Falcons Football Advance to Championships
Just days after the marvelous 37-to-13 victory against Coral Reef, the Falcons Football completely swept Reagan 28-to-0 and are now progressing to the Independent League Championships! Throughout the season, the boys have sustained an impressive 9-1 record. They are expected to compete against their rival team, the Braddock Bulldogs, who hold the same record.
There’s been a lot of hype following the massive win. The Falcons are finally taking on the Bulldogs one last time for the last game of the season.
“I feel very grateful that I have the team that I have, for all of us to fight through the adversity, the hard days at practice, and long nights studying plays.” Shares senior running back Christian Frias. “All the work we put in is finally paying off, and with our team and the coaching staff we have, I do believe we can beat Braddock.”
Back during their homecoming game, the Falcons faced their one and only loss against the Bulldogs, ending the close match with a 29-26 score. However, they didn’t let this loss stop them. The team filtered their frustrations into fuel and persevered.
Their desire to win is apparent; the anticipation is building to motivate the players to go out with the perfect win and get their get-back.
“It feels good to be rewarded for all the hard work we put in during the summer, camp, training, and everything we did throughout the season. All the hard work for the four years I’ve been playing finally pays off at the end of the day,” says senior quarterback Julian Menedes. “Once we fix the little mistakes we made in the past, we will have a better advantage against them. This is the last game we will ever play, and we plan to make a statement for this one.”
For six years straight, the Bulldogs have won all the games played against the Falcons. The team is highly determined to bring home the win. This is a chance to break the Braddock curse and let in new beginnings and winnings for Ferguson. There is no doubt they don’t have a chance; this is the best record the Falcons have had in history! The big question is, can they manage to close off Braddock this time?
“I won’t feel anything yet until the game is over. We have to beat a team we haven’t beaten in five years. It’s all up to the people on the field, but right now it’s just another game we have to win,” shares Coach Chew.
An accomplishment was made just by being allowed to play in such a game. Not many make it to their league’s championship game, most importantly against their rivals. At the end of the day, it is not just about winning but also about the shared love for the game.
“Obviously, it’s a very special thing to happen. I’m very thankful for the team and all the moral support. We’ve been through all the bad and good together.” Senior defensive end, Gabriel Cifuentes reminisces. “Last year, we didn’t have the season; there was a lot of laziness and stuff we shouldn’t have faced. We learned from our mistakes and challenges to grow.”
Falcons, come out to support the football team in their biggest game in Ferguson history! With the purchase of a ticket, come support your fellow peers during their exclusive pep rally during 7th period and game at Tropical Park this Wednesday at 7:30.
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