Alonso Student News
Soar like Ravens
By Annalys Gonzalez
Alonso High is very big when it comes to school spirit, especially when our football team is playing against our longest known rival, Sickles High School. Every year, football season is worshipped by students and the most visited game is always against Sickles. The Sickles vs Alonso game is a yearly tradition: Sickles students are part of a black-out and Alonso students perform a white-out in honor of our school colors. This year, it was an Alonso home game and both sides of the bleachers were committed to their color and their team.
The previous year, Alonso took the victory at the Sickles field. After seven straight years of lost games, that victory definitely boosted Alonso's confidence for this year's game. As the game began, both sides of the bleachers began cheering for their teams. It was so loud that they even overpowered the cheerleaders. Helping the students cheer were the school bands that could be heard throughout the entire field. As the game began, everyone was silent, but the silence only lasted a few minutes into the first quarter when Alonso scored their first touchdown.
Alonso High school definitely took the lead in the first quarter, but everything started going downhill after the second quarter. One of Alonso’s best defensive linebacker, Jacob Russel, #55, was injured. Afterwards, there was a small pause in the game to check on the player. Once the teachers and the referees were assured that he was alright, the game continued. By the third quarter, the score was 16-12 in favor of Sickles high school. At the time, Alonso still had hope, and the students began cheering louder and more often to strengthen their teams' confidences. As the fourth quarter came along, Sickles High school had the advantage, still at 16-12, and during the last four minutes, they labeled themselves as victors by scoring the winning touchdown, setting the score to 23-12.
Alonso students were still cheering through the end of the game because even though they didn’t win, they wouldn’t let that kill their spirit, which they are best known for. Next year, the team and students will be even more prepared to take their victory back.