trey Manahan gets in on the scoring act with his 58-yard touchdown. The Plainsmen now lead, 27-0.                

While the Chiefs’ offense was fumbling their opportunities to score, they dug deep down to stay in the game. Quarterback, Henry Nickias’ passes to Alex Ayala, Johnny Espinosa, and Izaiah Moreno kept Lake View in the game as the Chiefs rallied to make a game of it. Lake View’s Kendall Blue got the Chiefs on the scoreboard for their first touchdown of the night. 

Monterey got a taste of their own medicine when the Chief’s defense kept them from getting points next time out. Lake View gets their second touchdown when Ayala scores just before the end of the first half. 

In second half of the third quarter, both teams fought to a standstill before Lubbock breaks-through for a touchdown.

The Chiefs get their third and final touchdown of the game, when Johnny Espinosa catches a pass in the end zone. Lubbock continues its scoring opportunities as the Plainsmen put more points on the scoreboard with four more touchdowns to make the score, a final 62-21.

The Chief’s final home game of the season is designated senior night as Lake View hosts Abilene Cooper at San Angelo Stadium on Friday, November 3; kick-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

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