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Class of 2019 remains undefeated in San Luis 'Sugar Bowl'

Junior and senior boys from San Luis High School confronted each other in the fifth annual “Sugar Bowl” flag football game on campus Tuesday, Sept. 25 with the seniors pulling out a 14-0 win.

The 11th grade and 12th grade students signed up to play for the game and practiced for several weeks to be crowned the winner. The coaches for the senior team were Psychology teacher Timothy Rebek, and Physical Education teacher Tim Rock. Welding teacher Zachary Kelly and Education Professions teacher Tim Morrison were the coaches for the junior team.

Going into the game, the Class of 2020 juniors, had a lot to live up to. In the previous year’s Sugar Bowl, the juniors beat the seniors for the first time ever. On Tuesday, that same team had a chance to become the first-ever two-time winners of the event.

They entered the field with confidence, expecting to be crowned winners for their second and final game. When asked how their team would do, Rebek said, “I expect them to win. I have no doubt that they shouldn't win this game.”

The seniors took over right away and marched the field scoring two touchdowns in the first half. Isaac Lara scored the first touchdown only minutes after opening the game. Twelve minutes before the whistle was blown, Jaime Corral scored the second touchdown for the seniors.

During halftime, the SLHS band and Snake Charmers both performed. The KECY-TV Food Bowl was also on-hand, keeping up with San Luis High School’s tradition of donating canned food to Yuma County. Proceeds from the canned food drive went to Crossroads Mission.

The Class of 2019, winners of the 2018 Sugar Bowl

Andrea Castaneda, SLHS