Friday Night Lights Are Back!

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Rogelio Gonzalez II, Journalist

The Corona Virus has taken a lot from us and activities such as seeing family, going out, and for athletes, sports. As of recent, the CIF has allowed sports to make a return to the high schools (with restrictions). For many high school students, this is a good thing, because Friday night lights are back!

It has been almost a year and a half since the team has had action on the football field. They have been having summer practices, after-school workouts, etc. While it has been a roller coaster for everyone on the team, they are finally returning and are having a season! The countless hours they have been putting in and are finally paying off. 

“It feels unreal, we didn’t think we would be back but it’s all come full circle, we all put in countless hours of work for this season so to finally get one and have it all pay off is great. I know I’m going to enjoy every second of it,” stated Senior Johnny Ventura.

Senior Johnny Ventura”

— It feels unreal, we didn’t think we would be back but it’s all come full circle, we all put in countless hours of work for this season so to finally get one and have it all pay off is great. I know I’m going to enjoy every second of it

On Thursday, the Indians played the East Union Lancers at the Ripon Stadium. The Lancers were up 7-0, but the Ripon Indians struck back and scored a touchdown, and now it’s 7-6 with the missed point after touchdown. Going to the second half it was East Union 7 Ripon High 6. After halftime, it did not look the greatest for the Indians. Ultimately, the final score would be East Union 39 Ripon High 6. The Indians look to bounce back next week as they face the Manteca Buffaloes at Manteca Friday, March 26. 

“The team is gonna come together, keep our heads high and use it as motivation to push harder. Coaches are gonna work extra hard to keep us accountable and make sure we do our jobs, come up with a good game plan, and keep believing in us,” said senior Austin Bonilla.

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