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Williams celebrates homecoming despite loss

Williams cheered for their football teams during Friday’s homecoming games despite a double loss.

Junior varsity gameplay started the evening off at 5:30 PM against visiting University Prep.
Williams’ difficulty on defense allotted for a huge score gap at the half and continued until late in the fourth.

The Yellowjackets were able to secure a touchdown by Miguel Rivera, but time ran short, and U-Prep walked away with a 36-8 win.

Following the JV game, homecoming royalty made their appearance with the queen candidates escorted onto the field in classic cars.

Jackie Rivera, Estefania Bermudez, Krystal Garcia, and Cassie Tortoledo served as the nominated queen royalty, and Alan Martinez, Mo Hernandez, Jerry Velasquez, and Mauricio Davalos served as the king nominations.

Alumni Hunter Povlsen, the 2018 Homecoming King, and Pat Ash, Class of 1967, presented crowns to winners Krystal Garcia and Mo Hernandez.

Varsity kicked off against U-Prep at 8 PM.

Williams trailed at the half 37-18. Half-time festivities included a presentation of class floats, entertaining performance from the Yellowjacket cheer squad, and dozens of Williams alumni were also recognized.

After the half, the game continued as Williams’ defense fought hard to maintain U-Preps’ offense, but the team came up short with a 57-32 loss.

“Giving up three touchdowns on special teams never gave us the opportunity to win the game,” said Head Coach Jeff Lemus. “We practice special teams every day. There is not much our offense or defense can do to win a game when special teams cost us almost 30 points.”

Williams now 0-2 in the league, hosts Trinity, 1-1, on Friday with a 7:30 PM start time. ■

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