Fall Sports Begin to Fall into Place

Alexis Gutierrez, Writer

As students get adjusted to start of school, fall sports season takes off. Boys water polo, boys football and girls tennis are already mid-season. Fall sports are doing a variety of league games and play offs.


Boys Football

Boys varsity football last played on Sep. 14, as they faced Alemany High where the Vikings lost 14-20. Varsity won 60-14 against Dominguez on Oct 5. Junior varsity competed against Newbury high on Sep. 27; Downey lost 8-30. Freshmen football won three out of four games this season.


Downey freshman football left guard on o-line, A.J. Short, 9, discusses his experience playing with the team this year.


“It’s fun winning. You just gotta know when you lose that you can’t be sad,” Short stated.“Be happy with your wins.”


Boys Water Polo

Varsity water polo’s most recent game was on Oct 2 against La Mirada; it was a league game and they won 17-2.

Downey High water polo goalie #1 Adrian Buenrostro,12, speaks on their most recent victory on Oct 2.


“I had been out a whole week and I came back strong and blocked all the balls,” Buenrostro

said.“We scored a goal from half tank.”


Girls Golf

Varsity golf’s most recent match was on Oct 3 against rival Warren High, where they won with an overall team score of 172-195. The next game for varsity and JV will be on Oct. 11 against Dominguez at Dominguez High.


Captain of girls varsity golf, Kay Urquieta,12, speals on her team and their sportsmanship.


“This year we have a brand new team and we have been working really hard to prove to ourselves that were a strong team,” Urquieta said. “I’m so proud of all the work that’s been put in this year.”


Girls Tennis

Varsity tennis most recent match was on Oct 4 against rival school Warren. Varsity lost 8-10. Their next match will be on Oct 9 against Paramount; it will be a home match starting at 3 p.m.


Girls Volleyball

Varsity volleyball had a game against Warren High on Oct 4, with the Vikings winning 3-1.

Downey varsity team member, Brianna Mora,12, recalls the Dig Pink game on Oct 4.

“[The Game] was intense,” Mora said.“I’m extremely happy that we were able win our rivals.”

Downey competed against Gahr on Oct 9 and won five games. Girls varsity are now league champions.