Magazine Sport Volume 69, Issue 2

Stellar Start to the Season

We are nearing the end of the Knights regular season play and looking towards the playoffs. Before Friday, the Knights were rolling with three straight league victories winning by over 21 points each game blowing out Miramonte, Acalanes, and Alhambra. The Knights were firing on both sides of the ball scoring a total of 146 points between the three games while only allowing 34 points. before ultimately losing to the Cougars on friday. Your Knights are currently holding a solid record of 8-1 in regular season play and 3-1 in league play. On friday Las Lomas came into their second league game still undefeated facing off against a very hungry Campolindo team who just came off a recent loss to Acalanes the week before. 

Unfortunately, friday was not Las Lomas’ day as they fell in the game 31-14. Their two scores both came on the ground with Elijah Lash scoring the first touchdown of the game and Isaiah Newell scoring the final one with only seconds remaining, making the score a little more respectable. Las Lomas are now tied for second place in league with Acalanes(LL holds the tiebreaker).It was the first time the Knights have been held to under three scores all year, as well as the most points the defense has allowed all year.It  was a rough game for sure but Las Lomas has to forget about it and focus on the next game up which is on Friday November 1 against Northgate.Las Lomas has dominated this matchup in the past most recently having obliterated them just last year by a score of 63-0. This is also one of the most anticipated games of the year not just because of our history with Northgate, but because of Northgate’s improvement from last year after they only won a total of one game last year. The Broncos are 6-3 so far this year having already surpassed their win total from last year. It figures to be one of the tightest Battle of the Creek’s in recent years. 

The Knights, after Northgate game, will be looking ahead to the playoffs hopefully getting a top seed in NCS. Las Lomas is looking to go far again this year in NCS after a heartbreaker last year in the final in brutal conditions. The team needs everyone’s support for this big game on Friday so please come out and cheer on your Knights as they face our rival Broncos in an important game for both teams. Go Knights!