Brahmas suffer loss in first league game

After the Peterson twins were injured within the first half, the Diamond Bar varsity football team had little chance against the South Hills Huskies, losing 40-14 in its first Palomeres League game on Friday. The Brahmas now have an overall record of 3-3.

“I thought that they fought hard. It is also tough in high school football when you lose two of your best football players. Those are two captains, two leaders,” head coach Marcus Hughes said.

The Brahmas’ defense held the Huskies out of the end zone for most of the first quarter. However, the Huskies scored a 15 yard touchdown after the Brahmas carelessly turned the ball over, making the score 6-0. At the beginning of the first quarter, senior co-captain Kyle Peterson sprained his ankle on the field, staying out for the rest of the game.

During the second quarter, senior co-captain Tyler Peterson and had to be taken off the field by an ambulance, suffering from a concussion. After the loss of DB’s two captains and star players, the Brahmas struggled to maintain the same aggressiveness on both sides of the ball. The Huskies managed to score two touchdowns before senior Antonio Hull made a 65-yard touchdown run, making the score 19-7. At the end of the half, the score was 26-7, after a Husky made a 15-yard catch into the end zone.

The Huskies’ offense overwhelmed DB in the third quarter. In the beginning, the Huskies made another touchdown, increasing their lead to 33-7. Hull, who took over for Peterson, finished with two passes intercepted, one turning into a touchdown during the last minute of the third quarter, making the game 40-7.

In the last quarter, the Brahmas and Huskies went back and forth with the ball. The Brahmas had the last touchdown of the game but the game ended as a loss, 40-14.

“We are going to figure out what we are going to do and we are going to bounce back,” Hughes said.

In order to be successful in the next game, Hughes is going to experiment with new strategies and see which one works the best.

“We’re going to make sure we play a lot of our guys at practice trying to build some depth and figuring out what we do best with the guys that we have,” Hughes said.