Hornets Make First Appearance in C.I.F. Championship
Written by Zion Daniel
The Hornet football team made it to the C.I.F. Championship last Monday at Qualcomm Stadium and played the Cathedral Dons.
The game was very intense and each team was ready to win the championship. The Hornets came out with confidence and their head in the game. But they had a minor setback when quarterback Ta’jon Monday got injured and had to be taken off the field on a stretcher.
The crowd was into the game as well; the stands were filled with parents, students, faculty and alumni. They were cheering on the Hornets with cheers, chants and coaching from the sidelines.
In the first quarter, each team was holding the others offense with no scoring. The Cathedral Dons scored in the second quarter and left the score 10-0 at half time.
At half time, the Hornets left the field, ready to come back and take the championship. When they came back, they worked hard and tried to score. The Hornets just couldn’t come together and pull out a win.
While I was on the sidelines I heard the captains saying to their team, “Stay focused and lets get some encouragement for each other." They were boosting up their team and trying to keep them pumped and not get down about the game.
In the third quarter, Tyree Robinson caught a pass thrown by quarterback Erick Jones. But it wasn’t enough to catch up to the Dons.
In the fourth quarter, as time was winding down, the Hornets lost with the final score being 27-7.
When asked about how he felt about making it to the C.I.F. Championship, Coach Hamamoto said, “Great, just to bad we didn’t win. It was quite an accomplishment though.”
After the game, Ahmad Johnson was awarded with a Sportsmanship award. It was for good sportsmanship toward the other team and to his teammates on and off the field. When asked how he felt, Johnson said, “I wasn’t that happy because we lost, but it was still a great feeling.”
The Hornets had a great season and should be very proud that they made it to the C.I.F. Championships since the re-opening in 2007.