Diamond Bar loses to Claremont

With another loss in the record books, the Brahmas headed back into the locker room frustrated, with the final  score of 48-14.

Throughout the game, Diamond Bar kept getting pummelled by Claremont’s run game. Play after play, Claremont’s quarterback handed the ball  to the running back, who pushed through Diamond Bar’s defense. Not only were they struggling defensively, but the Brahmas had difficulty keeping the defensive line off the quarterback.

Senior quarterback Dylan Karanickolas struggled to find  a good pass because he had very limited time in the pocket. Karanickolas was forced to throw many  desperate passes as he sprinted out of the pocket. 

Claremont  scored within the first five minutes, quickly making it 6-0.  In the quarter, the Brahmasonly had the ball for one short possession and failed to advance up the field. On the other hand, Claremont controlled the ball for a majority of the quarter, leaving no opportunities for Diamond Bar. By the end of the first quarter, the score was 14-0.

During the  second quarter, Diamond Bar allowed four touchdowns, most of them from run plays. Claremont continued to run the ball, and Diamond Bar had zero answers to stop them.

However, junior Chase Wells caught a 20-yard pass and evaded two close tackles for a DB touchdown, making it 35-7. Wells’ TD continue to power the DB offense, but the DB defense could not stop  Claremont’s running back, leading to a halftime score of 42-7.

The second half of the game was similar to the first as DB continued to allow devastating runs. During the half,  Brahma senior Jonathan Song, a four-year offensive line player, was injured. Wells also scored another touchdown, this time from a handoff to the right side of the field. 

Even though the Brahmas were popping back into rhythm, they couldn’t manage to clear the five-touchdown deficit, and the game ended with the score  48-14 . 

The Brahmas will try to get back on the winning track when they face  Buena Park on Sept. 13.