The Roosevelt (Los Angeles, CA) varsity football team lost Thursday’s home non-conference game against Franklin (Los Angeles, CA) by a score of 49-33.
Aldo Parral, “Franklin is a great ball club, but we felt it was our game to lose.”
“We told kids that we could not make mistakes nor have 7 and 11 beat us. We Made mistakes and 7 & 11 had a great night.”
“We played their pace and not ours, we scored way too quick and left our defense on the field TOO long.”
“We had a hold that brought back a touchdown. And a kickoff that we clearly recovered but ball was given to Franklin. Referees ruled that we could not recover a ball in the air. Afterwards they admitted they made a mistake and it should have been Roosevelt ball at the Franklin 30, after we had just scored a TD and momentum going our way. That call early in the game, cost us an opportunity to score.”
“Proud of kids and their effort all the way til the end.”
“Sometimes a loss is a good thing for your club. It teaches you that you can’t make mistakes and expect to win. We look forward to seeing Franklin again in the playoffs, they are a well coached team with a lot of talent.”
Roosevelt Game Stat-Line: (Offense) Frankie Cruz/7 carries-213 yds./Ave. 30.4 yds./2 TDs; #44/SR/Santos Rivera/15 carries-198 yds./Ave. 13.2 yds/1 TD. (Defense) #4/SR/Matt Tellez/12 tckls (10 solo-2 assts; #23/JR/Alfredo Sepulveda/12 tckls (9 solo-3 assts); #44/SR/Santos Rivera/10 tckls (8 solo-2 assts); #9/JR/Josue Lopez/9 tckls (7 solo-2 assts). Franklin Game Stat-Line: #11/QB/JR/Alfred Bobadilla/18-27/312 yds/.667 Completion %/4 TDs/83 yds. longest/145.4 QB Rating/71 yds. rushing/1 TD.