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Desert Oasis Drops Bell Game 49-0 Against Sierra Vista

The Diamondbacks and Mountain Lions prepare for another play.

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The Diamondbacks and Mountain Lions prepare for another play.

Morgan McLaughlin, Sports Editor

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With emotions high, the Desert Oasis Diamondbacks varsity football team entered the field on the night of Friday, October 6 with their arms linked to some of the first responders who were called into action following the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history less than a week before.

After a moment of silence in tribute to our city and the 58 innocent lives we lost, the game begun.

The Sierra Vista Mountain Lions took an early lead after Bryan LaGrange delivered a 64 yard run, which marked the first touchdown of the night three minutes into the game.

Aaron Kahaleauki also boosted Vista’s offense with a total of 116 rushing yards and caught two touchdowns in the Mountain Lions 49-0 win.

Two seniors led the Diamondbacks offense as Isaiah Fuller earned 28 receiving yards on three receptions while Anthony Garcia collected 16 rushing yards in six attempts.

Junior Keondre Butler also contributed 19 receiving yards on a single reception. Cedric Allen II threw for 56 passing yards on 11 attempts (five completions) for the Diamondbacks.

Despite the strong efforts, D.O. could not slow the Mountain Lion’s momentum and permitted seven total touchdowns in their sixth straight loss.

D.O. junior Noah Taylor, wide receiver, still believes in the team’s strength despite the recent losses, “We can win. We just need to put more heart and dedication into the game and we’ll win.”

Mike Ovens, in his second year as Head Coach for the Desert Oasis football team, praised the team’s preparation heading into the game.

“This was probably our best week of practice that we had all year. We watched a bunch of film, we were definitely ready to play. They executed way better than us in the end, resulting in us having so many penalties and too many turnovers.”

First year Assistant Coach, Cooper Harris, stated, “We were pumped up and looking forward to getting the bell back… Unfortunately we came up a little short tonight.”

Next week, the Diamondbacks take on Las Vegas football powerhouse Bishop Gorman at Fertitta Field. Bishop Gorman (5-2 overall, 3-0 in conference action) will face the Diamondbacks in the Gaels’ Homecoming game on Friday the 13th.

The Diamondbacks have endured a rough season, but can still count on the support of hundreds of loyal fans. Even in extreme adversity, we will be showing the country that we are Vegas Strong.

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  1. Yatziri on October 11th, 2017 5:59 pm

    I loved it good job Morgan!❤

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