Haskell Looks Good Early But Falls To Bethel 37-6

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Haskell’s First Football Game
By Raquel Butler

Coach Garry Tanner talks to the team.

Coach Gary Tanner talks to the team.

The football season has now begun. Haskell’s first game started out good keeping the score 6-14 in the first half. Immediately following a forced fumble by linebacker Clayton Saiz, which was recovered by safety Guthrie Dean, Maverick Lang completed a pass to Victor DeMarco for the touchdown. Also in the first half, Derrick Hammer forced a fumble by hitting their punt returner. In the second half, Bethel had touch down after touch down, scoring 17 points in the 3rd quarter, and another 6 in the 4th quarter. They ended up winning 6-37. Dean had the leading tackles with a total of 8, closely followed by Sergio Natividad who had 6. Haskell’s defense is currently ranked 11th in the nation. Haskell had a total of 206 punting yards, all done by Cory Walkingstick.

The defense shows some pride after an interception.

The defense shows some pride after an interception. photo by Charlie Perry

Nose guard TT Ware said, “it was a tough game for both offense and defense, and the better team didn’t win. We just lost it ourselves, but we are going to put this loss behind us and look forward to next week because that’s all we can do, but hopefully this loss will bring us closer together as a team and make us stronger so we can win more games in the future.”

TJ Whirlwind Soldier lays a hit.

TJ Whirlwind Soldier lays a hit.

 

The next game will be a tough one against Avila. The game will be in South Dakota, the next home game will be against Maryville State University, September 20th at 1:00pm.