Jv and Freshmen football teams defeat Rams


Tristin Tuialuuluu

Freshman wide reciever Sergio outruns Montwood defensive end during the game.

Tristin Tuialuuluu, Repoter

Ex-Conquistador coaches Ariel Famaligi and John-Erik Villareal’s Montwood teams faced off against freshmen and Jv, Sept 3. Sadly for the Rams that is, the Conquistadores won both games, freshmen dominated 30-0, Jv 36-34.

“I felt like that was a game that we needed to win to prove to ourselves we don’t need coach Fama on our staff,” Jv defensive captain Sebastian Becerra said.

After four straight wins, the Montwood freshmen team was confident. However, the Conquistadores had other plans, after four harsh quarters coach Famaligi and his Rams took their first loss of the season.

“After a good week of practice, we went into the game feeling confident and I knew we were going to dominate the game,” Jv offensive captain Ruben Bencomo said.

The freshmen team was up 12-0 at halftime and came out and scored 22 more points before the final whistle.  Jv trailed 21-7 at the half, but had a big comeback at the end of the game.

“It is always nice to get a win on our record, but it is nicer to see the kids slowly start understanding their roles and positions on the field,” Jv and freshmen coach Danny Simental said.   

Familigi coached on campus over eight years and was the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, but left to take the head coaching position for Montwood High School and took Coach Villareal with him as his defensive coordinator.

“I said hello to them before the game, but once it started it was all business on the field and we had one mission and that was to beat Montwood,” Simental said.

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