The football team’s season ended against the Santa Monica Corsairs with a 38-14 loss.
The Brahmas had a dismal first half against the visiting Santa Monica College Corsairs, which ended 24-0 at halftime. For the first quarter, the defense was able to hold off much ground gain until Elijah Saperstein-Johnson of Santa Monica (#0) scored a 17 yard touchdown.
Brahma Football Coach James Sims attributed troubles in the first half to laziness.
“They weren’t doing what they were supposed to do and following the assignments. Our whole offense is freshmen so they’re immature and we got to grow,” Sims said.
More events caused problems for the team with Santa Monica making two interceptions in the second quarter including one at the end zone. The Brahmas were flagged with a pass interference and a personal foul. A 60 yard pass touchdown play was made by wide receiver Joey Acciardo (#11) of Santa Monica.
It was during halftime when Sims gave a pep talk to his players.
“I told them I needed them to have fun. Don’t worry about the scoreboard,” Sims said.
The halftime show had the North Hollywood High School marching band perform for the spectators.
Percussionist Jacqueline Vazquez said that the band performed “Death Macabre” for their main theme with set pieces including grave headstones.
The third quarter saw both teams score touchdowns and more personal fouls but there was one incredible highlight on the part of the Brahmas. Defensive back Laron White (#0) picked up a fumble and nearly made a full field rush to the touchdown before being stopped at the 22 yard line.
He beamed over the accidental play by his safety Nate Jackson which caused it.
“I was just alert on the play, I stayed active and picked up the ball and took it to the crib,” Jackson said.
Pierce failed to catch up to the Corsairs and the game ended 38-14.
The team finished the season with a 3-7 record.