Blackout is Back: Students Rally in Support

CRLS Falcons Play Arlington Spy Ponders in First Home Game of the Season

Max Davis, Sports Editor

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The CRLS Falcons football season opened at home on the newly renovated turf surface at Russell Field on Friday September 7th.

The team was watched by many eager CRLS students who were ready to show their school spirit. The energy was high from the beginning with the players eager to show their talents against the Arlington Spy Ponders.

The Falcons couldn’t get anything started in the first half and went into the locker room down 30-0. The team had experienced a couple of close calls in the red zone but had yet to score.

Still, the Cambridge students had not lost hope. The sea of black and silver cheered on their team until the very end.

The team came out refocused after some crucial halftime adjustments. The defense got beat but then made a few great stands. However, the offense struggled to move the ball in the second half and the Falcons fell 37-0.

Senior Tariq Lucona said, “the game was quite an upset, it definitely wasn’t what we were expecting.” Lucona, a team captain and a star receiver, says that it’s on the offense to pick up the pace and get the team on track to win.

While the night wasn’t the outcome the football team had wanted, it was clear that Blackout was great for the fans who to showed up to support. Junior Owen Fowler said, “it was a sick atmosphere. The game helped rally a lot of people from the school.”

Sophomore Nyzharee Winbush echoed that sentiment, “even though the team lost, the school was united and we were cheerful for our school.”

The Falcon pride was obviously evident in the metal bleachers for the football season’s first home game.

This piece also appears in our September 2018 print edition.