Football Continues to Impress During Preseason

This article is from Tiger Newspaper’s September 2015 issue

By Ryan Nakamura

Staff Writer

Photo by Tucker Judkins

The football team is confident in finishing its preseason undefeated, as the Tigers currently stand at a record of 3-0 after Friday’s 51-21 win against the Glendale Nitros.

Everything went as planned for the Tigers on Friday, when they took the lead in the first half and never looked back. Senior quarterback Michael Partida led the offense with 191 passing yards and three touchdowns. Senior wide receiver Max Luck had seven receptions for 100 yards and two touchdowns. Junior Jalen Ross accounted for Partida’s third touchdown pass and attained 120 receiving yards of his own. Not to be outdone, the Tigers’ runningback committee racked up 285 total yards with senior Jason Takarabe contributing 159 yards and a touchdown. Senior fullback Christian Carter allotted 75 yards with two touchdowns as well.

The South Pas defense allowed 232 total yards in comparison to the 526 yards acquired by the Tigers on offense. Luck recovered a botched Nitro snap, and Ross tallied an interception.

The previous week, South Pas sent the Hoover Tornadoes home in a 44-6 rout on September 11 in the Tigers’ home opener. The Tigers opened the season on the road against Santa Clarita Christian in a climactic 31-28 win back in September 5.

“We’re all brothers and we all just want to have fun,” senior linebacker Anthony Bakhshi said. “I’m positive that we’re going to be the strongest team in Rio Hondo.”

The Tigers hope to continue their success against Alhambra High School away on September 25 at 7:00 p.m.

“We are well-aware of our tough schedule ahead of us,” head coach CB Richards said. “This recognition fuels our desire to continue to work hard and improve everyday.”

This article is from Tiger Newspaper’s September 2015 issue