Bells ring for success


In order to gain yards, Ralph Regalado,12, rushes through Lynwood defenders on Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Allen Layne Stadium. The Vikings turned out to be victorious with a score of 20-6, classifying them for a CIF championship.

Hanna Suarez, Editor-in-Chief

It was a successful night on Nov. 10 after the varsity football team dominated the Lynwood Knights 20-6 at their last league game played at the Allen Layne Stadium. Both sides started strong and refused to let either team touch the end zone. That was until senior running back Alex Martinez rose above in the first quarter. Lynwood fought back soon enough hoping to catch an early hold on the Vikings, but little did they know that their score would remain after their first touchdown.

The Viking offense proved their determination to remain on top in the second quarter when junior Jonathan Swindell scored a touchdown at 7:42, leaving the score at 13-6.

“We came together after our win against Dominquez and had a great urgency to make it to the playoffs,” senior offensive lineman Andrew Luna said.

During half-time, Mr. Houts introduced former the principal of DHS, Allen Layne, who spoke of the restoration of the bell. Layne explained the project and gladly donated the bell to Downey High. After an exciting performance by the marching band, the game resumed.

Sophomore Eric Carillo scored another touchdown for the Vikings at 7:32 into the third quarter. Carillo’s touchdown left the game with the comfortable score of 20-6, allowing the varsity team to move up in the playoffs.

After the last touchdown by Carillo, the Viking defense kept the Knights out of their hair for the remaining twelve minutes of the game and the bells rung for victory.

“I was happy about the win because it gave me another opportunity to play and get my technique better,” senior defensive lineman Saul Garay said. Garay hopes that the team will become more disciplined in order to play their best at playoffs.

Junior Marlon Duenas was proud of the win but slightly dissatisfied.

“I feel good because we get to go to playoffs but I know we could of done a lot better,” Duenas said.

The Vikings faced Righetti for their first round of playoffs on Fri. Nov. 18 and unfortunately lost 31-24, missing their opportunity to advance.