A Brave Homecoming


BALDWIN PARK, CA — On Friday, October 14, the Baldwin Park Braves lost an intense game against the Covina Colts on Brave Territory, 35-17.

“We had the opportunity of a lifetime and we let it slip,” explained wide receiver Fernando Carillo. “We didn’t prepare well for a big game, and the end result was a loss.”

During the Braves’ opening possession, they drove the ball down the field and Jacob Robles connected with Christopher Vargas for touchdown pass. Covina answered fast when they scored with their own passing touchdown. The Braves offense continued to drive down the field, but ended their drive with a field goal by Juan Cortez, ending the quarter with a score of 10-7, Braves in the lead.

As the second quarter started, both teams committed turnovers. Covina’s interception led to their second touchdown pass, 14-10. Afterwards, the Braves were img_8798stopped on offense and forced to punt. After the punt, there was a bench clearing brawl, that led to ejection for four players from each team. This eventful quarter ended with neither team pushing further, resulting in a score of 14-10, Colts in the lead.

At the start of the second half, the Colts took their first possession down the field and scored a rushing touchdown, bringing the score to 21-10. The Braves answered back as David Covarrubias scored a rushing touchdown, 21-17. However, Covina pulled further ahead as they scored another touchdown and ended the quarter with a score of 28-17.

The Braves fought hard during the fourth quarter but could not find the end zone. The Colts scored another touchdown and brought the final score to 35-17.

“Tough game,” summarized Braves’ guard Eduardo Castro. “We really needed that win.”

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