Photos by Breannie Robinson
By Breannie Robinsion
Everyone assumed Mack would win its game against Oakland High, but the Warriors showed that they could play tough and together behind new quarterback Keith Williams. The result: 10 touchdowns and a 68-0 blow-out victory in a memorable homecoming game.
In a quick start, running back LaVance Warren ran for 13 yards for the Warriors’ first touchdown. It was followed by fumbles by Oakland High that were recovered by Mack and returned for touchdowns by Yusef Sterling-Lowe and Antonio Cummings. By the end of the first quarter, Mack led 32-0.
“If you play as a team, you win as a team,” said Jailen Thompson, who plays as a receiver. “We wanted to score 100 points but respect for our opponent prevented us.”
It was a long game not only because of homecoming but a defensive lineman from Oakland High was injured in the second quarter and taken to the hospital. “I was worried that the player was seriously injured,” said offensive lineman Kevin Vaughn. “But his injury did not affect the rest of the game.”
Homecoming queen was Romanalyn Inocencio, a varsity basketball player, and homecoming king was Dalvin Guy, also a basketball player.