Bison win homecoming game



The football boys line up for the coin toss before the homecoming game. The team went on to win the game; they will take on Clifton in two weeks.

April Martinez, Co-Editor

For the annual homecoming game, fans packed the stands with purple and gold spirit shirts mums to show off their Bison pride. After several losses, the Bison football players managed to pull a win against the Florence Buffaloes in last Friday’s game. Following their bye week, the Bison will travel to Clifton on Oct. 15.

“It was our homecoming game and we wanted to defend our turf,” senior Ethan Williams said. “We also started practicing harder and made it to a point that we really wanted to start winning games and start working towards the playoffs.”

To start off the game, the Florence Buffaloes made their way to the end zone in the first few minutes, but the Bison had strong defense to help them come back around.

“Our defense started off fast in the beginning of the season then it slowed down after Crockett,” Williams said. “But we were able to pick up for Florence.”

In the second quarter, the Bison stepped it up with two touchdowns, but the Buffaloes responded with one more touchdown, making the score 16-12.

“We needed to keep working hard,” junior Christian Martinez said. “They had some pretty strong players.”

During halftime, the Homecoming court stepped onto the field for the crowning. Last year’s Homecoming King Denim Parker and Queen Josie Henson crowned seniors Omar Almeida and Emma Adams as the 2021 Homecoming King and Queen.

“I was pretty sad that I couldn’t wear a dress because I had to wear my Belle uniform for halftime,” Adams said. “But after hearing my name being called, none of that mattered.”

When the game resumed, both teams scored two touchdowns.

“It kept going back and forth,” junior Rodrigo Carillo said. “We were just working on coming out on top.”

To end the game, the Bison pushed through with another touchdown. The final score of the game was 40-37. Their next challenge – the Clifton Bulldogs.

“The whole team’s expectation is to go out and win to continue getting ourselves into a better chance in the playoffs,” Williams said. “We just have to keep working.”