The Sundevil football team is known for their teamwork, dedication, and excellence. Their games begin with the team running onto the field carrying a sign reading; family, because that is what they consider themselves.
This week, the devils bounced back from last weeks’ shattering loss to Olympian by beating Escondido 33-6 this game.
Although Escondido began with a 6-0 lead in the first quarter, junior Lucas Johnson, starting QB, scored a 20 yd. touchdown. In the third quarter, MC led 13-6.
“There’s not just one person making all the touchdowns, it’s a team effort.” Johnson said of the team dynamic.
Still in the third quarter, senior Derek Williams scored a touchdown, creating a 20-6 lead, making MC almost untouchable by Escondido. Continuing their lead, senior Jaylen Jones scored two rushing touchdowns, and had twenty carries throughout the game. Marianna McMurdock | Photographer
Meanwhile, the defensive part of the team was being held up with several tackles from senior Joaquin Quidachay. In the final quarter, MC was up 33-6, and Escondido had no hope for a win.
“We just go out there and play as a team, we took practice more seriously this time and we knew that we needed to win.” Johnson said.
As the last second disappeared, and MC won, the team immediately got into a huddle, cheering, and the red sea exploded with excitement.