The Downey Legend

Five Questions with Tristan Esparza

Five Questions with Tristan Esparza

Sara Cabrera, Writer/ Copy Editor

October 8, 2013

During practice on Monday, September 21, varsity player Tristan Esparza, free safety on the football team, severely hurt his head when coming down from blocking a play.   Q1. How did you injure your neck? A1. During practice, I jumped up to block a pass and when I came back down I landed...

From the field to the dance floor

During the Homecoming game, Justin Huff, 10, makes a touchdown that assists the Vikings win 28 to 12, at the Allen Layne Stadium, on Oct. 26. Huff made 12 out of the 28 points for the Vikings.

Marilyn Ramirez, Copy Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 13, 2012

The Viking football team defeated Dominguez 28-12 at the Homecoming Game on Oct. 26, in order to qualify for the San Gabriel Valley League Championship with an overall record of 5-3 and a league record of 2-1. Pressure was even higher due to a loss to Paramount, 21-17, the previous week.   Similar...

Brilliant meets wise

Brilliant meets wise

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

March 21, 2012

All throughout the school year, dedication and hard work have emerged from the Vikings who tackle multiple Advanced Placement classes along with various clubs and sports. Despite the tremendous amount of perseverance these rigorous courses and extra curricular activities require, these students have...

Viking turned Trojan

Viking turned Trojan

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

February 7, 2012

The dream becomes a reality for football star Jabari Ruffin as his commitment to the University of Southern California reaches its closing stages.  USC first noticed the young linebacker’s talent on the football field in March 2011. Almost a year later, the Viking athlete signed his Letter of Intent...

Bells ring for success

Bells ring for success

Hanna Suarez, Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2011

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...

A second round of bear meat

A second round of bear meat

Roy Mendoza, Co-Editor-in-Chief/Copy Editor

November 2, 2011

After a long brawl between the Downey and Warren varsity football teams, the Vikings emerged victorious on Oct 14 with a total score of 28-6. Along with a new school year came a different game setting. Students across campus prepared to cheer for their relative team at the Justice Stadium located...

D-house advantage

D-house advantage

John Franco, Sports Editor

October 20, 2010

As the sun set on October 1, the Varsity football team played another league match against the Bell Eagles defeating them 17 to 9 at the Allen Layne Stadium. The boys were ready to fight as they had lost the prior game against La Habra 20 to 49. “I felt that the last game wasn’t as good as we wanted it,...

A new beginning

Mercy Watkins

October 1, 2010

Varsity kicked off the first game of the season victorious with a score of 35 to 24 against the La Serna Lancers Friday Sept 10. At Allen Layne Stadium. The Vikings entered the field with high hearts, hoping to clench the titles they rightfully deserve. Running back Kyle Lewis led the pack by sco...

Quarterback Steven Cervantes’ injury

Joe Hill

November 4, 2009

Downey High’s senior quarterback Steven Cervantes suffered major trauma to his right shoulder in the Sept. 25 football game at Allen Layne Stadium. The Vikings played against the La Habra Highlanders, and both teams were ready for action. Late in the 3rd quarter of the game on a single play, Cerv...

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