By Winter Sierra….The first home football game of the season for Rancho Buena Vista High School began Friday evening at 7 PM. Spirits were high as hundreds of students and parents crowded into RBV’s stadium, standing for the National Anthem, played by RBV’s band, and eagerly awaiting kickoff. Westview, the opposing San Diego school, had lost their last game the previous week, leaving Rancho fans hopeful of the night’s outcome.
However, Rancho’s offensive line had some major gaps. As a result, RBV’s quarterback gave up multiple, highly critical sacks for over ten yard losses, and Westview began to pull ahead. By halftime, the scoreboard read 14 points Westview and Rancho had yet to earn any points. Rancho fan’s hope was far from lost though, as the team has made strong comebacks in the second half before. After a performance by RBV’s varsity dance squad, Maroon Magic and the school marching band, RBV made it onto the scoreboard when junior Sean Hartshorn playing fullback made their first touchdown. Westview’s points continued to tally up, though, digging Rancho into an increasingly deep ditch. In the game’s last five minutes, the odds were stacked against Rancho far too highly for the fans’ liking, with Westview at about a twenty point lead. The fans’ who remained committed to the team and remained in the stadium for the entire duration were justly rewarded though, when Rancho made their final touchdown. Junior Randy Robbins as running back brought his team’s score to 14 with his touchdown! “That’s my boy!” beamed proud mother, Jennifer Robbins.
Although the game ended in defeat for Rancho, fans and players alike aren’t discouraged. The players will persevere and fans will continue to show their support at every Friday night football game, where every local football fan should attend!