Brahmas lose final home game

Ryan Chae , Sports Editor

In their final home game of the year and third league match, the Brahmas kept the contest close but were unable to defeat South Hills, falling 35-21.

This game was the first in over four weeks that DB scored in double digits. The first half was close as South Hills was up only 21-14 by the end of it. However, the Huskies shut down the Brahmas for the majority of the second half while scoring two more  touchdowns.

Beginning the game with the ball, the Brahmas jumped to a quick lead after a deep touchdown pass to junior Shane Wells. On their own first drive, the Huskies fired back with a touchdown of their own, tying the game at 7-7.

The rest of the first would be uneventful, but DB kept moving  the ball  into South Hills’ territory.

With just a little over seven minutes left in the second, the Brahmas scored their second touchdown of the game with another TD pass by senior quarterback Grant Mestas to junior Jovan Thompson.

The Huskies, again, tied the game up quickly with a 59-yard touchdown pass with six minutes left in the half. Later in the quarter, with a little under four minutes on the clock, South Hills took the lead for the first time of the game after a tip-catch led to a 30-yard touchdown run.

Down seven to start the third quarter, the Brahmas went for an onside kick and recovered it. However, DB turned  it over on downs on the Huskies’ 49. On this drive, South Hills used up most of the third quarter but scored on a rushing touchdown, giving the team a 28-14 lead.

In the fourth quarter, DB got the ball back when the boys picked off South Hills’ quarterback on DB’s 20.

Momentarily, the Huskies returned the favor after they intercepted the ball with five minutes left in the game. South Hills scored its fifth touchdown of the game during this drive with a rushing touchdown.

The final points of the game came off another touchdown pass to Thompson with one minute left in the game, cutting the lead to 35-21.

Although they recovered an onside kick following their touchdown, the Brahmas ended up running out the clock.

With no more home games, the Brahmas travel to Claremont High School on Friday, in search of  their first league win.