JV Football Defeats Lehman Lobos in Season Opener

Jaycie High, Photographer


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  • Westwood cheerleaders motivate both the crowd and the team.

  • Coach Wood preps Mohan Hegde ‘19, the quarterback, for his next play.

  • Damon Harris ‘19 runs the ball to the end zone.

  • The warriors take position to start the play.

  • Akhil Akshintala ‘18 plows through the Lehman defense

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Kicking off the season, Westwood’s JV football team (35-8) took the win in a home game against the Lehman Lobos (8-35) on Thursday, Aug. 25. Parents and friends filled the stadium to watch the Warriors play hard and defeat the Lobos.

“It was really good to get off to a great start,” Mohan Hegde ‘19 said. “We didn’t really have a great year last year, but we put a lot of work in the off season so it was nice to see it pay off in the first game of the season.”

The Warriors were able to hold off the Lobos with multiple interceptions, keeping the game on the other half of the field. One interception was made by Nolan Wilson ‘18, the defensive lineman. The cheerleaders pumped up the crowd to urge on the Warriors as they made their way to the end zone.

“I hit people real hard and I picked up a ball from the ground when I was supposed to,” Wilson said.

JV orange and white came together and worked hard to maintain a powerful defense. Damon Harris ‘19, the running back, helped lead his team to the win by running the ball to the end zone after catching a pass from the quarterback, Hegde.

“It’s always nice to get started off with a good win. We can take it into practice next week and keep it going on to the game next Thursday,” Hegde said.

The Warriors ended the game with chest and head bumps, celebrating their victory against the Lobos. They fought hard to bring home the win.

“I am proud of myself and my teammates,” Wilson said. 

Next Thursday on Sept. 2, the Warriors will head off to Rouse High School to play the Raiders.