An emotional hard fought loss

Joe Hill

Joe Hill

The Vikings fell short against their across town rivals, the Warren Bears, on Friday, Nov. 13 with a final score of 49-14. Defeating the bears, winning the last league game, and making play-offs seemed to be the perfect way to finish off the season. Unfortunately, with this loss the team did not qualify for the playoffs, but throughout the season competed with tremendous heart.

The players entered the game with great intensity and very high emotions. Early in the game the defense gave up a touchdown, but answered back with one of there own by a 3 yard run by senior Steven Williams, which tied the game at 7-7. Throughout the game Warren had an edge on Downey’s defense by scoring 6 unanswered touchdowns making the overall score 49-7, until a late score in the 4th quarter.  Downey’s senior fullback Joe Ortiz, who ran a 1 yard touchdown in the end zone, made the score 49-14.

Intense emotions ran high but the clock ran out of time. When the clock hit triple zero and the game was over. Tears and hugs were exchanged amongst the players as they consoled each other. Despite the score on the board the troops walked off the field knowing they gave it there all. Both the offense and defense fought until the end and never gave up, which shows character and is a sign of never ending pride.