Football: Renegades lose to Golden West

Amanda Hernandez, Reporter

The Bakersfield College Renegades fell short Saturday night after they ended the game with a score of 14-24 against Golden West.

They started out pretty slow and it remained that way throughout the second half, making it difficult for the Renegades to put points on the board.

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CB Christoper Thompson drives the ball home scoring the first touchdown of the game.

In the first quarter, freshman Chris Thompson scored a touchdown to even the score at 7-7.

However, shortly after, Golden West went in strong with another touchdown in the second quarter.

Throughout the game, Bakersfield College had many opportunities to drive the ball home.

However, at half time Golden West led by seven points, with the score at 14-7. Making it possible for the Renegades to still make a comeback.

Although the game continued at a slow pace with a couple of errors, Chris Thompson had a punt return play in the second half attempting to keep his team in the game.

The game was finalized with the last points being scored in the 4th quarter, still down by ten against Golden West. The Renegades are currently 1-2 for the season.

To zoom in on the athletes perspective, and what could have been done differently to change the outcome of the game, wide receiver Jihad Marks explained, “We just need to execute better. Offensively, I thought the coaches put together a great game plan prior to the game. We missed out on a couple catches, throws, and blocks. We got stuffed on 4th down, and the defense had a couple of short fields. I think if we just limit mistakes and stop shooting ourselves in the foot we’ll be good.”

Anyale Velazquez runs with the ball during the Sept. 17 game vs. Golden West (Amanda Hernandez)