Bruins win 62-18 at Homecoming

With a large crowd behind them, the SCHS Bruins football team scored a 62-18 win against the Gunn High School Titans.

The night began with the announcement of seniors Nahom Semere and Grace Wills as Homecoming King and Queen. The juniors hung onto their first place title in the float contest, and the sophomores won the skit contest.

Cheers echoed from the bleachers as the first quarter began. The Bruins scored in the first 15 seconds of the game, with senior running back Erik Ketton scoring a touchdown following the Titans’s kick off. The Bruins maintained their lead throughout the quarter, ending soundly 28-0.

Though the Titans scored a touchdown in the second quarter, the Bruins ended the first half 62-6.

The halftime show added to the exciting atmosphere with performances from the SCHS dance team, cheer team and marching band, keeping the fans engaged and enthusiastic.

The Bruins’s strong start secured the victory despite not scoring any points in the second half. The Titans played hard, grabbing one touchdown in the third quarter and one in the fourth, but they could not catch up to the Bruins.

Coach Hank Roberts gives a lot of credit to the SCHS fans for helping the players sustain the intensity that led to their victory.

“We play better with more people there,” Roberts said. “The students were awesome. They made the atmosphere so much fun to be apart of.”

Senior safety Richard Whalen believes both the crowd and the team were responsible for the Bruins’s win. According to Whalen, the Bruins are up for the challenge of any game, even if the home bleachers aren’t completely filled.

“The crowd definitely helped hype us up, but at the end of the day, we have the guts to be able to go out there and get it done every Friday, with or without a crowd,” Whalen said.