Homecoming night dampered by loss to Hueneme

Eagles look to bounce back against Simi Valley


Eric Yeung / Talon

The environment was perfect. The crowd was alive, the band was projecting their music, and the homecoming king and queen were announced. Everything you want and more was at hand on Friday night’s homecoming game, except for the score. 

In a back and forth game, the Eagles were unable to pull out a win versus Hueneme. Senior quarterback, Eric Garvin, left in the middle of the second-half due to suspected injury, leaving Sophomore Johnny Fullmer to play the remainder of the game. 

Fullmer, under the bright lights of the stadium, put up a strong effort, impressing fans with his ability to navigate the pocket and deliver passes on the run. 

“Johnny played a great game, especially considering the pressure put on him and the short notice that he was given,” senior student Jack Herold said. 

Though the Eagles lost, there are a few silver linings to be excited about. Hueneme was no push-over team, and the Eagles fought valiantly to the last second of the game. The game was thrilling, with both the student section and regular admission seating being relatively full. 

“It was a tough loss in front of the packed home crowd but all we can do is look forward to next week,” senior center Luke Bowman said. 

In the end, the Eagles lost by a score of 38-28. Wide receivers, Landon Holmes and Aidan Lutz led the offense, each with 5 catches and 70 yards. Holmes added 3 receiving touchdowns to power the offense. On the defensive end, Seniors, Max Gudino and Ethan Streif added 7 and 5 tackles, respectively. 

Oak Park picked up their second loss of the season, moving to a record of 4-2 with two losses in a row. The Eagles look to bounce back against Simi Valley.