The Sheiks football team defeated West Adams Panthers 40-0 on Friday, Aug. 17, the first football game of the season.
During the first quarter, only three minutes into the game, #9 Sean Kaplan, a senior, made a touchdown. This started the winning momentum. During the third quarter, #11 Spencer Whyte, a senior, surprised the crowd with a touchdown after running 80 yards across the field. He then continued to make another touchdown with a 40-yard pass from the quarterback #15 Aaron Garcia, a sophomore.
“I feel like we did very good for our first game since we didn’t even get a scrimmage,” said #72 Eugene Mamatyuk, a junior. He said the team’s goals include getting league titles and they will accomplish this by practicing every day and encouraging themselves.
The next game is to take place at Hollywood, Friday, Aug. 24, against Marshall High School Barristers at 7 pm.
#11 Spencer Whyte picked up the fumble to make a 80-yard run.
Photo Credit: Mr. Briggs