Football, cheer and band fall seasons end

Glen A. Wilson HS football, cheer and band fall seasons all came to a close on Oct. 29. 

The Wildcats football team battled hard against Montclair HS this past Friday but ultimately came up short with a final score of 28-20. Additionally, both band and cheer showed out with their superb performances for this special game. 

According to wide receiver Nathan Diaz-Ponce (12), the Wildcats fought as hard as they could against a strong opponent.

“We poured our hearts out on the field and we gave it our all,” Diaz-Ponce said. “We definitely showed our will to fight and never give up.”

Diaz-Ponce then reflected on his last season on the football team.

“I felt like it was the end of a chapter in my life,” Diaz-Ponce said. “The only sad part was watching all of my friends who have been there since the beginning get emotional. I felt like that was a very personal moment for all of us.” 

As the game roared on, Sarah Joy Berumen (12) accompanied her cheer team for one last time on the field. 

“Throughout my four years, I never anticipated the end to feel so soon,” Berumen said. “It was very emotional to be cheering underneath the lights for the last time, but I am beyond grateful to have spent so many Friday nights on the field!”

Berumen also reflected on the outcome of Friday’s contest. 

“Although we had a very close loss, the crowd was ROARING and created an amazing environment, leaving [me with] many memories of my last game,” Berumen said.

After the game ended, Glen A. Wilson’s band put on an outstanding performance for the last time during this fall sports season. 

According to Josh Limas (12), the night was a truly special experience.

“It felt especially surreal because for me, it still felt like I was a junior since last year we did not really have a full year of playing,” Limas said. “It was by far the best game I have ever performed at all throughout high school.”

Although a bittersweet moment, these seniors left an undeniable mark at Glen A. Wilson HS, and will now look to usher in the next generation of Wildcats into their respective programs. 


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