Senior Night game awaits football team
The Jacks football team will close its home schedule for 2018 with a Senior Night game against Wapato at Jaycee Stadium on Oct. 25 at 6 p.m.
A shortage of refs moved the game to Thursday and the fact that it’s a school night moved the game to 6 p.m., to allow the Wapato players to arrive home earlier.
The game is merely for pride as both Wolves and Jacks are out of the playoff picture.
The Jacks sit in fifth place in the CWAC North with an 0-4 league record, 2-5 overall. The Wolves sit in fifth place in the CWAC South with an 0-4 record, 1-7 overall.
Quincy and Wapato have already played each other once this season, with the Jacks winning at home, 43-17 on Sept. 28.
“It will be a pretty free-and-loose game, with both teams out of the playoff hunt,” Quincy head coach Wade Petersen said. “We’ll try to get a win to end the season here and have a lot of fun doing it.”
At this point, Petersen said, the team is playing for pride, wanting to finish on a winning note, particularly the seniors.
Some Jack players will likely miss the second Wapato game. Macario “Mike” Vega has missed at least one practice this week already. Cody Main went to FFA Nationals along with Paden Wallace.
Vega got hurt during the Ellensburg game, which the Bulldogs won 47-8 in Quincy on Oct. 18.
Injuries took a toll on the Jacks, who had three starters (Vega, Pablo Mariscal and Jose Avila, on the sidelines by the end of the first quarter.
“We had to go to our bench quite a bit,” Petersen said. “And it kind of got away from us.” The Bulldogs had a 47-0 lead before the Jacks scored in the fourth.
Israel Cavazos passed for 136 yards, and one TD to Felipe Zepeda.
After the Wapato game, the Jacks will close out their 2018 season with a crossover game against Wahluke, in Mattawa, on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m.
The Warriors are in last place in the South Central Athletic Conference’s East division with a 1-5 record, 3-5 overall. The division includes teams like state-bound powerhouse Royal Knights.
“That’ll be a fun game too, they are a pretty competitive team,” Petersen said. “Similar to us, they are out of it, but they throw the ball around a little bit, so it will be fun.”
By Sebastian Moraga, email@example.com