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Los Altos football hands Wilson first loss of the season

BEAT LA Football game in the Dave Merrill Stadium. (Photo by GAWHS)

On Aug. 20 varsity football fell to rival Los Altos HS by a score of 6-40.

Despite kicking off the season in losing fashion, the Wildcats managed to avoid a shutout with an electric fourth-quarter touchdown.

Attributing to Friday’s match, there was a great emphasis placed on solid play throughout the week leading up to the big game.

According to defensive coordinator Charles Lewis, “[During] the week leading up to the game we practiced hard [on] tackling and execution. The game plan was to attack their weaknesses and play to our strengths.”

In addition, Team captain and wide receiver Elijah Limon (12) maintains a red-eyed hopeful optimism. Limon expresses, “We have to have a short-term memory and move on from [the game], as well as grind to fix our mistakes. I expect to see us bounce back and take all of our anger out on La Puente.”

Limon finished the game with two catches for 45 yards along with three tackles.

Despite the loss, the student body’s morale remained high. Spectator Brandon Co (12) stated, “Everyone was super hyped [and] supportive of our football team. We maintained positive energy by just believing [in] our team because we knew that Wilson was giving it their all.”

Of course, none of this would have been possible without the Associated Student Body (ASB) putting it all together.

“ASB planned the event by focusing on the support of our Wilson students. First, we started the week off with a [beat Los Altos] spirit week to encourage school spirit. Second, we held a [beat Los Altos] rally, which introduced our amazing football team to the student body,” ASB President Justin Huh (12) explained. “Then at the game, we put up a variety of posters that supported our football team, along with being in charge of the sound system for playing music and chants, which overall made the game memorable, regardless of what the score was.”

Wilson football has an away game against Rowland HS for their next match on Sept. 3.

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