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By DEREK LOPEZ

                The Springlake-Earth Wolverines’ varsity football team dropped a tough contest to the Farwell Steers on Friday, 26-14.

                With the loss, the Wolverines fall to 2-5 overall, 1-1 in district play.

                The game was scoreless through the first quarter, but a three-yard touchdown run by the Steers to open the second quarter put them up, 6-0, after the failed PAT.

                Springlake-Earth answered with a four-yard touchdown run by sophomore quarterback, Evan DeLeon. The Wolverines failed on the two-point conversion, leaving the game deadlocked at, 6-6. Farwell scored on a 28-yard touchdown run to put them up, 12-6, going into the locker room at halftime.

                The Steers scored the lone points of the third quarter on a four-yard touchdown run and made the PAT to extend their lead to, 19-6.

                Farwell would score again to open the fourth quarter on a 17-yard touchdown pass to make the score, 26-6, after the PAT.

                The Wolverines would inch closer, as Jr. Vargas scored on a five-yard touchdown run, making the score, 26-14, after the two-point conversion, but they would come up short as Farwell took the contest, 26-14.

                The Wolverines totaled 265 yards, including 160 passing yards and 105 rushing yards.

                DeLeon finished the game, 11-of-20 passing for 160 yards and one interception.

                Jerry Gallegos led the rushing attack with three carries for 48 yards, while Keshan Holmes carried the ball 13 times for 38 yards. Vargas added 14 carries for 28 yards and one touchdown, while DeLeon had four carries and a touchdown.

                Devin Jones led the Wolverines in receiving with two catches for 38 yards, while Vargas chipped in three catches for 19 yards and Holmes added one catch for 11 yards. Lucas Heath finished with one catch for two yards.

                Defensively, Holmes and Cuyler Crum led the team in tackles with five and five assists. Holmes also had a tackle for loss. Trace Goodman had four tackles, including three for loss and one sack, while Nick Chavez chipped in two tackles, two assists, one sack, three tackles for loss and an interception. Karson Jones added three tackles, three assists and two tackles for loss, while Vargas and Robert Mendoza each finished with two tackle and four assists. Vargas also added one tackle for loss.

                The Wolverines will be at home to host the undefeated Hornets on Friday.

                Kick-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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